Trustees Week: Mark Robinson, Adult Representative

Mark Robinson:  Representing adults with dyspraxia on the Board of Trustees

Trustees’ Week: 12-16 November 2018

What are trustees?  Trustees are the people in charge of a charity. They help to make the UK the sixth most giving country in the world. They play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charity’s work.

Trustees’ Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.

 

 

Today, we share the story of trustee Mark Robinson.

Mark Robinson shared his story in our regular newsletter for members in September 2017 and talked about the difference it made to get a diagnosis of dyspraxia at 40.  In the October issue, Mark went on to feature on the front page as an adult with dyspraxia who answered the call to appear on the Victoria Derbyshire programme at incredibly short notice to support Dyspraxia Awareness Week.

We are delighted that Mark is now our appointed to the Board of Trustees acting as our Adult Representative.   Since joining us, Mark has been a regular inspirational speaker giving talks to professionals, adults with dyspraxia and more recently to members of our Youth Group during Dyspraxia Awareness Week 2018.

Mark featured in a recent Telegraph article to mark our awareness campaign

‘What it’s really like to suffer from midlife dyspraxia – the invisible ‘clumsiness’ condition’

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/mind/really-like-suffer-midlife-dyspraxia-invisible-clumsiness/

You can also download an article which appeared in our monthly newsletter, Mark sharing his views of Dyspraxia.