If you’re part of any group, club, school, church, or organisation, there are lots of ways in which you can get involved with Diverse Abilities!
If you would like to find out more about Diverse Abilities and our work in the local community, you can book a talk from one of our presenters – we would love to come and meet you!
Does your community group support a chosen charity each year? Or do you hold annual events to raise money for local causes? If you do, Diverse Abilities would love the opportunity to apply for consideration to receive a donation from your group. It would be our pleasure to give you a tour of our services and show you how your group’s donation could make a difference to the lives of local people with disabilities.
Community groups can also get involved with group volunteering projects, by taking part in our challenge events as a team, or by fundraising for Diverse Abilities – the opportunities are endless for ways that you can support Diverse Abilities with your friends and peers!
Here are a few of our community group supporters and how they have made such a difference to Diverse Abilities.
Rotary Club of Poole Bay
A member of the charity’s Fundraising Team delivered a presentation to the Rotary Club of Poole Bay in 2012 and the club has been supportive of the work of Diverse Abilities since.
In 2013, the club selected Diverse Abilities as one of the charities to benefit from an event which they were running; Diverse Abilities volunteers helped out on the day and they donated an amazing £1,000 to the charity from the event.
Since then, the Rotary Club of Poole Bay has made a donation of £300 to Diverse Abilities in 2014 from its annual fundraising activities and, in summer 2014, Diverse Abilities supporters (including one of the Rotarians) took part in the Rotary’s Poole Bay Walk event raising more than £300 in sponsorship from friends and family.
Support from the Rotary Club of Poole Bay continues in 2015; they have chosen Diverse Abilities as one of the charities to benefit from a golf day and Diverse Abilities volunteer presenters will be visiting the club this year to update them on the charity’s recent activities.
Bournemouth University get involved with Diverse Abilities in many ways, including volunteering and fundraising.
Student volunteers have taken part in a huge variety of projects from helping to create a sensory garden at Langside School, to wrapping Christmas presents for the adults we support, making thank you cards for us to send to supporters, to volunteering at local community events.
During 2014/15 our link with Bournemouth University grew as the University’s RAG (Raising and Giving) Committee has selected Diverse Abilities as one of its chosen charities to fundraise for. This relationship with the committee has been amazing, and they raised just under £10,000 through their famous Leggit event in 2014.
Christ the King School
Christ the King Primary School became involved with Diverse Abilities as a staff member’s child attended the school. The member of staff spoke to the school about the charity and organised a presentation to a parent group in 2013 which was delivered by staff and one of the adults we support – following this presentation the school’s support for Diverse Abilities has grown and grown!
In 2013, Diverse Abilities had a stand at the school’s summer fete to raise funds and awareness. Some of the adults supported by Diverse Abilities have become very closely involved with the school, listening to the children read, baking sessions, and attending school events such as sports day and the Christmas play. This has been fantastic for the adults we support and the pupils at Christ the King School who love their visits from Diverse Abilities!
The school continue to develop their support of Diverse Abilities through holding a fundraising event in 2015.