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Dorset’s Disability Charity

Spring Newsletter 2014

Langside is unique and we have proof!

A new home Andrew and Gill’s bungalow looks fit for purpose!

Need advice? Disability Wessex is here to help! 1


Contents 3-6 Charity news

15-16 Community news

7-8 A new home

17-18 Thanks to everyone

9-10 Mini news

19-22 Events

11-12 Fab fundraisers

23-24 Who’s who

13 Giving in memory

25 Meet a volunteer

14 Your support

26 Get involved

Diverse Abilities Plus is a Dorset based charity that provides a lifetime of invaluable support and care for many hundreds of children, young people and adults with physical and learning disabilities in our local community.

In 2013 Diverse Abilities provided over 70,000 hours of support for children

In 2013 Diverse Abilities supported 585 children and 81 adults

In 2013 Diverse Abilities provided almost 180,000 hours of support for adults

Disability Wessex assisted 492 people in 2013

Diverse Abilities Plus is the trading name of Diverse Abilities Plus Ltd. Registered as a charity in accordance with the Charities Act 1993. Charity No. 282197 1


Welcome to our spring edition of the newsletter! With blossom on the trees, the outdoor activity of the charity is very much underway. The Children’s Team have all the short break projects planned ready for the next school holidays and we are hoping the weather will be kind to them so they can get outside and enjoy the fresh air. In our Adult’s Team, our subsidiary business ‘Edwards’ has been busy and completed a number of refurbishments to the charity’s residential properties. While the work was being done, the supported living teams took the residents on a lovely holiday for a well-deserved break. When properties are adapted it makes a huge difference to people’s homes and the environment they live in, ensuring we meet the changing needs more effectively of the people we support, now and into the future. In each edition of the newsletter I always like to thank our volunteers and those that have helped us to raise the funds we need each year. I find myself always amazed at how people find new ways to gain sponsorship for us and would like to let them know how much we appreciate their efforts. With summer heading our way fast, I would like to draw your attention to our challenge events in the hope you will be inspired to join us and take part. Hopefully you will see how your support really helps. Enjoy! Mark Powell CEO

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Barnabas

Helen, his regular one-to-one support worker said: “Matthew is such a lively and fun lad, and since starting at Barnabas his confidence has definitely improved. He enjoys being independent, loves to be affectionate and also causing chaos at Barnabas! But we love him for that and it is never a dull moment when he is around.” Lisa, the Barnabas Manager, said: “Matthew is an absolute pleasure to have around. Things he says are hilarious and we have a laugh together.” Matthew is 21, and has cerebral palsy and spina bifida. He currently visits our adults’ day opportunity service Barnabas five days a week and enjoys attending the lively and sociable hub so he can access a range of opportunities, make new friends and learn new skills. Matthew lives in Southbourne with his mum and dad, and loves visiting Barnabas as it gives him the opportunity to do exactly what he wants to do. Some days Matthew might play games and have a joke, use the computer to look at trains (which he loves), visits Holton Lee to spend time grooming the charity’s therapy Shetland pony or get on a bus with his support worker and visit Poole Park.

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Before Barnabas, Matthew was supported at Langside, our charity school, and started there in January 1996. Joan, the school secretary, has fond memories of his time at the school and said: “He was an abundance of fun and always made us smile. Some of the most memorable times were when he used to recite ‘Peace At Last’ from start to finish and also when he asked the staff to sit on big bouncy balls and then laughed so loud when they fell off!”


Langside believes in a multidisciplinary approach to providing education and therapy support. Investment in therapy is costly, but the ethos of the school is that our children deserve the best and therefore we provide the best offer possible. No other special school locally provides this level of support. Here at Diverse Abilities Plus we all know that Langside, our charity run special school for pupils aged two to 19 with profound and multiple learning disabilities and complex medical needs, is very special but we now have proof! Some commissioned research conducted for the charity into Langside’s positioning has found that it is utterly UNIQUE. There is no other school exactly like Langside in the whole of the UK, so our offer is truly special. Langside is the only charity school that provides education for children with both profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) plus physical and medical conditions.

Langside

It provides a full sensory and therapeutic approach to meeting the needs of the pupils and helps them to achieve their full potential.

