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Mollie King crowned Most Inspirational Dyslexic Celebrity

Gorgeous pop star Mollie King, who as one fifth of the UK’s most popular girl band The Saturdays is used to success, had some solo success of her own as she collected the It’s ME! Award for most inspirational dyslexic celebrity at national educational charity Dyslexia Action’s Annual Awards dinner at The Savoy Hotel on Thursday.

Mollie who is the 2nd time winner of the publicly nominated award was presented her honour by famous broadcaster and presenter Gabby Logan. Mollie commented “I’ve got my Mum and Dad with me tonight which is great, considering how much they’ve helped me I thought they deserved a night out! I am so proud of this award and I really hope that anyone out there with dyslexia knows they are not stupid, can access the help and support they need and has the confidence to take on as many opportunities as possible. This means a great deal and thank you so much to all of you who voted!”

Mollie was in good company at the event which drew support from many familiar faces and respected professionals in education and the field of dyslexia.  She was also able to share the experience with Young Persons Award winner Angelina Bateman (16) from Chelmsford, who was nominated by her Dyslexia Action teacher for her hard work and dedication to her specialist classes. Angelina receives subsidised tuition from a specialist Dyslexia Action teacher through the organisations Learning Fund.

Last night’s event aimed to raise more awareness and crucial funds to ensure that more people like Angelina have access to this support and do not miss the opportunities they deserve due to dyslexia or dyslexia related issues. Also at the event were adventurer and Dyslexia Action President Charley Boorman, rugby legend Kenny Logan who also chaired the event and racing driver Damon Hill.

Mollie ends “Angelina is such a lovely, intelligent girl and so inspirational! I am so happy that she was able to get support from Dyslexia Action and this work is why I am here tonight!”

Source: Dyslexia Action


Mollie takes It’s Me Choice Award 2012!

 

 

 

@MollieTheSats has done it again – thanks to you! Mollie has been crowned the It’s Me Choice Award winner for 2012! Huge thanks to everyone who voted for Mollie as an inspirational dyslexic. Full statement from Dyslexia Action is below:

Over the past month, we asked you to let us know who in the public eye with dyslexia inspires you the most and we are pleased to
let you know that the nominations are in and counted.

We can now confirm that the celebrity with the most nominations for the second year running is Mollie King, one fifth of super girl group, The Saturdays. Mollie speaks openly about being dyslexic and the challenges this presents and has given so many others the confidence to believe that their goals are achievable.

The It’s Me! Award is the only award presented at the annual Dyslexia Action Awards Dinner that is chosen by public nomination and we have had an overwhelming response this year with almost nine thousand nominations!

To showcase the fantastic nominees, we have created a pinterest board from the Wikipedia pages of those nominated. There are so many people who have not let dyslexia hold them back from achieving their dreams, we hope that you find this board as inspiring and motivating as we do!

The Dyslexia Action Awards Dinner raises money to enable us to take action to help more children, young people and adults with dyslexia and literacy difficulties. If you would like to attend or to find out more about the event, please contact Lucy McNally. Individual tickets are £275 and table packages start from £2750.

Source: Dyslexia Action


It’s Me Choice Award Winner ..

@MollieTheSats unfortunately couldn’t attend the awards this evening to accept her award in person, but she did leave a lovely acceptance speech which you can watch below:

Once again, we are proud as a website to have helped contribute to allow her to achieve this award, and thanks to everyone who actually took time out to vote for her – we thank each and every one of you individually 🙂


#molliemission is a success 2

We can confirm that @MollieTheSats has WON the It’s Me! Choice Award!!

Huge thanks to every member of #teamsats who voted over the last month or so, and supported the cause to make Mollie the winner here! 😀

To celebrate our Dyslexia Action Awards Dinner 10th Anniversary this year we will be presenting the It’s ME! Choice Award to the celebrity who received the most nominations from our supporters.

We had an overwhelming response to this via Twitter, Facebook, Email and Via this website. we received in excess of 7500 nominations which have now been counted and we can now announce the result!

1st Place Mollie King
2nd Place Jonathan Ansell
3rd Place Kara Tointon

The award will be presented to Mollie at our Dyslexia Action Awards Dinner, on 29th November at the Savoy Hotel, subject to her availability to attend.

Other Celebritys nominated included Jamie Oliver, Charley Boorman, Ross Noble, Max Irons, Richard Branson and Noel Gallagher.

Source: It’s Me Website