Events & fundraising

London Marathon 2017

On Sunday 23 April, Oli Quarry, the son of Jill Whitehouse, our Chair of Trustees, ran the London Marathon to raise funds for The London Dyslexia Initiative.

The London Dyslexia Initiative was launched in 2013 and since then funds raised have successfully helped disadvantaged children struggling with dyslexia in five local state primary schools.  We have to raise £50,000 pa to sustain this vital work.

The money he raised will support The London Dyslexia Initiative offers consistent, targeted help to dyslexic children. A school in the programme will screen children in need of specialist support (typically in Years 3-6). They are then assessed by a specialist teacher and an individual teaching programme devised for them. Subsequently, specialist teachers attend the school for a morning or afternoon a week to work with these children individually. Additional individual teaching (with Bursary support where needed) can take place outside school hours. The results of the programme to date are uplifting for all those involved – both on an educational and personal level.

He made it! Oli Quarry completed the 2017 London Marathon in an incredible 4 hours and 15 minutes! He has raised £3,700 so far and hopes to raise even more with your help.

                                      

Please click on the link below and make a donation.

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserPage.action?userUrl=oliverquarryrpfhm201520678&faId=815014&isTeam=false

Past Events & Fundraising

2016

On Wednesday 28th September the highly esteemed Educational Psychologist Veronica Bidwell, held a book launch in the Loyola Hall for her latest book:  The Parents’ Guide to Specific Learning Difficulties: information, advice and practical tips.  £13.99  Packed full of advice and practical strategies for parents and educators, this book is a one-stop shop for supporting children with SpLDs.  Jo Petty says, “I would chain this book to every parent’s wrist.”

London Marathon 2015

Christopher McNally has raised £2,627.75 by running the 2015 London Marathon in 4 hours and 17 minutes. Well done Christopher!

The Three peaks Challenge – September 2015

They did it!

In September 2015, Alexander Walduck and three friends, Richard Morgan, Jonathan Brown, Mark Bruno and Ben Dale-Jones took on the “3 Peaks Challenge”in 22 hours and and 58 minutes and raised £22,000 in aid of The London Dyslexia Initiative. This has gone a long way in helping us to expand our work in local state primary schools.

2013

A glittering launch of The London Dyslexia Initiative was held at the Saatchi Gallery on 13 March 2013.  It was masterminded by Iona Ind, a trustee.  In excess of £25,000 was raised.  This fantastic result made a huge difference to our work and allows us to increase the number of schools we help.  A huge thank you to Iona and her team.  The guest of honour was the actress Susan Hampshire, who is herself dyslexic and a huge supporter of the campaign to help dyslexics overcome their  difficulties.

 

Thank you from all of us at the DTC!

An initiative of The Dyslexia Teaching Centre Trust (Charity no: 290244)

www.justgiving.com/londondyslexiainitiative

The London Dyslexia Initiative targets specialist help for state primary school children in London. It is an initiative started by the DTC as an outreach programme and is currently operating successfully in four schools in West London. The aim is to roll it out across the capital.

Dyslexia help for children in schools is highly variable. The average dyslexic child does not qualify for specialist help under the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 as they sit within the mild-to-moderate range of the Dyslexia Spectrum. They struggle to learn to read and write at the same pace as a non-dyslexic child. This impacts on their confidence and school experience. With low self-esteem dyslexic children are vulnerable to feeling disenfranchised from their school and community. They have a high opt-out rate. On current estimates, forty per cent of our prison population is dyslexic. Coincidence? We think not.

The London Dyslexia Initiative offers consistent, targeted help to dyslexic children. A school in the programme will screen children in need of specialist support (typically in Years 3-6). They are then assessed by a specialist teacher and an individual teaching programme devised for them. Subsequently specialist teachers attend the school for a morning or afternoon a week to work with these children individually. Additional individual teaching (with Bursary support where needed) can take place outside school hours. The results of the programme to date are uplifting for all those involved – both on an educational and personal level.

This Programme offers real time with real people. It’s simple and effective in terms of time, money and results. We need help to roll it out and overcome the educational and social hurdles dyslexic children face.