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Posted 7th May 2019

25th Anniversary Afternoon Tea


What celebrations we’ve had of late, the donation of free professional photographs from Orande Mensink meant that we have some great photos to remember a fabulous afternoon tea by. We celebrated Dyscover’s 25th Anniversary on Thursday 25th April at Woodlands Park Hotel.
Friends and supporters of Dyscover attended our afternoon tea fundraiser, the 118 guests included Mayor Shweta Kapadia and her husband, Consort Ramesh Kapadia from Elmbridge, Chairman Raj Haque of Mole Valley and Mayor and Mayoress Neil and Ann Dallen as well as original volunteers and very early beneficiaries of the organisation. Guests enjoyed a Pimms and elderflower drinks reception with jazz musicians ‘Rag A Jazz’ playing in the background.

Traditional afternoon tea was served after a brave and humbling presentation from Ambassador, Suzie Cope. The tea was accompanied by some singers who livened the audience ready for an auction which included a 3 ball at Wisley golf club, a champagne canal trip and Cocktails at Zedel Brasserie in Soho. The celebration ended with a fantastic raffle with both the auction and raffle raising over £1800! Dyscover were thrilled with the local support this event generated and are keen make strong community links in and around Leatherhead following our move in 2018.

Posted 7th May 2019

Thank you Richard – sponsored walk

Remarkable Richard has successfully completed his “Raise £25 for Dyscover” challenge by completing a 1 mile sponsored walk in Denbies Wine Estate. Richard is one of our members and after suffering a severe stroke has very little right side movement. We are thrilled to say he has raised a massive £378.35 for Dyscover, a fantastic amount – Thank you so much Richard!

Posted 7th May 2019

Frances Walk No 6

Update: Frances and Dogs – Walk No 6
FINALLY, I was chosen for my first walk, and what a day we had!
We walked from Padstow to Trevose Head, through glorious scenery and past so many beautiful beaches, which I would have loved to have raced across, (see my photo!) but Frances kept me on a lead for quite a bit of the time, to make sure I didn’t tire myself out on my first outing! Saffy xx

Posted 24th April 2019

Frances Walk No 5

Update: Frances and Dogs
We have successfully completed walk number 5 Port Isaac to Rock.

The first three miles of this 12 mile walk, are supposed to be the toughest section of the Coast Path. We began at picturesque Port Isaac (of “Doc Martin” and “Fisherman’s Friends” fame) and pretty quickly tackled some fairly winding, wild paths along the headland to Port Quin, passing beautiful beaches, tucked between sheer cliffs.

To support Flo, Saffy, Pippin and Frances please visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/frances-wood4

Posted 23rd April 2019

Well Done Adam – Manchester Marathon

Amazing Adam successfully completed the Manchester Marathon in an incredible 4 hours 11 mins! We are thrilled to say he has raised £430 for Dyscover, a fantastic amount – Thank you so much Adam!

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/adam-winmill

Posted 16th April 2019

25th Celebration Tea is nearly upon us!

Great news that our 25th anniversary tea at Woodlands Park Hotel is almost sold out – only 5 tickets left – contact us ASAP. Sponsors are now invited to support the event – for only £100, your company will be acknowledged on our social media, and on the menus at every table.

Posted 16th April 2019

Coming Soon…

Our 25th anniversary fundraising tote bags have arrived and will be available for a donation of £4 each.

We were lucky to be the winner of the We Brand It Charity Giveback scheme where one charity a month is awarded back the cost of their promotional items. This means that all of the £4 raised from the sale of each bag will go to help the work of Dyscover. Thank you We Brand It – @webrandit1


Posted 16th April 2019

Easy Fundraising

Thanks to all the on-line shoppers who have supported Dyscover by using easyfundraising when they shop on-line. Over the last year we’ve raised a fantastic £230.
It’s a really simple way to raise money for us through your everyday online shopping with over 3,300 big name retailers including Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com, and it’s completely free!
Help us raise more by signing-up at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/dyscoverltd/.
…and if you’ve already signed up, keep remembering to use easyfundraising every time you shop online! Thanks!

Posted 8th April 2019

Update – Frances and Dogs

We have successfully completed walk number 2 Crackington Haven to Boscastle and walk 3 Boscastle to Tintagel.

Gill (founder of Dyscover, former colleague, travelling companion and great friend) accompanied us on our two day expedition, and we were lucky enough to have wall to wall sunshine for the entire time!

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far…we are nearly 50% of the way to reaching our target of £2500 for Dyscover! If you would still like to donate, we (Saffy, Flo, Pippin – and Frances) would really appreciate any contribution, however small. Please search for Dyscover on our Just Giving page or send a cheque to “Dyscover Ltd”, Leatherhead Court, Woodlands Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 OBN (reference Cornwall Coast Path Walk) Thank you!

Flo, Saffy, Pippin and Frances
www.justgiving.com/fundraising/frances-wood4

Good Luck Adam

Best of luck to Adam who is running his first marathon in Manchester on Sunday 7th April for Dyscover.
Adam’s Father, is one of our “social comms” group Members and Adam has chosen to support Dyscover because of the “fantastic support to my Dad in helping both him and my mum adjust to living with aphasia”.
Wishing you well Adam and thank you for raising valuable funds for us!
Please support Adam by donating on his Just Giving page.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/adam-winmill

Amanda’s Fashion Show

We had a very successful evening providing canapes, drinks and a raffle for Amanda’s Fashion show last week. The event was attended by over 150 local ladies, so a good opportunity for Gill to spread the word about Dyscover. It was a busy evening for our 10 volunteers, but well worth their efforts, as the event raised a massive £3,006 for Dyscover – Thank you to all involved, especially to the local business who sponsored the event and supported us by donation raffle prizes.

