Cerebral Palsy Sport

Sports activities for children with cerebral palsy

Most children with cerebral palsy never have the chance to take part in the sports activities many of us take for granted. CP Sport wants to provide more of these children with the life-changing opportunity to particpate in a range of track and field events all around the UK.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1088600)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£5,000

Amount raised

£10,225

Donations

33

    Category

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation
  • OtherOther

    Helping

Location

  • thanks to all at CP for reminding me why I joined the sport and how important it is not to loose the enjoyment factor.

    — Athletics participant

  • CP Sport is a wonderful outlet that anyone with a disability can use to enjoy various sporting opportunities that the majority of us take for granted

    — Parent of participant

  • CP Sport has changed Barney's life! His confidence is sky high!

    — Barney's Dad

  • thanks to all at CP for reminding me why I joined the sport and how important it is not to loose the enjoyment factor.

    — Athletics participant

  • CP Sport has changed Barney's life! His confidence is sky high!

    — Barney's Dad

  • CP Sport is a wonderful outlet that anyone with a disability can use to enjoy various sporting opportunities that the majority of us take for granted

    — Parent of participant

Situation

Many mainstream athletics clubs do not cater for those with a physical disability. This leads to people with cerebral palsy and other conditions feeling isolated and marginalised. Participation in athletics increases fitness but also dramatically improves self-confidence in a supportive and inclusive environment. It's not just talented elite athletes that need our support. It's also children competing for the first time.

Solution

Our athletics programme provides an environment where children and adults with cerebral palsy can compete against others of a similar disability level to themselves. This brings fairer and more meaningful competition. We train mainstream coaches at events so they can take the skills they have learnt and begin included disabled children in their clubs to give them weekly training. New friendships are made at events that last a life time.