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Dyslexia Awareness Week 2021

From Monday 04 October, 2021 to Sunday 10 October, 2021 at Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity

Dyslexia Awareness Week 21 logo

Dyslexia Awareness Week is an opportunity to showcase what it means to be dyslexic – to celebrate the strengths and qualities it may bring, to consider the challenges and to provide support where needed, and to build our understanding of dyslexia.

Online talk and tips for parents

Our own Clare Roberts will be giving a free online talk on the evening of Wednesday 6 October for parents of children with dyslexia. Find out ways you can help your child at home and in school. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end.

Dyslexia stories – to camera

We have asked a few of those who have benefited from our services and our bursary to talk about their dyslexia and the difference the charity has made to their lives.

The first of our videos, No Label Art's Victoria Chikovani discussing her dyslexia and her art is available to watch here

Our second video is from Alice Kell. Alice is a London-based illustrator studying visual communication, at the Royal College of Art. She has a keen interest in how illustration can help and support those with the learning difference dyslexia. You can watch her video here and don't miss the comic she worked on with the staff and students at Waldegrave School here.

If you have benefited from our services and would like to share your story, please get in touch. Read others' Dyslexia Stories here.

The following are some other ways to get involved:

Bake Sale or Coffee Morning

A delicious way to raise awareness and funds at school, work or home.  Click here for more details Bake Sale

Get Active and Walk for Dyslexia

Organise a gentle ramble or an energetic hike.  Walk For Dyslexia

Take on a Challenge

Inspired by our fantastic marathon runners? Join our team in the iconic London Marathon 2022 – apply here

Become a Friend of Helen Arkell

Join our growing family of Friends with a monthly contribution of your choosing. All donations matter to us, however big or small.  Find our more here


Whether you want to join in with any of the above activities or to organise your own, we’d love to hear from you.

If you need more information or would like to have a chat about your ideas, just give the Fundraising Team a call on 01252 792400 or email [email protected]

Thank you!


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