Our celebrity supporters, ambassadors and patrons spread the word and help raise the awareness of the work Diverse Abilities does to support children and adults with disabilities in Dorset.

Chris Jarvis - BBC children’s TV presenter

Chris Jarvis is a television actor and presenter who has appeared on our screens since 1992. Chris was one of the original line on CBeebies and now is well known for writing and starring in the programme Show Me Show Me, alongside Pui Fan Lee, which also tours around the UK regularly.

Chris is a fantastic supporter of Diverse Abilities and has visited Langside School on a number of occasions as the kids love him! He also has presented our ‘Thank You’ awards, making it a very entertaining evening and featured in the charity’s ‘Scrumptious Home Baking’ recipe book with his ‘Show Me Show Me Combo’ rock cakes and rocking tea. We’d definitely recommend it!

Chris said: “Diverse Abilities is a great local charity supporting both adults and children with disabilities. It is a pleasure to work with the team, provide support and put a smile of the children’s faces when I visit Langside.”

Chris Jarvis with the Diverse Abilities Plus fundraising team, children from Langside School and Jon Seaward, Principal of Langside School

Steve Fletcher - AFC Bournemouth legend

Steve Fletcher kindly attended the Diverse Abilities thank you awards in 2014 for a ‘meet and greet’ session with those that had been short listed and people supported by the charity. Steve also actively supports us on social media, by re-tweeting our tweets and promoting our events.

Eric Garlick meets Steve Fletcher

Anya Kay - British bobsleigh medallist

Anya is due to visit a number of the services and will be attending the Diverse Abilities annual awards and thank ceremony in 2015 and presenting awards to our winners. As someone that seizes every opportunity and strives for success, Anya is a perfect ambassador for Diverse Abilities. Anya also actively supports us on social media, by retweeting our tweets.

Anya said: “Diverse Abilities is a fantastic charity.  I was very excited and proud to be asked to become a supporter of such an inspirational charity and am privileged to be part of the awards ceremony in 2015.”

Anya Kay

Reham Khan - ex BBC South Today weather presenter

Reham Khan visited the services of Diverse Abilities and kindly supported the charity during its Gold Challenge campaign in 2012 and took part in a wheelchair basketball game, which was filmed and aired on BBC1. Reham also contributed one of her favourite recipes for the charity’s recipe book, Scrumptious Home Baking, in 2012 and launched the book at the Dolphin Centre in Poole.

Reham said: “Diverse Abilities is a fantastic charity that supports many families, children and adults across Dorset. Taking part in the Gold Challenge was a great way to raise money for the charity. The adults and children that attend the charity’s services challenge themselves on a daily basis so undertaking sports that you’ve never tried before, was a great way to put yourself in their position while raising money for a great cause.”

Reham Khan

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