Aideen Blackborough has been awarded with the Cerebral Palsy Sport Patrons Award.
Aideen will be known to many as she is a former Trustee and Chair of Cerebral Palsy Sport. Aideen is devoted to raising the profile of what people with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities can achieve and we are delighted to welcome her as a Patron of Cerebral Palsy Sport.
Aideen has cerebral palsy and has previously been a manager in a charity which supported disabled and disadvantaged people into employment.
After seven years, she left to start her own Training and Consultancy Business, which focuses on Equality and Diversity and Disability Awareness Training. Aideen has written a book about her experiences of living with Cerebral Palsy and is married with two little boys.
Aideen said on receiving the Award,
“As a former chair of Cerebral Palsy Sport I am now a proud Patron of the charity.
I have cerebral palsy myself and I’m so proud of all the work that this charity does to give people with cp the opportunities to fulfil their sporting potential whether that’s at grassroots level or international level. The activities of Cerebral Palsy Sport help our beneficiaries to build confidence, make new friends and to realise that anything is possible!
I’ve been involved for several years now and very much look forward to my new role as patron”.