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Oliver Quarry

Oliver Quarry's fundraising page

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I wasn't diagnosed with dyslexia until my A level year but once I had been I could access the help and support i needed to make a real difference.  I was lucky - my parents knew about this stuff and could afford to pay for me to be assessed and get help.  The same was true for my brother Hugo who is much more dyslexic and dys everything than me.  [/p][p]Without that money and understanding things would be very different for us.[/p][p]The Dyslexia Teaching Centre has an amazing initiative for kids who don't have these advantages. Their London Dyslexia Initiative provides desperately needed specialist help for state school primary school children with reading difficulties in London. [/p][p]Help for Dyslexic children in schools is highly variable. The average Dyslexic child does not qualify for specialist help.  They struggle to learn to read and write. This impacts on their confidence and school experience. With low self esteem dyslexic children can become disenfranchised from their school and community, often opting out of education. Forty per cent of the current prison population is dyslexic.  This compares with just ten per cent of the general population.  Any child helped could otherwise be on a track that leads them to a prison sentence.[/p][p] The London Dyslexia Initiative offers consistent, targeted help to Dyslexic children. The results of the programme have been outstanding.  For some children this support is enough to enable them to cope in the classroom.  For those who need more help, The Dyslexia Teaching Centre steps in and provides more in depth support – formal assessments, teaching and touch typing.[/p][p] The London Dyslexia Initiative provides real help in real time to and by real people. The results speak for themselves.  Please help them to help more children.[/p][p]Hi, thanks for visiting my page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p]

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Supporters

15-May-2017

James Bethell

£10.00

08-May-2017

Anonymous

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

06-May-2017

Anonymous

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

02-May-2017

Finola

Well done, Ollie. Great achievement.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

30-Apr-2017

Lovells

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

27-Apr-2017

Anonymous

Well done! Worth the pain..

£35.00 plus £8.75 Gift Aid

27-Apr-2017

Armi

Well done x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

26-Apr-2017

Ian T

Well done Oli. Never in doubt.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

26-Apr-2017

VB

Hi Oli hope the run went well and thanks for doing it for the DTC

£50.00

26-Apr-2017

Adam Brown

Well done for finishing!!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid