ABOUT OUR CHARITY
More Than Words Charity was founded by Paul and Hannah Hughes after being inspired by their daughter Gracie. Gracie has an undiagnosed genetic disorder which has presented her with several difficulties. However, despite Gracie's challenges she continues to prove to medical professionals that with the right support anything is possible, and Hannah and Paul have used Gracie's determination to focus their negative energy on something positive.
One of Gracie’s daily hurdles was her inability to communicate verbally, which caused her considerable frustration when trying to interact with her friends and family. As a family they worked hard to independently introduce signing with Gracie to which they saw an extremely positive result.
One of the hurdles that Gracie's parents encountered was that Gracie’s disorder did not ‘FIT IN A BOX’. This made it difficult for the family to access the right support for Gracie. It was also extremely frustrating as they knew that access to certain services would be really beneficial for Gracie’s development. The longer the family continued on their journey they found that the services for disabled children in Kent were few and far between. They felt that if these services were easily accessible to children it could make a huge difference to not only the child’s life but also the family.
It was at this point More Than Words was born with the aim to help as many families as possible regardless of their disability.
'Every Child Deserves A Voice'
In the UK, over 1 million children and young people, that’s 2 – 3 in every UK classroom, have some form of long term and persistent speech, language and communication difficulty. This can affect them early, severely and for life.
More Than Words Charity
The King's Pants by Nicholas Allan
Aaaarrgghh! Spider! by Lydia Monks
ABC with Peppa Pig
Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort
REQUESTING YOUR SUPPORT
FUNDRAISE FOR US
Help Us Make a Difference
Our charity receives no government funding and relies on our amazing fundraisers.
We are always looking for new fundraisers, if you are looking to complete a challenge or have a cake sale at work contact us so we can support your fundraising efforts.
Are you looking to support More Than Words Charity? We’d love to receive your help, and so will the community we provide for. Contact us to learn about donation opportunities. However you are able to help, we can assure you that it will have a major impact on the families that access our services.
ONE OFF DONATION
Make A Donation
If you would like to make a one off donation, then click the link below.