We are delighted to announce the renaming of the Aphasia Centre in recognition of longstanding association with and support from the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia.
On 22nd May 2012 the Dowager Duchess of Bedford, the Patron of the Tavistock Trust, officially re-named the Aphasia Centre the Tavistock Aphasia Centre (North East) to acknowledge and celebrate the longstanding support of the Trust. The Duchess was accompanied by The Hon. Nicole Campbell and Mrs Charmaine Mallinckrodt, trustees of the Tavistock Trust and Sylvia Hemming, Charity Administrator.
During her speech to re-name the Centre the Duchess of Bedford said:”My sons and I are delighted that the North East Aphasia Clinic is being renamed the Tavistock Aphasia Centre, in memory of my husband Robin. When he founded the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia his hope was to help as many people with aphasia as possible to find the quality of help that he had received. This was the first major project the TTA funded, and he loved it. He would have been so proud to see how it has evolved and he would have been very touched to have it renamed after him."
The event was a great success and gave opportunity to the Duchess and the TTA trustees to see the Aphasia Centre ‘in action’ and also to meet Centre staff, local speech and language therapists and people with aphasia.
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published on: 6th June 2012