News Archive


SeeAbility Girls Are Guided in the Right Direction

Will Chan presented a cheque to SeeAbility Maidstone today for £1,186.46. SeeAbility Maidstone provides a lively shared service for young adults living with sight loss and additional disabilities, aiming to transition to greater independence in the future.


Red Eagle Celebration Raises Big Money

Recruitment specialists Red Eagle celebrated their 10-year anniversary last weekend with a gala dinner. A raffle and an auction on the night raised around £1,600 for DWAD thanks to the generosity of Red Eagle's staff, clients and friends.


5-A-Side Autumn Tournament

Following on from the success of our inaugural 5-a-side football tournament in April, Donations With A Difference hosted our second tournament on Saturday 1st November at Dover Leisure Centre. Once again the event was generously supported by fire and safety specialists EMS Group.


New Quiz Champions

Another successful quiz night saw the bottom team "The Numpties" rise to the top in the final round "Million Pound Drop".  It was also nice to see that the third team from the bottom "Cookie Monsters" ended up second after an amazing final round.  Commiserations to the "Tilmanstone Planning Team & Friends" who just missed out on winning their fourth consecutive quiz.


Quiz With A Difference - Oct 24th

It's quiz time again. DWAD's twice-yearly Quiz With A Difference is taking place on Friday 24th October at Stonelees Golf Centre on Ebbsfleet Lane in Ramsgate (7:15pm for a prompt 7:45pm start). Please note the change in venue from previous quizzes. Everything else remains the same, including our top quality raffle prizes which this time around include a Toshiba laptop, a Samsung tablet computer, and a Blu-Ray player.


Demelza Receives Much Needed Support

Donations With A Difference is proud that Demelza Hospice Care for Children is one of the local charities that we support with our fund-raising efforts. Today Donations With A Difference trustee Will Chan visited Demelza to present a cheque for £119.50.


Big Cheque for Pilgrims Hospices

With registration for this season's Super10 online football competition closing tomorrow, here's a reminder of the good that can be done with the money that you help us to raise by entering. Yesterday DWAD trustee Will Chan visited Pilgrims Hospices to present a cheque for £1,351.42, which we raised through previous Super10 competitions and our recent World Cup Predictor contest.


Super10 2014/15 Opens

Super10 - DWAD's popular charity fund-raising football prediction game - is back for the 2014/15 football season. We aim to make this season our biggest ever. This time round we are supporting four charities that each make a positive difference to the lives of people in the South East. These are Demelza, Pilgrims Hospices, Porchlight, and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance. We're giving you the opportunity to earn funds for these charities as well as the chance to win cash prizes for yourself. All the profits we make will go to charity, with some going to support the work we do at Donations With A Difference in support of physical health, mental health and education.


Kent Air Ambulance Get a Little Help

Donations With A Difference were proud to present a cheque for £260 to the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Trust today. DWAD trustee Will Chan visited the life-saving organisation's Marden HQ to hand over the funds raised by our recent World Cup Predictor competition.


Congratulations Donations With A Difference

Congratulations to ourselves as we become officially registered with the Charity Commission, the regulator for charities in England and Wales.

It is nice to be able to write:

"Donations With A Difference, registered charity 1157927".


World Cup Predictor Results

Congratulations to Dan Dyer who sneaks victory over Webjorn Bergmann by just 3 points. There were cash prizes for the top 4 overall plus for the top scorers in sections A and B of the entry form.

Most importantly, we've raised £195 for Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance, which Dan has topped up to £260 with his winnings.


World Cup Fun with DWAD

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is fast approaching. With the excitement building, DWAD is offering you another chance to display your football knowledge, win prizes, and raise money for charities in our one-off World Cup Predictor competition. The charities we are supporting with this competition are Demelza, Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance, Pilgrims Hospices, and Porchlight, all of whom do sterling work in our local area to improve lives.


QWAD May 2014

Just over a week ago we held our latest Quiz With A Difference at Betteshanger Sports and Social Club in Deal. Shaun Meadows captained his team, Bom Bom Bom, to a third consecutive quiz victory. It was a good night for Shaun as he also won one of the Samsung tablet computers that we gave away in our raffle. Brian Falconbridge won the other one.


Coppa DWAD - April 2014

14 teams entered the EMS sponsored DWAD 5-a-side tournament.   The following 6 teams progressed to the Coppa DWAD by finishing in the top two of their respective groups:

  • C.H.S.
  • Mean Machine
  • Crystal Phallus
  • Kickety Boo
  • Civil Rail
  • Nocturnal Dynamos

Crystal Phallus and C.H.S. reached the final and battled out a very impressive 3-3 draw.  Crystal Phallus managed to take the Coppa DWAD trophy by winning a sudden death penalty shoot out.  Congratulations Crystal Phallus.


Mini Coppa DWAD - April 2014

14 teams entered the EMS sponsored DWAD 5-a-side tournament.   The following 8 teams progressed to the Mini Coppa DWAD by finishing outside the top two of their respective groups:

  • The Arrows
  • EMS
  • Torpedo Faversham
  • Your Leisure
  • Dover Ath. Und. 13 D&G
  • Mitie United
  • Red Eagle
  • Beally's Rejects

Some tired legs led to some high scoring quarter finals.  Torpedo Faversham and EMS, the tournament sponsors, managed to both keep clean sheets in the semi finals to progress into the final.  A very close battle ended with Torpedo Faversham winning 2-1 which means they are our first ever Mini Coppa DWAD winners.  Congratulations Torpedo Faversham.


EMS Group to Sponsor 5-A-Side

Donations With A Difference is pleased to announce that our upcoming Coppa DWAD 5-a-side football tournament will be sponsored by EMS Group. Kent-based EMS provides cost-effective wireless solutions for all your fire detection and security needs.


Stand and Deliver Comedy Night

On Firday 14th March, the monthly Stand and Deliver comedy night in Canterbury will be raising money for Pilgirms Hospices. With eight acts from the local and London comedy circuits compered by DWAD's own Paul Tingey, tickets will not last long at the frankly ridiculous price of just £3 per person. Get yours now.


Super10 Transfer Window Opens

If your Super10 entry has been under-performing so far, now is the time to fix that. The transfer window is now open. Until 31st January you may make up to five changes to your selections so long as you do not exceed your original budget. The values of teams have changed since the start of the season, so take a moment to have a look at the new prices and then head to your profile page to make your changes. Any teams you sell will be sold for their current value and not the price you paid for them.