Global Freight Services is again pledging support for a national celebration of dyslexic people and those who support them.
The Telford-based freight-forwarder will be sponsoring the community shining star award for teenagers at this year’s Dyslexia Awards for the seventh time.
Anton Gunter, managing director of Global Freight Services, said: “Every year I’m blown away by the amazing and inspirational people I meet at the Dyslexia Awards and I’m delighted to be able to support the event again this year.
“Last year’s community shining star winner Morgan was a true star, from helping out in her community during the pandemic to volunteering with Scout groups, fundraising and being a role model at school.
“Dyslexic people are capable of brilliant things, but they need the people around them to be supportive and to understand that a dyslexic person’s route from point A to point C won’t necessarily go via point B – and there is nothing wrong with that!
“The Dyslexia Awards are a great showcase both for how brilliant dyslexic people are, and for how family, friends and educators can make such a big difference by making some relatively small accommodations. I’m looking forward to another great event!”
The Dyslexia Awards were created in Shropshire by Elizabeth Wilkinson who was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s final birthday honours in 2022.
The awards ran on a Shropshire-only basis initially before expanding to the West Midlands and then, last year, nationally.
She said: “The Dyslexia Awards have evolved so much since they first started, and I am delighted that we are now open to the whole of the UK. I am hugely grateful to Anton and Global Freight Services for supporting us from the very beginning.”
“It is only with the support of our sponsors, and those who get behind the ethos of the Dyslexia Awards, that we are able to reach across the UK.”
Nominations for this year’s Dyslexia Awards will open in April and there are nine categories. Six are just for dyslexic people and three – supportive employer, learning support and excellent educator – are also open to non-dyslexic people.
The community shining star award is for 13 to 19-year-olds and the young entrepreneur category, which is new this year, is open to 16 to 19-year-olds. The other categories are amazing artist, entrepreneur, adult community shining star and innovation.
For more information about the awards, visit www.theddc.org.uk/dyslexiaawards/
© Ian Reynold Photography.