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Easy Fundraising

Do you shop online?   Using the website ‘Easyfundraising’ means that you can raise money for Dyscover every time you shop – at no cost to you. Over 2,000 stores are on the site. To find out more and register, just click at the bottom of the Easyfundraising box to the right. Each time you shop you must first go into and search for your shop from their site.

Please view our ‘Wish List’ here. Thank you.

Posted 20th October 2020

Digital Fundraising

Prompted by the current situation we are looking at improving our digital fundraising – Alice attended a Charity Digital Conference on Thursday “it was particularly interesting to hear anecdotes from other charities about what has worked and what hasn’t worked for them, I have some new ideas and contacts which Liz and I will be able to research. It is so important we continue to engage with our community through fundraising and we are working hard to achieve this digitally, we are really looking forward to launching our much loved, Christmas Hamper Raffle which we have transferred on-line!”

Posted 6th October 2020

Virtual London Marathon Success!

Our amazing marathon runner Jo Curtis completed the Virtual Marathon on Sunday running 26.2 miles in extremely windy and rainy conditions. She completed it in a very impressive 4 hours 25 mins. Setting off at 5.30am and says despite the bad weather she really enjoyed the run and that ‘the last minute additions of a rain jacket and head torch were a real saviour’!
Jo has raised an incredible £1740 for us and is still fundraising through an online raffle.
Congratulations Jo – a brilliant achievement!

Posted 6th October2020

Get your Christmas Cards and raise Money for Dyscover!

Many of our usual Christmas fundraising activities and events may have to be cancelled this year but an easy way to support Dyscover is by purchasing Flamingo Paperie’s beautiful Christmas cards, gift wrap, stationery products

Sarah Stanley is offering us a virtual service and there will be a donation to Dyscover of 15% of the sale of Christmas products and 10% of everyday products. Stickers can be provided to inform recipients that the products are sold in support of Dyscover.

To view the cards and products please go to
**Please note: Sarah is only able to make these donations on orders made direct to her, NOT via her website**.

To place an order: Please contact Sarah via:email:
Christmas order must be received by 15th November.
Delivery will be direct to you if preferred, at £3 p&p or you can collect from Dyscover HQ

Posted 24th September 2020

288 Miles later – Frances did it!

288 miles later – Frances (former Dyscover SLT) and her dogs have completed the now 18month long Cornwall Coastal Walk which Frances embarked upon as a 25th Anniversary fundraiser for Dyscover, starting in 2019.
Last week she finished the epic Bude-Plymouth walk, completing the final leg of her well planned challenge (previously postponed because of the pandemic) -crossing the finish line to a small welcoming party, complete with champagne, banners and balloons!
Frances has raised nearly £7k which is amazing and makes such a huge difference to us. Well done and Thank you Frances, Saffy, Pippin & Flo

Posted 24th September 2020

Jo’s Marathon Raffle

Please do support our marathon runner Jo Curtis who is holding an online raffle to raise money for us!
Click, leave your name & donate: (No gift aid please)
The draw will take place on 9th October.

Posted 16th September 2020

London Marathon Update – and an On-line Raffle

The London Marathon has now been postponed until October next year and our runner Jo Curtis has had her place deferred until then.
Jo will however be taking part in the ‘Virtual London Marathon’ on 4th October this year, running 26 miles from her home in Fetcham and not only that – she is also doing an online raffle to raise even more for Dyscover! She has some fantastic prizes including: Family Admission to Painshill Park, a 3 month gym pass, a massage at Natural Beauty in Leatherhead and cinema vouchers to name just a few.
Tickets are £5 for 5 (minimum donation), and £1 per ticket thereafter – simply donate through Jo’s Virgin Money* site, ensuring you leave your name and she will allocate you your tickets. The winners will be announced at the end of September and we’d be ever so grateful for the support.:

Huge thanks to Jo for all her continued support and good luck with the virtual marathon!
*please note you cannot add gift aid to raffle ticket donations

Posted 28th August 2020

Banstead Rotary

Chair of Trustees, John Woollatt, was honoured to join Banstead Rotary for their meeting via Zoom on Tuesday evening, he was able to thank them for their on-going support especially their donation of funds for one of our new much needed laptops. He had the opportunity to share the positive impact it has had for our therapists, delivering our vital services on-line to our beneficiaries as well as the challenges small charities face. Rotary Members were keen to hear our news and regard us as one of their major charity partners, which is of great comfort.

