Collabro star Jamie Lambert backs dyspraxia campaign

Collabro star Jamie Lambert during his visit to his former workplace, South Tyneside District Hospital
Collabro star Jamie Lambert during his visit to his former workplace, South Tyneside District Hospital
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Washington singing star Jamie Lambert has added his voice to supporting a national dyspraxia campaign.

Jamie, part of Britain’s Got Talent-winning band Collabro, will be at the Dyspraxia Foundation’s Parliamentary Reception tomorrow.

He suffers from the condition – which affects people’s co-ordination and can also impact on memory, perception and planning – having been diagnosed aged 14.

This is awareness week of dyspraxia, with the charity calling for greater awareness of it among females, after research showed a significant gap in the diagnosis of the condition among young women and girls.

Also at the reception will be South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck, another sufferer of dyspraxia.

Speaking of how the condition affected her during her school days, she explained: “I was struggling, but stuff like this wasn’t on the agenda when I was at school, so I often got dragged into misbehaving. Really it was a way of saying, ‘I can’t do this and I don’t know why because no-one is helping’.”