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Overcoming Adversity

16th April 2017 · 11:00am - 12:15pm

In person | Virtual event

 Overcoming Adversity

Our speaker this week is going to show us how to celebrate life like never before. Aled Griffiths was born in 2003 with a rare medical condition called Vacterl Association. At the age of 8 he started doing presentations about his condition, mainly to medical staff and families affected by the same condition and then far and beyond.

Aled, now aged 13 is an ambassador for two national charities and in 2015 he received the Rotary Great Britain and Ireland Young Citizen Award, this was shortly followed by a Diana Champion Volunteer award, both awards recognised the work that he does with charities. In 2016 he won a place on a Virgin Atlantic scholarship trip to Rajasthan, India where he helped to build a school in a rural town despite his own disabilities.

Come and learn from 13 year old Aled about how to overcome adversity whilst helping often in the world, and in SUCH a short space of time!

And if that’s not enough, we’ll be singing our hearts out, hearing stories from members of the community, drinking a vat of tea/coffee and eating a heck of a lot of biscuits afterwards too.

BSL interpretation will be provided.

We can’t wait to see you there and have fun celebrating life with you all!

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