Our Purposes

Our purpose is to financially assist severely disabled people of all ages, individually or in groups to enable them to have access to equipment and services which will make a positive difference to their quality of life. Through the personal experience of some of our friends and relatives, we realise that statutory provision does not always cover items and services which are very specialised and that these can make an important contribution to the wellbeing of severely disabled people. We see this as the target area for our donations.

Can we help you?

Have a look at our FAQ's page before applying to check whether you or your organisation fit our criteria.

Thank you for visiting DTD Charity. The charity is supported by contributions from the employees, customers and management of Dusk Till Dawn.

News

  • Electric Wheelchair

    17 Nov 2019

    A lovely 'thank-you' from Shaun.

     

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  • Mobility Scooter

    23 Sep 2019

    Janet has sent this wonderful photo to say thank you to DTD Charity for funding her mobility scooter. She is no longer housebound and can now get out and about and visit friends and family locally.

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  • Diversity Awards

    21 Sep 2019

    Congratulations to Myles - a local Nottingham hero

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  • World Spinal Cord Injury Day

    05 Sep 2019

    Because #EveryFourHours a spinal cord injury changes someone's life.

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  • Makaton Training

    01 Aug 2019

    Our Fund Manager, Zoe, attended a makaton course, the language programme that uses signs and symbols to give everyone a helping hand to communicate.

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  • World Friendship Day

    30 Jul 2019

    Today is World Friendship Day - say hello to someone new today. It could be that neighbour you pass in the street or the person you sit opposite on the bus. And pass on that smile.

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  • Changing Places Awareness Day

    19 Jul 2019

    Today is Changing Places Awareness Day. Did you know that only 63 UK hospitals have a registered changing places toilet?

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  • Hand-cycle

    27 Jun 2019

    A couple of years ago we were able to help Andrew with the final bit of funding towards a hand-cycle. Andrew has become a keen cyclist and has really benefitted from the activity. He has kept in touch...

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  • Deaf Awareness Week

    06 May 2019

    DTD Charity is marking Deaf Awareness Week, 6th-12th May. Previously we have been able to help Isla who was born profoundly deaf. She has bilateral cochlear implants which allows her to attend...

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  • 'Tough' sofa

    14 Apr 2019

    Bradley, aged 18, has a diagnosis of autism. He is non-verbal and has severe learning difficulties and uses bouncing and rocking as coping mechanisms. Having gone through two sofas in two year Tough...

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  • Downs Syndrome Awareness Day

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  • Muscular Dystrophy Wheelchair

    10 Mar 2019

    DTD Charity was able to help a 27 year old Leicester man who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy by contributing towards his new wheelchair. His mum wrote to say, ‘I must say a big thank you as this...

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  • Rebound Therapy

    28 Feb 2019

    After a couple of hours unloading the lorry and setting up the equipment Zoe was ready for some rebound therapy along with Chloe Smith of Ash Lea School. 

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  • Wheelchair

    01 Feb 2019

    Paige has limited mobility due to cerebral palsy. She is in an elite level wheelchair racer and has recently started a new job at the Matt Hampson Foundation. DTD Charity was able to help with funding...

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  • Safe Travel Bed

    22 Jan 2019

    A Nottinghamshire mum, who’s son has cerebral palsy, wrote to say, ‘I am just messaging you to thank you & the DTD Charity for helping us to raise the money for our son’s special...

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  • Happy New Year

    01 Jan 2019

    Happy New Year Everyone. 

    We aim to help severely disabled people of all ages; including those with significant sensory, physical, and intellectual impairments and those with complex and...

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  • Merry Christmas

    24 Dec 2018

    Thank you so much to everyone that has contributed to DTD Charity in 2018. The charity aims to help local disabled people and is funded by the staff, management and customers of Dusk Till Dawn. Your...

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  • Weight Challenge Update

    05 Nov 2018

    Wadey has also had a massive week shifting 8lbs since the weigh-in.