Posted 19th August 2020

My Ride London

Prudential Ride London’s ‘FreeCycle’ – any route any distance – replaced their planned mass event this year where we had, had 4 places secured.
Rosemary enjoys a bike ride and lives close to the Downs Link cycle path so set herself the challenge of cycling solo to Brighton and back – 72 miles spilt over 2 days. “I haven’t got out on my bike much recently so I was apprehensive but all went well and I was staggered by the support in donations – I was even sponsored by fellow customers at a coffee stop!”
Rosemary shared photo updates with members via our WhatsApp groups “ it really helped to receive their encouragement along the way” she said, “and I’m delighted to have raised nearly £1900 in much needed funds for Dyscover” – nearly ½ of what we had hoped to raise from our riders if the event had gone ahead which is a brilliant achievement – well done and thank you Rosemary!

Posted 28th July 2020

My Ride London – Get Involved

Prudential Ride London is the biggest festival of cycling in the world. Over the last 7 years it has inspired hundreds of thousands of people to take up cycling and raised millions for charity.
This year’s event has been cancelled but now everyone has the chance to get involved!
“My RideLondon” is going to take place instead, across the original event weekend – 15th & 16th August. You can be any age, any ability, cover any distance, in any location, using any bike/scooter/trike.
Will you sign up and take on the challenge to cycle and raise money for Dyscover?

Posted 16th July 2020

Declutter and Donate

Our declutter and donate fundraising has reached £200 so far! Very easy to do with courier collection from your door.
Simply go onto the Ziffit app from your smartphone and select Dyscover! A really easy way to declutter your old Books, DVDs & Games, whilst raising money for Dyscover.

Posted 3rd July 2020

Our Gardeners are Back!

Whilst our premises at Leatherhead Court might not be open, we have been allowed by our landlords to start resuming some Gardening/weeding in the Courtyard. Led by Sue, we are now allowed 3 additional Volunteers in the Garden under strict distancing and hygiene guidelines – they will have it looking splendid in no time we are certain.
Sue’s been even busier lately opening her own Garden for neighbours last week – raising £50 for us in a plant sale – Thank You Sue!

Posted 18th June 2020

One of members, Elaine, has completed her 2.6 challenge which was to read for 26 minutes every day for 26 days which is a brilliant achievement for her. She has not only raised over an amazing £600 for Dyscover but has also been raising awareness about Aphasia through writing Facebook posts which have reached over 70 people. Elaine says that although she ‘found the challenge hard and a little tiring’ she had ‘time to read, think and focus and use some skills that she hadn’t for a long time and overall she thoroughly enjoyed it’. Thank you so much Elaine for putting so much hard work into this challenge and supporting Dyscover.

Posted 29th May 2020

It is now even easier to donate to Dyscover as we now have a Facebook ‘donate button’! If you look at the top of our page you will now see that there is a Donate button. Supporters can simply click on this to make a donation and it is now also possible for people to set up a fundraiser for Dyscover on their own Facebook page, simply by choosing to ‘support a non-profit’ and then searching for Dyscover. This will then create a post that their supporters can then click on to make a donation directly to us.

Posted 29th May 2020

2.6 Update

Huge congratulations to Gill Jackson who completed her epic 2.6 walking challenge last Thursday. Gill was taking part in the 2.6 Challenge and originally aimed to walk 2.6 miles each day for 26 days but she has achieved so much more. Gill walked an incredible 105 miles and raised almost £3k for us which is just amazing. Thank you Gill for all your efforts – we hope that you have had a rest this week!