In addition the nursing provision that the school provides is second to none. Providing health and medical care, paediatric and dietician clinics on-site, ensures that children do not have to miss a morning or afternoon at school by attending appointments, ensuring their education is not compromised. Another benefit of having on-site nurses at the school is that the childen get to know them through regular contact. The nurses are fully aware of each child’s medical history, and they build relationships with each child which gives the parents added reassurance that their child is recieving the best possible care.

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Advice

Earlier this year our advice service – Disability Wessex – undertook a survey with the people we support. Please find below the feedback received.

60%

OF RESPONDENTS WOULD SEEK ADVICE FROM DIVERSE ABILITIES PLUS

The table below sets out the advice needs reported by people/ families we support, in descending order of frequency

Type of Advice

% of respondents who have/have had advice on this topic

Activities/leisure pursuits

65

Education/statementing

63

Direct payments/personal budgets

58

Legal issues e.g. wills, powers of attorney

58

Respite care

50

Personal assistants/carers

48

Social Services/care

48

State benefits/allowances

43

Transition from child to adult

38

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Some of our fee “Disabil ity Wessex db ’s advice is accura te

“Your he lp was paramou nt in helping me get D LA”.

The Advice Team at Disability Wessex assists disabled people and carers to access the support and services to which they are entitled. It also helps individuals and their families who have been diagnosed with conditions such as dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, MND, Stroke, MS and brain injury, to get Lasting Power of Attorney or Deputyship.

To find out more about our advice service please call

“I could n’t hav it withou e done t you.” 5

0300 3305514 9am-1.30pm weekdays or visit www.diverseabilitiesplus.org.uk


Did you know that your spouse, partner or next of kin will not necessarily be able to manage your money, access your bank account or make welfare decisions on your behalf, if say you had a stroke, develop dementia or get a disease like Parkinson’s? Creating a lasting power of attorney (LPA) will give your attorney(s) the legal power to do these things for you! If you do not have an attorney then your spouse, partner or next of kin could have to apply to the Court of Protection, for a Deputyship order, to legally be allowed to do so. This is a rather more complicated, more expensive and slower process to go through than creating and registering an LPA. By creating a LPA you can save your family hassle in the future if you do lose mental capacity and here at Diverse Abilities, Disability Wessex - our advice service – can help. Disability Wessex can assist you by: - Helping you decide whether you need a financial LPA or welfare LPA, or both - Filing in LPA and application forms - Ensuring the form is certified and witnessed correctly - Register the LPA(s) - Applying for an exemption from or a reduction of fees. Working with Disability Wessex will also save you some money. The service charges an affordable fee, which is substantially lower cost than most solicitors and will not be making a profit. The service has a number of experienced and friendly advisors and they will visit you in the comfort of your own home if required. They explain in straight forward, ordinary language and help you to make the decisions and choices you need.

“I just wanted to tell you how very grateful I am to Disability Wessex for their help in drawing up the Lasting Power of Attorneys (LPAs), for my parents. I had not realised that a solicitor is not always required, and Disability Wessex helped explain and arrange necessary documentation in a professional and sensitive manner.”

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Adults

Two adults that Diverse Abilities Plus has supported for over ten years were grinning from ear-to-ear after being shown around their newly refurbished bungalow in Poole thanks to a £20,000 grant from the Talbot Village Trust. The grant was gratefully received from the Trust and has successfully revitalised a supported living bungalow that Gill and Andrew live in together on Yarmouth Road. Prior to the makeover, the bungalow had become very dated and required various updates to meet Gill and Andrew’s changing and increasing needs due to them being wheelchair bound. Gill, 61 and Andrew, 50 both have cerebral palsy and have lived together for many years. They met at Edward House – a residential care home that accommodated up to 28 adults with disabilities, which was run by Diverse Abilities prior to the provision of Supported Living within the community. In 2002 Gill and Andrew moved out of Edward House, as did the other adults the charity supported, and all were relocated to live independently in their own homes in the local community. Gill and Andrew made the decision to live together, and have done so happily for the past 10 years.

