Say Aphasia

Registered Charity Number 1169933

Total raised
£595.00 + £98.75 Gift Aid = £693.75
+ £98.75 Gift Aid
+ £0.00 Gift Aid

About Say Aphasia

Say Aphasia is a UK based charity that supports people with aphasia and their families and carers.

We run a supportive drop-in group where people with aphasia can get together, chat, make friends and practise their communication skills with like-minded people.

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Brighton Half Marathon

Say Aphasia is a charity which brings together people who suffer from aphasia whether that be due to having had a stroke or after a brain injury. Aphasia is a communication disability which occurs when the communication centres of the brain are damaged. It is usually caused by stroke, but can also be caused by brain haemorrhage, head injury or tumours. Each person with aphasia experiences it differently. Some people cannot speak at all. Some people have just a few words. Others can no longer read, write or use numbers.

Everyday activities such as having a conversation, answering the phone, watching television, may suddenly become a source of profound frustration and anxiety both for the person with aphasia and for their families, friends and carers. In the UK we think there’s about 350,000 people that have aphasia.
So what we do at Say Aphasia is organise group meetings for aphasia suffers to socialise with like minded people. I have suffered from a stroke myself and struggled to read and write and speak. The group helped me to come to terms with my new disabilities and gave me confidence and made me feel like I wasn't alone in this. Without Say Aphasia, I would have struggled to find like minded people to socialise with. Everyday life of communicating with friends and family and the public can be very difficult, and Say Aphasia made me feel at ease with my aphasia and gave me a community of new friends who I can fit in with.

Lauren Lyall

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