About DWAD

Donations With A Difference is a charitable grant-making trust (reg. charity no. 1157927) that works to alleviate physical impairment, poor mental health, and homelessness in Kent. We run many events and competitions throughout the year to raise money to fund our grants. In 2017 we raised nearly £28,000 and paid out £11,000. With your help, we aim to be able to fund in excess of £35,000 in grants in 2018. If you feel you can help us achieve this by doing something different, please get in touch at theteam@dwad.org.

Alan Tingey
Chairman

Alan Tingey

Alan co-created Donations With A Difference along with his brother Paul. 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".

Cheryl Causebrook
Vice-Chair

Cheryl Causebrook

Cheryl is a freelance construction consultant and passionate about helping others in and out of the industry. She loves organising people and events and bringing people together. She has coordinated many volunteer projects. Cheryl joins DWAD as a trustee to increase the range of fundraising into new areas – no pressure!

Simon Gretton
Treasurer

Simon Gretton

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.

Dan Dyer
Trustee

Dan Dyer

Dan is an experienced software developer who runs his own mobile app development company. He takes care of DWAD's technology requirements, including writing the software that powers our Super10 competition and the rest of DWAD.org. Away from the computer Dan enjoys playing football and touch rugby, and watching most sports.

Will Chan
Trustee

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!

Ella Brocklebank
Trustee

Ella Brocklebank

Ella Brocklebank is Business Development Manager for Jenner Group as well as Chair of the Kent Construction Focus Group, promoting local excellence through the construction industry and has held this role for over 6 years.

With her background in Marketing, Ella hopes to raise the profile of DWAD, especially within the local construction industry as well as utilising her passion for running to create additional funds.

Paul Tingey
Fundraiser

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!

Nick Gretton
Graphic Designer

Nick Gretton

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.

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.