Rose Grissell

Rose goes quiet

Fundraising for Connect - the communication disability network
raised of £700 target
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Rose Grissell's fundraising, 4 August 2011
We support people with aphasia to enable them to re-connect with life.


I am too lazy to run a marathon and I have already jumped out of a plane so I have decided to do... a sponsored silence!!

I will therefore not talk for 3 whole days! That is 72 hours or 4320 minutes or 259,200 seconds not saying a word!!! For many of you that know me well, this is going to be a real challenge!!

I am not doing this for fun but I am doing it for an amazing charity called Connect, who provide vital support for people with aphasia.

Every 11 minutes, 3 people will have a stroke, 1 of them will loose the ability to communicate. This is called aphasia and can happen to anyone at any time. Some people cannot speak at all, others can no longer read, write or use numbers.

Please take a few minutes to watch this video to learn more about aphasia and Connect

This challenge will be no comparison to actually having aphasia however I hope it will highlight how devastating it can be when you loose your speech in an instant.

So if you have ever wanted to tell me to shut up then please dig deep and sponsor me now!

So, donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure and so you have no excuses there. Also don't forget to tick the gift aid box - it will increase your donation by 25%!

Thank you!



Event date: Sunday 21st August to Tuesday 23rd August

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

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