Cerebral Palsy Sport is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new voice panel called CP Engage.
The CP Engage programme will to bring together a network of people who have cerebral palsy, or live with or support people with cerebral palsy, who can assist Cerebral Palsy Sport to achieve our vision, mission and aims.
Our vision is to support people with cerebral palsy to reach their life potential through sport and active recreation.
Our mission is to improve quality of life for people with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities through sport, physical activity and active recreation.
Our aim is to raise aspirations, promote inclusion and support people with cerebral
We want to be able to achieve these by keeping people with cerebral palsy and their families at the heart of what we do. This is where CP Engage started.
The CP Engage programme will bring together the network three times a year via online meetings forums to discuss Cerebral Palsy Sport Strategy, work areas and priorities ensuring that it represents the needs of people with CP. These meetings provide a platform for voices to be heard and help influence and guide.
The founder CP Engage members are; Leon Taylor, Andy Steel, Eleanor Bamber and George Bollands. Each bring a wealth of experience through their professions, voluntary roles and personal experiences.
Leon Taylor, former England and GB CP Football player and Cerebral Palsy Sport Ambassador said;
“I was fortunate to have a successful sporting career. As an Ambassador for Cerebral Palsy Sport I am committed to helping other with cerebral palsy to realise their sporting potential and being part of CP Engage is one way I can do this”
Andy Steel, coach added;
“I want to help make a difference because I feel that sport should be for everyone, whether playing or coaching there is a sport and a place for everyone.
If I can use my personal experiences and knowledge to help others have opportunities that were not open to me, then it is a no-brainer to help in any way I can.”
If you are interested in becoming involved in the CP Engage voice panel in the future you can express your interest using our Volunteer interest form available here: Cerebral Palsy Sport volunteer interest form 2019
Find out more about Engagement at Cerebral Palsy Sport here