“We are here – on wheels” for World Cerebral Palsy Day

10 October 2018

We had a fun day celebrating World Cerebral Palsy Day yesterday (in glorious autumn sunshine).

The children chose personal challenges to achieve on variety of different wheels including bikes, walkers, a wheelchair and scooters in the park next to our Centre.

They not only completed their challenges (such as cycling three laps on a bike or doing one lap independently in a wheelchair) but then kept on going round as it was so much fun.

Wearing the WCP Day colour green, they were joined by parents, staff and John Martin, our Chair of Trustees, who had led fellow cyclists on their own cycling challenge for us last Sunday (donations still welcome).

Marking World Cerebral Palsy Day with its rallying call ‘We Are Here’  is always a special day for us.

As one of our older Saturday Session girls (below) explains: “World Cerebral Palsy Day is important because it’s a day where people can celebrate and learn more about cerebral palsy.”

Jo Honigmann, CPotential CEO, said: “We’re delighted to support World Cerebral Palsy Day because we believe passionately with its campaign to ensure that children and adults with cerebral palsy have the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else in their communities, be this in the UK or anywhere else in the world.

“The children all loved the activity this year, which was all about being active and having fun on wheels. This is central to our aims to help each child develop their mobility, practical life skills and confidence to be as independent as possible.”

  • With thanks to our friend and ace photographer Helen Rayner for the photos. Click on the grey dots below to see a lovely selection from the day.


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