Three Welsh landmarks were lit up Green and Blue to celebrate World Cerebral Palsy Day (6th October) and Bobath Wales’ Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month during the first week of October
October is the charity’s ‘Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month’ (CPAM) and to launch their pan Wales awareness campaign, City Hall in Cardiff was magnificently lit up Blue and Green on the 1st October. This illumination was made possible thanks to a kind donation of lighting gels by Andrew Hicks from Stage Sound Services, whose goddaughter has cerebral palsy and attends Bobath Wales for specialist therapy.
October 6th 2019 was World Cerebral Palsy Day and to celebrate this global event, both the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff and the Torch Theatre in Milford Haven put on a show of their own and lit up green, which is the international colour for Cerebral Palsy awareness.
Emily Anthony, Marketing and Communications Officer at Bobath Wales, would like to extend her thanks to everyone involved in the organisation of this campaign, “CPAM is a brilliant way to raise awareness of cerebral palsy and the work we do here at Bobath Wales to make a positive difference to children across Wales. As a pan Wales charity, it is great to see these 3 buildings supporting our campaign and helping us raise awareness.”
Cerebral palsy is the most common physical disability in children and affects an estimated 1,800 children in Wales. Every year around 70 babies will be born in Wales who will have cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to the brain before, during or up to 2 years after birth. There is no cure for cerebral palsy, but welsh charity Bobath Wales works to improve the quality of life of children across Wales who have cerebral palsy by providing them with specialist Bobath therapy. This service, alongside additional services such as their Family Support Service, is provided free of charge by the charity to the children they treat and their families.
To find out more about Bobath Wales and the work they do, please visit www.bobathwales.org