During the Easter break Members can take part in a range of additional activities.
This week we held a Pilates session, welcoming Natalie back to help everyone limber up and improve posture and core strength.
We also held an Online Zoom Quiz based on World War 2 and history around that time.
Update on Wednesday pm group.
SLT Rhona says: “Since the middle of February, I have enjoyed getting to know the Wednesday afternoon group.
Our focus is on total communication. This means making the most of everything available to us to join in and share thoughts and opinions.
Members have found selecting photos and pictures a good way of showing clearly what interests them. In this way we have been able to find out what people have in common.
Expert knowledge within the group ranges from cooking to jazz; football to City trading. Needless to say, world events demand our attention, and we make full use of maps, drawing, facial expression and gestures to explore important topics as diverse as western sanctions and the fortunes of Brighton and Hove Albion!
We have recently welcomed both new members and volunteers, so getting to know each other has been an important part of this term. We look forward to building the effectiveness of our conversations together after Easter. This group is full of positivity and there is never a dull moment!”
Dyscover supporter Theresa Peterson came in to talk about the fundraising she is doing for us. She is taking on a whole year of challenges and aims to complete 8 events including 7 organised walks and a swim in the Serpentine! Incredibly, Theresa told us that she is not a confident swimmer and is having swimming lessons for this. She will have covered an amazing 110 miles in total by the end of the year. She has already completed the first event and the next one is on Saturday 9th April. We think Theresa is just brilliant to have set herself such an amazing series of challenges and we wish her the best of luck with the next event!
We held another very successful quiz evening this time at L’Ultimo Italian restaurant in Leatherhead. Our regular quiz master Simon Edmands had some very entertaining and challenging rounds of questions for the packed restaurant, and everyone really enjoyed the food. It was a lovely evening and has raised £558.40. Congratulations to the winning team and a huge thank you to Giovanni and his team at the restaurant for hosting this event and kindly donating some raffle prizes. Thanks also to everyone that came along to support this event!
On Wednesday last week Alice welcomed some Graphic Design, Masters students from UCA in Epsom who are keen to get some industry experience as part of their course.
Dyscover has invited them to take on a project to re-design and upgrade our Fundraising and Marketing equipment. Rafael and Jakir came along to find out a bit about Dyscover, meet some of our Members and hear the outline of the task we’d like assistance with.