Here are just a selection of community events that Diverse Abilities has attended and how they have made such a difference to us.
Grooves on the Green
Diverse Abilities are lucky enough to have been supported by the fantastic local event Grooves on the Green for three years running, and will be supported again in 2015. The event organisers have links to the charity and have chosen to fundraise for Diverse Abilities through their annual two-day festival.
Grooves on the Green is a fun event for all the family with music, comedy, activities, food and drink. It’s a brilliant atmosphere and Diverse Abilities has loved being a part of it.
Diverse Abilities volunteers help out over the event weekend and also have a stand at the event with fun activities to help raise funds. Over the last three years, support from Grooves on the Green has raised a phenomenal £11,000!
Dorset Knob Throwing Festival
Diverse Abilities have attended the Dorset Knob Throwing Festival for the past three years and are attending again in 2015. It is a fun and unique food festival which celebrates the quintessentially Dorset biscuit. Diverse Abilities have a fundraising stand at this event, which the event organisers kindly give to us for free.
At the event Diverse Abilities volunteers help staff our stand and raise vital funds and awareness of our work. Over the last three years we have served tea and cake and sold Scrumptious Home Baking cookbooks.
We have had a fantastic time attending the Dorset Knob Throwing Festival and over the last three years, the event has helped us raise almost £700!
Dorset County Show
Diverse Abilities has had a stand at the Dorset County Show for several years. With lots of people in attendance over the two day show, it is a great opportunity for Diverse Abilities to raise funds and awareness of our work across the county.
Volunteers help staff a stand during the event weekend, helping with fundraising activities such as selling raffle tickets, face-painting, playing children’s games, and collecting funds. The volunteers who help out get free entry to the event so, once their shift has finished, they can enjoy the Show’s many attractions. Some of the adults supported by Diverse Abilities like to get involved by volunteering too and really enjoy selling collecting funds, handing out leaflets, and telling people about what we do!