Entries open for Rushcliffe 10k 2018

Entries for Rushcliffe 10k, Fun Run and new 5K race now open!

Entries for Rushcliffe 10k, Fun Run and its new 5k are now open and help support Cerebral Palsy Sport who are the benefiting charity.

Keen runners can register for the annual event at Rushcliffe Country Park on Sunday March 4, 2018 delivered by Perfect Motion Sports Marketing.

Simply visit the event’s new website at www.rushcliffe10k.co.uk to book your place that will support Cerebral Palsy Sport as the official race charity.

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Community and Leisure and Deputy Leader Cllr Debbie Mason welcomed the new organisers who are co-ordinating the event for the first time.

She said: “The Rushcliffe 10k returns for 2018 and we can’t wait for hundreds of runners to visit Rushcliffe Country Park again in March with a wider programme of events.

“Great sport is part and parcel of Rushcliffe’s reputation and this event showcases it brilliantly in the backdrop of one of our great Green Flag awarded open spaces.

“Entries for last year’s race were quickly snapped up so we would recommend runners register their place as soon as possible.”

The 10k is regularly fully booked with 850 runners and an additional 180 places are up for grabs for the fun run.

The new 5k race opens up further opportunities for new and existing runners to tackle part of the course at a shorter distance.

For over 15 years the 10k and Fun Run had been organised annually by the Council.

Perfect Motion Sports Marketing were identified as the ideal partners to earn the five year contract to deliver the event however, with experience of coordinating the Sunrise 5k Series across the region, the Mansfield 10k and the Bandana Run in Bramcote Park.

 

 

Lace Up Your Boots and Vote for Us!

Cerebral Palsy Sport is through to the national vote for our Lace Up Your Boots Frame Football project.

Vote for our Frame Football project in the Aviva Community Fund!

Help us provide more opportunities by casting all of your 10 votes by voting here

The Frame Football – Lace Up Your Boots project has been developed by Cerebral Palsy Sport to provide opportunities for children with cerebral palsy who have restricted mobility and use a cane, crutches, frame or walker to assist their movement. Frame Football is an adapted form of cerebral palsy football to ensure that children with cerebral palsy could play the beautiful game of football – inclusive, exciting and fun. Frame Football has the ability to change the lives of children, young people and families affected by cerebral palsy which can significantly improve wellbeing, inclusion, independence and quality of life.
The Lace Up Your Boots project will deliver a nationwide programme of Frame Football KickStarts and then bring players together for regional and National Kick Off tournaments. Delivered with skilled coaches and supported by trained volunteers – we will bring the beautiful game to children who don’t get the chance to play.

Thank you for helping to make a difference!

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Champions UK take the honours at Basher’s Charity Golf Day

Champions UK plc took the honours at our Patron Basher Hussan’s 15th Charity Golf Day held at the beautiful Oakmere Park Golf Club in Nottinghamshire on September 14th 2017.

16 teams competed for the title and all golfers had a wonderful day raising over £3,800 for Cerebral Palsy Sport.

A special presentation was made to Basher in the evening to mark 15 years of the charity golf day been supported by Basher and all his friends. Thank you from everyone at Cerebral Palsy Sport!

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The final Team results were:

1st: Champions UK Team

2nd: Adrian Stannard Team

3rd: Bob Mycock Team

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The results of the hole competitions were:

Longest Drive – Bob Mycock

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 Nearest the Pin 2nd Hole: Bob Mycock

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Nearest the Pin 8th Hole: Ken Sutton

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Nearest the Pin 12th Hole: Jim Aspin

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Nearest the Pin 16th Hole: Matt Cooper

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 Our sincere thanks goes to our sponsors Portland Fishing Lakes, M2K Services, Champions UK plc, Heineken and Terra Construction for supporting the charity golf day.

Thank you to Daryl and all the team at Oakmere Park Golf Club for hosting us so well.

A big thank you to our Trustees, team members and volunteers who helped on the day.

Thank you!

Kevin O’Connor Charity Golf Day raise over £4,500 for Cerebral Palsy Sport

Cerebral Palsy Sport is delighted to announce that the Kevin O’Connor Charity Golf day staged at South Staffordshire Golf Course has raised over £4,500 for the charity.

