Fundraising is an ongoing challenge! DI has to raise significant funds each year to provide the vital services it offers to clients and to develop its work, facilities and equipment which would not be possible without voluntary income.
Our resource centre provides programmes that specialise in education, prevocational training, social rehabilitation, skills development, functional mobility and much more. We perform vital work which achieves remarkable results. However this costs money.
We do not receive government support for the specialist activities we provide e.g. yoga, music therapy, capital development, equipment or creation of new services and programmes. Therefore, fundraising is critical for the continuation and evolution of DI’s work to ensure we are able to make a fundamental difference to those most in need.
Every penny you give directly benefits the clients at DI.
How your donations have made a difference
Entrepreneur businessman Andrew Reynolds donated the necessary funds to purchase two MOTOmeds for our clients to use in functional mobility sessions. The MOTOmeds have a significant impact on improving our clients’ physical wellbeing, so much so that over 40 of DI’s clients embarked on a fundraising MOTOmed ‘Cycle to Brighton’ challenge to raise funds for both DI and to provide refurbished wheelchairs for people in Third World countries.
Maxwell-Aylwin Jewellers donates money on a monthly basis which contributes towards our regular provision of activities and sessions at DI including yoga, music therapy and DJ workshops.
Through the generosity of the friends of DI and match funding from Surrey Heath Borough Council we have been able to install ‘state of the art’ computer equipment at DI which has benefited clients, enabling them to develop their IT skills.