News Archive

June

A New Bed for Archie

After four years in a second-hand cot-style bed, Archie Page, then 6, who suffers from quadriplegic cerebral palsy, had completely outgrown the bed originally provided by the NHS. The more Archie grew the more he was hurting himself on the sides of the cot and getting his limbs caught down the sides. His parents found it more and more difficult to use but as his bed was still deemed 'usable' by the NHS their requests for a replacement were continually declined.

May

Aubree's Chair and Gunnar's Wheels

Aubree her a new wheelchair

Aubree is 6 years old and has Salla Disease which is an incredibly rare metabolic disorder. It is genetic and neurodegenerative, she has two class V gene faults that mean her body does not process a chemical we make naturally called Sialic Acid. It causes a build up in the body’s tissues and is toxic to brain matter so over time it destroys brain and central nervous system tissue. 

 

Jenner 3 Peaks Challenge Changes Lives in South Africa

Before embarking on their two-week aid trip to South Africa in 2018, former Jenner* Contracts Manager Mark Smith and his wife Louise raised funds to support their mission, totalling an impressive, £9,000. A huge part of this sponsorship (over £7k) was raised by Jenner, mainly through their 3 Peaks Challenge, which was facilitated by Donations With A Difference. Without this money the trip, which quite simply ‘changed lives’, could not have taken place. Colleagues and friends also donated six large suitcases full of clothing and other much needed items to take out with them.

April

Tony's New Mobility Scooter Enables Him to Regain His Freedom

We are delighted to be able to help Tony Hambrook to get more independence and mobility with his new Kymco Maxer Mobility Scooter. It's been a long time in the waiting and we are very appreciative to Deal Mobility for assisting us so swiftly to ensure Tony got a scooter that suited his needs. To quote Tony upon receiving it today, "This scooter is amazing, so quiet, smooth and very good on my back. I cannot thank you guys enough for making my life so much better". This now means Tony can travel around his home town of Deal and make his way to the beach where he likes to sit and look out to sea. 

January

Thank You All for a Massive 2018

We'd like to put out a big thank you to everyone who has contributed to another successful year for Donations With A Difference. Again we have grown and we are very proud to announce that we have awarded a total of £45,524 of grants to a variety of great causes within Kent. 

 

3 Peaks / 24 Hours / 3 Charities: £22,000

When Jenner Group, one of Kent’s largest regionally based Main Contractors, decided to undertake the 3 Peaks Challenge in June 2018, it seemed fitting to support three different charities (one for each peak of course!) through the efforts of a team of 25 colleagues, aiming to conquer all three within a 24-hour window.