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DWAD Supports Sheppey FM Community Radio

Donations With A Difference has provided a grant of £1,450 to help the disadvantaged with training and job opportunities at a new community FM radio station. Radio Sheppey FM Community Radio launched on FM radio (92.2FM) last month after a successful period on Internet radio. They currently have 20 young volunteers, some from local schools seeking work experience, and many will progress to hosting their own shows.


DWAD Boost for 5-year-old Theo’s Mission to Walk

Theo’s ‘Mission To Walk’ fundraising campaign has been live for 7 weeks and has already raised over £24,000. Theo is a 5-year-old boy from Deal wanting the chance to live a pain free life. Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy is a spinal operation that will benefit Theo hugely by removing all spasticity (stiffness) in his body.


Join our 3 Peaks Expedition and Raise Funds for DWAD

On Saturday 8th July, Donations With A Difference will be embarking on its most challenging fundraising event to date. Our team will attempt to complete the National Three Peaks Challenge. This entails summiting the highest mountain in each of Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours or less. This will be a sponsored event to raise money for the DWAD Grant Fund.


Quality of Life Improves for Local Lad Adam

17-year-old Adam Bassett from Sheerness was born with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He attends the Orchards Centre in Sittingbourne - a multi-agency specialist hub that helps disabled children and their families. His mum Sally said, “Adam stopped walking when he was 12 years old and since then he either sat on the sofa or his bed.” Staff at the Orchards Centre felt Adam’s mobility and quality of life would improve with a bespoke electric armchair and arranged for a manufacturer to visit Adam and measure him for a chair. Unfortunately when the cost was presented to the NHS board it was rejected.


Air Ambulance Benefits from a Very Charitable Gesture

Winner of the £1,000 top prize in Donations With A Difference annual raffle was Michael Keaveney, from Keaveney Contractors based in Ashford.