This Thursday 6th October help us raise awareness for World CP Day and the disability Cerebral Palsy! 
Bake a green cake, wear green, decorate your shop face green or try wearing green makeup! 
This is 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. 
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Why do we support World CP Day? 
Our charity Cerebral Palsy Midlands was founded in Harborne, Birmingham in 1947, when the charity established the first school in England and Wales for people with Cerebral Palsy. The charity is run for, with and by people with Cerebral Palsy. Through person centered core projects such as LIFEskills (Learning Independence for Everyone), Access for All, 'Being Heard' Music Group, Art, 'The CPM Connection' band, URConnectable ("You are connectable"), IT skills, Qigong Tai Chi, Storytelling and more. Cerebral Palsy Midlands support to people in our community of interest to enable them to fulfill their role as citizens. 
Cerebral palsy is a permanent disability that affects movement. Its impact can range from a weakness in one hand, to almost a complete lack of voluntary movement. 
It is a complex disability: 
• 1 in 4 with cerebral palsy cannot talk 
• 1 in 4 cannot walk 
• 1 in 2 have an intellectual disability 
• 1 in 4 have epilepsy. 
A person with cerebral palsy may have some or most of the following features, to a lesser or greater extent - awkward or jerky movements, stiffness, weakness, muscle spasm, floppiness, unwanted involuntary movements, the start of one movement resulting in other unwanted movements. Certain difficulties occur more often in people with cerebral palsy such as problems with eyesight, special perception, startle reflex, hearing, speech and language, dysphagia (chewing and swallowing), epilepsy and dyspraxia. Cerebral palsy is a lifelong disability and there is no known cure. WorldCPDay website here. 
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There are over 1 billion people around the world who live with a disability. Yet we still navigate a world that is not designed to be accessible. We want to advocate for change. Please fill in the very short survey to help us further raise awareness on current issues people with CP face daily. 
Thank you for your ongoing support and if you have any other ideas of how you can support us in fundraising or raising awareness, please contact Development Officer Sarah Lilly either by email sarah@cpmids.org.uk or telephone 0121 427 3182 extension 2003. 
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