    Thank you to everyone that has already donated.

    Dan has shifted a hefty 6lbs.

    Wadey...

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  • A new trike

    22 Oct 2018

    Dominic has Kabuki syndrome, low muscle tone, speech and learning disability. His developmental delay means he needs help with all aspects of his daily life and personal care.  Although Dominic...

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  • Weight Loss Challenge

    21 Oct 2018

    Dusk Till Dawn regulars are taking part in a charity weight loss competion. Money raised will go to DTD Charity which supports severely disabled people across the counties of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire,...

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  • Donate online - by popular demand

    05 Oct 2018

    Although DTD Charity is mainly funded by the staff and management of Dusk Till Dawn a number of requests have been made to have a 'donate' page to make it easier for others to contribute too - so we...

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  • Brenda and Zoe trying out a Vest

    01 Oct 2018

    Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited genetic disease that affects over 10,000 people in the UK. A thick, sticky mucus accumulates in the lungs, pancreas, intestines and other organs causing a wide range...

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  • Profiling Bed

    15 Sep 2018

    One of DTD Charity’s recent grants was for a profiling bed and our happy client has written to say, “I would like to say again a big Thank you for the grant and all your support you provided...

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  • Players Donation

    18 Aug 2018

    Big thanks to Sylvia and Adam who came down to the club and played poker, our very own Caesar and Diana, to raise money for DTD Charity. Thank you also to all staff & players who contributed...

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  • Mobility Scooter

    31 Jul 2018

    Six months ago Ieva was involved in a road traffic accident which has left her with life-changing injuries. Having recovered from length surgery and a period of rehabilitation Ieva now is able to walk...

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  • Electric Wheelchair

    01 Jun 2018

    In Dominic’s own words - ‘I am writing to say a big thank you for the £2,000 you donated towards a new powered wheelchair. Along with some funding from other charities I managed to...

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  • Hand-cycle

    10 Apr 2018

    Andrew, who lives in the West Midlands was given a medical discharge from the Army having served for 9 years. His knee injury continued to worsen and now Andrew uses a wheelchair 90% of the time. Having...

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  • Drop Arm Chair

    05 Mar 2018

    Jasdeep has cerebral palsy which includes being blind and having learning difficulties. He was no longer able to go to day care as there was no appropriate chair for him to sit in. Spending too long...

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  • Scooot

    29 Jan 2018

    Harrison is now three years old and lives in Warwickshire with his mum and dad. Despite extensive testing Harrison's condition remains undiagnosed although it is clear he has severe global delay, low...

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  • Mobility Scooter

    28 Dec 2017

    Gillian's chronic back pain had left her incontinent and unable to walk more than a few paces. Although Wheelchair Services had supplied her with an indoor electric wheelchair they wouldn't provide...

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  • Through-floor Lift

    21 Sep 2017

    After an acute illness Hazel had to have one leg amputated above the knee. She has worked hard with her physio and is aiming to return to work as soon as she can. Hazel lives in a typical Victorian...

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  • Re-bound Therapy

    17 Aug 2017

    Peter, 26, lives in supported living in Nottinghamshire. He has severe autism and learning disabilities together with challenging behaviour. Peter loved his trampoline which had a wonderful calming...

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  • Electric Scooter

    21 Jul 2017

    Six months ago Ieva was involved in a road traffic accident which has left her with life-changing injuries. Having recovered from length surgery and a period of rehabilitation Ieva now is able to walk...

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  • Nicola's Electric Wheelchair

    01 Jun 2017

    Nicola has cerebral palsy and was no longer able to manage her manual wheelchair. She and her family had saved hard to allow Nicola to fund the adaptations of her own home in Birmingham to allow her...

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  • Nirav's Electric Wheelchair

    11 May 2017

    Nirav, from Nottingham, has merosin deficit congenial muscular dystrophy and is reliant on an electric wheelchair for all his mobility needs. His previous chair was old and had been discontinued meaning...

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