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Weʼre raising £800 to complete 2 Marathons for 2 vital Speech & Language causes over 2 continents.

Cardiff, UK
17 days to go

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The Challenge - I am attempting to complete 2 Marathons for 2 vital Speech & Language causes over 2 continents.

Challenge 1 - UK - The Liverpool Rock n' Roll Marathon.

Everyone communicates. We all use different ways to tell each other about our thoughts, opinions, wishes and needs. Most people do this through speech, but if you have difficulty speaking then how do you tell people your thoughts and needs? Its estimated that 1.5 million people in the UK have some form of speech, language and communication need (SLCN). And a large percentage of this population will rely on the use of Assistive Technology to communicate and live more independent lives. Unfortunately this is a very under resourced provision, especially within Wales.

A fantastic group of very talented health professionals are currently developing an Assistive Technology service for Adults with Learning Disabilities (ALD) within the Cardiff ALD Team of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University (ABMu) Health Board. This service aims to develop a provision that is so greatly needed specifically with Adults with a Learning Disability. In order to provide a well resourced and fully supported service, more funding for equipment such as tablets, environmental controls and software needs to be sort. I have therefore enlisted the support of a fellow runner and AMBu worker Joanne Freeguard to help raise the profile and funding for this fantastic service. We will both be running the Liverpool Rock n' Roll Marathon on Sunday 20th May. With your help we could raise money to really help get this vital service up and running for very vulnerable adults within Cardiff.

Challenge 2 - Kenya - Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon.

UK - Kenya Speech and Language Provision Stats:

Number of SLTs in the UK= 15,000

Number of SLTs in Kenya= 14

UK Population = 64.1 million

Kenya Population = 47 million

SLTs to population=1: 4,273

SLTs to population=1: 3.9 million

**Approximately 18% of the population in the UK have some form of disability. There are no current statistics for the amount of people with a disability in Kenya**

Yellow House currently provides free Speech and Language Therapy (SaLT) to some of Western Kenya’s poorest and most stigmatised communities. It’s not sustainable to continue providing free services forever, however Speech and Language Therapy is NOT A RECOGNISED PROFESSION IN KENYA. So until the government recognises it as a much needed service, Yellow House continues to provide a free service. The goal at Yellow House is that SaLT will be integrated across public health and education services. It costs Yellow House £4 to provide one SaLT session. By donating now, you enable Yellow House to continue lobbying for the recognition of this much needed profession within society, while providing a valuable, effective and high standard of service to any one who walks through their doors!! This is no mean feet! I will therefore be running the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon in October the heat. With your help we can help provide Yellow House with the funds to continue providing SaLT sessions as well as continuing to train Kenyans the skills to develop this fantastic service and raise awareness of people with a disability in Kenya.

Thank you for listening and for all of your support.

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  • Lisa Chapman8 months ago
    Lisa Chapman

    Lisa Chapman

    8 months ago
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    Yesterday we achieved a milestone of recieving 25% of our fund raising target! Thank you all so much! let’s keep going, every penny is so needed and very much appreciated! Tomorrow will be the 3 week count down to marathon 1 in Liverpool! Thanks for all of your support x

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  • Anonymous


    Jun 4, 2018

    Well done to you and JoF


  • Amy Thomas

    Amy Thomas

    May 30, 2018

    Awesome job guys x


  • Kayleigh Cattell

    Kayleigh Cattell

    May 25, 2018

    Good luck Lisa! 🍀🏃🏻‍♀️ Xx


  • Lauren  Crowder

    Lauren Crowder

    May 25, 2018

    You were amazing JoF!! 🏃‍♀️Super proud 😘 you go gals 👊🏼


  • Jodie lee Stokes

    Jodie lee Stokes

    May 25, 2018


  • Joyce Dobson

    Joyce Dobson

    May 25, 2018




    May 25, 2018

    Well done mammy love Evie xx


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Lisa Chapman

Lisa Chapman

Cardiff, UK

I am an Independent Speech & Language Therapist. I have worked for the NHS and Education Authorities within the UK for over 15 years. I support children and adults with complex health and communication needs & specialise in Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC).

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