Big Walk for Dyslexia 2024

We’d love you to come and join us for our Big Walk for Dyslexia on the afternoon of Sunday 12 May. As last year, we will be walking in beautiful Farnham Park – just along from the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity in West Street in the centre of Georgian Farnham. And once again, we’re absolutely thrilled to be part of the Farnham Walking Festival.

Teddy Arkell was all set to eat every crumb of cake last year and this year we are determined not to let him, so he will be on his best behaviour and there should be plenty of tea and cake for you all after the walk, back at the Centre.

Join in wherever you are!

If you can’t attend on the day, why not do a ‘virtual’ walk for us (and virtual cake munching) and tag us as you share your photos on social media?

It’s a fun family day out, with dogs very welcome, but of course, the most important bit is that it is all to raise money to help the charity support adults and children with dyslexia and to raise awareness of dyslexia and the work we do here at Helen Arkell so we would love your support.

You can find out more and register here. See you there!

Come along to our Christmas Drinks Evening

We would love to see you at our annual Christmas Drinks evening.  Come and enjoy drinks and nibbles with our friends and colleagues and have a look around the Centre.

This is our chance to catch up and to say a heartfelt thank you for the support you’ve given us over the last 12 months and, of course, to wish you well for the New Year.

Where: 24 West Street, Farnham GU9 7DR

When: Thursday, 30 November from 6 to 8 pm

Please let us know you are coming along by emailing

See you there!


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We’ve moved to Farnham!

As you know, we have been supporting children and adults with dyslexia since 1971, and after 50 years based in Frensham village, we have now moved our Centre to 24 West Street in the heart of Farnham.

This is the beginning of an exciting new era for the charity; our in-person dyslexia services will be more accessible to those who don’t drive, and we will be more visible on busy West Street.

Our CEO Andy Cook says, ‘We are very excited to be moving to Farnham town centre and looking forward to helping even more people with dyslexia. We will be offering all our tried and tested services to individuals with dyslexia, as well as to schools, teachers and workplaces, and will very much enjoy being part of the Farnham community. This is an exciting new chapter for the charity as we embark on the next stage of our mission to remove barriers for people with dyslexia so that they can maximise the positive attributes that dyslexia brings.’

The new Centre is in a lovely Grade 2-listed Georgian house once lived in by the architect Harold Falkner who had a profound influence on the architecture of the town. You will find us between The Wheatsheaf pub and the Adult Education Centre, within walking distance of local bus routes and Farnham railway station.

We’ll be holding an Open Evening at 6pm on Wednesday 29 June, as an opportunity for anyone to pop in and see the charity’s new home. If you would like to come along, simply email to let us know.

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