All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘celebrity’


A Christmas round-up from our CEO

2013 was always going to be a special year for I CAN.  The charity was founded 125 years ago by Victorian social reformer Octavia Hill and the Reverend Dowdeswell Graham to help vulnerable children. 21st century I CAN is very proud to uphold their vision. For the past 60 years we’ve focussed on the vital yet neglected area of children’s …

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David Hasselhoff Making Trades

How David Hasselhoff and Cerys Matthews supported I CAN at BGC Charity Day – Andrew Ball, I CAN Director of Fundraising

Like most people my age (23½) I grew up pretending to be various superheroes. As a child I could often be found wearing a pair of red boots, my mum’s yellow belt and a red cape pretending to be Superman (admittedly a fairly camp looking Superman).  I would play the role of the blonde one from CHiPs on my BMX …

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Shine A Light Jenny McConnell Paul Ross And Virginia Beardshaw Crop

I CAN celebrations after Shine a Light Awards 2012 by Virginia Beardshaw

I was honoured to attend this year’s Shine a Light Awards on Wednesday 21st November in London and to present an Outstanding Achievement Award. The Awards were a wonderful opportunity for teams, settings and individuals across the UK to celebrate excellence and best practice in supporting children’s and young people’s communication, and those with SLCN. There were over 300 applications …

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Team GB Paralympic Swimmer and London 2012 medal winner visits Meath School to inspire the pupils

Hannah Russell, Team GB Paralympic Swimmer and London 2012 medal winner, visited Meath School today, to talk to the pupils and inspire them in their work and extracurricula activities. Hannah, who is visually impaired and one of the youngest swimmers in Team GB at 16 years old, talked in an informal assembly to the pupils. Hannah said her motto was: …

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An Evening With Colin Firth and Barry Norman: A blog by Virginia Beardshaw

2012 kicked off on a real high for I CAN with ‘An Audience with Colin Firth’ on 6th January. Spellbound is the only word to describe I CAN friends and supporters as they listened to Barry Norman using his encyclopaedic knowledge of cinema to interview the Oscar winning star about his career. We started and finished – of course – with …

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