Fundraising Appeal

We are committed to raising awareness of dyspraxia…

…but we can't do it alone, right now we need your help

Charity launches appeal for urgent funds #dyspraxiaappeal

Total Raised

£18,111

£20,000

Due to a declining membership and with current funding coming to an end, we launch an urgent campaign to raise funds to ensure our services continue until we are able to secure long term sustainable funding. We have successfully managed a three-year Big Lottery Fund project providing a helpline service and awareness raising campaigns; supported membership, local groups and research projects whilst reaching almost 40 thousand on our social network pages. The charity is staffed by a few long-term employees and supported by volunteers of parents of children and adults with dyspraxia, health, education, PR and employment experts. Together, we offer help, advice, support and work to raise awareness of this still poorly understood condition.

Read the full press release…

PRESS RELEASE:  DYSPRAXIA FOUNDATION LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN FOR LONG-TERM FUNDING   The Dyspraxia Foundation, the UK’s only national charity providing information and support on dyspraxia, has launched a campaign through JustGiving to secure long-term funding.

Dyspraxia, also known as Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), is a common condition affecting fine and/or gross motor coordination in children and adults. It can also affect short-term memory, spatial awareness and speech. It affects 5% of the population – that is generally 2 children in every classroom. With the right support and understanding, the challenges associated with dyspraxia can be managed well. However, many people with dyspraxia/DCD struggle to get the recognition and help they need at school and in the workplace. The Dyspraxia Foundation is committed to raising awareness to ensure it is not a barrier to opportunity and fulfilment. More funds are urgently needed to continue offering support to people with dyspraxia/DCD through their helpline service, local groups and research projects.

Eleanor Howes, Dyspraxia Foundation Chief Executive Officer, said:

“Due to a declining membership and with current funding coming to an end, we launch an urgent campaign to raise funds to ensure our services continue until we are able to secure long term sustainable funding. We have successfully managed a three-year Big Lottery Fund project providing a helpline service and awareness raising campaigns; supported membership, local groups and research projects whilst reaching almost 40K on our social network pages. The charity is staffed by a few long-term employees and supported by volunteers of parents of children and adults with dyspraxia, health, education, PR and employment experts. Together, we offer help, advice, support and work to raise awareness of this still poorly understood condition.”

 

‘The information provided was invaluable to me.  Knowing that the issues my son faces daily could be acknowledged and support given that would lessen the impact keeps me fighting the ignorance.’ Helpline Caller 

Please help us continue this vital work to support people with dyspraxia and their families by donating today!’ 

Donations can be made using Justgiving at the following address: http://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/dyspraxia/appeal

NOTES

Dyspraxia/DCD can occur alongside other neurological conditions such as dyslexia, A.D.H.D and Aspergers Syndrome, or alone.

For more information, please contact: Eleanor Howes, Chief Executive Officer on 01462 455016 or email admin@dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk

Website: www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk

Please make a donation today through Just Giving or via Text

Text DYSX16 (space) £5 or £10 to 70070 to donate to Dyspraxia Foundation and make a difference today. JustTextGiving by Vodafone.

Example     DYSX16 £5 

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