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£405raised of £200 target by 15 supporters

    Weʼve raised £405 to Help new group Dorset with Aphasia called ACT : A - aphasic people. C - communicating. T - together.

    Location
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Thursday, 12th October 2017

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    Story

    After my Stroke in 2011, I didn't know what it meant to have Aphasia and how I would manage at home with the communication difficulties I had. Having Speech and Language Therapy at home really helped me to improve my communication and confidence. With the help of lots of professionals and organisations, I was able to improve my reading, writing and speech. There are lots of different sources of support in the community but it is difficult to know where to go to access these. I want to help other Stroke survivors with Aphasia to manage at home.

    It can be daunting and challenging for Stroke patients and their families after discharge from hospital. Often there can be a wait for therapy services to be involved and this can be hard.

    ACT has been started for patients stroke and their partners to help deal with the aphasia before and after discharge from Hospital. We will provide support to start the path of recovery with your communication skills before you are discharged and immediately after you return home. ACT will provide advice and support on how to manage the first few days at home; for example, thinking of ways to communicate how you would like something for breakfast and keeping a diary of little changes and improvements to look back on later.

    We need help to raise money to get this new project off the ground. I believe this is of great value to Stroke patients and their families as this isn't something that is currently available and would make a big difference to supporting patients' discharge from Hospital.

    I am walking the Bournemouth Marathon 10K on Saturday 7th October 2017 and would be grateful for any contributions that will go towards this new group.

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    • William Lindsay4 months ago
      William Lindsay

      William Lindsay

      4 months ago

      Thank you Danni. 202% Amazing!! Great start to new group.

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    • William Lindsay4 months ago
      William Lindsay

      William Lindsay

      4 months ago

      WOW!!195% Target :-) Thank you so much Sarah, Dawn, Natasha and Becky.

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    • William Lindsay4 months ago
      William Lindsay

      William Lindsay

      4 months ago

      Thank you so much Cressida, Deborah and Sandra and Marie - Total £360.00 FABxx

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    15

    • Danni Swaithe

      Danni Swaithe

      Oct 10, 2017

      Great :)

      £10.00

    • Becky

      Becky

      Oct 9, 2017

      Well done Bill! You are amazing :)

      £5.00

    • Natasha Ross

      Natasha Ross

      Oct 9, 2017

      Well done, Bill! You’re amazing! I’m sure the new group will be a great success 😊

      £10.00

    • Dawn

      Dawn

      Oct 9, 2017

      Well done!

      £10.00

    • Sarah Kelly

      Sarah Kelly

      Oct 9, 2017

      Good luck towards a great cause😊

      £10.00

    • Marie Ortu

      Marie Ortu

      Oct 9, 2017

      Good luck with the fundraising Bill. Looks like you’ve smashed the target already! X

      £10.00

    • Sandra Wells

      Sandra Wells

      Oct 9, 2017

      Well done Bill, you are an inspiration xx

      £10.00

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    William Lindsay

    William Lindsay

    Bournemouth, United Kingdom

    When I had a stroke in 2011 I didn't know what the future held for me. I was given the diagnosis of Aphasia, from the stroke I had. With the help of Bournemouth Hospital they helped me get my communication skills back. I now want to help others through A.C.T. on their journey.

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