Stuart Chalmers running London Marathon 2020
A message from one of our occupiers at MSC Cruises…
AFASIC is a UK charity that helps children, and young people affected by speech, language, and communication disabilities, working for their inclusion in society, as well as supporting their parents and carers. Across the UK, there is over 1 million children affected by this hidden, but very real disability.
AFASIC provides a unique range of information, help and support for these children, young people, and their families. This includes a parent’s helpline, website, a range of publications, training workshops, and conferences. AFASIC works directly with the children, and young people to improve their communication, as well as social and life skills giving them the opportunity to reach their true potential.
I will be running the event for my son Harry. Harry is 6 years old and suffers from DLD (Developmental Language Disorder). Having DLD means that a child or young person has severe persistent difficulties understanding or using spoken language.
DLD is a long-term condition that can have a severe impact on a young person’s learning achievement at school and all areas in life. This condition can put them at risk of literacy difficulties, and affect their social interaction skills. Children with DLD usually learn and understand better through visual and practical methods, and this condition can co-occur with ADHD, dyslexia, and speech sound difficulties.
Grand Stockley Park Virtual 5k
As part of my ongoing fundraising, I am planning a Grand Stockley Park Virtual 5K. This event is open to all Stockley Park occupiers running from the 2nd January right through to the 31st January. You can choose to enter whenever you want, and the entry fee is only £5. Should you like to enter, please do visit my Virgin Money Just Giving Page “titled as Stockley Virtual 5K” where you can pay your entry fee. For all those who complete the 5K will receive a medal as well!!
I would be grateful for you to sponsor me and achieve my goal to help AFASIC further help children like Harry and others going forward. If you would like to donate to my cause, please visit my Virgin Money just giving page which you can find on https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/StuartChalmers4
I am very grateful for all your support, and generosity.