Posted 2nd April 2019

Bottle donations

Posted 2nd April 2019

Alice, our Development Officer’s 40th birthday fundraiser has raised us £600! Thank you to all her friends and family who donated – this will make such a difference to the Members we support we are very grateful.

Posted 21st March 2019

Raise £25 for Dyscover


Our raise 25 £25’s is going full steam ahead with an array of Members doing different things to raise funds for our 25th year! To date we have £300! One of our Members and his wife are giving out Smartie tubes to family members to collect 20p’s (which fit rather nicely) and we just love the way they have customised them!

Posted 21st March 2019

Top Draw

Nick, our Top Draw volunteer administrator, handed over a cheque for £2,300 to Dyscover last week. This figure also represents the total amount of winnings won! Thanks to all our shareholders for supporting us and to Nick for all his hard work.

Then next draw will take place at our 25th Anniversary lunch on the 26th April. Please contact us to join the club and be in with a chance of winning a cash prize – it’s just £10 a share.

Posted 18th March 2019

Bookham and Horsley Music Evening

Bookham and Horsley Rotary Club are kindly supporting us by holding a Musical Gala night on the 10th May. Tickets available form David King 01372 452 3742 david.king@uwclub.net

Posted 18th March 2019

Ashtead Bridge Night

We had a very successful evening supporting the Ashtead Bridge event. The Dyscover team provided the “bridge tea”, a raffle and our ambassador, Elaine talked about how Dyscover has helped her.
It was a busy evening for our volunteers, but well worth their efforts, as the event raised a massive £653 for Dyscover – Thank you to all involved!

Posted 6th March 2019

iPad Training Session at the Kingston Apple Store

Six members from the Tuesday afternoon group in Kingston had a very informative and helpful iPad training session yesterday given by the business team in the Apple Store in Kingston – Ross, Darryl and Doug could not have been more helpful. They learnt about accessibility settings to make using their iPads easier, for example how to get their iPad to read out text in an email or on a website and how to get an easy-to-read view of an article on a website, as well as several other quick tips and shortcuts. They will be sharing these with the rest of the group as part of an iPad course their group are currently undertaking in their Dyscover sessions.

Posted 6th March 2019

Rotary Charity Walk

Posted 5th March 2019

25th Anniversary Celebrations

Posted 21st February 2019

Charity Fashion Show

Posted 21st February 2019

Host an Open Garden for Dyscover

Posted 6th February 2019

2020 Calendar

Thanks to all who contributed to and purchased a Dyscover 2019 calendar, it raised a fantastic £682.

Want to contribute to the Dyscover 2020 calendar? Calling all Members – please submit your post stroke photographs to Caroline Matthews, cmatthews@dyscover.org.uk or your group leader.

Posted 28th January 2019

Adam Winmill – Manchester Marathon

Adam is running the Manchester Marathon on Sunday 7th April for Dyscover.
Adam’s Father, is one of our “social comms” group Members. Adam says “Dyscover have been a fantastic support to my Dad in helping both him and my mum adjust to living with aphasia. I would love to support the great work that they do by raising some funds as I train for and complete my first marathon”.
Please support Adam by donating on his Just Giving page.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/adam-winmill

Posted 28th January 2019

Raise 25 £25’s for our 25th Anniversary!

Throughout 2019, we will be challenging Members, Relatives, Volunteers, Staff and Supporters to raise £25 for us in our 25th anniversary year.

Gill visited the groups this week to launch the fundraiser and we have already had pledges of hosting coffee mornings, filling smarties tubes and selling homemade jam, all in aid of Dyscover. Pledges are written up on a sliver label and put on our silver tree. Please contact Gill if you would like to make a pledge on info@dyscover.org.uk.

Posted 28th January 2019

Top Draw

Our next draw will take place in the group on Thursday 14th February . To be in with a chance of winning a cash prize, join our Top draw club and share the love this Valentine’s day, knowing that 50% of your subscription goes to help fund our work.

Posted 17th January 2018

Cash4Coins

THANK YOU all so much for sending in your foreign coins. Our first batch has been sent off and has raised a fabulous £384.13 for Dyscover.
We are still collecting these, so keep sending then in. Please ask your family, friends, colleagues, or neighbours if they have any lurking in drawers that they would like to turn into a meaningful donation for Dyscover.

Posted 17th January 2018

The Inner Wheel Club Dorking

THANK YOU all so much for sending in your foreign coins. Our first batch has been sent off and has raised a fabulous £384.13 for Dyscover.
We are still collecting these, so keep sending then in. Please ask your family, friends, colleagues, or neighbours if they have any lurking in drawers that they would like to turn into a meaningful donation for Dyscover.

Posted 11th January 2019

Jo Curtis – London Marathon Runner

Congratulation to Jo Curtis who has taken up our silver bond marathon place and will run the London Marathon in 2019 for Dyscover.
Jo lives in Fetcham and wanted to support a local charity linked to helping stroke victims as sadly she lost her father to a stroke in 2005. We wish Jo all the best with her training and fundraising and thank her for choosing to support Dyscover.
Please click below to read her story and support Jo.

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JoCurtis8

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