Wednesday, 8 May 2013

In the news - April 2013

Patrick McGrath and Bobby Hughes were the stars of the media coverage for Hearts and Minds during April....

Patrick McGrath, with parents Ian and Sandra, who set up Hearts and Minds, and featured in the Manchester Evening News
The campaign to 'Give Bobby a Voice', aims to collect enough old mobile phones to get an iPad for every child in Bobby's class and featured first in local and regional newspapers and then national press and TV:

A rough copy of the BBC coverage is here

More families - and at least one school - are running appeals in local papers to request phones: 

And one Mum got the chance to thank the readers of her local paper for sending in more than the 185 old phones she needed to get an iPad and case for her daughter...  The extra phones have been passed on to another family.

The Hearts and Minds scheme also featured on Netbuddy, a great site for tips in relation to special needs, and also on Pinkoddy's family blog about a family which includes two children on the spectrum:

Could an iPad help your child too?

If you live in Britain, simply collect 165 old mobile phones and the Manchester-based charity Hearts and Minds will exchange them for a new iPad.

Details here:

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