At 18, I left with the confidence and desire to achieve and put my dyslexic symptoms to one side. It was at the age of 32, after returning home from a holiday in Kenya, that I was inspired by a vision of a hippo in the water; the rest is history.
My sincere tributes of appreciation go to those people who have helped me along the way and are still helping me to this day!
Mark is an avid supporter of Dyslexia Scotland and the work that they do in helping people with Dyslexia, a subject very close to Mark’s heart. Mark was honoured to receive an invitation from Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, to attend a reception at Edinburgh Castle to celebrate the work of Dyslexia Scotland.
Dyslexia Scotland is based in Stirling with a network of volunteer-led branches in Scotland. It is a registered charity (SCO 00951) which aims to enable people with dyslexia, regardless of age and ability, to reach their potential in education, employment and life. Mark Stoddart is one of the charity’s valued Ambassadors who help the charity to raise awareness about dyslexia and the work of Dyslexia Scotland.