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£1,825raised of £1,600 target by 88 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,825 to purchase much needed digital resources for the paediatric speech and language therapy department.

    Doncaster, UK
    Funded on Friday, 23rd November 2018

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    We are a group of speech and language therapists and assistants working in Doncaster. We are walking the Yorkshire Three Peaks on Saturday 6th October 2018 to raise money to buy IPADs and speech and language therapy apps. Apps on Ipads can significantly help children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) but the current NHS financial climate makes it difficult to provide this kind of resource.

    More than 10% of children have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). In areas of social deprivation, upwards of 50% of children can start school with communication difficulties. If left unidentified and unsupported, communication needs can have long-term impact on education, employment, social mobility, mental health and involvement with the justice system.

    Speech and language therapists and assistants (SLTs) provide treatment, support and care for children and young people who have communication difficulties. We see children in schools, nurseries, clinics and at home. We work with children directly and with those around them - teachers, parent/s, health visitors and other medical professionals.

    In order to provide the best possible care, we regularly review our ways of working. In a society that revolves around technology, increasing numbers of children are accessing IPADs and tablets, both at home and in schools. The use of technology in speech and language therapy has rapidly increased in recent years and there are now a variety of available apps covering a wide range of speech and language difficulties. The benefits of using apps include:

    * They are motivating for children, because they are visually appealing.
    * They offer the opportunity to carry out practice at home and in school, greatly enhancing the therapy provided.
    * Apps are relatively cheap, compared to other resources.
    * We travel a lot. Tablets give us more resources with less to carry.
    * Apps allows us to make the information we provide more accessible to parents.



    • Team SLTrek2 months ago
      Team SLTrek

      Team SLTrek

      2 months ago

      Yesterday we completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks! 25 miles and 5200ft of ascent completed in 12 hours. Probably the hardest thing most of us have ever done but we stayed positive and supportive to the very end. Thank you to everyone that has donated so far and to the wonderful friends/family that came to support us with water, food and hugs! Please continue to donate and support us!

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    • Team SLTrek2 months ago
      Team SLTrek

      Team SLTrek

      2 months ago

      Well the time has arrived. The walk is tomorrow and we have arrived at our 'pod' for the night. We are updating our target. If we manage to raise £1500 (after fees), we should be able to get 3 iPads and the apps we need, which would be brilliant for the department to get us started.

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    • Team SLTrek3 months ago
      Team SLTrek

      Team SLTrek

      3 months ago

      Thank you very, very much to everyone who has donated so far. We have now raised £665, which is two thirds of our target! Some of us did a 'training' walk on Sunday 2nd September - the Mam Tor circular walk, which included 3 mini-peaks. It went well and we had a glorious day, so we are hoping for the same on 6th October, when we do the Three Peaks. Please consider sponsoring us, if you haven't already.

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    Page last updated on: 11/16/2018 9:50 PM



    • Rob Skidmore

      Rob Skidmore

      Nov 16, 2018

      Blisteringly well done team! A worthy cause supported by dedicated NHS staff.


    • Joanne Attrill

      Joanne Attrill

      Nov 2, 2018

      What a fantastic achievement - well done!


    • Adrian


      Oct 15, 2018

      £10 for Cheryl and team from Adrian

    • Jacquie


      Oct 15, 2018

      £10 for Cheryl and team from Jacquie

    • Anonymous


      Oct 15, 2018

      Well done messages and donations from the Ward's and Taylor's ☺.


    • Georgina Baggott

      Georgina Baggott

      Oct 13, 2018

      Proud of you Clare, well done!


    • Higgins family

      Higgins family

      Oct 13, 2018

      Well done from all of us to Clare and team, Sam, Dave, Madeleine and Edward Higgins.


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