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
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.