THANK YOU for Helping Us Raise Over £30k!
WE DID IT! Thanks to your generosity, we’ve managed to smash our £30k target in the Big Give Christmas Challenge, and raise a total of:
Thank you so much to everyone who donated and helped us spread the word, we are so grateful for the support. We had a total of 68 donations to make up the grand total, and we couldn’t be happier. It’s been a bit of a nerve wracking week as we’ve made our way to the finish line, but every single donation, both large and small, has really made the difference!
Every penny will go towards the running of the national helpline at the Michael Palin Centre, a first port of call for worried parents, teachers, therapists, GPs and other professionals who need expert advice on how to respond to a child’s stammer. Thanks to your help, we can continue this vital service and help even more children and young people across the UK who stammer.
Here’s an example of how the helpline can help:
The concerned mother of a three year old from Nottingham called the helpline about her child’s severe stammering, after she was told the waiting list was twelve months at her local service. The therapist was able to give the worried parent advice about helping her child’s fluency, and directed her to the website as well as a stammering advice book for parents. The trained therapist contacted the specialist in Nottingham, and they were able to call the parent and arrange an appointment. With this call to the helpline, a concerned parent was able to get the support her child needed in weeks as opposed to the twelve months she was quoted, and appropriate techniques to cope in the meantime.
Thank you once again, to everyone who has helped us achieve our goal and help more parents like the one above!
The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017 is now closed. If you have any questions regarding the Big Give Christmas Challenge, please feel free to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at the office on 020 3316 8113.
If you would still like to donate to Action for Stammering Children, you can! Please follow this link.