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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

  • Grab yourself some positive PR and give back to your community by sponsoring this fantastic event or if you have some time to spare, join us to help it run like clockwork!

    Please contact Sarah on 07495 445 965 or today.

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

  • 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 hold our Ball, which aims to celebrate everything about Dingley.  Staff, families and supporters love to come along and let their hair down – all in aid of Dingley!  

    This black-tie event is a fabulous evening with a welcome drinks reception, a delicious three-course dinner, fantastic entertainment, dancing to a DJ and a live auction, silent auction and raffle.  Our event is gaining an enviable reputation as being the event not to be missed and we hope to ensure that this continues for many years to come.

    Following the very successful Rio Carnival Ball, Dingley’s Promise presents Strictly Come Dingley on Saturday 9th March 2019 at the Hilton Hotel, Drake Way in Reading.

    Tickets are on sale – £50pp or £500 for a table of 10.

    Come and join the fun!

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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! 

    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 24th November!  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 partner with Royal Berkshire 10K again in 2019!

    Reading’s Big Family Fun Run offers a fast single lap 10K race suitable both club athletes looking for a new PB and newer runners looking for a flat, friendly, relaxed race with a generous cut off time.  There is also a 3K for those wanting a shorter distance or for children as well as the Mini Mile.  The safe environment has hosted over 1200 children racing last year, with them all receiving medals and t-shirts.

    We have FREE places for the 10K for a minimum of £75 sponsorship.  Make 10K your target this Spring.

    We offer:

     Please give Sarah a call to get started.


  • Do you have a head for heights?

    Emirates Spinnaker Tower presents two breathtaking challenges:

    • Abseil 100 metres down the side of this iconic building.  Raising a minimum of £350 for Dingley’s Promise, you could be stepping out onto the smooth side of this building!
    • NEW for 2018 – The Drop.  Raising a minimum of £100 for Dingley’s Promise, could you leap from a platform 25 metres above sea level?

    Contact Sarah for further details!

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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!

    We’re looking for people with many different skills and experience, for example:

    • Experience of engaging with children under 5 years.
    • Interest in children with SEND.
    • Enthusiastic to support our fundraising events.
    • Oversight of nursery operations, HR or Fundraising professionals

    Click here to see our current vacancies!


    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….


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  • Legacies and In Memory

    One Kind Act, a Lasting Impact

    Leave a gift in your will and help us build an inclusive future for children with additional needs and disabilities.  One kind act could provide the best start for the next generation.

    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.

    Leaving Dingley’s Promise a gift in your will is one of the most valuable and lasting ways that you can support children with additional needs and disabilities.  It costs nothing in your lifetime, but will have a powerful impact for years to come.

    Did You Know?

    Leaving a gift in you will can also reduce your Inheritance Tax liability as it won’t count towards the taxable value of your estate.

    It’s Easy…

    Write or update your will from the comfort of your home with The Goodwill Partnership.  They offer a free, no-obligation home visit to facilitate your wishes by trained counsellors.  They are then written into a legal format by their panel of solicitors.  There is a fixed fee for the will writing at just £108 + VAT for a single 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

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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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