Kevin had supported the charity over the past two years and the funds raised from his unique charity golf days has enabled children, young people and adults with Cerebral Palsy to discover the joys of swimming for the first time.

Kevin spoke of his gratitude of everyone who played in the golf day and said:

“I am delighted that the ninth annual Kevin O’Connor Charity Golf day has managed to raise such a fabulous amount of money for this very deserving charity.  The entire event would not be possible without the participation of the players, the support from Liz and Alison Colesby as well as that of Ali Talbot from Cerebral Palsy Sport and, of course, Sue LeBeau and her wonderful staff at South Staffs Golf Club.

I am looking forward to next year’s event already, which will be on June 7th.  In the meantime happy golfing and happy swimming.” Kevin

The funds raised in this year’s charity golf day will help support the Worcester Swimming Development Gala that is taking place on September 30th at Perdiswell Leisure Centre in Worcester as well as further swimming development in the West Midlands in early 2018.

We are delighted to be welcoming Kevin to the Worcester Development Gala on September 30th.

Thank you to everyone who supported the golf day and thank you especially to Kevin for your fantastic support.

Thank you!

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Vote for Us!

Cerebral Palsy Sport has been selected to go into a national vote to win £10,000 for our inclusive RaceRunning project with the One Foundation.

Please vote today to make a difference! ow.ly/8aTN30eiYva

Cerebral Palsy Sport wants to enable young children with cerebral palsy to discover the joys of adapted and inclusive sports through a new sport of RaceRunning. RaceRunning is running on an adapted three wheeled trike with no pedals. We want children to have fun, build self-confidence, independence and self esteem by meeting other children with a disability.

Our goals:

  • To increase access to sporting opportunities for children with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities to try sport for the very first time and to enable them to participate in a new fun sport of RaceRunning.
  • To enable young children with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities to build their confidence, self-esteem, improve their physical and mental health as well as enabling them to make friends and have fun in a safe and accessible environment.
  • To enable families and siblings to also enjoy this wonderful inclusive activity through family focused activity days. These days would enable families to build networks, access advice and support as well as taking part in an inclusive family activity

How we will achieve our goals

The award would enable to us reach more children with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities. So often a child with a disability is isolated and not have many friends. We want to enable and support children with a disability to feel better about themselves. We want them to discover the joys of sport, having fun and making friends.

Where the money will go

The project would aim to support families, siblings and importantly children with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities to access inclusive and adapted sport. The event enable families to build networks, seek advice, guidance and shared experiences and thus reducing the isolation felt by these children and their families.

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Cerebral Palsy Sport partners with Savoo

Cerebral Palsy Sport are delighted to announce Savoo Search, Save and Raise as one of our new fundraising partners. Every time you use Savoo, you can be donating to Cerebral Palsy Sport by either searching online, or using their voucher codes & deals to save money. This is how it works:

1. Search Engine Donations

Simply use Savoo Search as your default search engine (the same way as you would your current search engine) and Savoo will donate 1p for every search.

2. Shopping Online – Voucher Codes

If you’re looking to do some online shopping and want to get a great deal, Savoo has thousands of voucher codes and deals that will help you save money & they will donate to Cerebral Palsy Sport at the same time.

Please visit http://www.savoo.co.uk/charities/CP-Sport.html and nominate Cerebral Palsy Sport as the charity you wish to support.

Find out more about supporting Cerebral Palsy Sport here.

 

Things Can Only Get Wetter!

Cerebral Palsy Sport Trustee to take on Loch Lomond Swim Challenge

One of Cerebral Palsy Sport’s Trustees, Richard Oliver and two of his friends are taking on the 1 mile open water swim across Loch Lomond.

Gail McDade, Jane Heggie & Richard Oliver, all past and present Labour Party Organisers, will be swimming a gruelling, and probably very cold, 1 mile open water swim across Loch Lomond in order to raise money for three great (and very personal) causes, all of which help people with Cerebral Palsy.

Gail is Mum to Ryan who has quadriplegic CP, Richard is Dad to Alfie who has also has quadriplegic CP and Jane is Mummy to 2 year old Lyra who as a working diagnosis of CP and Global Developmental Delay.

