We’re all about helping and having a good chat to make you feel good. We recently purchased an Ipad and uploaded photos of the things we are getting up to.
It’s been amazing how much we use it to share stories, learn about others and start off conversations.
For example, Andi found it helped him to understand what our charity has done in the past. He looked through our section on our raising awareness, fundraising and activity pages. Adam also found it helpful to know who everyone was and it helped him with finding the names of everybody. Ian found it useful to start off a chat with a new person to the group.
It’s been amazing how it’s got conversations going with people with aphasia!
Death in Venice is performing for our charity! The fabulous EMG Symphony Orchestra will be performing at Exeter Catherdral on Saturday 17th November at 7.30 pm. And it will be raising money for Living with Aphasia!
It will be a marvelous evening and thank you to Nigel for helping to make it happen.
You can buy tickets at the door or on EMG Symphony Orchestra website.
We are delighted to announce our connection to Say Aphasia, a charity in Brighton.
Led by Colin Lyall, SayAphasia is a thriving group of people making a difference for the lives of people with this frustrating and little known condition in the Sussex area.
They have groups in Hove, Chicester and Crawley.
With the closure of the Connect charity in 2016 many Aphasia support groups all over the country have been left with no help, support or infrastructure. SayAphasia wants to change that.
They have linked with the Sheffield Aphasia group and now we are affiliated too! Our network and connection of support is growing across the country!
Read all about our news on the quarterly SayAphasia newsletter.
See more about what we do at Living with Aphasia
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!
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
Happy New Year to our friends, families and all those involved in Living with Aphasia. We are looking forward to lots of new activities this year – spreading the word about aphasia is a top priority!
Look out for us at the Wellbeing Market event and Respect Festival 2018 this year, to name just a few of our exciting projects.
We also have many fundraising events planned over the year too, so watch this space!
Our first DROP IN group starts next Tuesday 9th January when we will discuss ideas for 2018 as well as catching up on gossip, cake and tea! [and coffee!]
We also have our new COFFEE CATCH UP time for carers, friends or family that live with someone who has aphasia.
And don’t miss our popular SING APHASIA which starts on the 16th January. Sam is bound to have some exciting new singing challenges for us all!
And if anyone has made a new resolution to run a Marathon, do a Cycle sportif or any other challenge then we would be very happy to be your nominated charity (and can provide lots of cake and support for you on the way!)
Dates for activities in 2018 Living with Aphasia