The dog loving people of Brighton & Hove are in for a treat! The ‘Say Aphasia’ charity are introducing The Crafty Dog Festival on Saturday 21st September in Preston Park, Brighton.
Entry is free to all and opening times are from 10am – 4pm. You will be able to enjoy a day out with your dog and meet other dogs and owners.
You can get involved in the dog show, try an agility class, purchase local homemade dog treats and handmade dog accessories and much more!
“I have raised a labradoodle dog who is now 8, and over the years I found myself becoming part of a community which I had not expected. And this dog community continues to grow. I also began to discover so many artists and craft makers who produced handmade dog related products. And so I want to bring together this crafty community who are all inspired by those we love the most – our canine friends!”
The Crafty Dog Festival aims to raise funds and awareness for the charity, while bringing together the local community to celebrate our canine friends. Many people haven’t heard of this condition ‘aphasia’ and so the people in Brighton & Hove who live with it are left with little support – we need to change this.
Who Are Say Aphasia?
Say Aphasia charity supports people with the condition aphasia by providing weekly drop in groups for these people to meet others in the same situation. The charity’s aim is to provide support and encouragement so that people with aphasia learn to adapt to their new way of life, with more ease and less frustrations. Aphasia is a communication disability which occurs when the communication centres of the brain are damaged. It is usually caused by a stroke, brain haemorrhage, head injury or a brain tumour. Aphasia makes it difficult to read, write or speak. It affects people differently. Some people are unable to speak at all, others may have difficulty finding the right words to say or have difficulty reading, writing or using numbers. It affects relationships, employment, education, social lives and confidence. Aphasia affects around 350,000 people in the UK. The fact that this condition is rarely heard of, contributes to the loneliness that aphasia sufferers experience.
Sponsor: The event is sponsored by local photographer Lauren Christien Photography. Someone who is very passionate about the charity and also a massive fan of dogs. https://www.laurenchristienphotography.com