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Divers Abilities gives thumbs up after receiving generous donations from the community

Divers Abilities, Dorset’s disability charity has received donations to assist with its day-to-day delivery of care from organisations in the local community and beyond.

Donated items include customs masks
Donated items include customs masks

Donated items include custom masks, kit bags, visors and even a selection of bedding plants.

Julia Forrest-Wilson, adult services operations manager, commented: “We are so thankful for all of these donations, they have really made a difference to everyone in the team, and it’s nice to know that people are thinking of us when taking the time to make things like the masks and kit bags.

“The bedding plants have also helped to brighten up the front of The Beehive Centre, and the flowers will hopefully be blooming once everyone is allowed to come back into the premises.”

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Donations have been received from Frontline Facemasks, Allsorts Craft Club of Blandford Parish Centre, Sarah Combs, Tisbury Miracle Makers, Robert Newitt, St Joseph’s Catholic School in Salisbury and Stewarts Garden Centres.

St Joseph’s has put together a workforce of other schools and businesses across the country to make and deliver visors for those who need them, including making a delivery to Diverse Abilities.

The charity’s Beehive Centre for adults and Lily’s Place respite home for children both received fish and chip lunches from the team at Chez Fred as another thank you for their frontline work during the global pandemic.

Visit diverseabilities.org.uk to find out more about the work the charity provides to children and adults with profound physical and learning disabilities.

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