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On 7 June, Cabrini House in Orpington was awash with  volunteers from HSBC UK who helped with the first stages of a garden transformation funded by the Co-op. As part of Volunteers Week, Diagrama welcomed a group of volunteers from HSBC’s UK Commercial Banking team to Cabrini House, their home for adults with learning disabilities…

 Last week D Day Veteran Bill Gladden returned to the barn where his life was saved when he was injured in 1944. Bill Gladden, 98 from Haverhill in Suffolk, served with the 6th Airborne, Recce Regiment. On 6 June, aged 20, Bill flew into Normandy on a glider carrying a tank and six motorbikes, as…

WWII Veteran Reginald Pye has a vivid memory of sharing his food with a young French girl in 1944. He would love to reunite with the child who will now be in her nineties The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans has just returned from a trip to Normandy for the D Day commemorations with a…

On 3 June volunteer London Cab drivers will take 25 WWII veterans to Normandy for the D Day commemorations, amongst them will be D Day veteran Peter Smoothy. On 6 June 1944  Peter Smoothy was one of the 156,000 allied   servicemen that took part in the Invasion of Normandy  as part of Operation Overlord. On…

Gillian who loves dancing was delighted when she received an invitation to attend a local dance show. Gillian, 67, who has learning disabilities is a much-loved  part of  Diagrama Foundation’s Supported Living Service in Bromley. Her greatest passion is dancing so she was absolutely delighted when local dance studio Shimmi Shake invited her to attend…

Kent Community Foundation grant makers enjoyed time away from the office at an Ashford Forest School with community group Step-Out Since 2012 Step-Out has been working with children and adults in the outdoors using the natural environment as a tool to inspire people. Kent Community Foundation spent two hours with them on 19 May as…

On 5 May twenty-five veterans were applauded as they led the Dutch Liberation Parade through the streets of Wageningen The veterans were taken to The Netherlands by the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans in a fleet of 30 black cabs. Their first experience of the love the Dutch have for them was as the cabs…

Two residents from Cabrini House in Orpington had a great day out on Easter Saturday with a walk and a picnic on Kent’s White Cliffs. Two residents from Cabrini House in Orpington which is run by the Diagrama Foundation enjoyed a lovely day out walking across Kent’s famous White Cliffs on Easter Saturday. David  19,…

The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans took a small group of veterans to The Netherlands over the weekend to visit the Airborne Museum This museum visit was originally planned for 2020 when the charity volunteers and veterans arrived in The Netherlands on 12 March,  unfortunately the same day that pandemic restrictions were announced, and the…

‘Companionship at Christmas’ provides support over the festive period, for older people in Swale who are lonely, socially isolated, lacking mobility or have a disability ‘Companionship at Christmas’ an initiative from Swale Community and Voluntary Services provides an invaluable service to those who would otherwise be lonely over the Christmas period. Kent Community Foundation awarded the…