Charity Update: March 2023


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We began the month sharing Paul’s Story online, with over 60 first year students from Bangor University. Despite our distance, it is great that thanks to Zoom, we can still reach students in all parts of Wales! There was some really good feedback from the students, and we are so grateful to the University for allowing us to join them.  

There was lots of activity this month around our healthcare roadshow that is taking place on April 25th in Carmarthen, with lots of people wishing to take part. We had a meeting with the learning disability liaison nurses, who are an amazing support to us, and we so look forward to the day, working together to help raise awareness and share knowledge of all that is available for people with a learning disability, their families and carers. 

We had two visits to the University of South Wales to carry out some Learning Disability Champion training with a group of midwives, and then to share Paul’s Story with over 130 first year nursing students. This was our first trip back to USW since before Covid, so it was lovely to be there in-person again! Thank you to Dr Stacey Rees for inviting us and for organising both days of training. 

We had our first meeting with our new trustees, Professor Catherine Bright and Dr Dawn Cavanagh, which was a really positive get together! We discussed our plans for the future, and shared ideas, and we are all very much looking forward to working together.  We are very grateful to them for sharing their time and expertise with us. 

We were delighted to receive news at the end of the month that the National Lottery “Awards for All” has granted us funding! We shall be able to continue with our programme of healthcare roadshows all over Wales and the sharing of our resources for people with a learning disability, their families and carers. We are very grateful to them indeed!  


Thank you for all your ongoing support.

From everyone at the Paul Ridd Foundation




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