Langside School Pupils Get Creative for Christmas

Pupils from Langside, a special school for children aged two to 19 with profound disabilities run by Diverse Abilities, have designed a range of Christmas cards to help raise vital funds to continue the support for children and adults with disabilities in Dorset.

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Over £80,000 Raised at Diverse Abilities Narnia Themed Ball


Diverse Abilities celebrated raising £82,000 at its annual gala ball, held at Poole Lighthouse, which was raising funds for the vital services the charity runs to support children and adults living with disabilities in Dorset, and their families.

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Special Guests Help Charity Founder Celebrate 100th Birthday

Phyllis Edwards, the founder of Dorset charity Diverse Abilities, turned 100 on Sunday 5 November and celebrated with friends and family at Two Cedars in Broadstone, the residential care home that she has lived for five years.

Two Cedars held a tea party to celebrate her special birthday and all her guests enjoyed sandwiches, cake and a glass of prosecco to toast the birthday lady.

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Charity Celebrate Founder’s 100th Birthday

Charity Celebrate Founder’s 100th Birthday

Phyllis Edwards, the founder of Diverse Abilities, turns 100 this November and to commemorate her birthday the local Dorset charity is celebrating how far the charity has come thanks to her incredible courage, unwavering belief and sheer persistence that there must be a better way to support those with disabilities.

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Diverse Abilities - Thank you Awards

Charity Awards Thank Inspirational Local People

Diverse Abilities recently held its annual Thank You Awards at the Italian Villa to acknowledge inspirational people connected to the Dorset charity that supports children and adults with disabilities.

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Barnabas Café Helps Raise Funds for Adults with Disabilities

Barnabas, the day opportunity hub for adults with disabilities run by Diverse Abilities, is opening a community café at the Good Shepherd Church Hall on Stanfield Road in Parkstone from 4th October between 11.30am – 2.30pm.

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Hallmark Hotels Provide Complimentary Cream Teas

Bournemouth’s three Hallmark Hotels have been donating complimentary cream teas to chemotherapy patients at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital

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Charity Workers Cycle Over 900 miles to Raise Funds

Charity Workers Cycle Over 900 miles to Raise Funds


Three charity workers, Nick Bold, Chris Harrison and Tim Foster, from Diverse Abilities have returned to their home comforts after cycling 962 miles from Land’s End in Cornwall to John O’Groats in Scotland raising over £7,365 for the charity that supports children and adults with disabilities in Dorset.

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Cash for Kids Grant Will Make a Difference

Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability charity, is delighted to have received a grant of £2,135 from Wave 105 Cash for Kids for its children’s service - Coping with CHAOS.

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Totally Wiped Out * Update

Teams Battle It Out at Charity’s Fun-raising Challenge


Teams battled it out at Canford School last Sunday as part of the first Diverse Abilities’ Totally Wiped Out challenge event, raising funds for the local disability charity.

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Macmillan Caring Locally needs your votes to receive £25,000

Macmillan Caring Locally is appealing to all its friends, supporters and service users to vote online to help them receive a £25,000 Community Award from the Freemasons.

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Charity Celebrate its First Lottery Winner

Diverse Abilities, the Dorset disability charity, launched its new lottery last month and after just four weeks there has been a winner.

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