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.


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.



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.



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!



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/




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!


Thank you for supporting Cerebral Palsy Sport!

The Paul Bush Foundation Trust donate to CP Sport Table Cricket

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.

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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.


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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.”

If you are interested in our Table Cricket programme please click here or contact us: info@cpsport.org

Find out more about supporting Cerebral Palsy Sport here.


TopBeer Crew raise £2,500!

A very special Thank You to the ‘TopBeer Crew’ who have completed their year-long fundraising activities and smashed their target to raise £2,500 for CP Sport

“We have loved every moment of raising this having far exceed our original target. But it wouldn’t have been possible without the wonderful generosity that has been shown by those around us”

The TopBeer Crew are: Kev Redmond, Tony Sault and Stu Telford (The Swig)

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In August 2016, The TopBeer Crew decided that it would be a great idea to stage events over the coming year to raise funds for Cerebral Palsy Sport and after setting themselves a target of £1,000, they set about planning for the coming year with the following events:

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Two early Sunday mornings, with a car loaded full of offerings, saw the first donations coming in.


A bright sunny Sunday afternoon, saw them take to the park for an afternoon of Bowls. A doubles competition went ahead, pitching a bowler with a non-bowler together, with the bowler having to use his non bowling arm! A great afternoon was had by all, before everyone ventured back into the club house for the presentation and some fun and games with Play Your Cards Right and Bingo, and not forgetting a few ales.

Quiz Nights

Two charity quiz nights were organised for the month of October. These were great fun, following the usual format of the monthly quizzes put on by the TopBeer Crew, along with some added extras such as Play Your Cards Right.

Rhythm n Booze Night

A quality night of music was to be had as the artists Planet Rock UK and Skye Hadley took to the stage to deliver a night of cracking hits, even doubling up at the end to perform several songs together. With a range of ales’ on offer the place was set. A raffle was held with the top prizes being two signed CDs by UB40, presented by Astro himself.

Charity Raffle & Auction

The biggest event to date, and the one that took a lot of organising was the Charity Raffle and Auction. The idea behind it was to get as many local businesses to donate something/anything for us to raffle or auction. Countless emails and letters were sent and phone calls were made, but the response we got was amazing. The event was held over May bank holiday weekend, deciding to piggy back on the back of the beer festival at the Swan, Halesowen. With the beer flowing, live music playing and the party mode in full swing, we took to the stage during the bands interval, and the generosity of the festival goers was amazing.

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Also, we enlisted the help of Darren Redmond, who teamed up with us to help support our campaign. His contribution was to run the Wheaton Aston 10km on the 27th December, fully kitted out in a snug-fitting Abba outfit.

Across the year of activities the TopBeer Crew exceeded their target and raised an amazing £2,500

Cerebral Palsy Sport would also like to thank the numerous people and establishments that supported the TopBeer Crew to reach their fundraising target. These include:

  • Darren Redmond
  • Melanie Redmond
  • Leigh Whitehouse
  • Chloe Whitehouse
  • Paschendale Sports Coaching
  • Tony Sault and his fellow teammates of Tallboats Bowling Team
  • Sharon Sault
  • Jodie Keeling
  • The Swan Inn in Halesowen
  • Green Duck Beer Co
  • Planet Rock UK
  • Skye Hadley
  • Becky’s Bhajis
  • Astro from UB40
  • Tracey & Mark Goff
  • Al Murray
  • Black Country Ales
  • Chiquitos
  • Daniel James Photography
  • Delta Force Paintballing
  • Dudley Zoo
  • Fixed Wheel Brewery
  • Glee Club
  • Jongleurs Comedy Club
  • Kidderminster Harriers
  • Kinver Brewery
  • Liz Oakley & Paul Hicks
  • Marstons Brewery
  • Nadine Simpson & Roger Allen
  • Nellie Photography
  • Portraits by Hart
  • Sadlers Brewery
  • Sainsburys Black Heath
  • Sealife Centre Birmingham
  • Stuart Telford
  • Tesco Stourbridge
  • Twisted Barrel Ale Brewery
  • Two Towers Brewery
  • Alma Webb
  • Lisa Brannan
  • Paul Hicks
  • Fogell Fogell
  • Lewis & Steve from SCL

For more information about the Top Beer Crew please visit http://www.topbeercrew.co.uk/

A big Thank You to the TopBeer Crew for your amazing efforts from everyone at CP Sport!

Your support helps to change lives!

Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

March 2017 is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, and to recognise this, we are running our Get. Set. Raise. appeal.

Cerebral Palsy Sport is the country’s leading national disability sports organisation supporting people with cerebral palsy to reach their life potential through sport and putting people with cerebral palsy and their families at the heart of everything we do.

