On Tuesday 19 December, staff from Diverse Abilities took to the phones with a specific goal – to call everyone who has supported the charity throughout 2017 and simply say ‘thank you’.
Throughout the day – dubbed Thank You Day – staff based at the Dorset charity’s Poole HQ endeavoured to call each person who had raised money, took part in a charity event or simply donated to Diverse Abilities over the course of the previous 12 months, to personally express gratitude for their act of kindness.
Ashley Weedon, fundraising manager at Diverse Abilities, said: “Whether our supporters have held a bake sale, climbed a mountain, made a donation or attended one of our events, we aimed to call each and every person to personally thank them and to let them know we couldn’t do what we do without them.”
Many staff from across the charity took part in the annual Thank You Day, from volunteers to administrators to the senior management team and chief executive. Anyone who wasn’t available to be contacted by telephone was thanked by email; and those who had given only postal addresses at the point of donating or fundraising will receive a handwritten ‘thank you’ card by traditional post.
As well as thanking individuals, Diverse Abilities thanked the various businesses from across Dorset for their continued contributions. Ashley added: “It is through the kindness of individuals and partner organisations that Diverse Abilities is able to provide support and care for children and adults with disabilities, and give them the future they deserve. Therefore, we are very thankful to all local organisations that have supported us this year.”
If you would like to support Diverse Abilities in 2018 why not get in touch or visit the charity’s website at www.diverseabilities.org.uk to find out how you can get involved.