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 […]

“13.1 miles is a long way”

This is a guest blog written by Danielle. Earlier this year Danielle took on her first half marathon with her dad and her sister. These are her own words about how the day went… My name is Danielle, last year I decided I wanted to do a half marathon. I started training and did some […]

Miles’ Story

Miles is the eldest son of Tracy, one half of signing-and-singing duo Singing Hands, and here she shares his story and how their family’s journey influenced the creation of Singing Hands. To mark the launch of their new DVD we’re honoured to share their story here… Miles was born in 1999. I remember feeling very […]

Portsmouth Tennis Festival 2018

Summer can bring many happy changes: longer evenings, lots of sunshine and warmer weather. For the DSActive team, summer means that the tennis season is well underway! Recently, the DSActive team paid a visit to Portsmouth to run a DSActive tennis festival with John and his excellent team at Portsmouth Tennis Centre. The festival started […]

Start up a Rally at Shooter Hill Tennis Club

The DSActive team recently visited a tennis session at Shooters Hill Tennis Club. The coaches started with a group warm-up which involved all the players and some of their parents. The warm-up activity was called handball and each player was demonstrating fundamental movements such as throwing the balls, catching the balls and running with the […]

Marine Hotel raise vital funds for WorkFit

Many of our WorkFit employers choose to support our work in a range of ways alongside employing candidates. We were delighted to visit the Marine Hotel in Devon recently to collect a cheque for their fundraising efforts in 2017. The hotel has raised a fantastic £1,172 from the sale of raffle tickets during their “Tinsel […]

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 […]