As a proud sponsor of the BDA awards dinner in November, at the prestigious Grays Inn in London, we were especially delighted to find the recipient of the ‘Young Person’s Award’ was the talented Daniel Ellis. Daniel’s Davis facilitator, Jane Heywood, was unable to be with him on the night. However, Davis facilitators Richard and Margarita Whitehead, Nina Pitoska, Tessa Halliwell and Ines Grote were present at the dinner and showed support for both him and the BDA by contributing to the £3500.00 raised during the evening.
It was a particularly satisfying evening for us as Davis facilitators, (who have always known that it is the creative perceptual talents of dyslexics that need to be acknowledged as both the cause and the solution to their problems) to find, in conversation with Lord Addington, that awareness of the Davis methods is spreading.
The DDFA was also proud to sponsor the BDA Awards Dinner, held on 27th November 2015. We were represented by Ines Grote, Caroline Smith, Georgina Dunlop, Llinos Nelson, Sara Kramer and Amanda Bergstrom. Anthea Turner and Kenny Logan presented awards to the winners; among whom, in the Young Person category, was Jack Harley-Walsh, a young man who completed a Davis Programme with Jane Heywood and Georgina Dunlop, and mentioned that fact in his acceptance speech. The winner in the Teacher category was Jack’s teacher, who said that she learned so much from her students. It should also be noted that the entertainer, Dan Ellis (age 17), who did a great stand-up comedy performance, was also a client of Jane and Georgi. That same Dan Ellis who won the Young Person’s Award in 2017. A Davis dominated evening. We all had a great time helping to raise funds, some £3700.00, for the BDA and recognising the success of the award winners.
This video shows Jack receiving his award. He starts to speak at about 2’14” in.