Christopher Biggins Speaks Out for St Catherine's
Celebrated entertainer Christopher Biggins hosted a reception for St Catherine’s at BAFTA, London earlier this week.
The comedy actor who also won the 2007 series of “I’m a Celebrity - Get me out of Here” spoke about the importance of speech and communication in all our lives and the challenges children with communication disabilities face every single day. In an open question and answer session Christopher spoke about his time in the jungle and admitted his worst day was the rat challenge when he was lowered into a tank full of rats.
Biggins was joined by Matt and Charlie, two learners from St Catherine’s Further Education Centre. Both spoke about St Catherine’s School, their classes, the residential activities and how they have progressed. As they explained “It was a brilliant evening. Biggins was very, very funny and made everyone laugh.”
The reception was part of St Catherine’s communications work to raise awareness of speech, language and communication impairments. As Suzanne Hudson, Director of Development, explained “We approached Biggins given his remarkable ability to communicate through TV, film or the stage. His communication skills are second to none.”
Biggins was so impressed with Matt, Charlie and everything he heard about St Catherine’s that following a request from Charlie he agreed to join the charity as a patron.
All the children, young people and staff team at St Catherine’s look forward to welcoming Biggins in the near future.