Open Day at the Paddocks

A couple of year’s ago, Graham raised some money for the DSA by allowing the public to visit his gardens which he looks after with the help of seven adults with learning disabilities. This year he decided to do the same thing again and has written a piece about the event for us…  We opened […]

Walking the first ever Jurassic Coast Challenge

by Alexa Dizon, Head of Fundraising & Events In my 14 years working at the DSA, I’ve taken part in some pretty tough challenges but nothing compares to Saturday’s Jurassic Coast Challenge. The weather forecast all week had said that it was going to be cooler and we were expecting a cloudy day…perfect weather conditions […]

Please Support Our Appeal

Christopher’s story…by his mum, Mary I was told that Christopher has Down’s syndrome within hours of his birth.  At that time, what I knew about Down’s syndrome would have fitted on the back of a postage stamp. The hospital had no literature to give me on the subject so their health visitor contacted the Down’s […]

Croquet Charity Fundraising Competition

The Croquet Association recently held their annual Charity Fundraising competition and we were really excited to be chosen as this year’s charity. They have very kindly written us a piece about the competition… Each year Kevin Carter, a member of the Croquet Association, organises a Charity Fundraising Croquet competition and this year, Peter Gunn of […]