DONATIONS & FUNDRAISING

Dorset Deaf Children's Society relies on donations and fundraising for funds.  It has no paid officers and the Trustees work on a voluntary basis from their own homes. With very small overheads this means that every penny raised and donated is used directly for the benefit of deaf children in Dorset. 

We could not provide the support for the deaf children and their families without these generous donations and fundraising. 

If you make a donation or you have sponsors who are tax payers we can also Gift Aid your donation or sponsorships which means more funds for DDCS! 


Please contact Shirley on 01202 571089 for a Gift Aid Donation or Gift Aid Sponsorship form.

YOUR DONATIONS ARE WORTH MORE WITH VIRGIN MONEYGIVING!

Dorset DCS is now registered with Virgin Money Giving, which means that it is quick and easy for anyone to donate to DDCS and they also claim Gift Aid for us as well!

Anyone can donate by visiting the Dorset Deaf Children’s Society page on www.virginmoneygiving.com where you can make a single donation or if you are thinking of doing a sponsored event you can create your own event page for your sponsors to donate.  It’s easy - go to virginmoneygiving.com click ‘create your own page’, enter details of your fundraising activity and select DDCS as your charity.  You can then personalise your page with your own story and photos.

Virgin Money Giving is 100% non-profit making which means that all of your donation will come to us with no deductions!  We could not survive without donations or fund raising so if you can help at all by raising funds for us we would be very grateful!

Exciting news!
Do you shop at Amazon?

You can help raise funds for Dorset DCS. If you and your friends shop on Amazon all you have to do is log into Smile Amazon select your charity (only have to do this once) and shop as normal and Amazon will donate to Dorset Deaf Children’s Society!

 

Please see the instructions on the right, it is really easy and the key is to make sure you are logged into Smile Amazon every time you shop. Just look for the Smile Amazon logo at the top left hand corner of your screen to double check.

 

Please share this with everyone you know and ask them to share it with their friends. This could be really great for DDCS!

Treasurer contact details:

Shirley Sorbie

Treasurer and 
Membership Secretary

 01202 571089
 07765 304968

Address:

Touchwood,

9 Oakland Walk,

West Parley, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 8PF

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING FOR DONATIONS AND FUNDRAISING RECEIVED:

WAITROSE

Dorset Deaf Children’s Society was very lucky to be chosen by Waitrose as their Community Matters Charity in multiple shops. This meant during September 2016 we were in every Waitrose in Dorset. Our Chairman, Kevin Forbes, and Vice Chairperson and Treasurer, Shirley Sorbie, went along to Waitrose in Wimborne and were made welcome by Steve Lee form Waitrose, Sherborne and staff from the Wimborne branch who presented them with a cheque for £3632!!  It was particularly apt that one of the staff members presenting the cheque was Meggie Voce, who has a cochlear implant and her family were members of Dorset Deaf Children’s Society when she was younger.  

Waitrose in Parkstone had already supported us in June 2016 when we received £296 thus giving us a total of £3928 from Waitrose Community Matters charity fund.

This is an amazing amount of money for us and we are very grateful to Waitrose and to all their customers for voting for us with their tokens!

Many thanks to Zena Brown and the Rebekah Fund who chose Dorset DCS as their charity to raise funds for during 2017.

They organised car boot sales, raffles, tombolas, line dance events, evening cruise around Poole Harbour, a 5k run and have raised £1553.57!

Cathy Jones, Trustee and her daughter Poppy were presented with the cheque on Sunday 3rd June.

Raising money while losing pounds

Nicki Edwards, Natasha Barnes with baby Ebony and her brother Jacob, and biggest loser Louise Pender present the cheque to Dorset Deaf Children’s Society Chairman Kevin Forbes.

Customers of Nicki Edwards, The Cambridge Lady, who embarked on the Cambridge Weight Plan 60 Day Challenge raised £730 for The Dorset Deaf Children’s Society while collectively losing over 22 stone in weight.

“I am immensely proud of all my customers who took part in the challenge and did so well, raising this much money for such a good cause” said Nicki. “Everyone is a winner; my clients who have lost so much weight and feel so much better about themselves, and all the children that are helped by the Society”.

 

Nicki, along with Louise Pender, who was the biggest loser, and Natasha Barnes whose own baby daughter Ebony has profound hearing loss, presented the cheque to chairman Kevin Forbes. “I congratulate all Nicki’s customers and thank them for the wonderful donation. Every penny will go directly to help deaf children of all ages across the county” said Kevin. “The Dorset Deaf Children’s Society is run solely by volunteers and provides invaluable advice and information for parents and carers of hearing impaired children. We will use this money to help organise events and outings for affected families so they can meet and share ideas with others like themselves.

Around 30 of Nicki’s clients took part in the challenge and donated to the charity. The competition was closely fought but Louise came out on top having lost over 17% of her starting weight – that’s 26.5 pounds over the 60 days. Nicki is keen to point out that everyone’s weight loss journey is unique to them however.

