Debbie Cleasby

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Fundraising for Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity
raised of £1,800 target
by 65 supporters
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Event: London Marathon 2023, on 23 April 2023
We support people with dyslexia to succeed on their own terms.


Running the London Marathon has been on my bucket list for an age. After unsuccessfully getting a ballot place year after year, I have now opted to run for a charity and what better charity is there than the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Association.  

Without this charity Jake, my son would not have received the support and achievements throughout his education.  Helen Arkell were instrumental in getting him properly assessed and diagnosed. They were an integral part of getting the "system" to understand and  take notice of Jake, thus ensuring he had all the tools he needed  to succeed then and now ! 

The Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity leads the way in providing specialist support to children, young people and adults with dyslexia and other Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs). Their mission is to help people: 1. Believe in themselves 2. Achieve their goals and 3. Succeed on their own terms. There is no government funding for dyslexia, despite its lifelong impact. Fundraising is vital to ensure in-depth assessment and tuition is available to anyone with dyslexia, including lower income families and schools in disadvantaged areas. 

Donations are gratefully received, any contribution no matter how small will help someone like my son Jake to achieve. 

Thank you ever so much


About the charity

Left undiagnosed and unsupported, dyslexia negatively impacts children and young people. It affects their self-esteem. Their ability to learn. Their life chances. With your support, Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity can help people with dyslexia from all backgrounds to believe, achieve and succeed.

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