The NEW and exciting CPM Connection LP is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon
 
Alternatively if you would like a copy of the album please get in touch with Development Officer Sarah Lilly by email sarah@cpmids.org.uk or telephone (ext. 3). 
 
What an incredible night at The Edge in Digbeth on Sunday 22nd October. Cerebral Palsy Midlands 'The CPM Connection' and 'Beats by Sean' performed tracks from their brand new album, together with music tutor Matt Hayles band 'The Day Ends'. They promoted the launch of their new album 'The CPM Connection LP' which is on sale now for £5 and raised a fantastic £83 on the evening. 
 
 
The NEW and exciting CPM Connection LP is available and has been released today from iTunes, Spotify, Amazon & there will also be limited CD copies available at our up and coming performance and gig taking place on Sunday 15th October at The Edge in Digbeth.  
 
The album features the following tracks: 
 
Heavy Duty 
What's That Sound 
Love Island 
Rock n Roll Sound 
Crash Flow (feat. Beats by Sean) 
If This Room 
Chaotic Mix (feat. Beats by Sean) 
Rumble Chimes 
Ghost Boxer (feat. Beats by Sean) 
See You Next Time 
 
 
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Cerebral Palsy is the most common physical disability and is probably the most least understood. That's why today we at Cerebral Palsy Midlands are celebrating World Cerebral Palsy Day today on Friday 6th October to help raise awareness and to try and create positive change within our communities so that people with CP can have the same rights, access and opportunities as everyone else in society. 
 
There are over 17 million people living with CP and 350 million family, friends and supporters who care about them. Today we spoke about the challenges that our citizens face. 
CPM have an exciting opportunity to be selected for a £2,000 grant courtesy of Love Brum if we get enough votes. We need your help! 
 
Cerebral Palsy Midlands are really excited to be part of this year's Harborne Artsmile event taking place in the local community on Saturday 30th September between 12 and 4pm. 
 
The event is free and will have something for everyone of all ages and abilities to take part in. There will be all sorts of interactive art activities across the Harborne High Street. 
 
Some our VeraNic artists from CPM will be at The Slug 'n' Lettuce painting and talking about their inspiration. 
 
Also in Booboo Cafe (opposite Harborne Pool & Fitness Centre) we will be exhibiting a collection of artwork from our artists. 
 
The VeraNic Art Project is a sohisticated group of artists here at CPM. The group was set up to encourage our client’s creativity and imagination through the creation of various art pieces. These range from paintings, sketches, 3D sculptures and many more. The group is led by our amazing art tutor Mark Jenkins, a freelance artist, who encourages all of our clients to express themselves, through art, in whichever way they wish. 
 
For more information about our artists and to see some of examples of their work please visit www.cpmids.org.uk/inspire. 
 
Mondelez Community Champions Michael Huggins and Steve Davies are happy to report that they have now completed The Ride Across Britain, that is to say, they have cycled 1000 miles all the way from Lands End Cornwall up to John O'Groats in Scotland over 9 days. 
 
Michael said "We are both very thankful for all the support you have given us. It's been an amazing experience one we will never forget." 
 
The pair set out to raise £1,000 for each of their seven magnificent charities, with Cerebral Palsy Midlands being one of them. They have so far raised an amazing £1,115.29 for our charity alone and we are so thankful for their support. 
 
Their fundraising doesn't end here as their giving pages will remain open until December 2017 and you can still donate here. Steve is also running in the Birmingham marathon so every support we can give him is very much needed. 
 
Exciting news our very own CPM Connection Band and 'Beats by Sean' will be performing live at The Edge, in Digbeth. They will also be joined by 'The Day Ends,' a band set up by vocal and band tutor Matt Hayle. The event takes place Sunday 15th October from 6.00 - 9.00pm. 
 
Matthew (also known by his stage name Miles Perhower) is a prominent figure within the alternative rock and arts community in Birmingham, and is now an enthusiastic member of the Cerebral Palsy Midlands team. Through this inspirational and often highly creative work, he and his technical assistant, Ben Linstead, are constantly looking for new ways to adapt these music sessions to meet the various and sometimes complex needs of service users. Find out more about their rehearsals and performances on our CPM Connection page. 
Up to date information, videos and music can be found directly on their twitter feeds @BeatsbySean_mph, @cpm_connection and @thedayendsband. 
 
We had a fantastic 70th Anniversary Summer Sizzler on Monday 21st August, here are some images below to showcase our amazing day. 
 
This session, taking place on Thursday 27th July 2017 starting at 10.00am at Cerebral Palsy Midlands is for all parents, care professionals and for those with disability. 
 
This 'Looking Forward' parent & carer group session is an informal discussion about legal issues relevant to those affected by cerebral palsy, including Education and Healthcare Plans for children, access to community care for adults and legal help when things go wrong. Ann Houghton (http://www.anthonycollins.com/why-choose-us/meet-our-team/ann-houghton/), a solicitor at Anthony Collins Solicitors in Birmingham, will be visiting with her colleague, Nsiem Akhtar, a social worker, to talk about a wide range of legal issues including access to health and social care services (http://www.anthonycollins.com/who-we-help/individuals/community-care-claims/) and help when someone has been injured as a result of negligence (http://www.anthonycollins.com/who-we-help/individuals/medical-or-clinical-negligence/). 
 
Please pass this on to those who may benefit from this advice and support. 
 
If you cannot attend the session but you would like aome advice us to ask questions on your behalf please email sarah@cpmids.org.uk. 
 
For many years Cerebral Palsy Midlands hads worked with National Citizen Service and The Challenge Birmingham to give young people experiences working in the charity sector and working with young adults with disability. 
This summer we are set to take in another 80 to 100 young people aged between 15 and 17 into our centre, to help them develop their skills for work, life and transition into adulthood.  
Groups come supporting different talents from drama, music, art, film, sports and media. Todays 'Enterprise' group came with a cake decorating activity that would create an opportunity to work with and communicate with our clients. We believe that these opportunities to come into our centre really do help young people develop their confidence, develop their social interaction and understanding and hopefully give them an opportunity to develop and strengthen their skills for the future.