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Our New Patron

Posted 17th January 2018
Lady Fellowes
We are very pleased to announce that we have a new Patron – The Lady Fellowes of West Stafford LVO writes “ I would be greatly honoured and most delighted to become a Patron to Dyscover”.
During remembrance week we were privileged to have had a visit from her in her capacity as Lady Emma Kitchener, our Members learned about her family background and shared their WW1 family stories and also connected through our mutual experiences of Stroke. We formed a friendship and shared an outlook on the breaking down of barriers that people with aphasia in particular face. Alice Owen says “ We are thrilled she has agreed to support us in this way we are sure she will help raise greater awareness of aphasia and the work we do”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dyscover’s 25 Year Anniversary

Posted 11th January 2019
We’ve a new logo to celebrate our 25th Anniversary!
Watch this space for celebratory events, fundraising plans and ways to get involved!

Our Christmas Celebrations

Posted 19th December 2018

Super turn out yesterday for our Christmas lunch at Woodlands Park Hotel, wonderful food, venue and company. So good to celebrate volunteering long service milestones and host our Christmas Top Draw ‘super draw’! Even better to send 18 lucky raffle winners away with luxury Christmas hampers raising a huge £721 in the process!

End of Term Cheese Tasting

Posted 13th December 2018
The Kingston AM Group celebrated the end of term with a delicious shared table along with a Cheese Tasting Quiz. The members were offered seven varieties of cheese and invited to name the cheese and its place of origin using aphasia friendly methods…. John and Tony cleared their board with gusto whilst Graham and Jeremy took a slower approach sharing their thoughts – Jeremy particularly enjoyed the Stilton. A wonderful time was had by all.

End of term

Posted 13th December 2018

A reminder to all that this week is the last week of the Dyscover term. Next week is our Christmas lunch (Tuesday 18th December). Then we look forward to everyone’s return: groups return 8th, 9th and 10th January with our staff and volunteers team meeting on 7th Jan.

Christmas end of term

Posted 13th December 2018
Both Wednesday and Thursday groups at Leatherhead had some end of term fun. A Member led session of Curling and of course the annual Christmas Jumpers were out!

Gardeners

Posted 6th December 2018

Once again our hardy gardeners have not been deterred by the weather and were out in force last week working hard! Well done to all.

Aphasia Ambassadors Rotary Presentations

Posted 6th December 2018
Huge thanks to both Leatherhead and Epsom Rotary’s for listening so intently to David and Gill back in November who were invited to speak about the impact aphasia has and the work Dyscover does in the local areas. The opportunity to raise awareness of aphasia is one of our key objectives – please do get in touch if you’d like to know more: https://dyscover.org.uk/?page_id=47

Day 2 – Aphasiology Symposium of Australia 2018

Posted 29th November 2018

We could not be more proud of our CE, Rosemary Townsend, who has presented information on our Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) services at Dyscover at the Aphasiology Symposium of Australia in Queensland, which has received international accolade as she won an award for it! We are thrilled that her hard work and special interest in developing a vital and unique service for people with PPA using Speech and Language expertise and her specialist aphasia knowledge has the acknowledgement it deserves.

Sunshine Coast University Hospital – Aphasiology Symposium of Australia 2018

Posted 29th November 2018

With SLT’s from all around the world Rosemary is having an exciting time meeting colleagues in the flesh! And is participating in a full day of a varied programme ahead of her poster presentation tomorrow on PPA.

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