When CP Teens UK Founder, Ellie, first launched CP Teens UK in 2013, the first teenager to contact the organisation, Laura, who was 19 at the time, spoke to Ellie online for a number of weeks before it came apparent that Laura attended the same University that Ellie was planning on going to the following September.
The pair met up in Sheffield city centre soon after and the rest they say is history! Ellie & Laura have been close friends ever since and see one another often.
Laura said, "Meeting Ellie through CP Teens UK has been great - we have had so many amazing memories from athletics training to being on the news together! CP Teens UK has given me the opportunity meet so many people who have the same disability as me, which has helped me massively and it has been great to see how far the charity has grown. Ellie is an amazing friend and I hope that others are given the opportunity to build friendships just like ours!"
Ellie said, "I'm so glad I met Laura! Not only is she one of my best friends, I really wasn't sure about going to University and Laura gave me that confidence to go as she was already there and doing it! It also makes it extra special that Laura was the first ever teenager to get in touch with CP Teens UK"