Bournemouth Marathon Event

 

On the Saturday 5th of October, six of our hearing impaired young members and six siblings/friends bravely joined in with hundreds of other runners taking part in the Bournemouth marathon event. Our youngsters showed great courage and determination as they ran along the beachfront and pier towards Bournemouth Gardens. Cheered on by hundreds of supporters, family and friends they each overcame nerves and fear to cross the finish line and collect their medals. We are immensely proud of their achievements and for the awareness and funds they have raised for our Charity. 

 

Well done to Phoebe, Alex, Jacob and Emilia who ran in the 1km race.

Ava, Evie, Poppy, Sid and Olivia who ran in the 1.5km race. Isla and

Arthur who ran the 2km and Felix who bravely competed as the

youngest runner in the Junior 5km.

Later that day Martin Rose (dad of Ava and Isla) took part in the 10km along with

two teachers of the Deaf from Dorset HSS plus friend Ruth Kirby who all wore

their DDCS t-shirts with pride. Finally after a long day cheering on the other

runners it was Hannah’s (mum to Ava and Isla) turn to take on the 5km

Supernova night race.

The events continued into Sunday 6th October when Adam Foley, Nicola Foley,

Lisa Forbes, Rob Horton, Jo Mason and Liz Davies all took part in the Half Marathon. It was a chilly, but sunny early start to the morning with runners congregating in Kings Park for an 8am start. The beautiful route took them along the beachfront in Southbourne towards Henghistbury Head then back into Bournemouth where the runners battled the dreaded steep hill at Boscombe gardens. Thankfully our lovely supporters were handing out Jelly Babies to give the runners a sugar boost to make it up the hill!!! The runners then had to endure substantial winds as they battled with fatigue and pain to reach the finish line just beyond Bournemouth Pier. All runners finished in great time with many beating previous PBs.

This event how proven to be very popular with our families, it has provided wonderful awareness for our charity and all our runners wore their DDCS t-shirts with pride. We would like to express our thanks all those who took part and especially to those family and friends who supported and sponsored us, we raised over £2,000 in total!!!

