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Cerebral Palsy Sport launch the Around Britain #CPCan Challenge for Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

Thursday 14 February 2019

March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month. It’s a time for celebrating and educating, and Cerebral Palsy Sport are recognising the month by sharing the impact of its work and setting a new exciting fundraising challenge.

Around 2-2.5 in every 1000 children in the UK are born with cerebral palsy, and there are an estimated 30,000 children with cerebral palsy in the UK.

Cerebral Palsy Sport have today officially launched the #CPCan Challenge, a challenge open to everyone to walk, cycle, swim, throw, kick or jump as far as possible during the month of March, with the target of a combined distance of the British Coastline – 17,819.88km.

Stories of the challenge will be shared through the Cerebral Palsy Sport website and social media platforms, and donations can be made through the dedicated Just Giving page.

Cerebral Palsy Sport are also encouraging people to use the hashtag #CPCan throughout March – a positive message to everyone that those with Cerebral Palsy can achieve amazing things and reach their own goals. There is even a special #CPCan photo frame for anyone to use during the month which can be activated here. Further fundraising ideas for March can also be found here.

Cerebral Palsy Sport is the country’s leading national disability sports charity supporting people with cerebral palsy to reach their sporting potential and putting people with cerebral palsy and their families at the heart of everything we do.

Our 2019 Sport Development programme consists of many events and activities that will provide opportunities for children, young people and adults to access sport, often for the first time who can then continue to participate on a regular basis. To find the full list of events we have planned please click here

Sign up to the #CPCan Challenge today here.

For further information, please contact Sally Drummond, National Disability Sport Engagement Officer: sandydrummond@cpsport.org  or 0115 9257027 or visit the website www.cpsport.org.

In other news: New dementia-friendly physical activity and sport guide.

New dementia-friendly physical activity and sport guide

Tuesday 12 February 2019

Sport England and the Alzheimer’s Society have collaborated to produce a guide to support the sector to get people with Alzheimer’s and dementia more active.

This guide is being used to equip the physical activity and sport sector with the resources and knowledge they require to unite against dementia.

It aims to inform and educate individuals and organisations so they have a better understanding of dementia and how it affects people. It also provides tools and guidance so that the sector can help more people affected by dementia lead more active lives.

Approximately 850,000 people in the UK live with dementia and they face countless barriers when becoming or remaining active, preventing them from reaping the benefits that being active brings.

By becoming dementia-friendly, leisure centres, gyms, sports clubs and community centres can enjoy the benefits of improved customer experiences, increased revenue, better staff retention and help those with dementia to live happier, healthier lives.

The project as a whole is part of Sport England’s £1.3 million investment of National Lottery money into the Richmond Group of Charities, who work with those with long-term health conditions, to help them get active.

Download the ‘Dementia-friendly sport and physical activity guide’ here. 

In other news: Inclusive Sports Programme Ends Successful Year With An Award Win

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