Dyslexia, the Education System and Life in general

Sophies’ Journeys


The funniest part of my job is the variety of donations, and the strangest I thought was a squeaky giraffe dog toy.  We had received about five of them, which all sadly ended up in the bin before I realised they are actually quite expensive baby teethers.  As the toy has a small opening, we didn’t feel we could safely clean it to be sold. Then just as Sophie (number six) was about to go on the journey to landfill, a lovely lady walked in and asked for squeaky baby toys for her dog.

Since then ‘Squeaky Lady’ has been in several times and we hear all about Sophie and how her dog gently carries her around the house. I am so happy that Sophie has now found a home to be loved again.

Time is flying so fast at All4kids2 and every day I am amazed at the generosity of people with their amazing donations, and how so many people who are willing to give their time to support our charity.  We really have the best group of volunteers who are more like one huge family, without them, none of it would be possible.

I am also getting to meet lots of people who have been through similar battles with the education system. Most have either had struggles at school themselves, have children who are struggling or know someone else who has.  I feel so privileged to be part of making the SOS!SEN Walk-in Advice Centre possible. It is held in the back of the All4kids2 shop (117 High Street, New Malden, KT3 4BP) on the first Wednesday of every month (excluding school holidays) from 5-7pm.

Every day I am grateful to be part of SOS!SEN, such an amazing charity, helping to empower parents with the knowledge, so children with Special Educational Needs get the right help that they are entitled to.

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