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The shock of being told by doctors that Archie (then aged 3) would never be able to speak normally came as a massive shock to Archie’s parents.  Archie’s father found it difficult to come to terms with the diagnosis, ‘when you want the best for your children it is very tough to get your head around the fact that ‘their hill’ to climb in life has just become ‘a mountain’. I still remained hopeful that one day I would hear Archie (now aged 8) calling me “Daddy”.

There are only a handful of specialist speech and language schools in the UK and sadly many children who suffer from speech and language communication difficulties never get access to the right support early on to help them. Archie’s parents came across I CAN’s Meath School where Archie was enrolled at an early age. Meath School have succeeded in developing Archie’s speech to the extent that he can now say the magic word “Daddy”….and for Archie’s father that is priceless.

In every class in the UK, two to three children are struggling with communication; these children are at risk of poor outcomes in their education, behaviour and social skills. These factors can affect them severely and for life however with the right guidance and support we can help to ensure that no child who struggles to communication is left out or left behind. Visit our website for more information.

I CAN were the 2013 Official Charity for the Bath Family Fun Run and to follow on from this successful year we want to get a big half marathon team together for 2014. Help us to make this year bigger and better! We’ll be with you from registration to the finish line as you help us support children who struggle to communicate.

As part of the I CAN half marathon running team you will receive:

  • A fundraising pack
  • Training guide
  • Support from our expert events team
  • Running vest
  • A huge cheer on race day from the I CAN cheerers
  • Plus the knowledge that you have helped children nationwide overcome their difficulties with speech and communication

To secure your place with Team I CAN register here. Alternatively you can contact Krista Dixon on 0207 8432525 oremail.