This month I am raising money for the Williams Syndrome Foundation as a part of 12 Acts of Kindness, in honour of my long-time friend Andy.

The Williams Syndrome Foundation do wonderful work funding research into the Syndrome and supporting people with the rare condition. Williams Syndrome affects around 1 in 25,000 people, and one of those people is my friend Andy. If you’re local to Sevenoaks, you’ll almost certainly have met him – he’s somewhat of a local personality, often sociably touring the local bars and cafés. He’s one of the kindest and friendliest people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. He loves cats and classic cars. But the condition causes both physical problems and affects brain development. The Foundation provides a wealth of support to families with children with the syndrome, as well as information for carers, teachers and professionals working with people with Williams Syndrome. Moreover, they support important research into the educational, physical, social and medical aspects of the condition. It’s important work that means a huge amount to the families affected by this condition.

If you’d like to find out more about Williams Syndrome and the work that the Foundation does, there’s a wealth of information on the charity’s website. Or if you’d like to dive straight in and make a donation, you can do so here, and you will be entered into a draw to win an original art work. Yay!

If you’re new to 12 Acts of Kindness, here’s how it works:

  • For each £2 donated, you will be entered once into a draw to win an art work – so donate £10 and you’ll get five entries.
  • At the end of the month, I’ll draw a name and get in touch with the winner to arrange delivery.
  • And on my part, I will ensure that the art work you win will be of greater value than the total value of the amount donated. So if we raise £500, the art work on offer will be of a value of over £500.
  • Please make sure that you share your email address when you donate so that I can get in touch with you if you win!

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