Stammer sufferer from Bonnyrigg thanks life-changing course

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Mark Straker from Bonnyrigg, who has a stammer.

A Bonnyrigg man who suffers from a stammer wants to highlight the condition ahead of National Stammering Awareness Day this month.

Mark Straker spoke ahead of the annual day on October 22 and an upcoming course to be held in Stirling by the group that helped him cope with his stammer.

An Inspiring Few Days in Birmingham!

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An Inspiring Few Days in Birmingham!

The McGuire Programme UK North region recently ran its annual course in the Birmingham Conference & Events Centre.  Fifteen courageous new students attended to learn how to control their stammers.  As usual, there was a wide range of stuttering behaviours on display onn the Wednesday evening of the course.  Chris Cooksey was the Course Instructor for this course (he also instructed a course in Chicago earlier on in the month).  Jawad Anjum was the Course Organiser.  Both Chris and Jawad asked the questios to the new students when we filmed them in front of the room on the Wednesday even

Adam Black, a McGuire Programme UK North Course Instructor, receives the British Empire Medal

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Adam Black, from Eaglesham, Renfrewshire, Scotland, and his newly presented British Empire Medal - awarded for his services in raising awareness of stammering in the Queen's New Year's Honours List 2019.

Adam Black, a McGuire Programme UK North Course Instructor and a teacher, who learned how to control his childhood stutter, has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen's New Year's Honours List, for his services to raising awareness of stammering.

 

The British Empire Medal was presented to Adam Black at a ceremony at East Renfrewshire Council Headquarters in Giffnock on Monday 12th August 2019 by Lord-Lieutenant Colonel Peter McCarthy.

 

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