Thank you to Lucy and Grace
Angus Speech & Language Therapy Department would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to the Middleton family from Monifieth who have raised £1010 for resources and games for children attending the service.
Lucy Middleton, who is six-years-old, attends speech therapy and her family wanted to help her to raise awareness about communication disorders and, importantly, to let others know that it is ok to ask Lucy about her speech.
Lucy’s parents Laura and Gordon and big sister Grace, who is aged eight, helped to raise the money by holding a bake sale at their home. Both girls helped design and create signs for the bake sale as well as making some delicious cakes to sell.
They were also helped in their fundraising by Lucy’s after-school club which held its own cake & tombola sale and donated all funds to Lucy.
Friends, neighbours and the community really rallied round and supported the event to help raise this huge sum.
The family spoke with the Speech & Language Therapy team to find out what items they would like to be bought with the money raised.
Mrs Middleton explained, “Lucy is a very resilient and kind girl who loves to play with and help others but at times she can feel alone with the type of speech disorder she has as she is very aware of it.
“We wanted to show her that we and others believe in her and to show her that she should never think she is not as good as others. The fundraising event has really given Lucy a huge confidence boost and has encouraged others to ask and learn more about communication difficulties in children.
“I would like to thank everyone who donated money, baked cakes and helped us raise £1010 as without their support Lucy’s fundraiser would not have been so successful.”
Angus Speech & Language Therapists were delighted to receive the games and resources which will be used across Angus to support and enhance children’s therapy activities.
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