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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. 
Cerebral Palsy Midlands (CPM) support National Citizen Service (NCS) The Challenge Network in Birmingham who offer short courses to young adults aged 17 years-old. NCS offer a 3-4 week experience that helps build a young person and their confidence to better prepare them for life. They get to live away from home, develop skills and meet amazing people. Included in the course is a three day placement at a charity organisation like ourselves, where they get to work with disabled adults, develop their work experience, enhance their communication skills and organise events. 
 
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. 

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