Celebrate with Living with Aphasia!

What a fantastic turn out we had for our 2nd year party! It was a great occasion to celebrate everything that we do. Thank you to everyone that came along to join in our celebrations. Watch our Living with Aphasia video, made by Jon who recently had a stroke.

Plus we had a fantastic performance of the Singing group with tarantulas! Our own Aphasia Song, written by Emily, rounded off our entertainment and, as always, Sam made sure we all had great fun with music and singing.

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People also had the opportunity to see a taster of our art exhibition on display. The exhibits was previously shown at the Pheonix Art Centre in Exeter for a month over March and received much praise. Working with Magic Carpet has been a joy this year allowing us to “mess about ” with different artistic mediums to express ourselves.

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So many people celebrate brilliant achievements made in the 2 years we have been running as a charity. We are thrilled!

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We welcome newcomers or visitors at any of our events over the year and are all looking forward to another wonderful year of fun, support and friendship.

Helping Communication

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 – A Must See!

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. death

You can buy tickets at the door or on EMG Symphony Orchestra website.

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Making Friends and Connection!

We are delighted to announce our connection to Say Aphasia, a charity in Brighton.

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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 

 

 

 

Thank you to Chalk + Ward cycling!

Chalk & Ward thank you cylingWhat 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!

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Inspirational Emily talking about aphasia

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