Recognising Outstanding Achievements at Cerebral Palsy Midlands 

At Cerebral Palsy Midlands (CPM), we recently held our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday, November 7th, 2023. The AGM is a significant event in our calendar, gathering trustees, citizens, families, carers, and staff. It serves as a formal platform to review our financial status, report on our accounts, and celebrate the remarkable achievements of the past financial year from 1st April 2022 up until 31st March 2023. 
One of the highlights of our AGM is the presentation of awards that honour the exceptional individuals within our community. These awards not only acknowledge their outstanding efforts but also serve as a testament to the human spirit that drives us at CPM. This year, we were proud to present two distinguished awards: 'The Brian and Lily Filkin Endeavour Award' and 'The Evelyn Hurd Award for Communication.' 

The 'Brian and Lily Filkin' Endeavour award 

Brian and Lily Filkin were more than just trustees at CPM; they were visionaries who believed in the potential of our citizens. They left behind a legacy, an award to recognise individuals who have displayed remarkable fortitude and unwavering determination in the face of adversity. 
In 2023, this prestigious award was bestowed upon George Westwood, an individual who has inspired us all with his bravery. George's story is one of resilience. He has been through some incredibly challenging times throughout the year, he faced formidable challenges and emerged as a symbol of courage within our community. 
The 'Brian and Lily Filkin Endeavour Award' not only honours George's incredible achievements but also stands as a testament to the Filkin's legacy and their enduring impact on CPM. Their vision of celebrating the strength of the human spirit lives on through George's story. 
George Westwood accepting her award with CPM Manager Gary Watson. 

The 'Evelyn Hurd' award for Communication 

Evelyn Hurd, a former manager at CPM, dedicated her life to our organisation. After retiring, she continued to contribute as a trustee, with a particular passion for addressing the communication challenges faced by our citizens. 
In 2023, we were proud to present 'The Evelyn Hurd Award for Communication' to Kerrie Taylor. Kerrie has made exceptional strides in developing her communication skills, ensuring that her voice is heard, and her point of view is understood. Her dedication to improving her communication has not only benefited her but has also inspired those around her. 
At Cerebral Palsy Midlands, we are committed to helping all our citizens achieve their ambitions and unlock their full potential. We believe in doing this at a pace that aligns with their comfort, within a supportive, friendly, and fun environment. Our mission is to provide opportunities for learning, enhance independence skills, and boost confidence, all aimed at helping our people grow and flourish. 
Kerrie Taylor accepting her award with Centre Manager Gary Watson and care staff Amy Wright. 
If you'd like to know more about our AGM, the awards, or any other aspect of our work at Cerebral Palsy Midlands, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our Development Officer, Sarah Lilly, at We look forward to sharing more inspiring stories and accomplishments as we continue our journey of support and empowerment at CPM. 
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