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As the years have passed, both adults started to find it more of a struggle to move around in the bungalow due to the door frame size and access to the kitchen facilities. Therefore the work to the bungalow involved making it more manageable for them both by widening the bedroom and lounge doors, knocking through a wall to create an open plan lounge and kitchen area plus modernising the kitchen with new units that move to the required height for easier access for wheelchair users. In addition the flooring was given a lift and is now wood effect vinyl throughout which is ideal for Gill who finds it more difficult to self propel across carpet. The bathroom is more accessible for both Gill and Andrew and a hoist has been added into the lounge so both can be moved from their wheelchairs to the sofa or dinner table.

Nick Bold, Head of Adult Services at Diverse Abilities Plus, said: “The grant was gratefully received from the Talbot Village Trust and the bungalow refurbishment will ensure we can accommodate Gill and Andrew’s changing needs more effectively now and into the future. Many staff and volunteers were involved in the renovation and we couldn’t have done it without them, so a massive thank you goes to all involved.” Gary Cox, Clerk to the Talbot Village Trust, said: “Diverse Abilities plays an incredibly important role in the community and the Talbot Village Trust is pleased to continue to provide financial support to help the charity make such a difference to people’s lives.”

Here is all the team, Gill and Andrews family, people we support and staff welcoming Gill and Andrew back home after the refurb.

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Mini news

BIG IMPACT Golden Acres Nurseries donated £1,000 to us through the Santa’s Grotto at John Browns Garden Centre in December which also included a corporate donation.

We want to say a huge thank you to the Bournemouth Daily Echo and Sainsburys (Talbot Heath) for donating 19 Easter eggs to us. Kids at Awesome Nights enjoyed being given these at the Easter themed youth club in April.

Little India in Bournemouth successfully held a curry night for us following the break-in at Langside School at the end of last year. The night raised a massive £1,050 via tickets and a raffle.

A local group of knitters and crotchetiers held a spring fair and coffee morning for us at Langside School and raised over £750. Everyone that attended had a lovely time and purchased some lovely items with money be donated to Diverse Abilities.

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Cate, who works at our central office and at Smithers, held her third pub quiz at the Horn’s Inn, near West Parley, last month and raised a fantastic £2,049.50 for Smithers – the charity’s short break service. This magnificent sum included £1000 in match funding from LV= so a huge thank you to them! The quiz was a great success with over 100 people attending. A big thank you goes to Cate’s husband Mark - the area manager for the pub which is owned by The Stonegate Pub Company - for providing the whole venue free of charge and supplying the DJ, and also the pub’s manager Paul and his team for all their hard work on the evening. Many friends and family also donated prizes for the raffle, including Colin who came up trumps with a wonderful array of goodies from Procter and Gamble. The quiz itself was won by a team from DA+ Central Office, and a separate, hotly contested inter-pub contest was won by Ed’s team. Money raised will be used to purchase a speciality swing which all the children at Smithers can enjoy. The previous year quizzes raised enough money to landscape the garden and provide an in-ground trampoline, plus purchase and install a water feature.

The RALSA (Regional Accredited Language Schools Association) Bournemouth donated £1000 to Diverse Abilities Plus in April.

South West Cake and Bake Fest supported us via the Mayor’s Charity Appeal Fund at an event full of cake and goodies.

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The Arctic Challenge Rachel decided to take part in this challenge as she wanted to raise funds for the charity that has supported her brother, Sam aged 24, for the past ten years. Sam has been supported by Barnabas - the day opportunities service and Smithers and Shapes - the short break and home support provision. Rachel Turner from Bournemouth, is taking part in a chilly but rewarding adventure in aid of Diverse Abilities Plus. Next year she will be setting off to Sweden from 9 – 17 January to take part in the Arctic Challenge and raise funds for us. During the adventure challenge Rachel will have the chance to live in a cold environment and satisfy her survival instinct. The seven day event includes taking part in husky driving, snowmobiling safari around the mountains, ice fishing, cross country skiing, building shelters and snow-holes and much more. Plus Rachel will get the chance to see the Northern Lights - a once in-a-lifetime experience! The week finishes with a day of rest and relaxation where you can recuperate in a hot tub (Swedish style) and a sauna, and enjoy a BBQ. 11

