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Dear dave naylor acoylites like in most things Dave is a little behind I had the haircut on 31/3 to avoid april fools sadly some people did not notice – to see the new look try taking my Age regression therapy oh and if you click on the right hand side under advanced SEO their is some actually useful SEO content for you!
I have had long hair for nearly 10 years its very much part of my identity but recently friends have started to criticise the look I won’t repeat what one friend said she wasn’t being flattering but ultimately it takes a comment of “I bet you would never cut your hair even for charity” to inspire me to take the plunge.
After discussing the idea with friends the response was hahahhahahaha (thanks hodge, and an even bigger thanks for being the first donator!), horror, disbelief and from a friend who is a social media consultant “cool that will make great linkbait” which is not a normal reaction!
Therefore before I chicken out on the 31st of March I will (the barber will) be chopping of my long hair however this will only happen if you guys pull out your cheque books and credit cards and give generously to my chosen charity The Dyslexia Research Trust.
How to sponsor the chopping of the hair?
I’m using the webservice “Just Giving” to manage all the donations, basically they handle all the money and make sure the charity receive as much money as possible as quickly as possible Just click the link and then the “donate now” button! If your in the UK and in employment please tick the gift aid option so no fees are taken out of your donation!
Why the Dyslexia Research Trust?
I make no secret of my dyslexia, and while I find it annoying to be labelled as dyslexic it is a part of me for both good and ill. Even today we as a community do not know enough about what the causes, the changes and best methods to cope with the limitations dyslexia causes. Because the issues surround dislexia are considered minor and because it has been treated as a buzz word many people now think of dyslexia as a trendy phrase for lazy.
If you have ever sat in a room crying because you can’t read from the book in front of you because the individual letters are shaking so badly and words literally “wander” off the page you might feel differently, the frustration at having ideas but with no way to express them on paper and to be labelled a failure or worse shown sympathy rather then help and told its ok your “special”. These are some of the problems I have had to face and I was lucky, I had a support network and people willing to come up with ideas and new ways to teach me to adapt to me and my needs. Most kids still are thrown into a system that doesn’t provide the level of support I got or even close.
The Dyslexia Research Trust, provides educational resources, support and financing into dyslexia research and helps promote the issues surround dyslexia to psychologist, journalists and parents.
More importantly it brings together cutting edge research into dyslexia both in terms of looking at cause but also looking at how it effects people both good and bad.
So guys and girls 31st of March the hair goes, please give generously, oh and if you have a website and you donate please include the website address in the comment section on the Just giving site so I can send you some link love.
Please note Just giving will take paypal contributions straight away, don’t worry I have two strong armed friends to escort me on the day you will get your money worth!