Posts tagged “Cerebral Palsy Midlands”

 
Harborne charity Cerebral Palsy Midlands based on Victoria Road are holding their annual Summer Sizzler Monday 20th August between 1 and 8pm and we are looking for support from our local community;  
 
Would a dance group like to perform?  
Are their any talented acoustic musicians that could play in our garden?  
Could anyone help with raffle or tombola donations?  
Would you be interested in having a stall and have your own table?  
Can you do glitter tattoos or henna?  
Can you contribute by making some home made cakes for us to sell?  
 
We want this to be a successful event, in our local community and everyone is welcome in, we are an inclusive centre, we will have lots of games, a BBQ, Dudley Zoo small animals, we will have Princess Belle to meet and grab a selfie with. If you can support us comment below or email me sarah@cpmids.org.uk or call 0121 427 3182 ext 3. 
 
Getting our disabled citizens out into the community and to have great opportunities is a huge part of the work we do at Cerebral Palsy Midlands. Recently our clients who are huge football fans were taken to St George's Park, which is the FA's National Training ground where the English Football Team train and home to the England Football Squad. 
Carer David Pittaway said; 'They really had a great time, it was a fantastic opportunity and they hope to get more chances like this."  
 
They watched an Ireland vs Denmark Football Match and had front row seats. And to make their day even more magical, they also managed to get a picture with English Manager Gareth Southgate (picture right). So we thought today would be a great day to wish Gareth Southgate and the England Football Team all the best of luck from all of us here at Cerebral Palsy Midlands in their match later tonight against Tunisia. We will be routing for you to win! 
 
Another visit last week took them to the Pirelli Stadium at Burton Albion FC where they watched a Portugal play Sweden football match. There a few pictures below from the two visits. These opportunities really do make all the differences to our clients and we will continue to keep out clients accessing the community in this way. 
Pictured above: English Football Manager Gareth Southgate with Paul and David from Cerebral Palsy Midlands at St George's Park, the FA National Training Centre. 
 

Image shows our community of people at Cerebral Palsy Midlands and our Japanese guests; Shun Fujiwara from Amagasaki City, Hyogo prefecture, Masayuki Kiyota, Shun's carer and the founder of community based Non profit organisation "Moon and Wind" to provide care services. Seigo Nishimoto, Founder of Charity Shop "Free Help" in Kobe, Japan. Chihiro Harada, Ex-staff of Free Help, now working in Sri Lanka as a Japanese teacher for orphans. Ken Ricardo Marotta, my son of 12 years old and Ayako Nishiwaki, ex-social policy officer at Hyogo prefectural council on Social Welfare in Japan. 

On Wednesday 30th May Cerebral Palsy Midlands had a visitor, Shun Fujiwara, with cerebral palsy and his family, all the way from Japan. 
 
The group had looked for organisations in the UK to visit and found Cerebral Palsy Midlands through our interactive website. Shun and his family contacted our Centre Manager Gary Watson and planned their visit to the UK to include a whole day with our community at Cerebral Palsy Midlands. 
 
Our visitors wanted to meet others with disabilities, learn and understand what services we have in place here in the UK and to be inspired. They wanted to take their experiences back to Japan to help establish a better quality of life for their community of people. 
 
We were really pleased to have our guests, we gave them a tour of our facilities at CPM showcasing our Art tuition, Being Heard talented group and tai-chi instruction. We had a tradition English ‘Fish and Chips’ on the lunch time menu and Shun got to see some of the local residence where our citizens live independently nearby. 
 
Our Mondelez Community Champion Michael Huggins this Saturday will be cycling around 118 miles from Villa Park, the official Aston Villa Football Club stadium all the way to the Wembley Stadium. Cycling with a ticket to then watch the Championship Play-Off with Aston Villa vs Fulham Match. 
 
