Speaker of the NI Assembly Gives Voice to Campaign

On 14 December 2021 RCSLT NI hosted the premiere of the Kings speech at the queens film theatre (QFT) in Belfast  to an audience of art and film critics, service users, CE0s of voluntary organisations and speech and language therapists and assistants from all over NI.  Alison McCullough MBE gave the opening presentation on the Giving Voice campaign and the background to the kings speech.  Guests were given goody bags which included the Giving voice briefing, the leaflet and the letter from Lionel Logue to king George asking for royal patronage.  This created a lot of interest and RCSLT has been invited to participate in a local hour long radio arts  programme to talk about communication disability. QFT has asked for a speech and language therapist who attended the premiere to write a review of the film and this will be posted on their website. At a reception after the screening service users mingled with other guests and explained how their communication difficulties impact upon their lives.  The event was a huge success with plenty of tissues being used and many LOLs during the film.

Read Alison’s review of the King’s Speech

To see a copy of the letter sent by Lionel Logue click here.

To see a copy of the speech click here.

NI Policy officer Alison McCullough MBE also met with NI Assembly speaker Mr William Hay MLA (picture right) to garner support for Giving Voice.  Coverage made it to the  Belfast Telegraph, The Newsletter and Digimumsni. (Photo courtesy of Picture Stanley Matchett Photography).

Please check your own local NI local  papers and let us know in Arthur House tel 02890 446 387 of any publicity for the campaign in your area.