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Stammer battlers to appear on BBC3 show Stop My Stutter

Stop My Stutter

By RICHARD WOOD and CHRIS HILL Sunday, February 26, 2012

4:00 PM

Two inspirational people from Norfolk who have battled to overcome speech impediments will have their voices aired tonight on a BBC documentary called Stop my Stutter.

Russell Eden, a once chronic stammerer is now teaching others to cope with the condition. Photo:Antony Kelly Copy: For: EN NEWS EN pics © 2008 (01603) 772434

Sarah Webster, of Kirby Cane, near Bungay, was able to keep her stammer hidden for 20 years by carefully choosing what she said and avoiding certain words – including her own name, which she struggled with the most.

Now the 25-year-old is finally taking steps to fulfil her dream of becoming a primary school teacher, after finding her confidence through a radical speech therapy course, the McGuire Programme.

Sarah, who is a nanny and an artist, is part of a support group in Norwich and was selected to take part in an intensive five-day course in Birmingham under the instruction of pop star Gareth Gates, which was filmed for the BBC Three show.