Every Voice CountsHelp us celebrate Afasic’s 45th Anniversary by supporting our ‘Every Voice Counts’ Appeal.

We’re putting the spotlight on communication by highlighting lots of fun ideas for fundraising with a Talking theme.

There’s something for everyone so please get involved!

The kids will love to take part in ‘Talk like a Pirate Day’ (and dress like one too!), or encourage them to think about communication with a Talkathon.  Tongue Twisters are fun for any age group, No Talking! events are a lot harder than you think, or there’s Walk ‘n’ Talk activities and Teatime Talking which covers everything from cake sales, coffee mornings and afternoon teas.

Organising an event couldn’t be easier and we’ve set up a dedicated ‘Every Voice Counts’ website page  where you will find everything you need to get started.

University of Greenwich and Canterbury Christchurch SLT Students got in early by holding a sponsored silence in April raising £500.  Some students commented, “It was actually much harder than we thought it would be and really made us consider how difficult everyday communication can be when you have an SLCN.  The work that Afasic does is so important and we wanted to bring this to more people’s attention.

The City University, London, Speech and Language Society have also been fundraising and collected £185.00 selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts.  Hannah Jackson, President of the Speech and Language Society said, “We chose to support Afasic as it is a well established charity that helps a wide range of people with communication difficulties. We wanted to choose a charity that would reach out to a selection of individuals and Afasic really stood out”.

So, register your own event now  and then let everyone know you’re supporting Afasic; email your friends, ‘like’ us on Facebook and get Tweeting!  If you have any questions we’re very happy to help so please contact Nichola Page on 020 7490 9410 or email Nichola.

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