Colin has cerebral palsy and attends our centre daily, he has been working hard on creating some Christmas Artwork. 
 
CPM's Colin has put up his Christmas Painting of Santa for auction to help raise money for Cerebral Palsy Midlands. 
 
Anyone can bid and there are many ways you can enter your bid, either by our Facebook page, emailing info@cpmids.org.uk or commenting below. The bidding will end at our Christmas Fayre Monday 11th December at 6pm and we will announce the winning bid. 
 
The highest bid currently stands at £50 to Linda Garner. 
 
To bid, comment below, happy bidding and good luck. 
Cake Bake Sale raises money and awareness for charity supporting adults with disabilities! 
Hive students from Wilson Stuart School undertaking work placements at registered charity Cerebral Palsy Midlands cooked up a great fundraiser raising £37.74. 
 
Students Megan Cairns and Seraj Kyani started their work placement in September and were given a task to organiser a fundraiser and support the Development Office function for the charity. Their idea was to organise a cake bake sale at The Hive and encourage as many of their friends to either bake for them or come and enjoy eating the baked cakes at their event. Working hard on designing posters and advertising the event around the College, the event was a remarkable success raising a total of £37.74. 
 
Development Officer for Cerebral Palsy Midlands Sarah Lilly said ‘That this was a great first fundraiser event and has given both Megan and Seraj the full learning experience for creating and marketing events. I believe they could build on this kind of event and develop it further in the future. The most successful cakes that sold were those that were handmade, so next time they need to source more friends who can help bake to support their event.” 

Thank you Megan & Seraj 

 
Can you CPM with its fundraising by donating a box of chocolates or biscuits, a bottle of wine or a soft cuddly toy? Do you have unwanted gift sets? 
 
CPM are asking for help with their Christmas Fayre fundraiser and asking for donations to support their raffle and tombola. We welcome any level of support. 
 
All the money raised will help give our clients a Christmas Dinner. Some of our disabled aduts at our centre live in isolation and some are alone on Christmas Day so our aim is to give everyone a fabulous Christmas Meal. Once more as staff, we are aiming to offer a waitress service ensuring our citizens have everything they need and all the right care in place. Click on the link below to find out more about our new Christmas Dinners Campaign on JustGiving. 
Poster designed by QAC Work Experience student Sarah Gibbs 
 
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Cerebral Palsy Midlands (CPM) are really pleased to have our artwork exhibited in the local Harborne community at Booboo Café. 
 
The work was exhibited as part of this year’s Harborne Artsmile that took place Saturday 30th September. There were all sorts of interactive art activities across the Harborne High Street from Harborne Swimming Baths to Computeraccount at the other end of the High Street. 
 
Booboo Cafe have enjoyed having a collection of our artwork up on their walls and have continued to keep the exhibit a little longer. This helps us raise awareness for our charity and showcase the talent we have here at our centre. 
Starting Thursday 2nd November between 10am and 12am and to then run sessions every week from there on Cerebral Palsy Midlands brings you Wheelchair Dance sessions. 
Helen Mason has set up Birmingham's first official wheelchair dance class. Helen is a level 2 wheelchair dance instructor with the Wheelchair Dance Sport Association. This class is open to mainly wheelchair users but also friends and carers too and anyone else who would like to give it a go.  
 
The dance sequences develop co-ordination, strength, stamina and flexibility. The aim is for everyone to have an opportunity to learn and enjoy dance. 
 
Don’t be shy – Come give it a try 
For all mobility levels. The class can be accesses for manual and power assisted wheelchairs 
Includes a variety of dance styles, waltz, street and samba and more. 
Pathfinders social club runs onec a month at Cerebral Palsy Midlands. Its main aim is to create social opportunities and combat isolation for adults with disabilities. Monday 23rd October had a Halloween theme and we had a spooktacular DJ with lots of great music that we could dance the night away too. Here are some of our photographs from the evening. 
Every Thursday our VeraNic artists get arty and inspired. We thought we would share their developments with you. 
 
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