What a week!

Set off to support Jurassic Coast Auctions 1st Anniversary, car broke down on route and had to be transported to car hospital for some TLC with Son Peter enjoying ride in the huge cab of the recovery vehicle.  Back on road late the following day, thanks to the great team at Brewers Garage, Sherborne.  So disappointed I could not make it Glen.

Then later in the week I was knocked for six by the flu bug that’s been going around, not nice. But I had great support from my boys with George “heading the team @ home”.  On top of this HNT’s co-worker Pete also got the bug for the second time….

So disappointed to have had to miss the opening of the “Butterfly Room” at Blandford Opportunity Group yesterday because of the flu. Hope to pop in later to see.

Donations to HNT would cheer us up!

Sunday 15th January

HNT will be at Jurassic Coast Auctions to help celebrate their 1st Anniversary.

Come and join in the fun from 10am and help raise funds for HNT, take advantage of the reduced commission fee of 10%.  You may even see Rachel in action as an auctioneer.

www.facebook.com/Jurassic-Coast-Auctions-1729562867276976/   for details. jurassic-auctions-day14-15                                        untitled

HNT – Yeovil College

Today was fantastic as I met up with 2 students from Yeovil College who are in their second year of studying Media, and their tutor James. They are going to do a film with me showing the fantastic work that the Yeovil Opportunity Group are doing with Special Needs Children and their families, and why it is SO important that my fundraising through HNT continues.

Next Wednesday, Callum and Olivia are visiting the Opportunity Group for the first time and planning how the video will work. The following Wednesday, 25th Jan, filming will be done ready for my voice over on February 1st. With any luck the completed “production” will be available to see by the end of February.

I will post updates on how the filming is going on my twitter feed, along with photos. It is such a pleasure to work with students who want to develop their experience further, not just in the media field but also in working alongside SEN children and their families…after all, the likelihood is that these students will one day be working adults and will have colleagues at some point with additional needs.


Callum has already experience in the radio industry, having worked voluntarily on air for Abbey 104. The radio station, based in Sherborne, was incredibly proactive with HNT in 2015 when broadcaster Jenny Devitt accompanied me in the support car on my 7 days of marathons, doing daily radio interviews with me and being generally a HUGE support! Her interviews can be found on the website…www.hiddenneedstrust.org

HNT – Waitrose

More fantastic support for HNT and SEN children from Waitrose via their “Community Matters” program.  This time at their Wells store through waitrose-comm-mattersout January 2017.  Please do support Waitrose and in turn help HNT help  pre-school children with Special Educational Needs by dropping your Green Tokens into HNT’s collection box.

Thank You Waitrose……