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It's our 50th birthday!

50th Anniversary of Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity

We’re incredibly proud to be celebrating 50 years of supporting people with dyslexia.   

Since 1971, our doors have been open to anyone who needs advice or specialist support.

Even now, in the middle of the pandemic when our doors are sometimes physically shut, the team are still busy helping children, young people and adults by phone, email, or video chat.

We also continue to support those who care for people with dyslexia including parents, teachers and employers.

Despite all the restrictions last year we directly helped 1028 individuals through assessments, consultations and tuition.   Many more through courses, workshops and training. 

We also increased the amount of bursary funded support to those from lower-income backgrounds, helping 135 people through the scheme at a time when they need our help more than ever.

We couldn’t do this without your amazing support and would like to invite you to get involved during our 50th Anniversary year.

You can help us support people with dyslexia for the next 50 years!

What are you going to do?

Here are a few ideas to help but we know you will have lots of creative ideas up your sleeve.   Do get in touch - we’d love to hear what you are all up to!

Become a Friend of Helen Arkell - join our gang of Friends, to help more and more people with dyslexia, well into the future.

Take on a Challenge - walk, run, ride or choose an activity of your choice, from baking to dancing, in The 2.6 Challenge.

Hold a Quiz Night - while having fun with friends and family.  You’ll find a ready-made quiz on Virgin Money Giving.

Donate your Birthday - set up a Facebook Fundraiser or use Virgin Money Giving and make your day extra special.   We will be very grateful for any donations received in honour of your birthday.

Leave a gift in your will – large or small, every gift is a lasting legacy.

Plus - don't miss our 50th Anniversary Lecture with Professor Maggie Snowling online on Saturday 24th April.  Sign up to our e-newsletter for updates.

We understand that current circumstances are difficult for everyone, but if you are in a position to help us continue our valuable work we would be hugely grateful.

Thank you and if you have any questions do get in touch by emailing  [email protected] 

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1064646) A company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales company number 3432423.