Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Lowri's Half Ironman

Some of you may remember Lowri, a fab speech and language therapist who took the opportunity to be a visiting therapist on the 2017 residential course. This year she is truly stepping out of her comfort zone to complete a half ironman on the 23rd September in support of The Fluency Trust. Check out her page and sponsor her here https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/lowriroberts1 #stammer #stutter #halfironman #byebyecomfortzone

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Support The Fluency Trust

Support The Fluency Trust- get in touch if you would like to fundraise for us #thefluencytrust #fundraising

Monday, 10 September 2018

WARNING: Password Change!

WARNING: For those who attended The Swindon Fluency Pack training in 2017- your password to access the packs will expire in October- please ensure you have downloaded the documents you need.

She Made it!

She made it! Covering 189miles in total. Amazing work Claire and such a boost for us and young people who #stammer #stutter Don't forget you can still donate here https://mydonate.bt.com/events/clairescycle/471927…#thefluencytrust #youmadeitclaire #skernlodge

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Day 4...Exmoor Hills

Look at those hills...go Claire mydonate.bt.com/events/claires… #thefluencytrust #stammer #stutter #keepgoingclaire #nearlythere 

Friday, 7 September 2018

Long day today!

Day 3- Quick pit stop with cuddles from Harry. Thanks to this guy my puncture today was fixed!! Long day just made it! mydonate.bt.com/events/claires… #thefluencytrust #keepgoingclaire #longday #skernlodge #stammer #stutter


Thursday, 6 September 2018

Keep going Claire

Some tough climbs in the Mendip Hills, Glastonbury in sight...#thefluencytrust #skernlodge #stammer #stutter #keepgoingclaire #sponsor  https://mydonate.bt.com/events/clairescycle/471927?currentPage=4&update=new#donationsList

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Claire starts her epic 166mile bike ride

And she's off. Claire is starting out on her 166 mile bike challenge to support young people who stammer click here to show your support  https://mydonate.bt.com/events/clairescycle/471927?currentPage=2&update=new#donationsList

Friday, 24 August 2018

Thoughts from our Mentor Ben

 'I learnt that we all have amazing qualities apart from our stammers and we should not let the stammer define us' 

Each year The Fluency Trust offer the opportunity for a young person to return on the course as a mentor, to share their experiences and support others.
This year Ben joined us as mentor, spending time with both the Teens group and the Blockbuster group. His support was valuable and we really appreciate all his efforts.

Here are some thoughts from Ben

In my time at Skern Lodge as a mentor, I met amazing young people and learnt that my stammer is all about perspective. From being taught football by eleven year olds, supporting both teens and blockbusters in therapy and being capsized three times during kayaking (don’t worry it is safe), I learnt that we all have amazing qualities apart from our stammers and we should not let the stammer define us. Instead, we should focus on our positives. I have been privileged to help them realise this and although being a mentor was difficult (pretending to know what you are doing in front of young people is never easy), it was a rewarding experience. Good luck to the future.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Bike Ride Challenge for The Fluency Trust

We must keep these life changing residential courses running for young people who stammer. We need to raise £12,000 to be able to run next years course. Claire is undertaking a mammoth 166 mile bike ride from our office in Swindon all the way to Skern Lodge in Devon next month visit
http://mydonate.bt.com/events/clairescycle/471927 to sponsor her and support The Fluency Trust

The Fluency Trust Residential 2018

What a week it's been- the course kicked off in spectacular fashion with the bridge jump- our young people well and truly stepped up to the challenge. They continued to challenge themselves and step outside their comfort zone during the week, ending the week with the ultimate speaking challenge, emotional speeches and songs round the camp fire.  Every year these young people never fail to amaze us...

Monday, 9 July 2018

Assessment weekend 2018

Totally blown away by all the young people we met this weekend. Bravely taking the first steps towards their best hopes. Assessment weekend done....can't wait for course!! #stammer #stutter #residential #brave

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Support us- sponsor Alex!!



Support The Fluency Trust and sponsor Alex on this epic 12+ mile race with 30-35 obstacles- this beast tests everything you're made of strength, endurance & resolve 
visit www.thefluencytrust.org.uk and hit donate #stammer #stutter #spartan#fundraising #givingvoice

Monday, 21 May 2018

Paula Adamson raises £270 for The Fluency Trust

The Fluency Trust would like to thank Paula Adamson, for raising an amazing £270 running the Bristol 10k. A much needed boost for us. 

Paula said-'I wish to give something back to The Fluency Trust. Last year my son attended their residential course at Skern Lodge,North Devon. The course made a huge difference to his life and taught us, his family, a great deal about the challenges of living with a stammer.
On the 13th May 2018 I will be taking part in the Bristol 10K. This will be the furthest distance I have raced for 12 years! and quite a personal challenge. I will have to ditch those "junk thoughts" and harness some "cool thoughts" to get around the course,
Please help The Fluency Trust change the lives of other youngsters again this summer and keep their courses running by sponsoring me in this challenge'. 

If you would like to donate to the Fluency Trust please click our donate button on www.thefluencytrust.org.uk 


Thursday, 19 April 2018

Bristol 10k

Let's support Paula- fundraising for our wonderful charity- Thank you 😀

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/fluency-trust-swindon

Friday, 13 April 2018

Places on our 2018 Residential Course are filling up fast- visit www.thefluencytrust.org.uk for  information and referrals....

Sunday, 14 January 2018

We Need You!!

To be able to keep running our wonderful residential courses, we need your help...
*Could you offer your time and join our small committee to help with fundraising ideas? We meet 4x per year.
*Could you help with Auction or raffle prizes for our upcoming ball in November?
*Could you donate directly to The Fluency Trust via our website?
*Perhaps you can help us in another way....
If you think you can help please let us know either through facebook or email (see our website for details) Thank you!