She said: “I was looking for an opportunity to gain confidence, get out of my comfort zone, try something new and to help others at the same time. Raising money for Diverse Abilities Plus is very personal to me as my brother uses a number of the services provided by the charity. I am very excited to be taking part and hope others from Dorset join me.” To date Rachel has raised £690.00. As part of her fundraising she has held a disco for people with disabilities at the Orange Rooms in Bournemouth but is looking to raise more funds. If you would like to sponsor her please visit

www.justgiving.com/ Rachel-Turner87


Sally Hobbs, from Poole, undertook the Arctic Challenge this year and works for Diverse Abilities. She said: “I love raising money for Diverse Abilities as it is such a worthy cause and it is great to see how fundraisers can help children and adults supported by the charity. I have previously undertaken a skydive, been part of the Harry Paye Day parade and Grooves on the Green but I wanted to do something much bigger and the Arctic Challenge was perfect. The whole trip was amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I would definitely recommend it to anyone!”

We are looking for eager individuals to join Rachel in this winter wonderland experience. Entry is £200 and minimum sponsorship is £2,750. Diverse Abilities provides full support prior to the event and ideas for fundraising to help those taking part reach their target. Those that sign up will also partake in a free pre-arctic survival training weekend in Devon in November 2014.

Contact Sharon Wells on 01202 718266 sharon.wells@diverseabilitiesplus.org.uk 12


Remember a loved one Last year Diverse Abilities Plus received over £3,000 donated in memory of loved ones. We are so touched that our supporters chose to think of local people with disabilities. Unlike flowers, the impact of these donations is long lasting and a positive way to honour someone’s memory. This money will make such a difference to the lives of people we support and is enough to pay for 28 children to enjoy exciting social activities like camping or power boating or help fund nurses to deliver expert care to children with complex disabilities at Langside School. If you choose to donate in memory of a loved one, we now have donation envelopes with a Gift Aid declaration, meaning your donation could be worth 25% more. Or you could choose to set up a tribute page on JustGiving, where you can share memories and create a lasting tribute for your loved one.

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Your support Do you ever wonder where your donations to Diverse Abilities go? Well, every penny counts and 84p of every £1 is spent on our services, and we feel it is really important that you know what we do here at the charity and where your money goes.

like answered? Email them to jenny.pearce@ diverseabilitiesplus.org.uk and we will endeavour to answer as many as possible in our next newsletter.

Below are a few examples of how your kind donations help us and those we support.

If you’d like to make a donation, please call our fundraising team on 01202 718266.

Do you have any other questions that you’d

£27.50

could fund a place at the charity’s evening youth club for young people with disabilities called “Awesome Nights”

£36

can fund a day’s medical supplies for use by the Nursing Team at Diverse Abilities’ specialist school - Langside

£53

is enough to pay for a child to enjoy a play session for two hours, fully supported by trained support workers

£185

£376

is enough to run the charity’s Therapy Pony Project for one week

can pay for a 12 hour overnight stay at our respite home for young children, giving Mum and Dad a full night’s sleep

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News from our community Students, corporates and individual volunteers in Dorset have been getting their hands dirty and putting in a lot of time and effort to spruce up our services over the past few months. Work has included gardening at our services and our adults’ project at Kingston Lacy plus redecorating our supported living bungalows. A big thank you goes to students from Bournemouth & Poole College and Bournemouth University, volunteers from Barclays, M. A. HART ASPHALT & MACADAM LTD, ISS Landscaping, The Mortgage Works, LV= and Cobham Engineering, and Joy Mason and Helen-Robin Watts.

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y Local students from Bournemouth and Poole College ran a five-a-side football event for us as part of National Student Volunteering Week in February. A tournament was organised by the Students’ Union and we couldn’t resist putting a team in for the charity! We didn’t win but we came third, and had lots of fun for a great cause.

If you have any spare time and would like to help out in the community with gardening, painting, handing out leaflets and posters in your local area or distributing collection pots, please get in touch with us. We would really appreciate any help you can offer.

Call Sarah on 01202 718266 or e-mail: sarah.harrison@diverseabilitiesplus.org.uk 16


Thank you Haskins for raising £3,078 for their support during 2013

Pinehurst Community Church for donating £1000 to Coping with CHAOS

J.P. Morgan for donating £450

AC Shooting School for donating a day’s shooting for an auction prize

Chalbury Wine Stores Weymouth raised £46.04 through having collection pots in their store.

