1Voice takes a family and social perspective on communication and recognises the great need for adult role models to inspire children and families alike. 1Voice promotes families supporting each other to overcome the isolation that being unable to speak can bring.
1Voice relies on personal donations to keep running. As we approach a time of year when there is an increase in spending, did you know that you can also support n1Voice whilst shopping through Give As You Live. Please see the link HERE
The Communication Trust (of which 1Voice is a consortium member) is requesting participants in a survey about a project to develop guidance about children’s involvement in decision making and service development.
This is a survey for the parents or carers of a child or young person aged from 0-25 years who has speech, language and communication needs. This survey is part of a study led by Prof Sue Roulstone from the Bristol Speech & Language Therapy Research Unit and the University of the West of England, on behalf of The Communication Trust.
Please access it here:
Our busy West Midland branch coordinator is planning on completing the Wolf Run. She aims to raise funds for the West Midlands branch.
The Wolf Run is an approx. 10k off-road run featuring a series of man-made and natural obstacles located throughout the course. The concept behind the Wolf Run was to re-create the feeling of running in natural terrain - a wild run that would allow people to experience natural, raw running conditions as far as possible whilst also presenting runners with a challenging, interesting and enjoyable event.
Good Luck Julie A.
You can support her here
The Free Willies had to delay their 2nd attempt. The English Channel and the weather made it impossible to even board the boat. Another attempt is scheduled for September.
Third time lucky??
Free Willies are doing a 2nd attempt on 18 AUGUST. Please continue to support their heroic efforts via their fundraising page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/freewillys
After a brave attempt in treacherous conditions, the team had to abandon their first attempt. Weather and sea conditions became very dangerous.
Free Willies are planning to have another go in August. They are aiming for 17th-20th August with expectation that the weather will comply!
We are excited to announce that Anna and her friends, with team name of FreeWillies are fundraising for 1Voice with a challenge to swim the English Channel.
Their team name derives from the Free Willy movie/story of a killer whale that swims to freedom. This, in a roundabout way, encapsulates the freedom non-verbal people achieve when they have an augmentative or alternative way of communicating. Freedom of speech/communication.
Good luck to the swimmers. Watch this space for updates.
Please support them here at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/freewillys