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Spring Golf

Posted 14th March 2018
Our third 9 week Golf Course at Pachesham started last week with 3 new Members joining the squad. The first lesson went back to basics looking at posture, swing and grip, and Members made full use of the state of the art automated driving range which senses when the player is ready for another ball.

Leatherhead Up and Running

Posted 13th March 2018
All up and running! despite a fuel spillage last week shutting a main access route most members made it to their first sessions in Leatherhead!

Anna’s Leaving Presentation

Posted 13th March 2018
The Kingston Tuesday morning members said a fond Au revoir to Anna on Tuesday 6th March, her last day (at Dyscover we never say goodbye!). Anna promised that we’ll continue to see her and she’ll be helping with the companion cycling at Easter!
Anna has been at Dyscover for nine years and many of the members in this group have known her since she started (even longer for those that met Anna as an SLT student). She has been a wonderful therapist, colleague and friend and will be hugely missed! The members and volunteers in the Kingston group gave her a beautiful bouquet of spring flowers, a box of Montezuma chocolates (Anna loves chocolate!), a framed photograph of the group and some spending money for her weekend away (staff at Dyscover had given her gift vouchers for a weekend away in a boutique hotel of her choice!).

Skype and Facetime

Posted 23rd January 2018

Suzanne and member David, who is currently in New Zealand had a great catch up on Skype yesterday – just before the rest of our Moving On Group joined in. Members enjoyed using and trying out these mediums of communication and find the ability to see their conversation partner aids towards a much better and more successful conversation than using the phone for example. This is in part due to the ability to use gesture and read facial expressions. Glad to say David and his family are having a great time.

We have a new home!

Posted 16th January 2018

After a long (over 2 year) search for a new premises we are now sharing the news that we are moving to Leatherhead!
Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People (QEF) have allocated us some space within their HQ at Leatherhead Court, Woodlands Road from which to continue and advance our services.
Chief Executive, Rosemary says: “Dyscover will remain an independent charity, but we see great advantages to sharing a site with a well established disability charity like QEF”

We hope to move mid February and are thrilled that all our services will recommence with just a weeks break for the actual move to take place. All our committed volunteers will all be coming with us as will the vast majority of our membership who have shown such great positivity and enthusiasm towards the new location.

QEF managers and staff have been incredibly welcoming and hugely accommodating and we look forward to sharing the environment with them.

QEF Chief Executive, Karen Deacon says: “There is a natural synergy between Dyscover’s work providing therapies to people with aphasia, and QEF’s commitment to helping people with disabilities increase their independence and recover from a stroke or brain injury.”

We hope to invite all our friends, Champions and supporters to an open day in May to see our new surroundings – more details to follow.

Dyscover Christmas Lunch

Posted 20th December 2017

Thank you to everyone that celebrated the year with us at Walton Heath Golf Club – we all had a truly wonderful time in such great company. Our Hamper raffle raised an enormous £763 huge thanks to our 3 volunteers who put them all together and everyone that donated such luxury items.
A very Merry Christmas to everyone from all at Dyscover.

Councillor George Curry

Posted 20th December 2017

Councillor George Curry from Walton and Tadworth paid us a visit on Wednesday with a lovely early Christmas present – a donation from his local community fund, after fixing the fence in the park, a Speed awareness campaign with the local primary school, a little bit left over has come our way. George joined in our Christmas Plans conversation and paid tribute to our vital work in Surrey for people with aphasia.

Thursday Group enjoying a group challenge

Posted 15th December 2017

How to bundle up a raw egg to ensure it won’t smash!
Some great leadership and communication to solve the challenge, with a number of non-verbal members using their assertiveness to communicate what they wanted to use as packaging!
Safe to say that all 7 eggs remained intact!

Exciting iPad Volunteer SLT under grad/post grad opportunity in Kingston

Posted 15th December 2017

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Kingston Museum Visit

Posted 7th December 2017

Our Kingston Members really enjoyed a lively and engaging talk from Charlotte Hawkes of the Kingston Museum – they now know a lot about its Saxon history, tanning industry and salmon fisheries to name but a few of the fascinating facts the group heard about – plenty to be talking about over the coming weeks!

Fundraising events 2017

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