Dyspraxia 30th Anniversary

Dyspraxia Foundation Job Vacancy : Fundraising Coordinator

2018 marked the 30th anniversary of the Dyspraxia Foundation, the UK’s only charity dedicated to raising awareness of dyspraxia, a neurological condition affecting fine and/or gross motor skills. We have achieved so much over the last three decades and aspire to create a sustainable future for our charity by building on our reputation and performance. We want to grow our offering and develop our capabilities, so that every donation we receive enables us to achieve that little bit more, from promoting better diagnostic and treatment facilities for those who have dyspraxia, to helping education and health professionals to assist those with dyspraxia, to doing all we can to promote awareness and understanding of dyspraxia throughout society.

We are a forward-thinking charity who seek to involve service users in all that we do, and fundraising has a pivotal role to play in our future. Now, at a significant time in our development, we’re recruiting for a talented and experienced fundraising professional to join our team and take the lead on all nationwide fundraising activity.

The successful candidate, taking on the title of Fundraising Coordinator, will work in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Trustees, tasked with identifying new fundraising opportunities as well as developing new channels. The role will be broad, covering large grant applications, trust funds, community and corporate fundraising, aligning with the fundraising strategy.  The role will predominantly be based at Dyspraxia Foundation HQ in Hitchin but comes with the opportunity for flexible working and is on a 24-month contract (but with the potential for extension).

To find out more, please view the job description and person specification. To apply, please send an up-to-date CV and covering letter outlining why this role is of interest to you and outlining what makes you a great candidate. This should be sent to Eleanor Howes, Chief Executive Officer, Dyspraxia Foundation, 8 West Alley, Hitchin, Herts, SG5 1EG or by email to admin@dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 31st January

Post:                      Fundraising Coordinator

Hours:                   35 hours per week, Monday – Friday (9am – 5pm)
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Dyspraxia Foundation 30th Anniversary – Christmas Cards

Support the Dyspraxia Foundation’s 30th Anniversary Appeal this Christmas!

More and more people are moving away from sending Christmas cards and are donating the money they would have spent on the cards and the postage.

The Dyspraxia Foundation would be delighted if you chose us to donate to this year.

Don’t forget to share it on Facebook/Twitter and all your social media channels!

Thank you very much for your kind support.  Every penny raised will go towards our 30th Anniversary Appeal.  #dyspraxia30

Season’s Greetings.


New series of Doctor Who reveals character with Dyspraxia

As initially reported by entertainment website DigitalSpy the new season of Doctor Who has a character with Dyspraxia.

The first episode of the new series, ‘The Woman Who Fell to Earth‘, which premieres on Sunday 7th October (during Dyspraxia Awareness Week) reveals that Ryan (played by Tosin Cole) has dyspraxia.

Speaking at the launch of Doctor Who‘s new series in Sheffield, Chris Chibnall (Lead writer and series producer) said: “We did a lot of research into that, we worked with the Dyspraxia Foundation… it was important, because people live with these things. ...read more

**SOLD OUT** Dyspraxia Foundation Presents .. Swinging with the Rat Pack!

** Now Sold Out **

Join us for a very special Dyspraxia Foundation fundraiser to celebrate 30 years as a charity in our home town of Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

Swinging with the Rat Pack

Features The Definitive Rat Pack with Stephen Triffitt as Frank Sinatra, Mark Adams as Dean Martin and George Daniel Long as Sammy Davis Jr  – the original cast from the West End Show ‘The Rat Pack – Live from Las Vegas’

On: Saturday, 20th October 2018
At: Hitchin Town Hall
From 7.30 till late
Dress code – Smart
Licenced Bar.

Tickets £35 (individually), £350 for a table of 10.  All include a welcome drink.



This event is made possible thanks to the the generous support of S Thompson Builders, M P Builders,  Norgans Estate Agents and Waitrose (Hitchin branch). All proceeds will go to the Dyspraxia Foundation 30th Anniversary Appeal.

Tickets are just £35 per person, which includes a welcome drink. Tables of 10 are available to purchase, perfect for larger groups of friends or for a great company evening out of live music!

30th Anniversary Celebration!

Our 30th Anniversary Appeal got off to a great start on 2 May with a celebration and networking hosted by one of our major supporters, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP at their offices by Tower Bridge in Central London.

Friends, old and new, were treated to delicious canapes and a wonderful anniversary cake!

Patrick Farrell, Partner at Norton Rose, kicked of the evening to welcome everyone and to tell the room why they support us and why others should too. Sophie Kayani, our Chair of the Board of Trustees gave a heartfelt tribute to the charity and talked about her personal journey with her son who is dyspraxic. Finally our wonderful Patron, Jamie Lambert, told the room what it was like growing up with and living with dyspraxia – as a performer, a presenter and as a public speaker. It was emotional at times and at others he had the room in stitches!

The event was aimed at introducing new individuals and companies to the charity with the hope of gaining financial support now and in the future. Everybody had a great time and we hope to see that barometer moving upwards very soon!

We look forward to returning to Norton Rose Fulbright LLP next month as they host our 30th Anniversary Conference on Saturday 23rd Juneplaces are filling fast so secure your place today!

Get Involved! Use #Dyspraxia30 on social media and check out our appeal page on ways you can get involved in our year long celebration!