Children in Need 2020

This week CP Sport will be celebrating its relationship with BBC Children in Need and the support they give to CP Sport.

Funding from Children in Need has enabled us to deliver a range of sport sessions and opportunities for children and young people with cerebral palsy (pre Covid 19), focusing on improving physical wellbeing, building skills, increasing confidence and reducing social isolation.

RaceRunning taster event

In 2020, Children in Need awarded CP Sport with an additional grant to provide IT software to support membership and event management for disabled children during Covid 19. This has supported and enhanced the beneficiary experience introducing new members to sports and social events online. We have been able to use this funding for our Go Membership system and provide a programme of virtual events.

On Friday 13th November, the same date as the appeal show, CP Sport are holding a Children in Need CP Cafe for young people between 9 and 25 years old. CP Sport Ambassadors Matthew Humphreys and Thomas Stamp are both former Rickshaw Challenge members and Thomas will be sharing his story of being part of this life changing event at our cafe.

CP Sport Young Ambassador Thomas Stamp

CP Sport COO Adi Fawcett said;

Children in Need funding has provided vital resources enabling us to develop a range of opportunities for young people with cerebral palsy for a number of years.  In the past the grant has enabled us to deliver athletics sessions and competitions, RaceRunning start sessions and Table Cricket start sessions.  With additional support this year, through the Booster grant, we have been able to take all our delivery online and continue to provide opportunities for young people through our CP Café and Virtual Challenge Series.  We have also had the privilege of seeing some of our young people take part in the Rickshaw Challenge which has been a really positive experience for them and we have been extremely proud to be a part of that event.”

Support this years’ BBC Children In Need appeal here.