Living with Aphasia is overwhelmed by the support of business in our area.
Great conversations for people with aphasia need some support. Finding words can be tricky. Props such as magazines and photographs can make communication easier and less frustrating for everyone.
How fabulous that local businesses are willing to help us out. W.H Smith will provide magazines for our Conversation Drop In Group. In addition, Apple have helped set up our new IPad. They will offer support for us with everything IT! Making a difference and spreading the word about aphasia in Exeter and Devon!
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What a great opportunity to express yourself!
People with communication difficulties can express themselves through visual media whilst building up creative skills too.
Living with Aphasia has teamed up with Magic Carpet to bring art sessions to add to our activities.
Magic Carpet is a local charity in Devon. They work to inspire creativity and well being though creative arts.
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What a cycling achievement! Thank you!
Chalk + Ward, a marketing/advertising agency in Exeter chose a energetic way to celebrate their 20th anniversary of trading. By cycling 90 miles in 7 hours!
Supported by the local group, the Bad Lodgers, they went from Bristol to Exeter raising money for 2 charities, Living with Aphasia and Magic Carpet.
The route started at the Colston Tower in Bristol where Chalk + Ward started their business and ended at Exeter where the company is now based. Their epic ride passed through the beautiful Cheddar Gorge. Maybe they didn’t get to see much of that as they whizzed through! They looked exhausted but very happy at the end! Well done!
Cooking can be tricky with aphasia – following recipes and using only one hand can make for difficult times – so it was fantastic to have a session with Exeter Cookery School to build confidence and skills.
It was enormous fun to cook with Jim. His humour, patience and skill inspired us all to be the best – “Chef” was a buzzword for the morning! We made bread and scones and enjoyed a cream tea after all our efforts.
Thank you so much, Jim – we could be back!
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Living with Aphasia had the most amazing afternoon to celebrate our first year as a charity!
The event started off with children from Wellington School joining us for our sponsored walk around the quay. As we are their nominated charity of the year we were delighted to receive a cheque from the school.
We had fun on our sponsored walk with some absolutely amazing achievements and fundraising- more stories to follow about these stories!
Michael Caines on behalf of Exeter Foundation was our next visitor. The Foundation has been amazingly supportive and supplied our branded clothing which has made such a difference to us and allowed us to get the word out about aphasia more effectively.
To round off the afternoon, Sing Aphasia performed several songs, one of them with the children from Wellington School and James on the drums. A wonderful party and end to a fantastic day!
What a fabulous afternoon Living with Aphasia spent at the Well Being Exeter Market Place event. It was lovely to meet and make great connections with other community groups and services that are working in our area. Lots of useful chat about future joint working!
The afternoon started with some presentations – Living with Aphasia was one of the talks. It was good to spread the word about aphasia and our charity – lots of people commented afterwards that they had no idea what aphasia was before! Emily produced a stunning video to raise awareness of the condition.
Thank you to Ena and David for manning the stall too – you did a great job!