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DADSC Fund Passes £50k mark

DADSC Fund Passes £50k mark DADSC is delighted to announce that our First Floor Access Fund has now passed the £50k mark, thanks to the generosity of our supporters and benefactors.
The aim is to fund building work which will give access to the first floor function suites at East End Park for any supporter, staff member or member of the public who has mobility problems due to age or mobility,

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Donate by Text to DADSC

Donate by Text to DADSC You can now use text to donate from £1 to £10 to DADSC.*
To donate £1, text DADSC to 70201
To donate £3, text DADSC to 70331
To donate £5, text DADSC to 70970
To donate £10, text DADSC to 70191

If you want to donate more, you can do so online HERE

* Read more in the note below on how your donation is collected.

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£2000 Award to DADSC

£2000 Award to DADSC DADSC is delighted to have been awarded £2000 from the Arnold Clark Community Fund, for which we are very grateful.
This will help enormously towards improving access to the 1st Floor function suites at East End Park for those with mobility problems.

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£1000 Award to DADSC

£1000 Award to DADSC DADSC is delighted to announce that we have been awarded £1000 in the Benefact Group`s "Movement for Good" June draw. Many thanks to all who nominated DADSC in this draw - perhaps it was your nomination that was the successful one!

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Morecambe Bay Sponsored Walk

Morecambe Bay Sponsored Walk On Sunday 8 May the DADSC Secretary (John Simpson) took part in a ten-mile walk across the sands and rivers of Morecambe Bay, and raised over £430 for DADSC`s fund to get access for disabled supporters to the 1st Floor function suites at East End Park. Thanks to everyone who sponsored John.
The Cross Bay walk is a regular event for fundraisers but is not completely without its risks - the sands and river courses change regularly, so the walk is led by the official Queen`s Guide to the Sands.
The sponsorship opportunity is still open, and anyone wishing to contribute can do so by clicking on the "GoFundMe" link below:
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ASDA Bucket Collection

ASDA Bucket Collection On Saturday 30 April, DADSC had a bucket collection at ASDA`s Dunfermline St Leonard`s store, and raised £186 towards getting access to the 1st Floor function suites at EEP for those with mobility problems.

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CAFE WEEK OF ACTION 2022

CAFE WEEK OF ACTION 2022 On 18 March, at the match with Morton, DADSC and DAFC worked together with ParsTV to support the 2022 Week of Action organised by CAFE (Centre for Access to Football in Europe) along with football clubs in countries throughout Europe.
There was a trackside appearance and parade of Paralympian Gold Medallist Owen Miller and other disabled athletes, wearing specially designed CAFE/DADSC t-shirts and holding a CAFE banner. Jim Leishman, representing DAFC and also as the Provost of Fife took part in the parade and presented Owen with a DAFC shirt showing "GOLDEN 1" while the Pars fans gave huge support to everyone. .
The Pars TV half-time show (you can watch the video HERE. had interviews with Owen Miller, Graham Ross (DAFC DAO) and Pamela Robson (Chair of Disability Sport Fife) and the event was subsequently reported in the Dunfermline Press.

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Bullseye for DADSC

Bullseye for DADSC DADSC is delighted to announce that thanks to one of our benefactors we are now an official sponsor of the Inverkeithing & District Darts League for this season. As a result we will work together to promote each other’s activities, with the possibility of DADSC holding collections at some of the darts events.

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Frank Walked the West Highland Way

Frank Walked the West Highland Way Between November 3- 7, long time Pars fan Frank Smart, accompanied by his stepson Clark, walked the 96 miles miles of the West Highland Way, raising £340 + Gift Aid for DADSC. This was a magnificent effort and is very much appreciated by DADSC

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Davie Young (1930-2021)

Davie Young (1930-2021) At DADSC we were sad to hear of the death of Davie Young, just short of his 91st birthday.

