News Archive

December

Alice Gretton's Headshave for Cancer Research UK

Alice is the elder daughter of one of our trustees, Simon, and we are supporting Alice with an amazing charity event she is doing early in the New Year.

October

Mila Maintenance Sponsors 2015/16 Super10

Donations With A Difference are pleased to announce that this season's Super10 competition is being sponsored by Mila Window and Door Maintenance. Super10 is our charity fantasy football with a difference that aims to raise money to support DWAD's charitable grants while allowing players to win money both for themselves and for the charity of their choice. Thanks to Mila's generous donation we are now able to ensure that a greater proportion of your entry fees will go to these good causes.

 

5-A-Side Tournament - One Space Left

We now have 15 teams entered into the tournament which leaves just one place left for someone to take for our tournament on Sat 10th October.

September

DWAD Funds Finley's Wheelchair

Donations With A Difference is delighted to present Finley and his mum Kirstii with a brand new, specially designed wheelchair from TinyTrax.

 

Another Successful DWAD Quiz & Raffle

On Friday we held our latest twice-yearly Quiz With A Difference, generously hosted by Stonelees Golf Centre in Ramsgate and once again sponsored by our friends at recruitment specialists Red Eagle, and Tilmanstone Salads. After a topsy-turvy final round, the narrow winners were defending champions Typically Scottish.

 

DWAD Poker Tournament Raises £300

Last weekend, Grosvenor G Casino at Westwood Cross in Thanet hosted a charity poker tournament in aid of Donations With A Difference. With 10% of the prize pool allocated to DWAD, we received £300. We are donating £100 of this to the tournament winner's chosen charity, Pilgrims Hospices. We would like to thank the team at G Casino for supporting DWAD by hosting this event, and thanks also to all of the players who entered.

August

DWAD Poker Tournament - 6th September

The Grosvenor G Casino at Westwood Cross in Thanet will be hosting a charity poker tournament in aid of Donations With A Difference on Sunday 6th September at 6pm. The buy-in is £40 + £5 entry free with one re-entry permitted and a minimum guaranteed pot of £1,500. 10% of the prize pool will be donated to DWAD. For more information, call Nathan on 01843 579999.

 

Super10 Deadline 6pm Monday

The football season in England is already underway but there is still time to join our charity fantasy football with a difference, Super10. Pick 10 teams (7 from England and 3 from other top European leagues) to score points for you throughout the season and compete for cash prizes worth over £1,000. In addition you'll have the chance to win money for a charity of your choice and all other funds raised will go towards the charitable grants that Donations With A Difference makes throughout the year (we have some very worthwhile new grants to be announced imminently).

July

DWAD Comedy Night Raises £647

On Wednesday, Donations With A Difference hosted a night of comedy at the Astor Community Theatre in Deal. Compered by our own Paul Tingey, the bill included some of the South East's top comedy talent including El Baldiniho, Adam Morrison Jones, Dave O'Flynn, Dave Bailey, Paul Warricker and Mark Simmons, all of whom generously gave their time for free to support DWAD. As well as providing an evening of laughs, the event raised £647 for DWAD. This money will go towards the DWAD grant fund, enabling us to provide assistance to individuals and organisations in the local area in accordance with our guiding principles. The DWAD board of trustees has recently approved the award of a number of new grants and we will be revealing the details of these in the coming weeks on this website.

 

Charity Comedy Night - 22nd July

We have assembled some of the funniest comedians in the South East for our Donations With A Difference Comedy Night on Wednesday 22nd July at The Astor Theatre in Deal.

June

Super10 - New Season

The 2014/15 football season was the biggest so far for our charity fantasy football game, Super10. Dariusz Klimek emerged as the deserved winner, earning £100 for himself and another £100 for his chosen charity, Pilgrims Hospices. Funds were also won for Demelza, Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance, and Porchlight, thanks to the efforts of Shaun Meadows, Mark Harbottle and Dariusz again. In additon, several hundred pounds went into the DWAD grant fund.

May

Our first Golf Day raised £1,800

We hosted our first charity golf day on Friday 29th May at Chestfield Golf Club.

 

Successful 5-A-Side sponsored by EMS

We hosted our third 5-a-side tournament on Saturday 25th April and this was again a great success. Once again the event was generously supported by fire and safety specialists EMS Group.

April

5-A-Side Tournament - Sign-up Today

The third edition of the Donations With A Difference EMS Cup, our charity 5-a-side football tournament sponsored by EMS Group, takes place at Dover Leisure Centre on Saturday 25th April between 12pm and 4pm.

March

DWAD Quiz & Raffle Winners

The latest DWAD Quiz With A Difference at Stonelees on Friday was another successful and enjoyable evening of fund-raising. We will announce the final amount raised in due course but, on raffle ticket sales alone, it will be a four-figure sum.

 

DWAD Awards £1k to Leonard Cheshire

Donations With A Difference trustee Will Chan visited Leonard Cheshire Disability's Chipstead facility yesterday to present the organisation with a cheque for one thousand pounds.

January

Super10 Transfer Deadline

Those of you playing our Super10 charity football game have until midnight this Saturday (31st January) to make changes to your entries. After that the transfer window is closed and no further changes can be made this season.