About DWAD

Donations With A Difference (DWAD) is a charitable grant-making trust (registered charity no. 1159927). We run quizzes, competitions, golf and football tournaments, and other events to raise money to fund grants that support physical and mental health, and education. In 2016 we increased our fundraising by 43% and paid out over £13,000. With your help, we aim to be able to fund in excess of £20,000 in grants in 2017. If you feel you can help us achieve this by doing something different, please get in touch at theteam@dwad.org.

Alan Tingey
Vice Chairman

Alan Tingey

Along with Paul, Alan co-created Donations With A Difference. When he is not indulging in some sporting activity he enjoys nothing more than coming up with weird and wonderful ways of rasing money for charity. Alan is often heard saying "Do nice things for nice people".

Paul Tingey
Secretary

Paul Tingey

Along with Alan, Paul co-created Donations With A Difference. He was extremely delighted when the charity became registered, it was another dream that became a reality. He enjoys playing football, running local comedy nights and even has his own slot on a local radio station. Paul even manages time to fit in being a father!

Simon
Finance Manager

Simon

Simon loves his sport and comedy and these have featured in plenty of his fund-raising activities and they remain at the core of the ideas generated for DWAD events we now host. As an accountant, Simon is responsible for all financial control and ensures all charities receive the funds you help us raise.

Wayne Hodgson FIRP
Chairman

Wayne Hodgson

Wayne is the owner and Managing Director of Red Eagle Ltd, Site Labour Supplies Ltd and JM Recruitment Ltd, three successful temporary recruitment agencies in Kent. In addition to Donations With Difference, Wayne has also chaired Ashford Leisure Trust Ltd and was a trustee from March 2014 to August 2016. 

Dan Dyer
Software & IT

Dan Dyer

Dan is an experienced software developer who runs his own company specialising in mobile app development. He joined the DWAD team in 2013 and takes care of the online aspects of what we do, including writing the software that powers our Super10 competition and the rest of DWAD.org. Away from the computer he enjoys playing football and Touch, and watching most sports.

Will Chan
Marketing & Promotion

Will Chan

Will joined DWAD because he wanted to make a difference by helping raise money for good causes. He brings to the organisation a wealth of fund-raising experience which started over 25 years ago at school. In addition to this, he also founded and chaired two Investment Clubs and has run successful fantasy football leagues since 2001. Spurs supporter...for his sins!

Nick
Graphic Designer

Nick

Nick is a graphic designer and photographic retoucher who has worked in the industry since 1997. Outside of work he can be found at his second home, the cinema, two or three times a week or running many miles early in the mornings. In April 2013 he ran his first marathon for charity… and he might do another.

Helen Mullen
Quiz / Raffle Coordinator

Helen Mullen

Helen is a student of Business Administration at the University of Kent, following a previous career in Social Services supporting Deaf and deafblind adults. As an ethical vegan, Helen is interested in supporting both humanitarian and animal causes, and has a history of volunteering in both areas.

Peter Scutts
Marketing & Promotion

Peter Scutts

Pete has run a marketing and creative services agency in Kent for the past 23 years. He has voluntarily helped a variety of charities over the years. Pete is helping to raise DWAD’s profile by writing, photographing and distributing press releases. He has also generously donated items for our auction.