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Cycling to help five great charitable causes, our friend and Mondelez Community Champion Michael Huggins will be cycling from Villa Park this Sunday 26th May finishing at Wemley stadium on Monday 27th May. 
Whether your an Aston Villa Football Club fan or not, you've got to admit this cycle is definetely challenging and he definately deserves some support?! Well we at Cerebral Palsy Midlands definately think so. 
 
Michael is cycling to raise awareness support and fundraise for his five top nominated charities this year; 
Acorns Children’s Hospice 
Sandwell Advocacy 
Primrose Hospice 
Macmillan Cancer Research 
 
Michael had made the commitment before their last played match that if Aston Villa FC won West Bromwich Albion he was going to set off for an ambitious cycle to Wembley Stadium for the Aston Villa play off final. AND they did win 1-0 securing their place in the finals and leaving Michael with a huge challenge ahead! 
 
The journey has been split in to two parts to ensure his arrival for the start of the match, Sunday, Michael will cycle to Milton Keynes (70 miles), stay over for the night and then cycle to Wembley Stadium (50 miles) on Bank Holiday Monday. 
 
To follow his progress Michael said; 
"The best way to follow my progress will be on Twitter @michaelah1874 but I must warn you in advance that on Sunday you will most likely see photos of me stopping in coffee shops along the route tucking into a carrot cake than me banging out the miles😂 
 
On Monday if I have not put on too much weight I will be pushing the speed a bit more as I hope to arrive on Wembley Way between 11am and 12pm." 
Young people raise £630.65 to support adults living with Cerebral Palsy. 
Harborne registered charity Cerebral Palsy Midlands and community day care centre for adults with cerebral palsy offer a summer work experience programme together with ‘National Citizen Service (NCS) The Challenge Network’ to give young people, aged 15 to 17, experiences working in a charity but also to understand more about disability awareness and the challenges our citizens face. 
 
This year’s programme was a huge success and we had 5 groups, each group with 12 young adults brightening our centre with activities, energy and support. We had sports day activities, bread making, arts and crafts, tai chi, wheelchair dance, singing, cake decorating and much more. The main aim is to give the young people real opportunities and to prepare them for work, life and to enhance their personal experience. This year NCS superstars altogether raised £630.65 because of their positive experiences at Cerebral Palsy Midlands. 
 
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! 

 
Cerebral Palsy Midlands have recently been successful in their application for a £4,000 grant to support the garden development at our community centre in Harborne. The grant will really help with our funding as we plan to re slab and extend the ramp access to the garden, making the garden more accessible to the disabled people, their carers and families that access our centre daily. 
 
Plans to make the garden more appealing with a great water feature and outdoor lighting will also make the environment a lot nicer for our citizens. 
 
And this is all thanks to our Local One Stop shops and their Carriers for Causes grant. Development Officer Sarah Lilly said "It's great to think that the cost of carrier bags is going to great community causes. This will make an enormous difference to our people and will hopefully get more people enjoying the outdoor space this year. We expect to have work completed by the summer in time for everyone to enjoy the warmer weather in our new accessible garden space." 
 
Carriers for Causes grants are available for good causes within two miles of a One Stop shop. Grants, of up to £2000 will be available to support projects that 'benefit local communities - helping to improve lives and local places'. For more information about these grants please visit https://www.groundwork.org.uk/Pages/Category/Carriers-for-Causes-uk. 
 
For further information about Cerebral Palsy Midlands and our developing projects please contact Sarah Lilly either by email sarah@cpmids.org.uk or telephone 0121 427 3182. 
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 
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! 
 
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. 
 
Care support workers, Alicia Allgood and Carla Baldwin, have set up a fundraising page to help raise money for Cerebral Palsy Midlands. In December this year, they set off travelling to go visiting six countires and whe they get to New Zealand, they will challenge themselves to an almighty SkyDive challenge!  
 
Both ladies have been working in care for many years and have a lot of experience working with clients with cerebral palsy. They are passionate about the work they do and about those they continue to support. Alicia said; "I have realised working along side those with cerebral palsy, that they are some of the happiest most cheerful people we know and that deep down they are exactly like us, just less able bodied which doesn't stop them from enjoying life to the fullest!" 
 
Money raised from their charity Sky Dive will support CPM's 'Access for All' campaign which encourages our clients to get out into the community, support them on day trips, shopping trips, GP appointments and cinema visits, just to name a few. The "Access for All" campaign primary aims to combat isolation for adults with cerebral palsy and who have substantial and critical needs. For some of the clients we work with, they have opportunities to get out in to the community, this is right at the heart of what we do. 
 
Their challenge will not take place until next year in March or April 2018, however, they have set up their fundraising page to maximise their efforts and get as much support as they possibly can. You can click on the link and find out more about their challenge here
 

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