Our thanks go to Trustee Chloe Chancellor, a friend of Dom’s and her family who all completed the Alton Water Run in May, in aid of Dom’s Fund.
Chloe wrote: “We had a great morning in the wind and rain, running 37km between the five of us. We were hugely spurred on by the generous support of our sponsors. Dom’s Fund has absolutely minimal overheads: no staff costs, no premises to pay for. Being a trustee has given me the privilege of seeing what a difference we can make to the lives of those who stammer.”
Another childhood friend of Dom’s, Emma Enderby, took part in the Cotswolds Way Challenge
Walking four marathons in four days and clocking up a staggering 106 miles. Her trek was blessed with good weather and this and the views and countryside made up for the long days and inevitable aches and blisters. Emma wrote “Arriving in Bath Abbey at the finish line was unexpectedly emotional, as well as an enormous sense of achievement and pride that I had been able to raise awareness and funds for Dom’s Fund.”
We take our swim cap off to Dom’s cousin, Andrew King.
Not only did he swim the River Arun (3.8k) in June – but he went on to swim the English Channel Relay – and once he had dried off and warmed up, presented us with a much appreciated cheque.
We are also very grateful to the Trefoil Guild
For their generous donation: the funds were raised in a variety of ways by guilds all over the county, including a wonderful Christmas Tree concert at Stowmarket.
Congratulations and many thanks to Felix Sheppard and Inigo Chancellor:
Who completed a 25 mile bike ride on the Shotley peninsula on 9th September 2012, in aid of Dom's Fund. Beginning in Erwarton, they cycled towards Shotley Church, up through Chelmondiston then over to Alton Water. After cycling around the reservoir, they headed home via Lower Holbrook and Harkstead. A great effort - and so far they have raised a fantastic £460! To donate, please visit www.justgiving.com/Felix-Sheppard
We have packs of 10 gift cards available for you to order online ot help us raise money for the charity
We would also like to thank the very many individuals and organisations, some of whom know first hand the impact stammering can have on peoples’ lives, for their generous donations and support over the years. Recent supporters include:
Altorian Chartered Accountants – Big Six Design - Bill Fone Pollitzer Charity - Dr Tim Andrews legacy - Farrer Brown Trust - Harkstead Community Council - Holbrook Gardens Angling Club - Holbrook Gardens Shooters - Holbrook Methodist Church – Holbrook Parish Council - Inner Wheel District Committee - Keith Walkerdine’s Legacy - Magdalen School Oxford – Merlin School - Orwell Park School - RJV Cadbury Charitable Trust - Royal Hospital School - Sir James Reckitt Trust - Sir Robert Gooch Trust - St Andrews Church Chelmondiston - Suffolk Life Charitable Foundation - Suffolk Lones – Suffolk Provincial Grand Charity – Suffolk Trefoil Guild – The Rotary International Conference 2011 – Willis Charity.
A run for his money:
David Merrick shed his business suit – he is Head of Development at Savills, the international property consultants in Norwich – to join over 36,000 runners in the Virgin London Marathon last year. With a time of 4 hours and 41 minutes, he was only one minute behind his target time – a great result - and a generous donation to the Fund. David decided to go for his first full marathon this time (after a couple of half marathons) and the lanes around his South Norfolk home were his training ground.
Behind Closed Doors
Biographer and historian Hugo Vickers, who was royal advisor on The King’s Speech, gave an enlightening talk at Englefield House in Berkshire, in aid of Dom’s Fund. With his encyclopaedic knowledge of the Royal Family, he weaved fascinating connections between the film, his new book about the Duchess of Windsor, entitled ‘Behind Closed Doors’ and the RoyalWedding. Englefield House provided a number of interior locations for the filming of The King’s Speech – and hosts Richard and Zoe Benyon kindly opened the doors to allow guests to take a privileged look at some of the rooms used to portray locations such as Sandringham and Buckingham Palace. Emma Barker,Melissa Hewlett and Elizabeth Vickers all helped to make this a memorable event. Hugo Vickers at Englefield House.
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Finding Our Voice
The publicity surrounding The King’s Speech provided a unique and unprecedented opportunity to raise awareness of the issues around stammering. The film has benefited Dom’s Fund in a number of ways and has enabled the Trust to raise money to help those who suffer from speech disorders today. In addition to heightened media interest and a number of interviews and special events, some of which are mentioned below, flyers were distributed atmany cinemas in East Anglia to promote the work of the Trust.
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