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or

Perenco for raising ÂŁ430 through a charity event

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St Thomas Garnet School for raising over ÂŁ300

Yorkshire Building Society donated ÂŁ500 through an in-branch voting scheme

Taunton Race Course for donating four guest passes for a race meeting Despite all this great support, Diverse Abilities still really needs the help of our local community to help raise the funds needed to provide support and care for people with disabilities. Please email: fundraising@diverseabilitiesplus.org.uk or call us on 01202 718266 if you wish to help. 18


Challenge yourself For Charity!

Harbourview Abseil – 8 June 2014 The Apprentice Challenge – 4

Poole, Dorset

June 2014 Cumberland Hotel,

Take on one of the most exhilarating

Bournemouth

and exciting challenges while enjoying

Have you ever wanted to be part of the

a stunning view of Poole Harbour. You

BBC hit show The Apprentice? The event

will get a huge buzz from the excitement

is set to be full of fun, great for team

of your descent and the achievement of

bonding and very competitive as teams

completing your challenge. No experience

take part in three Apprentice themed

is required as you will be trained by a

tasks and compete against each other in

highly skilled and professional abseil

order to succeed and win on the day.

instructor.

It’s a Knockout – 22 June 2014 –

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Weymouth, Dorset

Dragon Boat Race – 20 July 2014

It’s time to get out in the sunshine

Poole, Dorset

(hopefully!) and have a fun-filled action

Go head-to-head in this year’s colourful

packed day taking part in a highly hilarious

and competitive Dragon Boat team sport

event, kindly supported by Wessex FM and

event, sponsored by Spectrum Housing.

Weymouth & Portland Council. Teams of

The day is a fantastic atmosphere with

eight to 12 compete head-to-head with

friends and family lining the shores

each other in many fun and out of the

cheering the teams of nine to 17 on until

ordinary games, just like the hit TV show

the very end. No experience is necessary

from the 80s.

as you will be given full coaching.


To find out more or to get a full list of events get in touch:

01202 718266 sharon.wells@diverseabilitiesplus.org.uk www.diverseabilitiesplus.org.uk

Castaway Challenge – 20 – 24

Skydive

September 2014

11 October 2014

Mystery south coast location

Gain an experience of a lifetime and feel

Sail away with us on this fun adventure,

what it’s like to fall from 10,000ft. Feel

swap life’s luxuries for bare basics and

the wind against your face, the sensation

become a castaway survivor. During

of falling and see the detail of the

the five day challenge you will learn

ground below become clearer as you

all there is to know about survival, take

descend. You can skydive any day, any

part in fun challenges plus much more.

time, apart from Christmas Day.

No experience necessary... just lots of

No experience necessary as you will be

enthusiasm.

jumping in tandem.

On your marks get set go...

Further afield...

If you like running and getting your

If you are planning further ahead

heartbeat going, we have plenty of great

into 2015 then one of these exciting

running events for you to take part in. For

overseas events may take your fancy...

adrenaline junkies take part in the four or eight mile VOTWO Kamikaze Run on 18

Kilimanjaro – October 2014

May or 7 September. For long distance

Arctic Adventure Challenge – Jan 2015

runners, why not take part in the second

Sahara Trek – March 2015

Festival of Running in Bournemouth on

Sweden Canoe Challenge July 2015

4/5 October.

Iceland Trek – July 2015 20


Community Events Throughout the summer we attend lots of fun, family events all across Dorset and you can get involved by volunteering on our stand, marshalling, or simply coming along and saying hello! Melplash Agricultural Show Harry Paye Day Thurs 21 Aug, Bridport Sat 21 June, Poole Quay Event come along to this amazing organised by the Pirates of agricultural show. It’s an event Poole and kindly supporting not to be missed! Diverse Abilities Plus and other charities. Dorset County Show Sat 6th & Sun 7 Sept, Fete on the Fields Dorchester we will have a Sat 28 June, King George V stand at this famous local Field Ferndown – come along event; we will even be bringing and see us at this fun family along Elfin! event with lots of things to do. Sturminster Newton Cheese Children’s Festival 2014 Festival Thurs 24 July, Meyrick Park Sat 13 & Sun 14 Sept, Bournemouth – this event is Sturminster Newton – amazing especially for children. cheese and lots of delicious food!

