Awards for dyslexic achievers

By Mark Andrews | Education | Published:

Elizabeth Wilkinson
Elizabeth Wilkinson

The achievements of dyslexics in Shropshire will be celebrated at an awards ceremony on Saturday night.

The Dyslexia Awards, organised by Telford-based teacher Elizabeth Wilkinson, will be held at the Enginuity museum at Coalbrookdale.

It is the third time the event has been held in the county, and 120 guests are expected to turn out for the black-tie dinner.

A total of nine awards will be presented, including entrepreneurs, innovators and young people. There will also be honours for those who work with dyslexics, such as teachers and employers.

This year's dinner event will support the Climbing Out charity which supports young people who have suffered life-changing injuries. It will be attended by the charity's founder Kelda Wood, who overcame a serious leg injury to become a top para-canoeist. She is about to embark on a solo row across the Atlantic.

Mark Andrews

By Mark Andrews

Senior news writer for the Shropshire Star specialising in in-depth features and commentary, investigative reporting and political matters.


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