Cerebral Palsy Sport welcomes new Trustees

Cerebral Palsy Sport is delighted to welcome two new Trustees to its Board of Trustees following an external recruitment process and induction.

Paul Hermann and Professor Janusz Jankowski joined the Board as Trustees and Non Executive Directors and bring with them a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to make a difference to the the charity.

Paul is a Senior Technical Manager at Cisco Systems, where he leads Digital Transformation and IT Strategy for Cisco’s key customers.  Having been in IT and IT Consultancy for over 20 years and as a technical expert, Paul brings a wealth of experience and skills primarily in the Finance and Public Sector verticals.

Paul is also a passionate and active Inclusion and Diversity Ambassador, a Mentor for Early in Career groups and a volunteer for various charities

Paul Hermann

Professor Janusz Jankowski is trained in clinical medicine, health science research and education. He has worked in senior hospital management as a director and board member in NHS trusts and similarly has been a senior executive in several Universities. He has also been a consultant adviser in health most notably to the Department of Health and Social Care as well as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence as well as to Parliamentary Committees. Furthermore, he has worked with several charities in the health and sports arena on a pro bono basis.

Date: May 2019

Professor Janusz Jankowski

CP Sport pays tribute to our Trustee Paul Schorb

Cerebral Palsy Sport is very sad to have to announce the death of our Trustee, Paul Schorb on 9th June 2018, aged 61 years.

Paul served as a Trustee and Non-Executive Director of Cerebral Palsy Sport for a relatively short period after joining the Board in May 2017 but his impact was immediate.

Paul served on our Board of Trustees and also as a member of the charity’s Finance, Fundraising and Marketing Sub Committee member. He was also a committed Athletics Official especially in Leicestershire and for our events. He had volunteered at a number of our sports and fundraising events.

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Before joining the Board at Cerebral Palsy Sport, Paul retired as the Financial Director and Company Secretary of Glenstone Property Plc in September 2016, following 40 years in both the professional and corporate sector. He was a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants with experience in financial management and reporting, corporate governance and auditing.

Paul enjoyed hill walking, water colour painting, gardening and a variety of sports and also volunteered as a chorister with the Old Dalby Singers and his local Church Group. Paul leaves two adult children.

Aideen Blackborough, Chair of Cerebral Palsy Sport said: “We are all devastated by the sad news of Paul’s death. His contribution to the charity with his financial guidance at Board level, committed volunteering at events and his enthusiasm to support people with cerebral palsy will be so sorely missed. We send our deepest condolences to Paul’s family and friends at this very sad time.”

Celebrating our Volunteers on International Volunteer Day 2017

Today, 5th December marks International Volunteer Day (IVD).

ian and Louey

Volunteers for Cerebral Palsy Sport contribute a huge amount of time and energy to support the charity and help achieve our vision. We simply could not do it without our volunteers!

Volunteering at Cerebral Palsy Sport can cover many different activities from being a sporting official to a trustee on the board, from educating to fundraising and we want volunteering for Cerebral Palsy Sport to be a rewarding and worthwhile experience and we are committed to supporting volunteers.

Today is an opportunity for us to raise awareness of volunteering and celebrate the contribution they make. Find out more about volunteering for Cerebral Palsy Sport here.

We’ll be sharing some of our Volunteering stories today on our social media platforms.

Volunteers Final Version

IVD, held on 5th December every year was designated by the United Nations in 1985 as an international observance day to celebrate the power and potential of volunteerism. Find out more here






Trustees’ Week 2017

Trustees’ Week is celebrated this year from 13th – 17th November.

Trustees are the people in charge of a charity. They help to make the UK the sixth most giving country in the world. They play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charity’s work. Trustees’ Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.

There are approximately 196,000 charities in the UK, and just over 1 million trustees.

At Cerebral Palsy Sport out Trustees play a vital role in governing the charity:

Meet our Trustees:

Chair: Mrs Aideen Blackborough – Company Secretary and Chair of the Governance, Compliance & Human Resources Sub Committee

Trustee: Mr Paul Bowman – Treasurer and Chair of the Finance, Fundraising and Marketing Sub Committee.

Trustee: Mrs Ilana Freestone – Chair of the Sport Development Sub Committee

Trustee: Mr Richard Oliver

Trustee: Mr  Gavin White

Trustee: Paul Marriner

Trustee: Paul Schorb

Trustee: Leon Taylor

For more information about our team click here


Trustees’ Week 2016

Trustees’ Week 2016 takes place this year from 7th – 13th November 2016. It is an annual event to showcase the important work that trustees do, and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference. Find out more about Trustees’ Week here.

Cerebral Palsy Sport is governed by a Board of Trustees.We want to use this week to thank and showcase the work our Trustees do for Cerebral Palsy Sport.

The Cerebral Palsy Sport Trustees are:

Chairman:Mr Paul Goodman

Deputy Chairman: Mr Bill Crichton

Trustee: Mr Paul Bowman – Treasurer

Trustee: Mrs Aideen Blackborough – Company Secretary

Trustee: Mrs Ilana Freestone

Trustee: Mr Ernie Finch MBE

Trustee: Mr Richard Oliver

Trustee: Ms Fran Williamson

Trustee: Mr  Gavin White

You can find out more about our Trustees here

We asked some of our Trustees to give us their feedback on what being Trustee means to them, what they like about it and what they hope to achieve in their role. We’ll be sharing this throughout the week on our social media and you can find out more here.

CP Sport’s Deputy Chairman receives Lifetime Achievement Industry Award.

Cerebral Palsy Sport’s Deputy Chairman Bill Crichton was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Business Continuity Awards 2016 last night in London.

The awards recognises and celebrates achievements in business continuity, security and resilience and are organised by CIR Magazine (Continuity, Insurance and Risk Magazine)

With 23 years of experience in Business Continuity and Resilience, preceded by 18 years in Information Technology, Bill is a long-standing Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and has served 14 years as a Director of the BCI. He is the current Chair of the BCI’s 20/20 UK Think Tank and a regular judge for the BCI Awards, and represented the Institute at events in the UK, USA, Middle East and India. Over the past 12 years, he also received 4 Business Continuity Awards and been a finalist in 3 other categories.

Bill has worked for companies such as Zurich Financial Services, Comdisco (now SunGard), Belgacom (Belgian Telco), Synstar Recovery Services and Hewlett-Packard (EMEA Head of BC Consulting) providing consulting across many industry sectors including; Government, Financial Services, Utilities, Pharmaceuticals, Legal and Telco.

Since 2012, as a Director of his own BC Consulting Company, Bill has delivered consulting to Direct Line Group, Xchanging, Lloyd’s Corporation, Coventry Building Society and others. He is an internationally recognised Continuity expert with experience of working in UK, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, Lithuania, Sweden, Denmark, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and South Africa. He has also spoken at, or chaired conferences and seminars, in UK, Holland, Belgium, Spain, Middle East and India.

Bill joined the Board of Cerebral Palsy Sport in January 2016.

Picture shows Bill receiving his award from comedian Ed Byrne.

Bill Crichton