We are aiming to raise a total of £10,000 so that more people with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities can discover the joy of sport. We are delighted that a number of individuals, schools and organisations have taken on this challenge through fundraising events.

Through the support we had in 2016 we were able to hold over 30 events in a wide range of sports, across 15 counties. We would love to increase these numbers and aim to help over 5,000 children in 2017.

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We’ll be recognising the month of March through launching new infographs, social media activity and sharing great sporting stories.

Follow us on twitter @CP_Sport

Follow us on Facebook @CerebralPalsySport

For fundraising enquiries please contact: shallam@cpsport.org or call 0115 925 7027


Nottingham-based creative agency Michon has completed a pro-bono campaign for Cerebral Palsy Sport.  

March 2017 is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and to celebrate, Cerebral Palsy Sport are running the Get. Set. Raise.  appeal. We want to raise £10,000 so that more people with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities can discover the joy of sport.

We asked Michon to develop a look and logo for the 2017 campaign that would work both online and through offline media,  to raise aspirations, promote inclusion and support people with cerebral palsy in participating in and enjoying sport and active recreation across the UK.

Michon started by developing a stand-alone visual identity for the campaign, using a ‘stamp’ device with the phrase “Get Set Raise” that complements CP Sport’s existing branding and works across printed materials, social media channels and online.


The look and feel of the campaign was then used to develop a downloadable toolkit that includes a fundraising guide, a sponsorship form, and a range of posters and templates for fundraisers to customise and print off.

Shaun Hallam, business development and fundraising manager at CP Sport, said:

“The Get Set Raise stamp is very easy to use alongside our existing brand identity, and it works particularly well on our social media sites, which are so important when promoting our fundraising activities.

“The target we have set ourselves is particularly ambitious this year, but with this new campaign identity in place, we have every confidence that we will succeed in reaching it.”

Find the Get. Set. Raise. toolkit here

Run for CP Sport in 2017!


Running has been proven to have many benefits, and is a popular choice for getting fit in the new year. If you are thinking about trying some races then think about fundraising at the same time!

You can enter almost any race and raise funds for Cerebral Palsy Sport. Whether it’s a fun run, half marathon or a full marathon, we’ll be with you every step of the way!

Cerebral Palsy Sport has plenty of opportunities for you to get your trainers on, including being official charity partners of the Rushcliffe 10K and the Clough Taylor People’s Run every year, and having guaranteed places for the Brighton Marathon, London Marathon, Run to the Beat and the Great Run’s.

Take a look at our selection of top runs below. If you can’t see what you are looking for from the selection you can get your own place for any run and still be part of Team Cerebral Palsy Sport by fundraising for us.

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 like you.


2017 Running Events

Rushcliffe 10k (5 March 2017)

Lincoln 10k (2 April 2017)

Brighton Marathon (09 April 2017)

Nottingham 10k (21st May)

London Marathon (23 April 2017)

Great North Run 2016 (10 September 2017)

Good luck!

For further information on Fundraising please contact Shaun Hallam  on 0115 925 7027 or email shallam@cpsport.org

CP Sport 15 year anniversary text donation campaign launches

Cerebral Palsy Sport have been celebrating 15 years of becoming an independent charity this year.

As  charity, we rely on the kindness of people to help fund our programme of sporting events.

Around 2-2.5 in every 1000 children in the UK are born with cerebral palsy. With financial support, we can help to change the lives of more people with cerebral palsy helping them to reach their potential through sporting opportunities.

In our 15th anniversary year we have put on swimming, football and athletics events for beginner to advanced, children to adults, introducing so many more people to the benefits of sport.

We’ve partnered with new organisations and introduced new membership categories. And we’ve celebrated through your stories and sharing what sport means to you and your families.


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With a simple text this December, a £10 donation can make a big difference. Why not support CP Sport this Christmas and help us create more opportunities in 2017?

To donate a £10 gift to CP Sport text CPSP15 10 to 70070​.

CP Sport will receive the total amount of your donation. There are no added fees or charges to you or Cerebral Palsy Sport as all the mobile phone operators have signed up to this service and have agreed to cover any costs.

For more fundraising ideas please click here

Big Give 2016 Campaign launches

The Christmas Big Give campaign launches today at 12pm and it gives all our supporters the opportunity to double your donation through the Big Give On-Line platform.

We have successfully submitted a project to the Big Give to help fund our our innovative and inclusive SportStart programme. Help us to reach more children with cerebral palsy.

The timeframes for any donation made is only between 12pm on Tuesday 29thNovember 2016 and up to 12 pm on Friday 2nd December 2016.

To donate, please click here

For more information about the Big Give please visit: www.thebiggive.org.uk

Our target  is to raise £18,500 to help change the lives of people with cerebral palsy through sport.

Help support us and you can donate via the Big Give website to help change lives!

Thank you!

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