Youngster is on the right track for fundraising

An 11-year-old boy with a speech impediment has raised vital cash for a charity which has supported him through treatment for his stammer.

Friday, 29th July 2016, 6:00 am
Nadine Jackson with son Peter, 11, who walked three miles for Action for Stammering Children

For the past four years the youngster, who has just left Chaulden Junior School in Hemel Hempstead, has attended the Michael Palin Centre in London, which is the organisation behind ASC.

Peter – who will be starting Longdean School in Hemel Hempstead come September – decided he wanted to give something back to the centre, which has supported him through speech and language therapy sessions.

He tackled the countryside walk with mum Nadine, dad Richard, sisters Ellie and Phoebe, Stella the dog and a group of friends, raising more than £500 for his cause.

Mum Nadine said: “We have raised a staggering £568 and it’s still growing.

“People have been so kind to a charity that is close to our hearts. Who knows, this could lead to more fundraising for Peter because he has definitely enjoyed the organising for this event .

“We want to say a huge thank you to everybody who has sent their kind wishes and donations.”

The Michael Palin Centre supports children aged two to 18 who stammer with specialist assessments and therapy, as well as funding the training of speech and language therapists, plus research.

Visit to donate.