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Dorset Charity Celebrates Diamond Anniversary

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Published at 6:42am 5th January 2015.

It's been helping over 600 children and adults across Dorset for the past six decades and now a local charity is celebrating its diamond anniversary.

Diverse Abilities supports those with profound physical and learning disabilities in the county and to mark the special occasion they're encouraging the local community to get involved with the charity.

Phyllis Edwards, Diverse Abilities founder, said: "Looking at the charity now, it is remarkable to think that the whole organisation came into being as a result of a small advertisement in the Bournemouth Daily Echo in 1955."

"I am proud to have started such an amazing charity and I hope its work can continue long into the future so more people with disabilities flourish and live happy, independent lives."

They're suggesting people take part in special 60 themed fundraisers like cycling 60 miles in 60 days, swimming 60 lengths of the local pool or even giving up drink or chocolate for 60 days.

Jenny Pearce, communications manager at Diverse Abilities, said: "We are very excited about our 60th anniversary year and looking forward to all the plans that are in place."

"It costs the charity £16,000 per day to run, therefore by taking part in our events and getting involved will really help make a difference and you personally will be supporting the future of the charity."

"We have many events and initiatives planned in 2015, there's definitely going to be something for everyone. If you would like to be involved, please do get in touch."

For more information contact Jenny Pearce on 01202 718266 or email 

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