One of our members, Brian Spickett finished his 2.6 Challenge last Friday which was to do 26 laps of his front garden. Well done Brian an amazing achievement and we hear that you even did an extra lap! Thank you for supporting Dyscover and raising £503!

Posted 14th May 2020

Jim’s 2.6 Challenge

One of our long serving volunteers, Jim decided to take on a 2.6 Challenge and has been busy training and fundraising for us. His challenge was to stand on 1 leg, blind-folded for 26 seconds…and then do it on the other leg! We are pleased to report that Jim has now successfully completed the challenge and that he has raised an incredible £741! Thanks so much Jim and well done!

Posted 12th May 2020

Gill’s 2.6 Challenge!

Well, here I am halfway through my Challenge. I have completed 52 miles in 13 days! Thank you so very much on behalf of Dyscover for your amazing generosity. You have helped me raise £2,400 so far! Thanks so much. Gill.

Early morning Day 1   Norbury Park                                                    Cowslips at Norbury

The sun shone most days!

Posted 30th April 2020

Declutter and Donate

Dyscover would really appreciate your support with a great new initiative.
We would be so grateful if you could please #DeclutterAndDonate on Tuesday 5th May, the global fundraising day #GivingTuesdayNow.

It’s a day where you can support Dyscover, just by having a clear out at home.

How it works
• Simply donate your unwanted books, CDs, DVDs and computer games (wii/Playstation/Nintendo etc) through a free trade-in site called Ziffit.
• 100% of the trade value of your donated items will go directly to Dyscover.
• Use Ziffit’s free courier or drop-off service to send your items.
• Get all the family involved and also share with friends or other relatives who might want to declutter for Dyscover.

What to do next:-

Download the Ziffit App onto your phone and get decluttering!

Alternatively you can also use the Ziffit website

Liz has tried it and it is really easy to do. These are the unwanted items that she cleared out and they came to almost £30 for Dyscover and were collected the 9.30am the next day!

If you have any questions, please do contact
Many thanks for your continued support.

Posted 30th April 2020

2.6 Challenge 26th April 2020

This month we have been getting used to new and exciting ways of fundraising online. The 2.6 Challenge was set to replace London Marathon day, where by people could join in and set challenges relating to 2.6 or 26.
We have been so amazed at the amount of support for Dyscover the event has attracted. It really was a huge success and seemed to inspire and motivate so many people. We have loved seeing the many different challenges that were created – trampolining, basketball, badminton, running, reading, climbing trees, obstacle courses and doing laps of gardens! It really has involved whole families and people of all ages.
A huge thank you and well done to all of our ‘home heroes’ that either took part or made a donation – at the time of writing we have raised over £4,500! An amazing effort by everyone and this really will make such a huge difference to Dyscover during these challenging times.

Posted 22nd April 2020

Emergency Covid-19 appeal

We are (as are many others) facing unique times and the massive concern is that Dyscover will not be able to continue to provide the services that are so crucial to our members.

The coming months are set to be tough for us all but please, if you are able to, make a donation to our emergency coronavirus appeal and this will go towards ensuring that our members continue to get the help and support they need. To donate on-line please click here.

Courtesy CDC on Unsplash

Posted 23rd April 2020

Brian takes on the 2.6 Challenge

Brian, is doing the 2.6 challenge – he’s going to do 26 laps of his front garden over a couple of days for £1 a lap sponsorship – Go Brian, Thank You!
















Posted 22nd April 2020

Be a Home Hero…take on The 2.6 Challenge to support Dyscover

The 2.6 Challenge is a nationwide event coming on 26th April – the day when the London marathon was going to take place. We need you and your families to get involved and help raise critical funds for Dyscover. The challenge is simple -think of any challenge or activity around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and then fundraise or donate to your chosen charity – Dyscover!
For more information about taking part and supporting us in this event please contact and visit

Posted 22nd April 2020

London Marathon Update

This year’s London Marathon, which was due to take place in April, has unfortunately now been postponed until Sunday 4th October. Our runner, Jo Curtis, has been training very hard for this year’s event and had even arranged a cake sale to support her fundraising efforts for us.
It is very positive that they were able to announce a new date so quickly for the runners to work towards and we know that Jo is determined to have the cake sale at a later date as well. You can still show Jo your support as she continues with her training.