Davie was a Pars fan since childhood, and in his later years as a wheelchair user he was a regular on the viewing platform at East End Park – he appreciated the company of the Match Buddies and was always cheery, no matter the result on the pitch! His nephew Wullie Oliphant is part of the DAFC Schools Engagement Team.

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Pushing the Boat Out

Pushing the Boat Out For a short period, DADSC was the owner of a Shetland 535 motor boat (with outboard motor & trailer), generously donated by one of our members - see the picture above.
We sold the boat to raise funds for improving accessibility at EEP, and it raised a magnificent £1000, which will be uplifted by 25% through the Government`s Gift Aid scheme.

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DADSC & CAFE Sponsor DAFC Match

DADSC & CAFE Sponsor DAFC Match DADSC was delighted to be the joint sponsor of the match on 13 March against Morton, along with CAFE (Centre for Access to Football in Europe) as part of CAFE`s 2021 Week of Action.
Pre-match interviews highlighted the work of DADSC and DAFC to deliver #TotalAccess for disabled fans, and the Man of the Match was chosen by DADSC supporters, using social media to vote. You can watch the video HERE.

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Cash in the Attic

Cash in the Attic Please look out any unwanted items which DADSC can collect and sell to help our fundraising. Just contact the Secretary to arrange collection (subject to Covid restrictions.) Goods must be in Fife, transportable in an estate car, in decent condition and likely to be sold!

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CAFE

CAFE CAFE (Centre for Access to Football in Europe) is a UEFA partner and works with clubs and supporters` associations across Europe, with the aim of achieving #TotalAccess to football for disabled fans. DADSC has worked closely with CAFE and will continue to support their activities, including the Week of Action on 6-14 March 2021.
You can find out more about CAFE on their website HERE or if you just click the red "Read More" you`ll see an animated cartoon of the work CAFE does.

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£100 SAVING ON ENERGY BILLS

£100 SAVING ON ENERGY BILLS You will get £100 off your energy bill (£50 each for gas and electricity) if you change to ScottishPower using this link:
DADSC £100 ENERGY SAVER!
And DADSC will benefit by £100 as well, so it`s win-win!

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Donations by Card Now Possible

You can donate to DADSC using a credit or debit card. Just use the link to the easyfundraising page (no need to sign up), click "Give a Donation", then insert the amount and your card details. HMRC will increase the value of your donation by Gift Aid if you`re a UK taxpayer.

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Amazon Supports DADSC

When you buy online from Amazon, you can support DADSC by making your purchase through smile.amazon.co.uk - please use this link rather than the "standard" Amazon URL.

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Easyfundraising for DADSC

Easyfundraising for DADSC DADSC has joined with easyfundraising.com so that whenever a purchase is made online from any one of about 4000 retailers, a donation is made to DADSC (at no cost to the customer.) Please sign up at THIS LINK

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Co-op Supports DADSC

Co-op Supports DADSC We`re delighted that DADSC was chosen to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund, from October 2019 until October 2020. An amazing £2686 was added to DADSC funds as a result!
DADSC strongly recommends that everyone should become a Co-op member and participate in their Local Community Fund to benefit local good causes.

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DADSC Awards 2018/19

DADSC Awards 2018/19 The DADSC Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year trophies, as voted for by DADSC members, were presented on 27 April 2019 at the Glen Pavilion to JOE THOMSON and MATTHEW TODD, by John Simpson and Alistair Carstairs. Many thanks to Thomas Nugent and Alistair Carstairs for their sponsorship of these magnificent trophies.

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Calvin`s Big Day

Calvin`s Big Day The Pars’ Matchday Mascot for the 13 April match against Falkirk was 6-year old Calvin Early, from Hollybrae Estate in Kirkcaldy.

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Collection Day 2019

Collection Day 2019 On 13 April 2019, DADSC held a bucket collection at EEP before the Falkirk game, and £663 was donated by Pars (and Bairns) fans for our 1st Floor Access Fund. Eventually, HMRC should add 25% to this through the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme. We also sold £82 on the merchandise stall. Well done to everyone who helped.

