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’.”