We have some truly wonderful members in DC Network. Some run local groups for others with very little support from the centre (we are a tiny office), some act as Welcomers, contacting those new members who share a fertility situation to offer a friendly voice and offer of support if they want it. All the facilitators at our workshops are parent members who in their work lives have experience in counselling or running groups where the content is personal rather than work focussed. The research we have doing into the efficacy of our Preparation for Donor Conception Parenthood workshops is proving, as we had hoped, that using facilitators who have personal experience of donor conception is a huge bonus for participants. The full results of this research will be available shortly.
Recently, one particular couple have made some outstanding contributions. Not only do they run a small group for others who share their particular situation, but they have raised a huge sum of money through sponsorship by taking part in a 10K charity run AND they have found us a perfect venue for our Autumn national meeting. We couldn’t run the Network without amazing people like this.