We’re delighted to introduce you to our two new Trustees Dr Sue Morrison and Raisa Hassan, who have joined the Board this month but are no strangers to CPotential. They each bring invaluable expertise to help guide us.
Dr Sue Morrison
Sue was a GP and medical educator for many years. Since retiring from the NHS she now works as a coach, supervisor and trainer, specialising in support for end of life issues.
Sue has been involved with us since 1991 when her son, Toby, was born with cerebral palsy and hemiplegia.
She says: “Dorothy Seglow, who was the mother of a close friend of mine, was a trained Conductor and one of the founders of the charity, then called The Hornsey Trust. She recommended Toby had weekly treatment at the Centre. We found this was a marvellous support for him and us as a family, both physically and emotionally. I want to give something back to the charity and can offer both a parent’s and a professional perspective.”
“I fully endorse CPotential’s holistic approach to supporting the children across their physical, cognitive and psychological abilities, and the way it gives each child and their family focused attention with a programme tailored to meet their individual needs.”
When she’s not busy Sue enjoys patchwork and quilting and is also a very keen amateur singer.
Raisa wears many hats, including as a disability activist, creative writer, essayist and performance poet, volunteer English tutor in East London and a campaigner for Scope’s ‘Scope for Change’ programme. And now she has agreed to become a Trustee for CPotential.
She came for us for Conductive Education when she was younger and has been in touch with us ever since.
Raisa says: “I wanted to become a Trustee to keep my connection with the charity and, most importantly, so I could contribute positively to the current children and their families’ lives, just as the charity changed mine.”
“I’ll be able to bring my personal experience of cerebral palsy and understanding of the children’s needs. I can also bring ideas to support fundraising and campaigning.”
“I think the work CPotential does is incredibly important to a child’s education and start in life. It is extremely valuable to have that sort of mindset in the long run when one grows up. The importance of independence and treating each child as an intelligent individual has certainly affected how I live my life.”
Read more about Raisa.