Fundraising

 

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Registered Charity Number 1121315

This charity is supporting the IDEAL Project (Integrated Dolphin Education and Learning) pioneered in schools by Dr Horace Dobbs .

To see the excellent results in schools using the concept of IDEAL, please download the June/July Special Edition of DOLPHIN, the magazine of International Dolphin Watch through www.idw.org

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Dolphin Magazine Cover June July 2011 link

Jackie Connell, Founder of the Charity, says "we are limited with how many children we can take to the sea to swim with dolphins and therefore we are taking the sea to the children through the fictional dolphin called Dilo”.

‘Operation Sunshine Family Therapy Programmes’ is looking for funding so that we can support educational community projects and the distribution of 1,000 Dilo books around the world to assist children with learning difficulties.

Its aim - to encourage children to want read books, involve parents and not spend so much of their time playing computer games.

ANNOUNCEMENT

(29th October 2013)

Terry Connell passed away 13th June 2012. With his wife Jackie, Terry was the Founder and Director of this charity. He also designed and maintained this web site. Between them they worked tirelessly and with dedication to help others to bring dolphin joy into their lives.

 

Jackie has been finding it increasingly difficult to continue the fundraising, management and administration to enable this charity to continue without the support of her husband.

 

IT IS THEREFORE WITH REGRET THAT JACKIE IS IN THE PROCESS OF CLOSING DOWN THIS CHARITY.

 

Jackie would like to thank everyone who has offered their voluntary support and expertise over the years to bring dolphin joy and healing to those in need.

Our thanks go to all those that have supported Operation Sunshine by sponsoring us and providing the funding, equipment and facilities to make our programmes possible.

Thank you to the following people for their generous donations and support:

Jomanda's World Children Foundation www.jwcfoundation.nl
Promise Dreams www.promisedreams.co.uk
MK Sub Aqua Club www.mksac.co.uk/
MK Dive Central
The Betterware Foundation www.betterware.co.uk/foundation.aspx
Carolyn Burke and Annett Saunders, Bimini Art Centre
Ashley Saunders, Bimini All Age School & The Dolphin House
Horace Dobbs, International Dolphin Watch www.idw.org
Mist Systems Ltd
West Oxfordshire Auction Motors
Renault F1 Racing Team
Xit2 Ltd, Charlbury
Southill Ltd, Charlbury
The Royal Oak, Ramsden
Les (A 70 year old marathon runner)
Rev. Melanie Watts
Julia, South Lodge, Milton Keynes
Derek Alborough, Abbey Hill Golf Club
Michael Bailey, Planetviews Productions www.planetviews.com
Bath Spa, Royal Crescent Hotel www.royalcrescent.co.uk/
Pat Schmidt, Watsu Therapy
Shizuko Ouwenhand, Music & Dance Therapy
Al Sweating (boat Captain) and his crew
Sheila Stevnson
Andrew Palmer
Rev.Rowley
Georgie Adams /Emerald Sanctuary

Also thank you to everyone that has donated their time for our various fundraising activities and items for sale.

WHEN A CHILD MEETS A DOLPHIN

 

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SHANNON’S DREAM

When I was born, I was normal like you
Then fate dealt a terrible hand
A mysterious illness entered by brain
Now I can’t talk, I can’t walk, I can’t stand.

‘Tis said that Dolphins have magical powers
And have helped other children like me
I want to go to the home of the Dolphins
I want my mind and my body set free.

There are many tales spanning hundreds of years
Of the wonderful things Dolphins do
Please help me go to the home of the Dolphins
I want to be normal like you.

Poem by Joyce Samuels

 

 

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