Supporting Cerebral Palsy Sport
At myhabit.coach we want to support a social cause from the outset. To this end we conducted a lot of research to find a charity that is relevant to our company mission. We are excited to have discovered the UK’s leading national disability sports organisation for people with cerebral palsy, CPSport, https://www.cpsport.org/. CPSports fosters healthy exercise habits for people with cerebral palsy in order to promote physical and emotional wellbeing.
What is cerebral palsy?
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood. Cerebral palsy is caused by abnormal development or damage to the parts of the brain that control movement, balance, and posture. Often, symptoms include poor coordination, stiff muscles, weak muscles, and tremors. All of which make it extremely challenging for people with cerebral palsy to take part in communal sporting activities. As a result many children with cerebral palsy report feelings of isolation and exclusion from activities which can impact on well-being and self-belief.
Cerebral Palsy Sport is the foremost British charity responsible for adapting sports to the needs of children, young people and adults suffering from cerebral palsy. We appreciate their clearly defined strategic outcomes that they wish to achieve on behalf of people with CP:
- Enhanced health and wellbeing for people with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities
- Improving and enhancing confidence
- Improving Physical and Emotional wellbeing
- Reducing isolation of people with CP and their families
- Building and retaining friendships
- Having fun
- Strengthening family and support systems
We appreciate the transparent nature of CPSport. It is very easy to see how they invest their money and what outcomes are achieved. This is evident by their extensive documentation on the impact they have had on individuals. See https://www.cpsport.org/about-us/our-impact/. Additionally, we are impressed by their innovative work on pushing the boundaries on traditional sports to adapt them for people with cerebral palsy. They are the main organisational body responsible for championing “frame football” worldwide. An introduction to the sport can be seen here:
How will we support CPSport?
We will donate 5 percent of your subscription directly to CPSport and provide monthly evidence of this transaction going through. If you would like to provide additional support please visit https://www.cpsport.org/.