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That`s TV Interview with DADSC

That`s TV Interview with DADSC John Simpson, DADSC Secretary, was interviewed by Jordan Burt for an article broadcast several times on 19 March 2019 by That`sTV East of Scotland (Freeview Channel 8).

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Gift Aid

Gift Aid Since DADSC is registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, any donation you make to DADSC will be boosted by 25% at no cost to yourself through the Government`s Gift Aid scheme.

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Stewart Petrie Shirt Auction

Stewart Petrie Shirt Auction This magnificent framed and signed shirt raised £200 from an online auction in October 2018. It is from Stewart Petrie`s 2003 testimonial match and has been signed by the squad. The frame measures 34” x 32”. Proceeds from the auction all went towards providing wheelchair access to the 1st Floor at EEP.

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Kittiwake House Weekend

Kittiwake House Weekend A self-catering weekend (Fri-Mon) at Kittiwake House, St Monans, was made available for auction in August 2018, thanks to the generosity of the owner. £340 was raised for the Lift Fund.the winning bid coming from Pars fan Billy George.
Limousine transport to/from Dunfermline was generously provided by Coop Funeralcare.

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Charitable Status

Charitable Status On 18 July 2018, Dunfermline Athletic Disabled Supporters Club (DADSC) became a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) and is included on the Scottish Charity Register (No 048550).

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Auction (Pat Gardner Signed Prints)

Auction (Pat Gardner Signed Prints) Pat Gardner signs the Paul Town prints auctioned in April 2018 via the supporters` forum on dafc.net

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CAFE Week of Action 2018

CAFE Week of Action 2018 Across Europe, 3-11 March 2018 was the CAFE Week of Action, an annual celebration of disabled people and their important roles across all levels of football. Dunfermline Athletic FC was pleased to join with clubs in over 20 countries in supporting the 2018 theme “Total Football - Total Access”.

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Disability Access Officer

Disability Access Officer The post of DAFC`s Disability Access Officer (DAO) is to deal with problems and enquiries from fans, to liaise with other clubs about arrangements for travelling supporters, and generally to improve the matchday experience for disabled fans. The role developed from that pioneered in 2014 by Ishbel Russell as DAFC`s Disability Champion, and all Scottish football clubs are now required to have a DAO in place.

In June 2017, Lynsey Jones became DAFC`s first Disability Access Officer (DAO), a post she held until February 2019, when she resigned to concentrate on other things in her life. Lynsey was succeeded by Kenny Cowan, and after Kenny`s untimely death in 2020, the post of DAO was assumed by Graham Ross (pictured).

Graham is on hand to assist supporters with queries and can be contacted at dao@dafc.co.uk or on 07877 980028.

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Merchandise

Merchandise DADSC has its own merchandise, available for purchase - click HERE to send us a message by email and we`ll make arrangements with you for payment and collection.

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DA Day 22 Oct 2016

DA Day 22 Oct 2016 On Saturday 22 October 2016 we held our Disability Awareness Day (DA Day), with the centrepiece being the DAFC match against Hibernian.

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Lift Proposals

Lift Proposals DADSC has published an outline of the proposed arrangements to get wheelchair access to the 1st Floor function suites at East End Park.

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BANDING TOGETHER FOR DADSC

BANDING TOGETHER FOR DADSC Leroy Day is an annual charity event run by Billy George (better known to Pars fans as “honk”) to remember Billy’s late friend and bandmate.

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Badges

Badges Specially designed DADSC lapel badges are now available (£5 each) from various locations at EEP.

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Match Buddies

Match Buddies DAFC is (we believe) the first club in Scotland to operate the Match Buddy scheme, where trained volunteers help disabled fans - but only if they want help!
The sort of thing a Match Buddy does is buying programmes or 50/50 tickets, getting items from the kiosks, and providing the Pars “chill-cheater” blankets.
In our picture you can see Clover Bell (Match Buddy) in action, with DADSC members Ali Carstairs and Gillian Cosgrove.

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