On Wednesday 21st June 2017, Cerebral Palsy Sport Trustee Aideen Blackborough was presented with a cheque for £10,000 from The Paul Bush Foundation Trust.
Aideen Blackborough (CP Sport) left, Helen Jackson (The Paul Bush Foundation) centre, Richard Kerr (CP Sport) right.
This substantial donation is to support the Cerebral Palsy Sport Table Cricket programme for one year.
Table Cricket is a game for everyone to play and enjoy – young or old, disabled and non-disabled – and is a great way to teach the basic rules of cricket, all on a table top. It is played in schools, residential care homes, day centres and more, right across the country.
Helen Jackson from the Paul Bush Foundation presented the cheque to Aideen Blackborough and Sport Development Office Richard Kerr.
The funds, donated by The Paul Bush Foundation Trust will help to deliver community based programmes, provide Cricket Start programmes for schools, implement four regional Disability Participation Hubs, develop the Table Cricket community league in England and resource the National Table Cricket Finals including volunteer recruitment.
Ali Talbot, Chief Executive at Cerebral Palsy Sport, said: “As a charity we are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of people and families affected by cerebral palsy. Through the power of sport and recreation we raise hopes and aspirations by supporting people to overcome the challenges of their physical disability.
“This substantial donation from The Paul Bush Foundation Trust means that over the next year, we will be able to create wider opportunities for children and young people with cerebral palsy to improve their physical and emotional wellbeing, increase workforce skills and expertise to deliver Table Cricket in localities and build on the provision and enjoyment of the sport across England.”
Set up in 2012 by Paul Bush, founder of Daventry-based Bush & Company, The Paul Bush Foundation Trust assists those with an acquired physical disability as a result of an accident or birth injury. Paul himself suffered a serious spinal cord injury in 1975 and sadly passed away earlier this year.
Bush & Company’s Managing Director, Helen Jackson added: “Participation in sport is extremely beneficial to a person’s mental and physical health and it is great to see that our donation to Cerebral Palsy Sport will enable them to provide a variety of opportunities and access for so many people across the UK.”
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