A BIG thank you to the EMG Symphony Orchestra who gave a fantastic performance of ‘Death in Venice’ at the Cathedral.
We were grateful to be their charity of the evening. Thank you Nigel for making this happen.
What a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness of aphasia!
We also raised money on the retiring collection which will go towards funding our Sing Aphasia groups next year.
Living with Aphasia was delighted to help out the Speech and Language Therapists with their Aphasia Awareness Training.
The ward staff at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital learnt more about the impact of aphasia on everyday life. Everyone had a chance to talk to our volunteers about their experiences. What a great opportunity to share and shape good practice.
We discussed some changes to make communication easier for people with aphasia. The feedback from volunteers and staff was very encouraging – and we hope to offer more of this joint working in the future! See our Awareness Training page.
June is Aphasia Awareness month and a great opportunity to spread the word about this frustratingly little known condition.
1 in 3 people who have a stroke will have aphasia and that means around 6,000 people in Devon will have this isolating communication difficulty. An Exeter University Dissertation Research on Aphasia recently found that only 34% of the local population were aware of aphasia. This has to change!
so…Living with Aphasia is launching a Twitter campaign for the month of June focusing on increasing awareness of Aphasia and the support that Living with Aphasia can provide for people in Devon.
Follow us on twitter @LivingAphasia with the hashtag #AphasiaAwareness
Photo curtesy of Paula Fernley Photography
Emily is getting the word out about aphasia! Listen to her remarkable words on the video which Devon Live and other news media are picking up on. What a brilliant way to help people understand about aphasia and what it is really like.
Read the fantastic article about her story on Devon Live.
Well done Emily! What an inspiration to us all!
Read more about Living with Aphasia
Our branded clothing has arrived! The colours look amazing and Sandhy has done a great job is designing them for us. The eye catching t shirts, hats and jackets will make Living with Aphasia stand out on our awareness stand and fundraising events in Exeter and Devon.
In May we have plans for an anniversary sponsored walking event where we will be able to thank Exeter Foundation for their generous grant to pay for the branded clothing. Sing Aphasia will be performing too! A massive thank you to A1 Print and Stitch for all your help in making the clothes look so wonderful too.
We have also secured a stand at the Exeter Respect Festival on June 30th and July 1st which will be a great opportunity to show off our clothing!
We are busy getting our branded clothing ready for making aphasia stand out at our awareness and fundraising events. Thanks to Exeter Foundation we have funds to provide t-shirts, jackets and hats which will all have our bright logo on them.
Sandhy has worked tirelessly on the designs to promote our cause. We took the clothing to our drop In group today and received a thumbs up from everyone! A1 Stitch and Print gave us lots of time and ideas on the best clothing and a big thank you for their help. We will be launching our new clothing soon so watch this space!