Welcome to express
KINGSTON 10K RUN!
Our thanks to Chris and Andy who ran the Kingston 10K on Sunday 30th November for express! You can still show your support for a limited period, even a small amount will make a big difference to the services we can provide and help bring the hub that step closer. You can donate here. Thank you!
MY SON'S NOT RAINMAN - BOOK DEAL!
We are really excited that our friend and patron John Williams has signed a book deal!! Those of you who have come to our comedy nights and read his blog will know part of John's story. My Son's Not Rainman will be published by Michael O’Mara Books in 2015. It will be dedicated to the memory of Connor Sparrowhawk. A percentage from each book sold will go to Express CIC, and is available for pre-order now here.
COFFEE MORNING WITH GUEST SPEAKER DEAN BEADLE
We had a full house at our Coffee Morning to hear Dean Beadle give a talk on his humorous and moving personal experience of life in education with Aspergers. Dean proves just how big a difference parents and professionals can make to children on the spectrum.
Our thanks also to the Kingston Soroptimists who always come along to support us and serve our teas and coffees - thank you ladies!
We've had some lovely feedback and wanted to thank everyone who attended and share some of the comments below:
"Thank you so much for organising the speech by Dean Beadle today. It was absolutely brilliant!"
"What a brilliant speaker Dean is - the talk was motivational and uplifting, amusing, helpful ... I really can't praise it enough!"
"A brilliant morning, what an informative and entertaining chap Dean was! Thanks to you all."
As parents ourselves we know how uplifting & inspirational sharing experiences can be. Support us in our quest to establish a hub that will be there to support our young people and their families every day. Look out for details of our next coffee morning.
Listen to our audioboos for KVAs Impact Aloud programme now uploaded :) You can listen here.
Please don't forget to visit our events page for the latest news on upcoming events.
Justice For LB - #LbBill
LB is short for Laughing Boy, the name used online for Connor Sparrowhawk. Connor was a fit and healthy young man, who loved buses, London, Eddie Stobart and speaking his mind. Connor had autism and epilepsy. On the 19 March 2013, he was admitted to hospital (Slade House Assessment and Treatment Unit run by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust). He drowned in the bath on 4 July 2013. An entirely preventable death. http://lbbill.wordpress.com/
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