David Robins

David Robins' Walk 2010

Fundraising for Connect - the communication disability network
£33,317
raised of £33,000 target
by 92 supporters
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Event: Connect - the communication disability network - David Robins' Charity Walk 2010, on 10 September 2010
We support people with aphasia to enable them to re-connect with life.

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my new fundraising page.

Please help me to support Connect by sponsoring me to complete one of my greatest fundraising challenges so far.  In honour of my 60th year and Connect’s 10th anniversary, I will be attempting the Kokoda Trail in .  This is an arduous 96km trek across the Owen Stanley Range, crossing rivers and scaling muddy inclines as it snakes its way through a humid tropical rain forest.

Connect is a charity that I have been supporting for the last 10 years since a close friend of mine, Robert Thorling, had a stroke and got aphasia. If you have the time, please watch the short video on this page to learn a bit more about Connect and how they have helped Robert.

Every eleven minutes in the three people will have a stroke. One of them will lose the ability to communicate. This is called aphasia. It can happen to anyone of us at any time and in an instant can destroy lives.  Connect’s work has led to the culmination of a ground-breaking new programme of support called ‘Access to Life’ which has had remarkable life changing and life saving results

Please sponsor me to help Connect make ‘Access to Life’ available to all across the country.

Thank you.

Regards,

David Robins

About the charity

Connect is a national charity for people living with aphasia (communication disability) which is often caused by stroke. Aphasia can strike anyone at any age and at any time. 1 in every 200 people in the UK lives with aphasia and each person experiences it differently. Some people cannot speak at all, some people have just a few words. It affects reading, writing and numbers. Aphasia can lead to lack of confidence, depression, social exclusion – and people can lose their connection with the world. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Our vision is a simple one, we want a world where people with aphasia can re-connect with life again. Find out more about how we do that at www.ukconnect.org

Donation summary

Total raised
£33,317.00
+ £3,285.61 Gift Aid
Online donations
£14,569.00
Offline donations
£18,748.00

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