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  • 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

    Become a Friend of Dingley’s Promise to support children and their families who need our support in the future:


    • £3.75 a month for a year means one child can join in the fun at one of our Holiday Playscheme days a year.
    • £5 a month for a year allows a child to learn new skills in a Learn Through Play session once a year.
    • £10 a month for a year means we can provide eight hours of support to one child moving on to a new setting.


    Become a Friend

    If you would like to make a donation, please give via our online link here.

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

    So what does your support mean to local families?

    • £26 provides a support group for our parents.
    • £40 provides one home visit to a struggling family.
    • £300 will support one child into mainstream nursery or school.
    • £450 enables ten children to enjoy a Holiday Playscheme day.
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  • Become a Friend of Dingley's Promise

  • Contact Sarah on 07495 445 965 or to register today!

    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!

  • Events

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

    The Dingley Spring Ball & Dingley Charity Awards– 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).  

    Read all about our Rio Carnival Fiesta that took place in March 2018

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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!

    Take part in 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?

    We have places reserved on Saturday 18th and Saturday 25th August!  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. 

    Walk for Dingley’s Promise with The Wokingham Walk!

    For a less strenuous, but no less challenging activity, why not join the Wokingham Walk.  Choose from three distances, 5, 10 or 15 miles all starting and ending in Wokingham Town Centre.  Raise money, meet friends and earn that pub meal and a sneaky drink afterwards.

    Places are only £15 (only £5 for children) and the Wokingham Walk takes place on Sunday 12th May 2019.

    We offer:

     Please give Sarah a call to get started.


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  • 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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  • 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!

    Or consider donating for FREE when you shop!  Take a look here to see how it works….


  • Legacies and In Memory

    Why leave a gift in your will?

    Once you’ve taken care of your family, why not consider supporting another?  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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  • Payroll Giving


    Payroll Giving is great way to donate to us.  As your donation is made before any tax deductions, it means that it’s a really tax-efficient way of giving.  For example, if you want to give a regular gift of £10, only £8 will be deducted from your salary each month.

    Giving through your pay also means that we are receiving a regular gift which allows us to plan our work most effectively, supporting more children under 5 with additional needs and disabilities.

    To get started, look at Payroll Giving in Action and find out if your employer is enrolled on a scheme.  If not – why not encourage them to sign up?

    Contact Sarah to discuss how we can promote Payroll Giving in your company now!

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