Supporting Fragile X Awareness Day

In support of Fragile X Awareness Day 2014, the Tizard Centre are supporting a showing of the critically acclaimed feature documentary ‘Mission to Lars’.

It’s the story of a road trip of a lifetime with just one condition… Tom’s. Tom Spicer has Fragile X Syndrome and he dreams to meet his hero: rock God Lars Ulrich of Metallica. His siblings promise to make it happen, with hopes of good times and bonding on the road trip. But Tom’s disabilities, a dysfunctional family and heavy metal’s labyrinthine backstage world thwart the mission at every turn. Then as they get closer to Lars, Tom the man starts to shine and a touching and inspirational finale ensues.

The screening will be held at the Gulbenkian, starting at 5.30pm on Wednesday 24 September 2014, and will include a brief introduction to Fragile X Syndrome.

The event is free and open to all but donations to the Fragile X Society will be very welcome and a collection will be made on the evening (cash or text donations: text ‘FRAG11 £(amount)’ to 70070).

Fragile X Syndrome is the most common inherited cause of learning disability, yet there is little awareness of the condition.

The Fragile X Society is the only UK charity dedicated to families affected by Fragile X, and they do fantastic work providing support and information.

The organisers would like to thank Spicer and Moore for their support with the event.