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School Readathon supports Connect

24 April 2007

“Imagine what it would be like if your Mum or your Grandad couldn't read you a story”. That's how 12-year old Luke Mann explained aphasia to his friends at Westminster Under School who went on to raise over £5300 for Connect.

Luke Mann who attends Westminster School

Luke Mann, aged 12, who raised awareness of aphasia

Over 250 boys aged between 7 and 13 at the school were taking part in a “Readathon” for charity and pupils had to choose one of three charities to support.  Each charity made a presentation to the pupils so that everyone understood exactly how their fundraising efforts could help. Luke and Alan Hewitt, who works at Connect and has aphasia, talked about what living with aphasia really means. Each participant chose how to raise the money, either by collecting money per page, by book or even reading the newspaper every day. Thank you so much to Westminster Under School for their magnificent fundraising effort.

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