Support Us

Make a Donation | Volunteer | Challenge Yourself
  • How Can You Help?

    Get Involved!

    There are so many ways you can contribute to making sure the life changing work of Dingley continues.

    Read on for more information on how to get involved, and if you want to talk to someone about any of these, please contact Sarah.

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  • Donations

    If you want to make a donation, please use Localgiving, which allows you to make one off or a regular payment to us.

    If you specifically want to support our West Berkshire Centre, then donate through The Good Exchange and Greenham Common Trust will double your donation!

    • One hour of Learning Through Play (LTP) costs us £22.50 per child.
    • Over a year at our three Centres we deliver 2,565 hours of LTP.
    • Core government funding provides around £10 per hour.
    • The remaining £12.50 must be raised by us.

    This is just over £250,000 for the year 2016-17.

    So what does your support mean to local families?

    • £12 provides one hour of support for one child.
    • £60 provides a full day of sessions for one child.
    • £1110 provides a half day session for one child for a whole academic year.
    • This includes support for the whole family.


  • If you would like to help us continue to help the families we do, please consider making a donation.

  • Volunteering

    Would you like to build your CV, make a difference, or just want to keep yourself busy? You might like to become a Dingley volunteer!

    Currently we are looking for volunteers to help us with event management and fundraising, so if you would like to find out more please contact Sarah Affleck.

    We are also looking for people who are interested in becoming Trustees of Dingley’s Promise. In particular, people with experience of overseeing nursery operations, HR professionals and fundraising professionals. Please contact our CEO, Catherine McLeod at for more information.

    Our volunteers are part of our team, and are included in all staff activities and events. We couldn’t do everything we do without the fantastic people who volunteer with us.

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  • Challenges

    Looking to do something out of the ordinary? Would you like to challenge yourself while making a real difference to local families? Past challenges have involved running, walking, swimming, cycling and even sky diving, and we are open to any new ideas for challenges! 

    Fly through the air on the longest zip line in Europe and the fastest in the world!

    Join us on the 22nd September 2017 for a once in a lifetime experience in Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda with Velocity at Zip World.  With stunning views out towards Anglesey and on a clear day, the Isle of Man; you could descend over the quarry lake reaching speeds in excess of 100mph.

    Contact Sarah for further details!

    Experience the adrenalin thrill of a Skydive for Dingley’s Promise

    We partner with GOSkydive to bring you a once in a lifetime experience for only £50*!  Raising a minimum of £395 for Dingley’s Promise, you could be standing at the edge of a doorway, flying at 10,000 feet.  Do you have the nerve to then lean forward and rush towards the earth at 125mph?

    Book direct with GOSkydive and contact Sarah now!

     *If you prefer, you can pay in full for your Skydive at £225 and then raise what you can for Dingley’s Promise. 

    Run Green Park Royal Berkshire 10K

    We’ve been fortunate to be chosen as an official partner for Berkshire’s premier running race, taking place on Sunday 20th May 2018.

    For a FREE place, we only ask you to raise a minimum sponsorship of £75 for Dingley’s Promise (and give us a wave at our water station round the course!)

    If you’re not a runner – join the support team for the day!  We need volunteers to help hand out water, medals and cheer on all the fantastic runners taking part.  

    Just contact Sarah now!

    Walk, Jog or Run the Thames Path Challenge 2017 for Dingley’s Promise

    Free on the 9th and 10th September 2017 and want to soak up some beautiful scenery?  Choose between 100km, 50km and 25km routes with full support from the Riverside Event organisers.  From as little as £40 and raising a minimum of £150 you could be taking on your own personal challenge.

    Book direct for the Thames Path Challenge and nominate Dingley’s Promise and contact Sarah now!

  • We offer:

     Please give Sarah a call to get started.

  • Fundraising

    Our supporters are amazing. We are constantly humbled by the amazing events and activities they hold in aid of Dingley’s Promise.

    This includes cake sales, lunches, fete stalls, musical events, drama performances, stationary cycling and rowing, raffles, quiz nights and even a charity football match with the staff of Buckingham Palace!

    If you would like to hold an event in aid of Dingley, please contact Sarah and we can help you by providing banners and other support!

  • Legacies and In Memory

    Why leave a gift?

    By leaving a gift in your Will, you’ll be helping to provide life-changing support to under 5’s with additional needs and disabilities and their families. Your support is crucial in enabling us to continue our work in years to come.

    A Will is one of the simplest ways to ensure that your wishes are followed and that the future of your family and friends – in fact all the people and causes you care about most – are provided for.

    Download our codicil form – you can give this form to your solicitor to include a gift to Dingley’s Promise in your Will.

    Donate in memory of a loved one

    Giving in memory of someone special is a personal way of remembering them.  We know these gifts have extra meaning and we are always grateful to receive them.  Fundraising in memory could include collecting donations in lieu of flowers at a funeral or celebration of life, donating on a special birthday or anniversary or setting up an In Memory Page to share memories and collect donations.

     Fundraise in memory with JustGiving

    How can you help?

    Get in touch with Sarah Affleck for further advice on how to leave a gift or remember a loved one. You do not need to tell us if you are leaving a gift in your will, but if you would like to, we would love to know about it.


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  • Dingley Events Raise Vital Awareness and Funds

    for our life changing services.

  • Want to have fun while making a difference? Then you need to come to our events!

    • The Dingley Spring Event– every March, we bring staff, families and supporters together to celebrate everything about Dingley. Local celebrities such as ex footballer and radio host Ady Williams get involved, making it even more memorable (keep an eye on our our News section for updates).
    • The Dingley Charity Awards – this year held as part of our 2017 Spring Ball.

    In 2018 we are planning to develop a public event to raise more awareness than ever before of our services. This may be a festival, a teddy bears picnic or a wheelchair treasure hunt, and when we have firm plans we will let you know.

    If you would like to volunteer to help with our events, please contact us – it’s a great way to make a difference and also to build your CV, gain new experiences, or keep busy in retirement!