News Archive

August

Super10 Football Game - Over £1,000 in Cash Prizes

The imminent start of the Premier League football season marks the return of DWAD's charity fantasy football with a difference, Super10. It's simpler and less hassle than traditional fantasy football - you just have to pick 10 clubs (7 from England and 3 European) to score points for you through the season. There's no weekly maintenance required and you can win weekly, monthly and overall cash prizes worth over £1,000. Last season we raised £1,065 for the Kelly Turner appeal. This year all money raised is going to the DWAD grant fund and, as ever, you can win money for a charity of your choice.

July

DWAD Challenge 2017 - 3 Peaks Report

At 7am on Friday morning our team departed DWAD HQ in Folkestone headed for Fort William in the Scottish Highlands and the start of our first ever DWAD Challenge - the daunting National 3 Peaks. With motorway closures and traffic hold-ups it was a much longer journey than anticipated and we didn’t arrive until well over 14 hours later.

June

DWAD Provides Support to Local Nursery

DWAD were pleased to be able to recently assist School House Nursery in Sandwich with a grant to purchase some soft play safety mats to replace some damaged ones and increase their offering to children.

 

Theo Making Great Progress After Successful Operation

Back in March we told you how 5-year-old Theo Knott from Deal needed to raise £50,000 to pay for Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy surgery that would give him the chance to overcome his Cerebal Palsy and walk pain-free. Donations With A Difference were pleased to contribute £1,000 to help Theo and his family towards their goal.

 

DWAD 2017 Golf Day nets £10K

What can I say. WOW, what an event!

 

Walmer & Kingsdown - Captain's Day

Delighted to annouce that Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club held a successful Captain's Day on Sunday 11th June raising additional funds towards DWAD, their captain's chosen chairty for the year.

 

9-year-old Govind Rides a Trike for the First Time

Govind Nambier from Crayford was born with Diplegic Cerebral Palsy, which resulted in him having no use of his lower limbs. His condition improved slowly and after an operation when he was five, managed to walk with a Kaye walker frame. Since then, Govind has progressed to walking with normal sticks. He has another 8 operations planned while he is growing, to enable his mobility to improve.

 

Super10 2016/17 - Donations & Winners

The Super10 season has now come to a close. This most recent season of our charity fantasy football game has raised £1,200 plus a further £450 will be donated to the nominated charities of our top 10 finishers.

May

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.

March

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.

February

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.

January

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.