Charity of the Year 2024

This year we are proud to announce that our charity we will be supporting for this year is the Dyspraxia Foundation.

What is Dyspraxia? 

Dyspraxia, is a common disorder affecting fine and/or gross motor coordination in children and adults. This condition is formally recognised by international organisations including the World Health Organisation.

Dyspraxia is distinct from other motor disorders such as cerebral palsy and stroke. The range of intellectual ability is in line with the general population. Individuals may vary in how their difficulties present; these may change over time depending on environmental demands and life experience, and will persist into adulthood.

An individual’s coordination difficulties may affect participation and functioning of everyday life skills in education, work and employment. Children may present with difficulties with self-care, writing, typing, riding a bike, play as well as other educational and recreational activities. In adulthood many of these difficulties will continue, as well as learning new skills at home, in education and work, such as driving a car and DIY.

Who is the Dyspraxia Foundation and what do they do?

Dyspraxia Foundation is committed to enabling individuals with dyspraxia and their families. We want to encourage and support them to achieve their full potential.

Our focus is on raising awareness and breaking down barriers in education, healthcare, and employment. Dyspraxia is often overlooked within the spectrum of neurodiversity – we are working to tackle this head-on.

We work collaboratively with industries to strengthen our mission. This enables us to represent dyspraxia positively and break down misconceptions.

We strive to make dyspraxia a reason for realising the full potential of every individual.