This Sunday after months of training, TDC Community Development Support Worker Cal Chester is running the 2018 Brighton Marathon in support of ADHD Aware – a Brighton based organisation of volunteers committed to supporting adults living with ADHD.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. ADHD Aware’s support group meetings provide a safe space for hundreds of local people and have helped countless numbers get a diagnosis. Many of these people would have had nowhere else to turn to and ADHD Aware continues to give invaluable support by sharing their in depth knowledge and experience of ADHD and a space for people to meet.
The group is 100% volunteer led and any size donation you could make would be a great support to the work they do and would help them to reach out to many more people.
Your donations can help ADHD Aware fund the costs of things such as:
- Support group meeting room hire (each drop-in meeting costs over £90)
- Volunteer expenses (bus travel, parking, morale boosting cups of tea)
- Text reminders (costs over £20 a month)
- Facilitator costs (up to £90 per meeting)
- Promotional materials.
Any funds raised will help enormously and spur Cal on through the gruelling 26 miles around the city.
You can donate and support Cal, by going to the Marathon Page on ADHD Aware’s website. Any size donation is appreciated.
Volunteer with ADHD Aware
TDC has been supporting ADHD Aware as they develop and grow through our flexible citywide work.
ADHD Aware is a Brighton based organisation whose aim is to support adults living with ADHD. The charity helps people live happier lives and get access to the numerous services made available to people with ADHD, so they can function and thrive with their neurodiversity.
They do this by planning, fundraising and organising a monthly peer group drop-in and focus group sessions, signposting and information, responding to e-mails and social media.
Everyone at ADHD Aware is a volunteer and they are always looking for interested people to get involved, either on their committee or with other activities. For more information please check out the volunteering page on their website and if you are interested do please get in touch with them directly at [email protected]
Events in 2018 – If you are a parent, carer, friend or partner of someone living with ADHD the charity is also looking to support you through a peer group event to be organised in 2018 – further information will appear on the ADHD Aware website shortly.