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Being Proud of Stammering and Fundraising

| 22.07.2014

Stammering and Fundraising. These are two things I know a lot about, and very little about - all at the same time.

You see, I’m a person who stammers who works a fundraiser.

Moreover, I’m a person who stammers, who is the sole Fundraiser for the UK’s national charity for all those affected by stammering. Oh my, that looks as full on as it often feels.

I was going to start off the first fundraising blog by by preaching, or teaching about fundraising.

But I think that may have to wait.
I think I’ll just keep it simple.

Stammering is hard – some days are tough, there are sometimes massive challenges.

And you know what else?

Fundraising is hard – some days are tough, and there are sometimes massive challenges.

In both, sometimes things go to plan and sometimes they don’t. Often you’re just trying to cope with the next day, the next week, the next month, the next year.

On the flip side, sometimes...

Stammering is inspirational, brave, fun and exciting. In my opinion, when the days are good and the practice and positivity pays off, stammering can seem like a blessing. A unique challenge that not everyone has to face – something wonderfully us that belongs to only 1 in 100 people!

And you know what else?

Fundraising is often inspirational, brave, fun and very exciting. When the good news comes in, and you receive the cheque, and the project is underway- it feels like the best job in world. A unique challenge that not many people face in their day to day lives - a job that helps change lives through money!

So, that’s why I’m proud to be both, a fundraiser and a person who stammers. It's a fantastic journey, well most days anyway!