News Archive

May

SUPER10 2019/2020 Charitable Nominations £575 Declared

We have unfortunately had to bring this competition to an end due to the impacts of Coronavirus in the suspension of sport across Europe and how it makes continuation of this competition now unfair for our players. news/super10-20192020-season-is-ended/

 

SUPER10 2019/2020 Season Is Ended

Football across Europe has been suspended for the last two months. Following the restart of the Bundesliga last weekend we took the decision to review whether we can fairly continue our competition for this season. We have decided that because at this point in time four of the ten divisions have decided to not play any more fixtures and bring their season to a close that it is the right and fair decision to bring Super10 Season 2019/2020 to a close also.

 

Sensory Specialist Equipment for SeeAbility

SeeAbility is one of the oldest disability charities in the UK and has pioneered specialist support for over 200 years. Their supported living service in Maidstone is known to Donations With A Difference, having previously been awarded grants to the six ladies who live there.

SeeAbility approached us with a request for £382 to purchase specialist sensory equipment they needed for their residents in Maidstone. The introduction of the Roberts Opus Digital Radio would mean they would enjoy quality time using a device that has been created for people with visual impairment and learning difficulties.

 

William Enjoys His Wheel Chair Swing

We provided William Green-Rose with a wheelchair swing so that he could have the same enjoyment as many fully abled children of his age. William has an undiagnosed condition which has resulted in severe epilepsy and global developmental delay, he has low muscle tone, significant sensory processing difficulties, very limited communication and profound learning disabilities. He is able to walk with adult support and has access to the family garden. His mother had also reported a reduction in William’s emotional wellbeing and happiness and was keen to help him to be happier at home.

 

Ella's Chair Improved With Rain Cover

Ella has a diagnosis of four limb cerebral palsy, global developmental delay and has recently undergone bilateral hip reconstruction and hamstring release. Ella does not have any purposeful movement and so she relies completely on her parents to care for her and the use of her chair is invaluable to the family. However when the weather is poor it means the family wouldn't be able to give Ella the fresh air and outside experiences she needs.

January

Thank You for Our First 5 Years as a Charity

We'd like to say a very big thank you to all of you that have supported us at Donations With A Difference. We have now been a charity for 5 years and we are overwhelmed with the ever increasing support we get from all of you that enables us to help those who need it in our lovely county of Kent.

We have done the sums and are staggered by the generosity.