Due to the huge success of my last training event, I have now set up Dexter's FUNdraising and will be making TalkFirst Baby and Toddler Signing Professional Training an annual event!
The idea for Dexter's FUNdraising came about as a tribute to my dad Mel, who lost his brave battle with a rare form of Parkinson's disease in May 2018.
More recently, I was inspired to help my friend Lauren Ashworth and her Dad Barry (Baz) Ashworth raise funds. He had glioblastoma a terminal brain cancer. The original plan was for 10 people to be trained at Julie’s Childcare, in Rawtenstall, where Lauren is an assistant. However, it became training for 20 people offering extra places for local nurseries to raise money. We then needed a larger space and Bright Futures Nursery School at Alder Grange came to the rescue. Lauren was using the training as part of her Level 3 qualifications, but sadly her father Barry (Baz) passed away just two days before the training and so she was unable to attend.
Whilst researching glioblastoma, I came across a local charity who were also raising money for a little girl who has recently been diagnosed with the same inoperable brain tumour. Chloe is five years old and has a wish list of things she would like to do with her family to make each day magical. To try to make her wishes come true, this year we will also be supporting her charity, Chloe's Angels.
Money raised will also go to Parkinson’s UK in memory of my late father Mel Howey and The Brain Tumour Charity in memory of Barry Ashworth.
Our next event will take place on Tuesday 31st March at Ski Rossendale! Come along to raise money for these worthwhile causes; you my even get to meet some very special guests.....(click the link below for the full details).
Susan and Dexter
- Jamie Taylor
- Jessica Murray
- Larayn Draper
- Steph Thompson
- Broadway Childminding
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