£623raised of £1,483 target by 39 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,483 to Fund Makaton Tutor Training to bring affordable, accessible Makaton classes to local communities. Believe in inclusive communication for all

Dundee, United Kingdom
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When it was confirmed to us that our daughter would have long term communication issues we decided that Makaton would be a great way to help us communicate as a family and to allow our child to have the same level of interaction and experience as any typically developing child. At the time we found it quite difficult to access training in Makaton as NHS courses are scarce and when available are only provided to one family member per family. We managed to get some basic starting points through a local child charity who then pointed us to some fantastic online resources. Using these the onus fell on us as parents to become self taught and to provide everything our child needed in her new language. I want to help parents who find themselves where we were and provide accessible, affordable makaton training for the whole family, and for wider mainstream communities to help children who rely on this language to communicate in the wider world. To do this I need to complete Makaton's training courses, register a licence with them and buy startup materials. The course alone costs £2000. It will be a long time before I could self fund this so I am hoping my local community can help me fund the course so that I in turn can give back to the local community in inclusion and acceptance for those with communication difficulties.

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  • L Howie

    L Howie

    a month ago

    L Howie

    HALF WAY! THANKS! I am shocked by how successful this page has been so far. Outside of the page I have also been given some amazing support and so have adjusted the total I am asking for on here down again to reflect the true point of where the fundraiser is at. I no longer need to fund raise for any of the resources I will need to get up and running (laptop, books and materials etc) and have also received several cash donations too. This means that I am over the halfway point towards paying the tutors fees with a current cash total of £1030!!!

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    L Howie

    a month ago

    L Howie

    Well this page has only been live for a week and we have had an amazing response. £463 donated online, another £100 offline, and a business laptop gifted to me as it was on my list of resources needed. Thanks to this I have dropped the total amount I'm trying to fundraise on here down to reflect the offline fundraising and gifted resources. Keep sharing if you can as I would love to be able to book my course early next year and get licensed as soon as possible. Thanks so much to everyone who has helped so far, I really, really appreciate it all

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2 months ago

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  • Patrick Sweeney

    Patrick Sweeney

    Nov 30, 2016


  • N Lamond

    N Lamond

    Nov 27, 2016

    Good luck! Hope you reach your target x


  • Sheena Ogg

    Sheena Ogg

    Nov 25, 2016

    Leanne you are such an inspiration, good luck I hope you raise what you need and more xxx


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Dundee, United Kingdom

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