Giving Voice is a national campaign led by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists which aims to demonstrate how speech and language therapy makes a difference to people with speech, language and communication needs, their families, and wider society.
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Wednesday, 4 September 2013
On Sunday, I hosted an Afternoon
Tea in aid of the North East Trust for Aphasia (NETA) at Crossroads Coffee shop
I wanted to use this opportunity
to raise awareness of Giving Voice and the North East Trust for Aphasia, as
well as gaining some additional funds to support the work of NETA.
The afternoon was a huge success.
We sold 26 tickets and raised a total of £185. We also had a raffle and tombola
to raise additional funds on the day. Each table had a quiz sheet which
everyone was encouraged to take part in. Almost all of the answers were in the
Giving Voice and NETA leaflets to encourage people to read them and hopefully
learn something new! The tie break question asked each team to write what
communication means to them inside a speech bubble. The winning bubble was “Communication
helps people solve problems.”
was delicious, with a variety of sandwiches, scones and cakes, all freshly made
especially for the event! Everyone thought the food was beautiful and well
worth the £5 for the cost of the ticket. We put a candle into a cupcake and surprised my mam with a beautiful version of "Happy Birthday!" (well we all sang anyway!) to celebrate her birthday the previous day!
Crossroads Coffee Shop was a lovely
location and the volunteers were brilliant. They prepared all the food from
fresh, themselves. Thank you to everyone who helped out and to everyone who
Cakes and prizes!
This event was
definitely worthwhile and I look forward to planning something similar in the
future. If you know any local cafe's that support charities why not see if you
can arrange something similar where you are?!