Back in June of 2018, Lee Ridley, who is now better known by his stage name Lost Voice Guy, became the first ever comedian to win Britain’s Got Talent as well as the first performer to use a communication device in their set.
Besides securing him a slot on the upcoming Royal Variety Show, Lee’s comedy sketches centred around disability have raised awareness of the challenges faced everyday by those who are non-verbal or have incoherent speech.
Having worked for some time with the communication disability charity The Sequal Trust, Lee and the dedicated team have focused their efforts on bridging the communication gap. By raising funds and supplying devices like Lee’s to those in need, The Sequal Trust has helped people all over the UK to have their voices heard.
Based in Shropshire, The Sequal Trust asked Lee to come on board as a patron shortly after he first won an award for his BBC sitcom in 2014. By supplying suitable assistive technology to its members, the charity’s main objective is to set lively minds free and help people like Lee, achieve their dreams. At any given time, The Sequal Trust are raising funds for individuals listed on their appeals page, to supply specialist devices that allow for communication using switches, screens and even eye movements.
The technologies they supply are suitable for all manner of conditions including Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Muscular Dystrophy and any condition which interferes with the ability to communicate. Anyone can sign up for the help of The Sequal Trust by applying on their website or help the cause by donating here.
A shining example of what can be achieved with the right assistive technology, Lee will be seen on the Royal Variety Show on Sunday 19th November.
Press release distributed by Pressat on behalf of The Sequal Trust, on Tuesday 25 September, 2018. For more information subscribe and follow https://pressat.co.uk/