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Fundraise for the BDA

Fundraising Heroes

We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for the outstanding efforts our supporters put into raising funds for the British Dyslexia Association.

Through their fundraising endeavours, they demonstrate a genuine passion for our cause and make a vital contribution to our work.

The funds raised enable us to provide essential support and resources to our beneficiaries: raising awareness, promoting understanding and empowering our community.

Together, we are making a difference in the lives of those affected by dyslexia and paving the way for a more inclusive and supportive society.

Wong Tru's Skydive

“I know deep down within myself that I have dyslexia but I have yet be formally and proper diagnosed, even in my late 30's. Luckily, I have arranged to have an assessment later this year to put my mind at rest and to be more aware of myself and to empower those around me. I wasn’t fortunate enough to be assessed in my school years but I've begun to embrace those traits and talents and I've noticed a positive change in how I viewed my life and how I use my Dyslexia strengths instead of seeing them as a weakness.

It is said whatever is destined for you won’t pass you by. I feel like this is on of them. It’s better to act on life rather than let life act on you. Dyslexia is leading the way and it can lead you to opportunities no one else can see. It all begins with awareness - you just have to begin that journey of finding out the truth about you. Helping others with their awareness increases your self respect and can help those around you.

I was fortunate to do the 15,000 feet skydive challenge as well as raise a small donation for the BDA to raise awareness.

Wong raised £170 plus gift aid.

Simon's Global Challenge

"I am fundraising for the BDA to help people understand the difficulties which dyslexia has on people and to show that you can achieve the things you want in life.”

"Traveling on a motorcycle can be hard but with dyslexia it can make things harder!Reading research, ordering food and reading road signs - by the time I have read them I have gone past them. I go the wrong way a lot!"

Simon started his global challenge in 2022, riding his motorcycle from Canada to Argentina. He’s doing an amazing job, raising awareness and sponsorship along the way. Thanks so much, Simon, stay safe and keep us posted on your travels.

"As an adult I have recently discovered I'm dyslexic and as a parent of a child with dyslexia, I would like to show my appreciation to the British Dyslexia Association for providing invaluable support and influence to help dyslexic people reach their full potential and for driving modern society to better understand and embrace neurodiversity."

Having completed the Marathon, Andy has shared some fantastic tips for preparing for a Marathon.
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Adam's Sahara challenge

"I am raising funds for Epilepsy Action and the British Dyslexia Foundation. Molly, our daughter, was confirmed as having Dyslexia. I am taking part in the 37th Marathon des Sables. A punishing 250km race through the Sahara Desert. Kicking off with 90km, in the testing 45degree heat."
Raised £3556

Project and Building Consultancy - 100 mile Ride London

Colleagues Chris, Jack, Robbie and Kyron took part in RideLondon 2023, a 100 mile cycle from London to Essex and back raising money for the British Dyslexia Association.

The driving force behind the four colleagues from PBC taking on this incredible challenge was due to Chris's family's personal experiences with dyslexia. Both of Chris' sons aged 12 and 9 are dyslexic, and his 12 year old is also dyspraxic and has ADHD meaning he has faced significant challenges in his early life already, particularly during his primary school years.

The family fought to get their eldest son diagnosed with dyslexia, by which point he had already suffered confidence issues that still affect him today. He now has the support in place and is making great strides in his secondary school learning.

Thanks to the groups efforts, they raised an incredible amount for the BDA.
Raised £2070

Jakes obstacle challenge

"I was diagnosed with dyslexia in 2022 when I was 8 years old. Having dyslexia means some stuff is a lot harder for me like reading and writing, but as long as you try your best, that’s all that matters.
It’s okay to be different, we’re all different in our own way. I did the obstacle fun run to raise some money for the British Dyslexia Association and to raise awareness about dyslexia so people can understand it more and help others.
I had great fun completing the 5km Inflatable Obstacle Course especially as it was a little muddy! Everyone has been so kind and generous it is amazing. These donations will go a long way to help others with dyslexia and raise awareness."

Kirsten's Cake Sale for her Marathon challenge

“I discovered the British Dyslexia Association when my son was recognised as dyslexic in the summer. The diagnosis was a relief - everything started to make sense and my son understood why he’d always struggled with things his classmates had found relatively easy."

"He knows his dyslexia is his superpower, it’s part of what makes him who he is. I’m running the London Marathon to raise money in support of the fantastic work the BDA do to help people like my son. I want to show him that with a bit of self-belief, determination and the right kind of support anything is possible, and nothing is out of reach."

"The BDA are a charity with a very clear purpose - to help children and adults with dyslexia unlock and fulfil their potential and be the best versions of themselves. Their message is simple: a world that embraces and promotes neurodiversity is a kinder, more creative, and empowered world. People living with dyslexia should be acknowledged & accepted for who they are, because every kind of brain should be valued for its unique way of looking at the world."

Chris completed the 100km Lake District Challenge

"With this big year I wanted a challenge and an opportunity to raise monies for a charity close to my heart. When looking around for this challenge, I found the, Lake District Ultra Challenge ticked all the boxes. My beautiful wife, Ang summed this up amazingly "a km for every year of your life! ". More ironically the finishing line, being Kendal my birthplace! What great place to celebrate my 50th year!

I have dyslexia, dyspraxia, and dyscalculia. During my life I have received wonderful support from people and other sources which I am so grateful for. This has enabled me to be successful in all aspects of my life. With a self-belief and confidence in myself, desire to help others and challenge the stigmas of others perception of my needs.

But more importantly my life journey has led me to realise that barriers and challenges in life can be overcome with kindness, love, support, focus and determination. Donating to this amazing charity, you are literally making difference to a future life!"
Raised £640.

James 2k-a-day challenge

"Hi I’m James, I found out I was dyslexic when I was 8 and I’ve found school really hard. I want to help other children like me, so I’m raising money for The BDA. I will be running 2km every day for the next month. This means so much to me and to the whole dyslexic community. I celebrated with cake and a finish line supported by all my family."

Paul and Chrissie's Cycle to France

"We are cycling from Dieppe to Paris and wish to raise money for this cause which affects many including one of our grandchildren. Your help, no matter how small, will go a long way to better understanding of how to help those who are affected."
Raised £720