#GetBirminghamGreen 

Cerebral Palsy Midlands and NICE (Centre for Movement Disorders) are two charities in Birmingham UK that are specialised in the disability cerebral palsy. They have come together to Get Birmingham Green on Sunday 6th October as part of a Worldwide campaign for World CP Day (https://worldcpday.org/). 
 
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders affecting a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. Worldwide, there are more than 17 million adults and children with CP. 
 
We are campaigning to get Birmingham Landmarks, organisations and sites across the city to light up in green for cerebral palsy awareness. This includes town halls, libraries, hotels, buildings, and registered landmarks.On the week leading up to Sunday 6th October we want to highlight success stories and positive case studies that highlight CP and help raise awareness 

Go Green Campaign Campaign week from Monday 30th September to Sunday 6th October 

We can confirm we have Old Joe – the clock face at The University of Birmingham going green on Sunday 6th October 2019. We are pleased to announce we have been sponsored by Anthony Collins Solicitors who are supporting some of our campaign costs and also donating a 100 green balloons on sticks with our logos together, to hand out and help raise awareness for cerebral palsy and World CP Day. 
 
We were successful in securing Old Joe through a current research partnership with The University fo Birmingham on the health and health care experiences of girls and women with cerebral palsy in the UK. Dr Sonali Shah is leading the research and has found that there is a gap in knowledge and practice about effects of growing older with CP, and access to sexual and reproductive healthcare for women with CP. Cerebral Palsy Midlands are encouraging our citizens and partners to come forward and be a part of the research.The study is looking for women with CP aged between 14 and 65 to take part in the research, for more information please visit the website below: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/nursing/research/eternal-healthcare-for-girls-and-women-with-cerebral-palsy-across-the-life-course.aspx. 
 
We also have Lightwoods House in Lightwoods Park in Bearwood will also be going green throughout the campaign week. This is supported by Preet Kaur Gill MP who is helping support our campaign and raise awareness for cerebral palsy, 
Above: Old Joe Clock Face at The University of Birmingham 
Our Go Green Campaign sponsors 
 
Why #WorldCPDay? 
Our Great City Birmingham should be proud to have two bespoke charities specific to cerebral palsy available in its city, both NICE and CPM are cerebral palsy charity champions. 
One lady in the US Nicole Luongo who has CP herself, last year, set up her own campaign to ‘Light Up the World’ she wrote to landmarks across the states of the US and managed to get all but one GO GREEN for World CP Day. See all the details of her campaign on the WorldCPDay website here. 
Wow – wouldn’t that be incredible if we could do that this year in our city – this campaign is worldwide and we would be part of a significant awareness campaign, putting cerebral palsy back on the agenda across the world. 
 

Help us Do you know of a Landmark, organisation or place that can be lit up green?  Tell us in the comments below, please tell us as much information as you can? For example please include a name of someone we can get in touch with if you do have their contact details. 

Go Green Can your organisation or school have a ‘Green Day’ during the week commencing Monday 30th September leading up to World CP Day Sunday 6th October. 

On 11th September 2019 at 15:51, Wendie Goodwin wrote:
I am currently working with a group of students raising awareness of cerebral palsy. We would love to get involved in this week as part of our campaign in school. Please can you contact me so that we can discuss how we can help in more detail please.

Tell us your story Help us raise awareness for cerebral palsy? Do you have a case study or success story we can add to our campaign in Birmingham? 

Tweet and follow: @CPMidlands @NICEcharityUK #GetBirminghamGreen #GoGreenforCP #CP4Life #WorldCPDay 

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