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May 20 2016.

At the St George’s Day celebrations for the Seahaven Branch of The Royal Society of St George, Ann and David Blight of the Sussex based Starfish Project were asked if there was anything the branch could do to help. They immediately said that their computer was at the end of its useful life and they would appreciate a new one.

Starfish Project provides support for recovering stammerers, a service that has had life-changing benefits to many people over the years. Seahaven Branch RSSG has helped out with gifts before, so the request was quickly granted.

As a result on Wednesday of this week, branch president Laurie Holland and branch chairman, Bob Peedle MBE, attended the Boship Lions Hotel to present the new computer. This happened on the first day of a new three day course, and so they were able to see how the wonderful training and lifetime support works. Stammering can hold back many from achieving a good career and in having meaningful social contact. Starfish aims to give them back their lives.

President Laurie Holland said: “The work of Starfish is so important and I have been privileged to see so many cases of how it has enhanced not just the young, but also the more mature, in getting on with their lives. I have nothing but admiration for the work of Ann and David Blight.”

Pictured: Ann and David Blight of the Starfish Project receiving the new computer from Laurie Holland, President of the Seahaven Branch of The Royal Society of St George.