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These ladies are fabulous! If your child is due to go into hospital please do get in touch with the Pyjama Fairies as they will be able to make their stay more comfortable. 🧚‍♀️💜 ...

Do you know a child/teenager that may need a little sparkle in their lives? Going to the hospital is scary for anyone, and we try to offer a little sprinkle of fairy dust with our garments that are all sewn by our dedicated fairies with all their love within them. We cover from premature baby right the way up to age 16 and if you think you may need any adaptations to make your child's garments perfect then just give us a shout and we will see what we can do. You can place your order via the website wrappyjamafairies.co.uk/order/ ❤️❤️ We would be really grateful if you would share this post on your timeline, in support groups that you are a part of or with parents of poorly children so that they can have their own little bit of fairyland next time they are in hospital to help them sparkle ❤️❤️

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We’d like to say a massive thank you and well done to Claire who ran her first 10k a few weeks ago. Claire chose to raise money for The RGA and raised over £500! 💚🏃🏻‍♀️🏅 ...

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Happy Easter to you all! We hope you have a fun filled day whatever you get up to! 💚🐣🐥 #teamrga ...

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Did your kid come to our Young People Weekend and have fun? Do you enjoy reading our role models in the dwarfism community interview series? Do you get something out of our Mega Weekend events? Do you support our campaigns for equality?

Why not help us out and give us a star rating on Facebook using the button on this page?
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THAT. WAS. FUN!

From campfires to sing alongs to abseiling to movie night to arts and crafts to first aid training - we packed it in! So sad to say goodbye to the wonderful kids in our community. "The good thing about RGA is that everyone is family or friends", said one of insightful kids. You're not wrong, kiddo. We are all #TeamRGA

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"Nice to see old friends again"
"Abseiling was fun"
"Best thing about RGA is that everyone is family or friends"
"The movie night was great!!!"

Fantastic to get the kids' feedback on how we can give them the best weekends possible.

#Community #dwarfism #independence #Empowering
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At our Young People's Weekends we believe in giving the kids in our community the chance to really challenge themselves, to look fear in the face and go and do it anyway.

These kids are the next generation and we need to equip them as best we can.

#dwarfism #disability #fearless #Supportive #Empowering
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Last night's bonfire and singing "Mighty, Mighty RGA!"

This morning: team work makes the dream work. And by "dream" we mean spaghetti bridges. Obviously 😉

#YPWKND18 #Fearless #Supportive #Empowering
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It might look serene and peaceful now but it won't be for long when 25+ young people from the #dwarfism community descend on it later!

We're pumped to be here at the Frontier Centre getting ready for a weekend of forming friendships and learning new skills!

#YPWKND18 #Fearless #Supportive #Empowering
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This is Gill chair screaming from the rooftops... I am so proud of Our Eugene - this is just one of his tweets, gone viral. ...

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Q: "What are the best and worst aspects about being small?"

A: "The best part is the opportunity to be a part of a unique, enduring community of people with dwarfism who have come together in solidarity, friendship, and love. The relationships I have built over the years through the dwarf community are unlike any other. The most difficult part is the social ridicule and isolation you receive from much of the rest of the world."

People with dwarfism are often misrepresented in popular media and culture. Yet our own voices are rarely heard. That’s why we embarked upon the RGA Dwarfism Role Models project – to amplify the voices of figureheads in our communities. For this, our latest instalment, we spoke with Joe Stramondo, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at San Diego State University. Here’s what he had to say:

rgauk.org/role-models-dwarfism-community-joe-stramondo
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Forgive the halo-polishing but we thought we'd mention we're a tiny charity almost entirely led by volunteers - snatching time before, between, and after work and family.

Today we're back at it, on a Saturday - planning and organising how we can help make the world a better place for people with #dwarfism and their families. We are the indomitable #TeamRGA.
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GET YOUR DIARY READY!!!

RGA Mega Weekend 2018 dates are here!

Get ready for another amazing event at
The Woodland Grange Hotel from October 26-29th 2018.
Package prices will be released at the end of the week.
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My gosh! The wonderful Kerrie Deacon is trekking 50km for RGA! Please consider supporting her fantastic efforts by donating via the link below. We work for a better world for people with #dwarfism and their families. With people like Kerrie on our side, we'll make it happen!

uk.virginmoneygiving.com/KerrieDeacon
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Q: "If you could pass on one piece of advice to your teenage self what would that be?

A: "You are a badass. As you get older, you’ll see the power you innately possess."

Vilissa Thompson is our hero. Check out our interview with her - the latest instalment in our #dwarfism role models series.

rgauk.org/role-models-dwarfism-community-vilissa-thompson
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DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: 23-25 MARCH 2018

Our popular Young People’s Weekend returns! Last year’s event was wonderful! For two days young people in our community came together to learn new skills, rekindle friendships, and boost their confidence. We’re hoping to repeat that success this year. We’ve booked the fantastic Rock UK Frontier Centre, Northamptonshire (rockuk.org/centres/frontier-centre/) and there’ll be tonnes of activities to keep you / your child busy!

And the best part? We’re hoping to charge just £10 each…

Interested? Get the date in your diary and email office@restrictedgrowth.co.uk to register interest. You must be a RGA UK member to attend. Open to kids ages 6-18.
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"Education is the key. Imagine giving every child a positive introduction to #dwarfism, disability, and difference. Imagine what that'd do, fifteen years later." Last Friday Eugene dropped in on Ely College's Bishop Laney Sixth Form to thank them for their fantastic fundraising efforts and talk about dwarfism in society and culture. Why not see if you could give a talk at your local school? We can help! ...

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Q: "If you could pass on one piece of advice to your teenage self what would that be?"

A: "Follow your passion in your career, because in following your passion you will have the energy, interest, and focus for your work which is the best possibility for developing a sense of purpose and accomplishment."

We had the privilege to chat to artist and academic, Dr Debra Keenahan, for a brand new role models in the dwarfism community interview! Check out what she had to say:

rgauk.org/role-models-dwarfism-community-dr-debra-keenahan
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Members! We've sent you a pretty email. If it's not in your inbox please check your spam / bin. Have a great day! 💚✊#dwarfism ...

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2017 - in review. From lobbying libraries to teaching kids to start fires to London marathons to late, remembered friends, RGA UK Chair, Gill Martin, reflects on what's been quite a year.

rgauk.org/2017-year-review
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