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THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF ST GEORGE AND THE STARFISH PROJECT

January 24th, 2018.

Bob Peedle writes.


Wednesday the 17th of January saw the Seahaven Branch of The Royal Society of St George at its New Year lunch at the Inn on the Park at Deanlands.


Following a delightful meeting, the members were joined by Anne and David Blight, who founded and run the not-for-profit organisation, Starfish, a project that helps and guides recovering stammerers.

After their last three day course, their movie camera, which had served them well for years, broke down. They desperately needed a new one, so the Seahaven Branch bought them one and presented it to Anne at this lunch.

The camera is used to film the clients on their first morning trying to say their name and where they come from, which many are not able to do. At the end of the course, the difference is a tremendous and emotional experience.

The beauty of the Starfish Project is that once a client has completed the course, then can return, free of charge, to a subsequent course, where they help the new clients and in so doing help their own recovery.

The Seahaven Branch has helped the Starfish Project many times over the years, and it is a privilege to be helping a project that does have a life-changing effect on their clients, including children and adults.


Pictured: Anne Blight from Starfish received the new camera from Seahaven Branch RSSG President, Laurie Holland.