Great Manchester Run - 20th May 2018
Trustee - and occasional runner - Matt Devonshire took to the (hot) streets of Manchester on the 20th May, alongside 30,000 other runners at part of the Great Manchester Run.
The hot weather made the 10k course a difficult task, but Matt set-off alongside the other runners, including multiple Olympic Champion Mo Farah - and managed to complete the run in a new personal best time of just over 69 minutes, knocking 5 minutes off his previous best! Matt ran along side youth member and blogger Rosie Edmondson's dad who managed to complete the course in an outstanding 59 minutes! Matt even managed to appear on the live BBC coverage of the event!
Matt was raising awareness for the foundation and for mental health charity Mind. You can donate to Matt's run and support #Dyspraxia30 by clicking the link.
Matt's next event is at the Virgin British 10k in July where you can line up beside him and 17 other runners for the Dyspraxia Foundation - secure your place today!
Appeal Launch - 2nd May 2018
Huge thanks to Norton Rose Fulbright LLP for hosting the launch of our 30th Anniversary Appeal!
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.
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 stiches!
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!