Cerebral Palsy Cymru

Better Start, Better Future

By supporting Better Start, Better Future you will help us to deliver expert therapy to babies who need support, now more than ever. Babies who have, or are suspected of having, cerebral palsy will receive specialist services up to age 2, when therapy can make the biggest difference.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1010183)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£21,391

Donations

129

Championed by The Hospital Saturday Fund

    Categories

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Infants (<2)Infants (<2)
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Providing early intervention is vital for a baby’s future life outcomes because if missed this window of opportunity can never be regained. The pandemic has had a disproportionate effect on children and families living with cerebral palsy, the most common physical disability in children, making our services and support for our Better Start Better Future programme all the more vital. Since March 2020 we have had 74 new babies referred to us, and all of these children deserve a chance to thrive.

Solution

By supporting our Better Start, Better Future Appeal you will help fund our early intervention service for babies born at high risk of cerebral palsy. This vital service will improve the physical and emotional development of these babies helping improve their future outcomes such as being able to crawl, walk and communicate. You’ll also be giving their parents a better understanding of their condition and crucially, hope and a way forward in what can be the most difficult time of their lives.

  • The early intervention service has been a lifeline, we learnt of it at a time where we felt completely helpless and lost but with the support of Cerebral Palsy Cymru we feel like we are making real positive steps forward. We have no doubt that it has had a positive impact on Lily’s future outcomes.

    — Lily's Mum