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Closed 31/01/2017

104%
£700raised of £670 target by 49 supporters

    Weʼve raised £700 to Fund Makaton Tutor Training (£2000) we want to bring accessible masks ton classes to our local community.

    Location
    Dundee, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Tuesday, 31st January 2017

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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

      21 days ago

      L Howie

      Wow! With two days to go we received a cheque which not only took us to our goal but also slightly past it. We have achieved an amazing 104% of the £2000 required to finance the Makaton Regional Tutor Course. Thank you so much to the 49 online donators as well As the many offline donators. Every single penny has contributed to this and I'm truly grateful to each and every one of you. Leanne

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    • L Howie

      L Howie

      2 months ago

      L Howie

      Online total needed updated to reflect the offline fundraising again. We are up to a total of £1600 of the £2000 needed which is absolutely fantastic. Thank you so much everyone.

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    • L Howie

      L Howie

      2 months ago

      L Howie

      We have been running a Makaton based Santa Grotto here in Dundee this last week. It has given a wee boost to the running total in offline cash so wanted to post an update to give a more realistic total figure than the one recorded here. We are currently sitting at £1400!! which is actually 70% of our total goal as opposed to the 42% shown here. This figure is just amazing and I cant believe we have pulled this money together in such a short time thanks to everyone who has helped so far I really couldn't do this without all your support.

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    49

    • Ross Cameron

      Ross Cameron

      Jan 23, 2017

      Sorry I can't afford any more at the moment. Good luck x

      £5.00

    • lyndsey fisher

      lyndsey fisher

      Jan 23, 2017

      From Sophie and Millie x

      £5.00

    • Fiona Oludipe

      Fiona Oludipe

      Jan 23, 2017

      Great to see you making a change to people's attitudes and opening up the doors to give children who use Makaton hope and excitement and sharing your experiences. Wish you all the best with your 😀😀

      £10.00

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    L Howie

    L Howie

    Dundee, United Kingdom

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