We would like to send Jo our very best wishes and thanks as she adjusts her training schedule and works towards the new date. Good luck Jo!

Posted 22nd April 2020

Thank you Waitrose Dorking

Dyscover was due to be one of the chosen charities for the Waitrose “Community Matters” scheme in their Dorking store for the month of April. Due to the Coronavirus crisis, they are now not able to have customers voting with green tokens as they would normally and so they have decided to split the money equally between the 3 charities for this month. We were delighted to hear that we shall shortly be receiving a cheque for £333 from them. Thank you very much Waitrose!

Posted 12th March 2020

Ashtead Bridge Evening – Tuesday 3rd March

We had a very successful evening on Tuesday supporting the Ashtead Bridge Night. Huge thanks to a great team of volunteers for preparing delicious cakes and sandwiches, selling lots of raffle tickets, serving refreshments, and plenty of washing up at the end! Special thanks to our ambassador Elaine who spoke so brilliantly to all the bridge players about what it is like to have aphasia. We raised a fantastic £562.15!

Posted 6th March 2020

Waitrose, Cobham – Community Matters scheme raising money for Dyscover in March

We are delighted to have been chosen as one of the lucky recipients of the money raised through the green coins that customers place in one of three collection pots at Waitrose in Cobham during this month of March!
If you shop there be sure to donate your coins to Dyscover and please tell all your friends to do so!

Posted 28th February 2020

India Bike Ride Congratulations- Cathy!

Huge congratulations and thanks to Cathy Woodall who completed her amazing bike ride challenge in India! She cycled more than 400km over 5 days and describes it as ‘tough, incredible and beautiful’. It really is an incredible achievement and we have all been so impressed by Cathy’s commitment to this challenge. She has raised £1810 for Dyscover but it is not too late to show her your support

We are looking forward to hearing more about it when Cathy comes to visit some of our groups next term. Well done Cathy!

Posted 28th February 2020

Thank you Red Lion and Cellar Rooms at Betchworth

A fun evening was had by all at the Red Lion and Cellar rooms in Betchworth on Wednesday, Marc our host was most generous and a very entertaining Quiz Master! The evening has raised over £350 – Thanks to everyone who came along and supported the evening, thanks especially go to Marc Jones.

Posted 21st February 2020

Attention all Cyclists!

If you were disappointed not to get a place in this year’s Prudential Ride London on the 16th August or if you have ever considered taking part in this fantastic event, then please get in touch.
We have 4 places available to ride for us with an achievable fundraising target. This is an extremely popular and challenging event, with 25,000 cyclists riding 100 miles through an iconic route in central London and the beautiful Surrey countryside, whilst really helping a small local charity (and the route even goes right past our offices!)
So if you are interested, please contact Liz Grace, Community Fundraising Coordinator for more information!

Posted 6th February 2020

Mole Valley Probus Club Donation

We are very grateful to Mole Valley Probus Club for raising money for us by holding raffles at their monthly meetings. Gill Jackson went along to collect the £500 cheque and this money is going to be put towards our ‘Moving On’ group. So a huge thank you from everyone at Dyscover.

Posted 6th February 2020

Supportive work Colleagues

Yesterday we had some very special visitors, a team from Legal and General who are work colleagues of Kevin, (one of our Wednesday morning group members). They have been busy fundraising for Dyscover and have so far have raised over £4500 which is just amazing. It was lovely to meet them and show them exactly what Dyscover is all about. They met Rosemary and Alice and the office staff and then spent some time in one of the groups which they really enjoyed. They then took Kevin out for a very fancy lunch! Thank you Rachel, Willem and Daria for taking the time to come and visit us and for all the amazing fundraising that you have been doing for us.

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