From Tim Niven and the team undertaking the 5 Ferry Challenge:
"We are 8 cyclists undertaking The 5 Ferry Challenge, so that we can raise much needed funds for the Scottish Stammering Network. The cycle is over 72 miles in 5 stages through some of Scotland's finest scenery, making sure you don't miss any of the 5 ferries along the way! The challenge has to be completed on the same day and we are all currently training very hard for the event. The photos on the page, are some snapshots of the team of 3 who undertook the challenge last year but we have expanded it from 52 miles last year to 72 miles this year!
The Scottish Stammering Network is a Scottish charity run by unpaid volunteers and at present runs support groups, workshops and open days for people who stammer, which are free to attend, in order to make help accessible to all. The Scottish Stammering Network wants to set up more support groups an open days across the whole of Scotland so that people of all ages with a stammer have a place where they can turn to for help.
The impact of the charity is clear already, with one example being it's Glasgow Support Group, is supporting more people who stammer in a year than are accessing Speech and Language Therapy at the local health board, showing clearly the successful approach the charity has taken. There is a real need to ensure the charity can continue to grow and support more people who stammer across the whole of Scotland. With support from fundraising, the Scottish Stammering Network will be able to help even more people and raise awareness of stammering with the general public."
Edinburgh Open Day - Saturday 21 April 2018
To sign up for our Edinburgh Open Day, please click here.
Register to attend the Scottish Stammering Network Open Day in Edinburgh on Saturday 21 April from 10am to 4pm at the Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue, 16 St Mary's Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SU . Free tickets are available from eventbrite by clicking here.
We will have guest speakers sharing their experiences of living with a stammer, as well as a range of top workshops which aim to build confidence and provide real help for living with a stammer in daily life and in areas such as public speaking, presentation skills, stress management, etc.
We will also have workshops for parents of children who have a stammer.
The day is free of charge and kicks off at 10am with a free lunch and free tea/coffee served throughout the day. The day is open to people with a stammer, their friends/family and interested organisations.
The full programme for the day will be available shortly.
The Open Day has been made possible due to funding from Awards for All at the Big Lottery Fund.
Phote below of the venue.
On Tuesday 1 August, from 7pm in the Grand Central Hotel, we will be holding a mini event with Professor Paul Cooke and his Speech and Language Therapy students from Michigan State University to share experiences about stammering from Scotland and the USA. Glasgow Group members will be sharing their experiences of what life is like with a stammer and Professor Cooke who has a stammer himself will be talking about his work and that of his students, who are keen to learn about stammering from a Scottish perspective. Full details below and there will even be a free hot buffet for everyone to enjoy as well! Everyone welcome.
A huge thank you to Callum Black who is taking part in the Glasgow Kiltwalk to raise money for our charity. If you would like to show your support by sponsoring Adam, please visit his fundraising page at the following address: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=CallumJohnBlack4ScottishStammeringNetwork
Photo of Callum Black