Cerebral Palsy Sport

Cerebral Palsy Sport Ambulant Football Programme

This inclusive project enables children with cerebral to enjoy playing football with their peers and emulate their sports heroes. Through this inspiring initiative children with physical disabilities will have the chance to experience the life-changing benefits that participating in sport provide.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1088600)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£5,000

Amount raised

£10,125

Donations

29

    Category

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

    Helping

Location

  • "My Mum found out CP Sport was running a football event. I took part as a one-handed goalkeeper and that was best thing that's ever happened to me."

    — Ben, 15

  • ‚ÄúThank you so much. CP sport has changed Barney‚Äôs life! His confidence is sky high!‚Äù

    — Barney's Dad

  • “Thank you so much. CP sport has changed Barney’s life! His confidence is sky high!”

    — Barney's Dad

  • "My Mum found out CP Sport was running a football event. I took part as a one-handed goalkeeper and that was best thing that's ever happened to me."

    — Ben, 15

Situation

Children with ‘CP’ have high dependency needs causing marginalisation, exclusion and isolation. Their disability has negative life-long impacts on quality of life and limits their ability to integrate into the community. Able-bodied children are free to choose whether or not they play sport – ‘CP’ children have limited access and choice and are overlooked by mainstream providers. C P Sport has the passion and expertise to provide the positive sporting experiences children with ‘CP’ crave.

Solution

This inclusive project introduces children aged 5 to 11 with cerebral palsy to the life-changing positive wellbeing benefits of playing sport. Football is not a preferred choice for the majority of children with ‘CP’ because their physical disability makes it impossible for them to play equally with others who are more able. This project enables children – many of who require walking sticks, canes, crutches or open fronted walking frames – to enjoy playing football with their disabled peers.