March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month.
It is an opportunity to celebrate, educate and help share some of the work that we do here at Cerebral Palsy Sport, and particularly the impact we have on peoples lives.
Cerebral Palsy affects many people and is more common than some people realise. Around 2-2.5 in every 1000 children in the UK are born with cerebral palsy and there is an estimated 30,000 children with cerebral palsy in the UK.
Every year we give hundreds of children, young people and adults with cerebral palsy the chance to enjoy playing sport. All this is only achievable because of the kindness and generosity of people who support our charity through fundraising and volunteering.
We have launched a number of fundraising opportunities for March for individuals, schools and clubs so please find the information and toolkit here for getting involved. Why not join our #CPCan Challenge and help us to reach the distance of the British coastline!
Throughout March look out for some of the stories from our participants, fundraisers and volunteers as well information about cerebral palsy and Cerebral Palsy Sport. We’ll be sharing this via our website and social media platforms. Please help spread the word about our work by sharing and using the positive hashtag #CPCan
Green is the colour people recognise as being associated with cerebral palsy awareness,
so show your support this March by proudly wearing green!
Find out about Cerebral Palsy key facts and statistics here