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Bertie’s Helpers Reaches Milestone Of 100 Deliveries

We are so pleased to share this update from the amazing Bertie’s Helpers!! Bertie’s Helpers has now delivered 100 Tesco food deliveries, including good quality ready-meals, to families in the Battens community! This includes to families whose child or children…

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Training For Educators With Batten Behaviour, Adults And Transitions Specialist Sarah Kenrick

We are pleased to be offering three (free) training slots with Sarah Kenrick, this is for professionals working with children/young people and adults with CLN3. These training slots will be held over Zoom. If you feel this would be beneficial…

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Would YOU Like To Be A PEER BEFRIENDER?

The BDFA are proud to launch a new Peer Befriending service to help support families in a way that only other parents of children with Batten Disease will be able to do. We’re so excited to be now seeking our…

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Staff News- Mimi Petty, Our New Peer Befriending Coordinator

BDFA STAFF NEWS The BDFA is delighted to introduce Mimi Petty as our new Peer Befriending Coordinator. Mimi is a bereaved parent and her son Bertie passed away in 2019 from CLN1 Batten disease. Mimi is already well known to…

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The BDFA Welcomes Sarah Kenrick To The Team As Our Batten Behaviour, Adults And Transitions Specialist.

Sarah is a Registered Nurse for people with Learning disabilities and has worked in the health and social care sector for over 40 years, 20 of which were as Registered Manager for SeeAbility’s Heather House in Hampshire providing specialist long…

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BDFA Family Conference 2022 Tickets Available Now

The BDFA are so excited to be able to bring this event to you all again after a few years break, it will be so good to get together in person.You will have noticed the change in date for the…

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BDFA STAFF NEWS, A Warm Welcome To Elizabeth Jones

BDFA STAFF NEWS A big welcome to Liz Jones to the BDFA family support team! Liz is a qualified Child & Family practitioner working with families for over 16 years in both voluntary and public sector. Liz has spent most…

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Epilepsy Masterclass- With Dr Ruth Williams

Join Dr Ruth Williams, Consultant Children’s Neurologist for a session on epilepsy and Batten disease. Monday 9th August @ 5pm, on Zoom Please RSVP to admin@bdfa-uk.org.uk for the link. Hope to see you there!

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Brineura In The Eyes Funding Target Smashed!

The BDFA is absolutely delighted to announce that through the incredible hard work of families, the target for the compassionate use programme at Great Ormond Street (GOSH) has been not just met but exceeded. The total amount raised is £212,749.51…

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2021 BDSRA Annual Family Virtual Conference- Sign Up Now

The BDFA is delighted to partner again with the BDSRA (Batten disease support and research association) for their annual conference that is yet again online. As last year, we will be sending out conference boxes full of activities and conference…

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