My son has Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia and through my social media connections I met the wonderful team at the children's charity for communication called I CAN. I was asked to be an ambassador for them so Joseph, his Nanna and I were invited to a mad hatters tea party where we met a character called Humph.
Here are some pictures of our lunch at The Hilton Hotel in London with Humph:
|My little Joseph so proud of his Humph sticker :-)|
|Joseph and I meeting Humph :-)|
|Joseph hugs Humph - brought out his confidence :-)|
At the event there were also some musical leaders from a group called Boogie Mites where they help parents and children learn through music and play. Their songs explore a range of mouth movements which may be alien to some children but by exploring these new notions in a safe and fun environment can help the children explore communication.
As part of the fundraising scheme with I CAN ambassadors are invited to host and encourage others to host their own tea party. I took the opportunity to have a tea party with the young members of S-T-O-C-K-S and give the congregation a yummy alternative to our Parish Breakfast.
Here are some pictures of the event at S-T-O-C-K-S:
|The children's tea party tea plates - aren't they great :-)|
|My mother (aka auntie Barbara) and S-T-O-C-K-S leader |
preparing the templates for the tea party crafts.
|Work in progress templates of the tea set.|
|This is why I am not a chef ;-)|
|Joseph displaying our spread for the congregation.|
|The non invasive donation table - simple - successful.|
|Our party celebration for I CAN Mad Hatters tea Party 2012|
I am pleased to say that we raised over £100 for the charity in just one small morning event. I am so proud to be a part of such a giving community here at S-T-O-C-K-S and I look forward to hosting another event in the future as this charity is very close to my heart.
Until next time
Kate at S-T-O-C-K-S