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DIVERSE ABILITIES RUGBY LUNCH

2014

Friday 5th September 2014 Hoburne Holiday Park, BH23 4HP With celebrity guest speakers:

Proudly supported by:

Max Boyce MBE & David Duckham MBE Arrival: 11:45am onwards Lunch: 1:00pm Dress code: smart casual

Call Sharon on 01202 718266 to find out more... 22


Who’s Who....

Meet the Supported Living Management Team This month we are focusing on the Supported Living managers part of Adult Services in our Who’s Who feature. They are based at our head office in Poole and manage the staff who support adults in our supported living bungalows in the local area.

Nick Bold As Head of Adult Services Nick is responsible for the delivery of care and support to people who use Supported Living, Outreach or Barnabas, Diverse Abilities’ day service. Working closely with Service Managers, Nick is also responsible for ensuring teams are capable of responding quickly to changes in the legal, political and economic climate in order to continue to enable those we support to take real control over their lives and to thrive. Julia Wilson Julia joined the organisation in Feb 2014 and as Supported Living manager is responsible for all of the management for the adults supported in their own home. Julia also works with parents and carers to ensure the support Diverse Abilities provides is the best it can be. Although she has been in job a short time she has many ideas on the direction of the service. Mandy Cunningham Mandy has worked for Supported Living for 18 years, she oversees 12 services and nine team leaders whilst also managing our outreach a service which enables adults to be supported out in the community. Mandy’s main role is to ensure that the Supported Living teams work effectively to allow the individuals supported to achieve their dreams and goals. 23


Sian Santangelo-Barber Sian has worked in Supported Living for eight years, she previously held the position of resource planner but is now a deputy manager and oversees nine services and nine team leaders. Sian works hard to ensure every service is providing the highest quality of support to enable adults we support to live a fulfilled and happy life. Jamie Turner Jamie joined the organisation in April taking on the role of resource planner. Jamie’s main role is ensuring that all of the charity’s bungalows are staffed. This means Jamie works hard to recruit new staff that match the needs of the people we support. Team Leaders In order for the service to run smoothly we have team leaders within some of the services. Each team leader is responsible for around four to eight staff, ensuring that the person is supported with continuity and care.

Support Workers Supported living currently employ approximately 110 staff who all work towards providing the incredible service Diverse Abilities Supported Living provides.

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Meet a volunteer Why did you choose to volunteer for DAP? The care, dedication and value Diverse Abilities employees represent. I’ve loved this organisation ever since I started working here. The people we support and the staff create an atmosphere unlike any I’ve ever experienced before. Sandy Ranu - Volunteer

Why would you recommend volunteering at DAP?

How did you hear about volunteering with us?

100% YES! It’s so rewarding and easy to get involved with. If you have time to spare for a good cause this is definitely the one.

I work at the charity’s head office and heard about the volunteering opportunities available via the fundraising and volunteer recruitment team. There were so many opportunities available which fitted perfectly into my schedule outside of work. What volunteering do you undertake? Helping man our stands at events, holding the bucket whilst making collections and generally promoting the organisation. My volunteer roles have varied throughout my time at Diverse Abilities, from packing bags for donations to selling cookbooks in the sun it never gets boring. 25

What is your favourite memory of volunteering? A cold and very windy March and collection on Harry Paye day parade in 2012.


Get involved JOIN OUR EVENTS SQUAD around Dorset at lots of fun and exciting events including the Dorset County Show! JOIN AN EVENT. There are lots of exciting ones to choose from Pages 19-22 Help us by spreading our COLLECTION POTS out to as many shops and places as possible. If you know of a place that a collection pot would work we’ll get in touch! HOLD AN EVENT FOR US such as a quiz night, concert, car wash or something crazy. We’ll help you all the way! VOLUNTEER in one of our services. There are plenty of different opportunities throughout our organisation. Give us a call to see which one suits you! BECOME AN ADVOCATE for Diverse Abilities and speak about us to groups and clubs, or just your family and friends.

Thank you for reading!

If you liked this issue please pass it on for friends and family to enjoy. If you would like more newsletters for your place of work or club/society just e-mail Hugh. hugh.felstead@diverseabilitiesplus.org.uk If you would like to make a donation to Dorset’s Disability Charity please see the back page. Or call us on

01202 718266

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