Donations 2019
  • Strategic Solutions Financial Services

  • Martin Bray

  • Southern Gas Neworks

  • In memorium Mr Gilbert Cross

  • Charles & Susie Andrews

  • Mrs Sarah Martin

  • Order of Womens Freemasons – Lodge Sirius No.31

  • Kelly Hennessey

Fundraising 2019
  • DDCS Family and Friends Bournemouth Marathon Event

  • Smile Amazon

  • David Sampson – London Marathon

  • BH Coastal Lottery

  • Dalkeith House Dentist – Collection Box

  • Conor Tobin – Sponsored Football

  • Sale of NDCS Christmas Cards,

  • Barking Cat Ale House Collection Box

Donations 2018
  • Strategic Solutions Financial Services 

  • Martin Bray

  • St John with St Michael’s Church

  • Royal Air Force College Cranwell

  • Dorset Community Foundation – Joy & Lance Collier Fund

  • In Memorium - Mr Derek Walbridge

  • Charles & Susie Andrews

  • Insurance Institute of Bournemouth

  • Brit Valley Lodge 8315

  • Octa Lodge 4397

  • Roger & Marjorie Furniss

  • Mr Jordan Butler - World Cup

  • In Memorium Roy Tarbin

  • Hoare Lea

  • ASDA Castlepoint

  • Canford School Golf Club

  • Kings Stag Methodist Church

  • Sally and Greg Kelson

Fundraising 2018
  • Rebekah Fund

  • Lisa Forbes – Eurovision

  • Amazon Smile

  • Sale of NDCS Christmas Cards

  • Cambridge 60 Day Diet Challenge

  • Shirley Sorbie birthday gifts

  • Royal Parks Half Marathon

  • Kevin & Lisa Forbes – Anniversary and Birthday gifts

  • Bournemouth Deaf Club Collection box

Donations 2017
  • Strategic Solutions Financial Services

  • Diane Spedding

  • Martin Bray

  • Waitrose

  • Bournemouth No 5 Round Table

  • Ferndown Golf Club - Captains Charity

  • King Arthur Lodge 5469

  • Charles & Susie Andrews

  • Insurance Institute of Bournemouth

  • Mrs R.M. Mantell

  • Graeme Swatton

  • Vivien Ford

  • In Memorium – Roger Hopkins

  • Mr Darren Slade

  • Bournemouth Borough Council

  • In Memorium – Mrs Anne Harris

 Fundraising 2017
  • Jack Ridout & Dan Pyburn, Beaminster School - Cake sale

  • National Citizen Service

  • Sale of NDCS Christmas Cards

  • Rushmore Golf Club

  • Co-Op Local Community Fund

Donations 2016
  • Strategic Solutions Financial Services

  • Borough of Poole Adult Social Care

  • Diane Spedding

  • Martin Bray

  • Charles & Susie Andrews

  • Smugglers Run Pub, Parkstone

  • G.R.S. Breakdown Recovery

  • Clare Walburn

  • Shaftesbury Rotary Club 

  • Kings Stag Methodist Church

  • Melanie Baldwin

  • Megitt PLC

  • HFC Manufacturing UK Ltd

  • S.C. Corben

Fundraising 2016
  • Bournemouth Deaf Club - Collection Box

  • Sale of NDCS Christmas Cards

  • Adam Holbrook - School Cake Sale

  • Jane Stewart & Tim Barker  - Boogie Nights Evening

  • Body Care Accident & Repair – Collection Box

  • Richard Hiriart – Great South Run

  • Tracey & Eddy Henry – Collection Box

  • Rushmore Golf Club

Donations 2015
  • Strategic Solutions Financial Services

  • Lions Club Swanage

  • St Marys PCC Sturminster Marshall

  • Diane Spedding

  • Martin Bray

  • Bournemouth & Poole College

  • Charles & Susie Andrews

  • Sainsburys Winton

  • Sally Marlow

  • Personal Finance Society

  • Roger & Marjorie Furniss

  • Personal Finance Society

  • Joe Lawless

  • Vivien Ford

Fundraising 2015
  • Freya Pretty - Bournemouth Running Festival

  • Rushmore Golf Club - Sale of DDCS Golf Balls

  • Sale of NDCS Christmas Cards

  • Jump 4 Dorset DCS Team - David Maidment with family members Shelley, Chris and Kevin.

  • Kohei Hobbs Team - South West Tough Mudder Course

  • Rushmore Golf Club

THE BLANDFORD SCHOOL

FOR LETTING US USE THE SCHOOL HALL FREE OF CHARGE FOR OUR CHRISTMAS PARTY

Massive Thanks!

On Monday 5th September 2016 Ferndown Golf Club held a Charity Golf Day. This event raised a staggering amount for The Peter Alliss Wheelchair Charity and Ferndown Captain’s chosen charities. Robin Pomeroy, the men’s captain nominated Dorset Deaf Children’s Society as one of his charities and through the generous support of golfers and Ferndown Golf Club we received an amazing £3,600!

The presentations to the charities were made by Harry Redknapp at Ferndown Golf Club’s annual presentation which was held on Friday 3rd March 2017. Kevin Forbes, our Chairman accepted the cheques on behalf of all the children and their families who will benefit from this fantastic gesture and he said a few words of thanks to all in attendance, which we hope went some way towards saying how grateful we all are for this incredible show of generosity.  He said it was lovely afternoon and everyone was so friendly and interested in the great work we do as a local charity.

FERNDOWN GOLF CLUB - CAPTAINS CHARITY

THIS IS THE TOTAL RAISED BY OUR DDCS TEAM IN THE DORSET PLANE PULL!

£4875!

The Dorset Plane Pull is by far one of the county’s most unique charity fundraising event.  This year Dorset DCS entered a team and took part in what was a great day of fun and also raised a fantastic amount of money! The teams consist of 20 willing and able, but not necessarily super strong, people to pull a 35,000Kg Boeing 737 a distance of 50 meters, ideally in the fastest time.  The event takes place at Bournemouth Airport and as well as the plane pulling there was live entertainment, food and drink, stalls and exhibits on site throughout the day. This year was different to other years in that the weather was so bad on the scheduled day, Monday 25th August 2014, the event had to be postponed. The bank holiday saw constant torrential rain all day so it would not have been safe to hold the event then. This caused a mountain of work for the organisers (who are all volunteers) and also for the charity team managers as many team members could not make the new date.  But on Saturday 13th September the event took place and all the teams turned up for a fun day!

In amongst all the banter and jokes there was a bit of nerves whilst watching the other teams but after the safety talk our team walked out onto the airport apron determined to get the plane moving!  They did not disappoint and did it in a very respectable time of 50.28 Seconds. It does not sound very long to be pulling but by the end there were some very wobbly legs and arms! Our team ended up seventh out of fifteen teams which was not bad for a first time pull. 

​Many thanks to the team who were:

  • Martin Ring – Chairman and father to Stuart

  • Stuart Ring – Hearing Impaired youth member

  • Charlie Sorbie – Hearing Impaired and father to Tom and Jamie

  • Tom Sorbie – Hearing Impaired youth member

  • Jamie Sorbie – Hearing Impaired youth member

  • Jack Woodrow – Hearing Impaired youth member

  • Martin Bray – Father to Owen

  • Nick Neville – Father to Kallum

  • Nat Moore – Cousin to Harry Copson

  • Lee Curtis – Father to Angel

  • Amanda Tuck – Mother to Jordan 

  • Michael Calverley – Father to Olivia and Jacob

  • Sarah Charles – Mother to Lewis and Joe

  • James Oakley – Uncle to Owen

  • Alex Lester – Supporter

  • Shane Culwick – Supporter 

  • Sharon Broome – Supporter

  • Chris Drewett – Father to Ethan

  • Sam Stone – Uncle to Owen

  • Lloyd Leonard – Hearing Impaired youth member

A big thank you to all who have sponsored the team and enabled them to raise so much money. To the businesses and individuals who have been so generous it is much appreciated! 

© 2016 by DDCS. 

Charity number:

1018464

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Contact Shirley Sorbie on 01202 571089

info@dorsetdcs.co.uk