Laverne has a word for a good cause

Muswell Hill DJ and presenter Lauren Laverne urges people to back the Adopt a Word scheme

A MUSWELL Hill celebrity is urging people to consider an unusual Christmas present this year to help out a children’s charity.

Lauren Laverne is backing the Adopt a Word scheme by I CAN, a national children’s communication charity.

For just �15, supported by Collins Dictionary, you can adopt a word of your choice for a year – Ms Laverne opted for “candy”.

“As a writer and presenter, I know the importance of being able to communicate your thoughts with other people,” she said.

“Adopt a Word is a great way to support I CAN, a charity that helps children who struggle to communicate.

“It is a great alternative gift this Christmas – or for any special occasion.”

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For more information – and to join other well-known adopters such as Stephen Fry and Paul McCartney – go to