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Please check in regularly for updates as to what is going on within your Foundation.

A sad day.

It is with regret we have to inform you that as of 12/02/2014 Samantha Chapman has decided to step down as Chairperson of the DDRDfoundation due to ill health as a result her husband Llewelyn has also decided to step down as our treasurer to help Samantha and nurse her to health

In the interim it has been decided that your vice chairperson Patricia will take up the reigns as Chairperson and that John will take the role of vice chairperson.

Registered charity number 1154613

After a hell of a lot of hard work your foundation did it!! We got our charity number (the eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed it at the footer of the pages) in a whirlwind 11 months, so much hard work has gone into getting this foundation up and running and we have finally got the magic number that gives us so much credibility, and now we can really make a difference and make people sit up and listen.

70’s and 80’s night

Once again we have shown how hard work and determination can pay off. We had a fantastic and successful night and raised a staggering £500. The local community really came together and showed their support for us.

Barclays Bank.

After some lengthy talks between Barclays bank and our Chairperson and Vice Chairperson, Samantha and Patricia. The kind people of Barclays bank have agreed to help us and back our cause. They Have agreed that once we have reached our first target of £5000, and gain our all important charity number they will then match everything pound for pound, turning that £5,000 into £10,000 and beyond.

Our First DDRDF Shop.

Fantastic news!! The DDRDF has managed to secure it’s first shop, where we can continue to raise monies and awareness for our cause.
The shop is located in the lovely seaside town of St Osyth where we as a foundation have received an amazing response for what we are trying to accomplish. The shop will be open by the end of May..
The shop is now officially open and has bee getting some lovely and amazing support.


Prizes 🙂 🙂

We Have been gathering support all over the place
Those wonderful guys at Sea-Wick holiday village have donated to us a three night family stay for 2 adults and 3 children at their site along with extra goodies for the kids. The site benefits from family entertainment, swimming pool arcades and parks as well as much, much more.
We will be including this in a prize draw for which the date will be announced soon.
Tickets will be on sale locally or if you donate a minimum of a pound to the site (please forward your contact details once you have made the donation and we can verify and confirm your entry)
our contact details are

Darren Taylor

Absolutely Amazing news!! We have been contacted by a young man, Who some of you may already know, called Darren Taylor who on the 22nd of June will be doing a parachute jump and will be donating the proceeds to our foundation. What makes it even more amazing this man is also a sufferer of Dercums Disease and if any one epitomizes the thoughts of “Get up and fight”! It’s this young man.

The jump takes place at

North London Skydiving Centre Ltd
Chatteris Airfield
PE15 0FB

sponsorship can be made here on the site just using the pay pal link.

Table top sale

Well,our first proper Foundation event took place on 8th of June in Point clear and what a success it was the doors opened to the public at 11 am and we had a steady stream of people coming in all through the day. It was brilliant!!
We will post some photos and give more info shortly


We would also like to welcome into our foundation some very special people from Bookers wholesale who have agreed to be our sponsors
A big thank you for your support
Director Mr Charles Wilson
Mr Nick Macleanan of the Colchester branch
Mr Richard Dilardoni of the Clacton Branch


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