CP Teens UK Hall Of Fame
The CP Teens UK Hall Of Fame consists of individuals who have made a great impact and/or had a great involvement in the charity as well as being great, positive role models for the young people that CP Teens UK supports.
Sophie Christiansen CBE
Sophie was the Special Guest at the first CP Teens UK Ball in 2015. Sophie is also Patron of CP Teens UK. She is a brilliant role model for young people with physical disabilities with her incredible ongoing career in Para-Dressage and her 'can-do' attitude. Sophie doesn't let her Cerebral Palsy stand in her way whether it comes to winning Paralympic Gold Medals or holding down a financial job in the city.
Andrew was the CP Teens UK RaceRunning Coach. Sadly, Andrew passed away in early 2018. However, his legacy in CP Teens UK lives on. He coached international RaceRunning Athletes and World Champions, as well as getting great delight and fulfilment from coaching the 'CP Tinies' RaceRunning Group. Andrew put so much love, passion & dedication into his coaching and made so many disabled youngsters believe in themselves because he believed in them. In 2018, CP Teens UK introduced the 'Andrew Longden Hero of Disability Sport Award' in his memory to recognise anyone who displays the same attributes as Andrew did within disability sport. This will be presented annually at the CP Teens UK Ball.
Gavin is a multiple World Record Holder in RaceRunning. Gavin, who is also Head Ambassador for CP Teens UK, was Special Guest alongside 'Lost Voice Guy' at the 2016 CP Teens UK Ball where he told guests all about RaceRunning in an after-dinner speech. In 2018, Gavin won Gold for Great Britain in the 100m at the European Championships in Berlin where RaceRunning was included as a Para Athletics event for the first ever time. Gavin is also a great ambassador for AAC as an AAC user himself.
Lost Voice Guy
CP Teens UK knew Lost Voice Guy before he was famous! Lee was the Special Guest at the second CP Teens UK Annual Ball in 2016. He was absolutely hilarious and had the whole Ball room rolling around laughing! Lee won Britain's Got Talent in 2018. Lee laughs at his Cerebral Palsy, making him a role model to many 'CP Teens'.
Abbie was the Special Guest at the 2017 CP Teens UK Ball. Abbie is an F32 Club Thrower and she competed at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. The Club Throw is a Para-Athletics event for Athletes with moderate/severe Cerebral Palsy. Athletes throw a wooden weighted baton with a metal head as far as they can from a seated position. Abbie, who is also an Ambassador for CP Teens UK, has had and continues to have a very impressive sporting career, including coming 4th at the Paralympic Games. Abbie is a real role model to other young people with Cerebral Palsy/physical disabilities and living proof that you can reach for your goals.
Bailey was the Special Guest at the 2018 CP Teens UK Ball. At the age of just 12-years-old, Bailey entertained the whole room and spoke of how sport, in particularly triathlons, have changed his life. He also had the entire room chanting his catchphrase - #BeMoreBailey! Bailey is the winner of a BBC SPOTY Award and a Pride Of Britain Child of Courage Award.