Weʼve raised £1,245 to enable us to have sellable items made such as T-shirts, wristbands and pens to advertise our new charity.
- Funded on Thursday, 31st January 2019
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My youngest son was diagnosed with Tourettes Syndrome in 2013 at the age of five years old. I got involved with the national charity helping raise funds and awareness on the condition and co-ordinating a support group in Hull. during the almost five years I have led this group, I have not only had the privilege of meeting some amazing and inspiring people but also listened to heart braking stories surrounding a lack of medical and educational support. It became my mission to start a charity focussing on improving the support and awareness in our local area. The charity is in the process of becoming registered and I wouldn't have got this far without the support from fellow TS warriors.
TIC - Tourettes-syndrome, Inclusion in the Community. helping to create a future of acceptance and understanding for those living with Tourettes Syndrome.
The charity aims to provide awareness in schools and employment in the form of a training session - myself and another TS mum Beverley have already started this, going in to Bellfield Primary School and Winifred Holtby, the sessions went down very well and we are booked in for another 4 in September.
We also aim to raise fund so that we can help provide families with therapy. Medication does not treat Tourettes Syndrome only some of symptoms. Medication will only be offered to the most severe cases and will not always be effective. The majority of the medication prescribed is anti-psychotic medication and not everyone is happy to try this. There are therapies that can sometimes help,
CBiT - this can help a person to gain control over their tics in situations where they would like to do so, or to change a tic that is causing pain.
Play therapy - can help children with emotional literacy, helping them to express their feelings and fears through the natural activity of play.
Massage - to ease muscle pain, reduce stress and soothe anxiety.
Psychotherapy - to deal with the psychological problems as a result of the condition.
These therapies and more are available through the NHS but waiting list can be long and a person needs to be struggling to qualify. We want quality of life for everyone, which means tackling problems when they begin.
All this costs money, we cannot sit back and rely completely on donations. We need to have t-shirts printed up and wristbands made so that we can advertise our charity and sell these products in the hope of raising awareness as well as funds. We need to look professional to gain the support of people who can help in our mission. £500 is not a lot of money, we have lots of things planned with sponsored walks and charity nights, but all that money will be going to achieve our aims.
When approaching professionals with our campaign, To encourage achieving a realistic and accurate diagnosis, to ensure patients are fully aware of their circumstances alongside improved and sustained support from medical staff, we want to look like we mean business!
please, please, please support us! for the people of Hull and surrounding areas that are affected by Tourettes Syndrome. It is so much more than "that thing where they swear"
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