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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 www.easyfundraising.org.uk and search for your shop from their site.


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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?
www.myridelondon.co.uk
#MyPRL

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 https://ziffit.com/en-gb/basket?charityResourceId=4ce66706-d9bf-4fdd-96a6-21d3700f882b

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 lgrace@dyscover.org.uk
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 lgrace@dyscover.org.uk and visit https://www.twopointsixchallenge.co.uk/getinvolved.html

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.

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=JoCurtis8&pageUrl=1

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

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=CathyWoodall1&pageUrl=1

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! lgrace@dyscover.org.uk

https://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/about/overview/

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.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/macro-matters-dyscover

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