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Teesside charity shows its support for Dyspraxia Awareness Week

A Teesside-based charity is showing its support for Dyspraxia Awareness Week with a fundraising event, on the 15th October, to raise awareness of the life-long condition.

Running from the 9th to the 15th October, Dyspraxia Awareness Week is the brainchild of Dyspraxia Foundation, which aims to increase the understanding of dyspraxia, a disorder which specifically affects a person’s co-ordination and is thought to affect around 3 per cent of adults in the UK.

To mark the occasion, Stockton-based Dyspraxia Support Group is hosting a fundraising event at the Neptune Centre, Middlesbrough, from 10am until 3pm, to help educate the local community about the developmental condition.

Pritthijit Datta, the inspiration behind the group, suffers from dyspraxia himself and has been a trustee of the charity for five years.

He said: “The support group is an excellent platform for dyspraxic people to have their voice heard and it also helps to build their confidence and social skills.

“Since its launch in January, the charity has seen an increase in the number of members and volunteers, which is fantastic and we really appreciate all the support we receive.”

Visitors to the fundraiser will enjoy numerous activities including quizzes, cupcake making and prizes as well as having the opportunity to ask questions and gain knowledge about the condition.

Speaking about the event, Pritthijit said: “I am really looking forward to the fundraiser as it’s the ideal way to raise awareness of dyspraxia among the local community.”

The Dyspraxia Support Group, which was launched earlier this year, offers assistance and a wealth of support for anyone in the region suffering from the condition.

For more information about the Dyspraxia Support Group or the fundraising event, please visit, www.dyspraxiasupport.org.

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