This is a huge commitment to helping raise wareness and get support for Cerebral Palsy Midlands. To help him stay motivated over the miles and miles of cycling, you can: 

Cerebral Palsy Midlands https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/cerebralpalsy-midlands/mondelez2018 OR Text to: 70070 Type code: CPMS18  Your donation: £1 to 10 

Michael said: 
The distance from Villa Park to Wembley is around 118 miles, I will be leaving Villa Park around 4am so I can gain good time on the empty roads and also give myself some time if I have any issues with the bike. The winning team will make it back into the Premier League, so of course I want Villa to win! But supporting the charities that I truly care about is my main motivation and will keep my cycling on Saturday! 
 
Follow Michael on his journey and get all of the updates: https://twitter.com/michaelah1874 
Here is an image of our MIchael Huggins just after his interview on Radio WM Friday 25th May, the day before cycling from Villa to Wembley! 

When the skys open up we’ll be there When this talk of relegation we’ll be there But when you put it all together No matter what the weather You know we’ll be there we’ll be there Some day your going to do it And we’ll all be there to see When you become the champions will be there A poem from Michael's Childhood. One for Aston Villa! 

John Reed - The "Storytellah fellah" came to CPM! 
On Friday 20th April we had an exciting visitor come to see us at Cerebral Palsy Midlands and he was called John Reed, also known as the "storyteller fella" who came to tell us all about The Beatles Story. 
 
John Reed is an experienced story teller and mixes together music with stories to produce an interesting, funny and entertaining time for his audience. It's a very good way of reducing loneliness and social isolation as well as improving general well being. 
 
We learned about the history of 'The Beatles' Music mainly between the years of 1962 and 1966 which was when the group were at their fame. We listened to many tracks and remembered good memories, songs we listened to included; 'Love me Do', 'From me to you', 'She loves you', 'I wanna hold your hand', 'Hard Days Night' 'Help', 'Yellow Submarine', and 'Eleanor Rigby' and more. With over 800 million tracks sold and more number ones than any other musical act, it was interesting hearing of how they come to fame. 

John Reed- Great Story Teller & Entertainer 

 
Hello, I am Luke Brennan from Queen Alexandra College (a specialist college for disabled students). I came to Cerebral Palsy Midlands for work experience placement. 
 
As I am a sports student and a fully qualified FA Level 1 coach, I was given the task to see what new sports clients wanted to do in the centre. I put together a questionnaire for clients to fill in and spoke to people about what activities they would like to see happening at the centre. 
 
The questionnaire included sports such as boccia, skittles, an obstacle course, table cricket, kurling, target practice, table tennis and archery. 
 
Cerebral Palsy Midlands (CPM) were pleased to welcome Joe O'Neill to our centre this week and are more overjoyed to see and hear that he has had the greatest time when we received this message; 
 
"Just to let you know I will be coming in tomorrow if that’s okay with you thanks again for a brilliant week at CPM I’ve really enjoyed myself it made me realise how bored I was just being at home all week thanks again". 
 
Here at CPM we are aware, that many of our adult disabled citizens were at home, bored, suffering with depression and experiencing social isolation prior to coming to our centre, similar to Joe. Here at CPM, we are more than just a day-centre, we have a wide range of activities taking place every day available for anyone and everyone to take part in such as; 
Vocal coaching and music tuition with our Being Heard Music Group 
Art tuition with our Inspire and VeraNic art group 
Wheelchair Dance classes 
Rock band coaching and rehearsals with The CPM Connection Band 
NVQ skills tution with Care First Ltd 
LIFE SKILLS coaching including planting, cooking and more. 
Accessing the community with trips out 
 
This does not include other service we provide including; bespoke and tailored care, having a monthly social Pathfinders social club, daily fresh home cooked hot meals, organised holidays, our URconnectABLE social work support and LOOKING FORWARD parent & carer support group.  
We feel we offer an incredible wholesome experience for the people here that develops them personally allowing them to achieve more. 
We are glad Joe feels like part of the CPM family and is excited to be with us, we are glad we have been able to make that difference to the quality of his life. 
 
 
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 
 
Every Thursday our VeraNic artists get arty and inspired. We thought we would share their developments with you. 
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