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Help needed!

Posted 19th September 2017

Summer Art

Posted 11th September 2017

Members enjoyed 2 art classes this summer led by Professional Artist, Alison Carlier. Kingston Members sketched Autumn Apples with watercolour pencils whilst in Walton the focus was on Lavender Fields using acrylics.
Art has long been a favourite amongst Dyscover Members, as it is a  wonderful and positive way for Members to express themselves, release some energy in a fun creative way and ultimately discover some hidden talents. We look forward to developing more Art classes in the next few weeks.

Sailing session

Posted 31st August 2017

Members Tessa and Brian were both new recruits at our taster session of sailing during the summer break. We have partnered with Sailability at Papercourt, Ripley for many years – their volunteer team include expert sailors with plenty of time and patience to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time on the water. Once in his dinghy, Brian proved a natural, taking the tiller and steering around the lake.
Tessa took a larger boat and was caught in a heavy rain shower, but nevertheless managed a smile as she headed for the boat house and a welcome tea and cake.

Asking for HELP!

Posted 31st August 2017

Member Nick did a great job at raising awareness of Aphasia and our desperate search for new premises by sharing his story in a pre recorded interview with BBC Radio Surrey – listen out for it this week!

A Family and Friends Shooting Session

Posted 22nd August 2017

At Dyscover’s family and friends day at Bookham rifle range, passing on tips to dad Martin and daughter Laura was member, Suzie who took on the role of teacher. The whole family proved excellent shots and went away with a great sense of achievement.

Member Tony and an old school friend, Michael came along too and received expert guidance from instructors. In addition everyone was pleased to meet the Chair of MVDC, Simon Ling who we hope enjoyed seeing first hand how brilliantly the club have enabled disabled shooters access to their club successfully.

Ceramics Painting with DISH ceramics, Reigate

Posted 24th August 2017
Staying on the creative theme some fantastic one handed art, ceramics painting – another great way to express yourself.

Smartphone Photography

Posted 18th August 2017
Great session with professional photographer, Rosie – the group enjoyed a comprehensive and practical look at Smart phone photography, excellent for one handed manipulation!

Companion Cycling

Posted 18th August 2017
Another visit to one of our favourite ‘extra activities’ enjoyed by all and it included the Sunshine!

Our Impact, two inspiring women…and Lake Garda!

Posted 2nd August 2017

What better way of witnessing our impact than flicking through holiday snaps with two of our long attending members. Claire and Chris have been attending the Thursday group for many years both with significant non fluent aphasia. They have recently returned from a wonderful holiday together in Lake Garda, – we are so impressed with their courage and their positive attitudes towards living well with aphasia they really are an inspiration to all of our membership. When asked about the holiday Claire replied “…..Why not!”

Volunteer Julie receives a volunteering award

Posted 2nd August 2017

We are very proud that following our nomination one of our Volunteers, Julie Upson, was successfully selected to receive a Reigate and Banstead, Mayors Individual Volunteering award at a ceremony in the Town Hall.
Julie has made huge contributions at Dyscover for many years and this award symbolises the varied roles and charitable work Julie has undertaken at Dyscover, from stress management to bird feeder production, Julie’s dedication to Dyscover both within the service and with fundraising is hugely appreciated! Well done Julie.
Photography by Christine Barrass with thanks.

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