Thank you and well done to our fantastic supporters who have taken part in events and/or challenges for Afasic raising both awareness and money. If you feel inspired, visit the Support Us page to find the challenge for you or be creative and think of your own challenge.

  • Our Prudential Ride London cyclists who all got round the 100 mile course around London and Surrey- John Perry, Simon Davenport, Sam Burr and Richard Everett.
  • Our wonderful volunteers who helped make the 2016 ‘Handmade Afasic Christmas Cards’- Jan Thompson, Rachel Melrose, Chris Clarke, Kevin Lee, Jo Whiterod, Alan Thompson and Doris Thompson.
  • Julia, Emma, John and Hilary took part in the 3 Counties Bike Ride, cycling 32 miles which was a great day out and they even managed to miss the rain!
  • Alistair, Simon, Richard, Gareth, Peter, Martin, Frances, Paul, Miah, Fiona and Mark took part in the 4 Counties Bike Ride, cycling 65 undulating miles, with a few short heavy downpours!
  • Our five incredible London Marathon runners; Holly Strickland, Cara Donaldson, David Manson, Yolande Maloney and Norman Abadiano all successfully completed the challenged and raised over £10,000 between them.
  • Gerard Cummins ran the Great South Run and the Brighton Marathon to raise money for Afasic, who supported him and his family when he was younger.
  • George took part in the Sheffield mini-run in April with his dad and cousins and raised £145. ‘I am running 1.5km with my dad and cousins for Afasic because it helps kids like me’.
  • Wendy Bell and her husband ran the Hastings Half Marathon in March and raised £150 for Afasic. “Afasic have been very helpful to us with our 5-year old Aidan, they continue to give lots of useful and practical advice”.
  • Thank you to everyone who supported the Afasic Christmas Appeal – The Gift of communication which raised over £4,000!
  • Maddy Reeve took part in the ‘Zip It’ Challenge and completed a 48 hour sponsored silence and raised £300 towards Afasic and the North Afasic Surrey Group. “I am hoping my struggle will demonstrate how frustrating it is to not be able to express oneself as and when one wishes”.
  • Danielle Waterworth raised £60 through running for the Afasic Sunderland Youth Group.
  • Speech and Language Therapy students from City University held a bake sale to raise awareness of Afasic and raised over £70.
  • Thank you to everyone who joined in with the ‘Hum for Afasic’ Campaign to help spread awareness of SLCN. You can check out the videos on our fundraising page.
  • Anna Watson swam 3km and raised over £1,000 for Afasic.
  • Brothers Mark and Neil (with a combined age of 96) took on the Deloitte Ride across Britain, cycling over 960 miles in 9 days from Lands’ End to John O’Groats and raised over £2,400 for Afasic!
  • Lancaster Girls Grammar School did a dance and drama show and raised over £120 for Afasic.
  • Our fabulous volunteers who helped to make the first ‘Handmade Afasic Christmas Card’- Jan Thompson, Gemma Palopoli, Michele Moore & Laura Bygraves.
  • Esther Sun stayed silent for 5 days, taking part in the Zip It Challenge and raised over £200. You can read about how she found the challenge below:

    Esther Sun talks about the 'Zip It' for Afasic Challenge (167.4 KiB, 966 hits)

  • David Jones took part in Total Warrior obstacle race in August 2015 and raised £189 for Afasic.
  • The Modern Languages Society at the University of Leicester raised over £100 by having a cake sale, hosting foreign film nights and having a charity social night.
  • Wallands Community Primary School held a whole school assembly with various silent activities including a silent relay, as part of the ‘Zip It’ Challenge and raised £138.69.
  • Barnaby, David, Gareth, Jan, Jonathon, Keith, Lee, Martin, Phil, Sarah & Mark took part in the Afasic Essex Villages Bike Ride which was a great day out, despite the damp morning, the cyclists all kept in high spirits and cycled over 30 miles.
  • Our wonderful volunteers who have helped out at various events and/or at volunteer days in the office – Alan, Doris, Gemma, Hilary, Iwan, Bruna & Liz.
  • Our 6 amazing London Marathon runners; Daniel Gibbons, Kathryn Rawlings, Anna Todd, Jon Plater, Martin Walker and Helen Ridley all successfully ran 26.2 miles around London and raised over £7,000 between them.
  • Caleb (aged 6) and Arlo White (aged 3) ran the Sheffield Mini Run in April 2015 and raised over £200 for Afasic.
  • Mark & Gemma Thompson ran the Brighton Marathon in April 2015 and raised over £1,000. It was Mark’s 8th Marathon and he got a PB with a time of 3 hours 27 minutes and Gemma ran her debut marathon in a time of 3 hours 42 minutes.
  • Eleven year old Katie Jones did a sponsored swim- swimming an incredible 2 miles and raised £107.80 (all her own idea).
  • Humphrey Knight (whose sister is Lydia Knight) ran the Bath Half Marathon in March 2015 in a time of 1hour 49 minutes and raised £370 for Afasic.
  • Lydia Knight, a young adult diagnosed with Receptive Language Disorder as a child, stayed silent for 24 hours as part of the ‘Zip It’ Challenge and raised over £150 for Afasic.
  • Cheriton Fitzpaine School took part in the ‘Zip It’ Challenge and did a sponsored silence raising over £20.
  • Students at UCL played silent games, with fines for anyone who spoke and also had a cake sale with Lola’s cupcakes which were kindly donated and homemade treats for the ‘Zip It’ Challenge and raised over £240.
  • Portsmouth University students stayed silent for 8 hours throughout the day as part of the ‘Zip It’ Challenge, continuing with lectures and asking for donations and raised an incredible £667.64.
  • Manchester University students had a game of silent bowling for the ‘Zip It’ Challenge and raised £35.
  • The Speech and Language Therapy Society at the University of Essex took part in the’ Zip It’ Challenge as part of their ‘week of awareness’, raising over £70 for Afasic.
  • Each class within Granton Primary School created, performed and published their own class poem. These were all put together into a book and sold, which raised £40 for Afasic.