They will be raising funds for Cerebral Palsy Sport, which supports people with cerebral palsy to reach their life potential through sport and active recreation; The Bobath Centre, which is a specialist treatment and training centre, dedicated to supporting children and families living with cerebral palsy; and ‘Lyra Can’ which aims to provide Lyra with extra treatments to help her to walk, talk and chew.

Gail, Jane and Richard have never attempted open water swimming on this scale but your donations coupled with the very real risk of drowning will hopefully get them through this difficult challenge.

Thank you in advance for any support you are able to give to these important charities and appeals.

You can support here: https://www.gofundme.com/thingscanonlygetwetter

Come what may, things can only get wetter!

Good luck Richard, Gail and Jane!

 

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CP Sport are ‘Leading the way’ thanks to the Big Lottery.

Cerebral Palsy Sport are delighted to announce funding received from the Big Lottery for a new project; LEADing the way.

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The funding received will help to design and develop learning resources for disability sports Boccia and the adapted Table Tennis game Poly Bat.

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Once created the resources will then be launched at Sport festivals in Nottingham, Manchester and Lincolnshire where we will be inviting anyone who is interested in developing their skills and leading disabilities sports to come along and find out more about the resources and further opportunities.

The aim of the project is to ensure that people with a disability and those without have better access to training and development opportunities that will improve their life skills and help them on the way to employment. The project is about bringing together those within the community that have a disability and previously may have struggled to take part in training and development opportunities. This will not only give each individual the feeling of improved confidence and belonging to their community put also offers others who have faced similar challenges with a positive role model.

Cerebral Palsy Sport would like to thank the Big Lottery for the continued support of community projects.

Every year, the Big Lottery Fund distribute millions of pounds of the National Lottery’s good cause money to community groups and charitable projects around the UK. Find out more here

Liverpool FC’s Kevin Stewart raises money for CP Sport!

Kevin Stewart, midfielder for Liverpool Football Club set aside some time in the summer off-season to raise money for Cerebral Palsy Sport. A cause close to his heart through a friend’s personal experience.

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Kevin and his friend had previously raised money through taking part in various marathons and football matches but this year Kevin wanted to go even bigger and create their own event.

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With a little help from his Liverpool teammates, including Joe Gomez and Rhian Brewster, Kevin organised a fantastic day packed full of activity at the Lee Valley Stadium in London on 11th June 2017 .

 

This included a 5k run, soccer activity and an auction with some incredible prizes including signed football boots. There was even had a magician on hand to entertain, Zamaan. Kevin didn’t hold back in the 5k, crossing the finishing line first!

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Cerebral Palsy Sport Chief Executive Ali Talbot and son Thomas Talbot, supported the event, and thanked everyone who helped make the event happen and raise funds for Cerebral Palsy Sport, including Kevin Stewart, Liverpool Football Club, Puma and BaseKult.

Watch the video of the fundraising day here: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolFC/videos/10155689543032573/

 

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For more information about Fundraising for Cerebral Palsy Sport click here

Fundraisers take on Tricky Quests for Cerebral Palsy Sport

A group of 8 of our dedicated supporters led by Marcus Pemberton are taking on a series of  “Tricky Quests” throughout 2017 to raise funds for Cerebral Palsy Sport.

The group have already taken on a Wolf Run and they are in training for a whole series of quests this year.

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On Saturday, the group took on a 3km open water swim and returned times between  57 mins and 1 hr 37 mins and everyone completed the swim. Well done to all of you!

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Marcus said of their fundraising efforts: “We’re a group of friends who struggle to find enough time to see each other, and also to stay fit! So we decided to complete a number of ‘Tricky Quests’ every year for a good cause, meaning that we make sure that we stay in touch, we have something to train for together, and we raise some money for a great charity. We chose CP Sport as some of us have family members with Cerebral Palsy, and all of us have had our lives enriched by sport, and we’re therefore really proud to know that the money we raise will help children have what we had growing up.”

The group are now building up to a marathon in September and as the lads are looking to raise money for us as a cause that are close to their hearts, please visit their fundraising page and support their amazing effort!

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tqc

Thank you for supporting Cerebral Palsy Sport!