Ball 2020 - COVID-19

March 24, 2020

It is with a very heavy heart that we have took the decision to cancel this year's CP Teens UK's Annual Ball. This was a very tough decision and one that was not took lightly but the health, safety and wellbeing of our service users and guests is of the highest priority.

 

The Ball is at the heart of CP Teens UK and is everything that the charity is about - 'help, hope, inspiration & friendship'.

 

However! Those hearts don't need to remain very heavy for very long...

 

The 2021 Ball has been confirmed and we will be bringing the party forward next year and will be dancing the night away on:

 

Saturday 27th March 2021!

 

Something to look forward to following these difficult times!

 

We can't wait to see you all when we can come together properly and safely, party and dance the night away!

 

TICKETS: office@cpteensuk.org

 

Thank you for everyone's continued support ❤️

Additional Cancellation: The Sponsored Wobble - South

March 18, 2020

Additionally, we have unfortunately took the decision to cancel The Sponsored Wobble - South, which was due to take place on Saturday 2nd May.

 

As a result of COVID-19, we will be unable to get down south to plan the route for our service users and their families in the next few weeks meaning that even if it is feasible to go ahead in May, we will have no set or risk assessed route.

We apologise for any inconvenience, as well as any disappointment, caused but the health, safety and wellbeing of our service users and families is immensely important - both in terms of COVID-19 and having a well planned, safe and accessible route.

 

The Sponsored Wobble - North (due to take place on Saturday 9th May) is still on AS IT STANDS. We will keep you updated with any further cancellations as the situation develops.

Covaid-19 - Events Update

March 16, 2020

Unfortunately due to the vulnerability and underlying health conditions of many of our service users, we have today took the difficult decision to carry out the following actions for the following events:

 

⭐️ Social Series, London, Saturday 4th April 2020 - CANCELLED

 

⭐️ Find Your Potential, Nottingham, Saturday 18th April 2020 - POSTPONED (alternative date to be confirmed for later in the year)

 

All people signed up to these events have been contacted. We apologise for any inconvenience, as well as any disappointment, caused.

 

Events from May onwards will be reviewed nearer the time and as the situation develops.

Thank you for your understanding!

#31Faces - Coming soon...

February 02, 2020

March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and to mark it, CP Teens UK will be launching '31 Faces of CP' - 31 faces, 31 stories, 31 days.

Watch this space!

First Social Series of 2020 is a success!

January 18, 2020

Today, 15 'CP Teens' and families have been bowling and for a meal at Frankie & Benny's in Sheffield.

It was the first of the 2020 CP Teens UK Social Series - a series of social activities for youngsters with Cerebral Palsy/physical disabilities to travel the UK.

The 15 young people were treated to VIP booths and lanes to bowl, followed by a social meal at Frankie & Benny's.

CP Teens UK Ambassador, Georgia Vine, helped to host the Social Series event.

New friendships were formed and everyone had a great time! One parent said, "Today has been wonderful! Our daughter has made new friends in a supportive and inclusive environment. We are so grateful for CP Teens UK!"

Photos can be viewed in the Gallery.

The next Social Series is in Manchester on Saturday 15th February, please visit the Events page for more information.

Butterfly Effect raises money for CP Teens UK during 2019

January 10, 2020

A massive thank you to Sarah Dunn & family who during 2019 raised an incredible £1,160 for CP Teens UK!

 

Not only this, they also raised £1,520 for Yorkshire based charity 'SNAPS', as well as £1,800.56 for Eye Gaze Technology for their son James who has Cerebral Palsy.

 

The family embarked on a fundraising challenge throughout 2019 and called it the 'Butterfly Effect'.

Thank you so much for choosing CP Teens UK as one of your chosen causes for the Butterfly Effect!

'Find Your Potential' in 2020

January 01, 2020

Happy new year!

New year, new you? CP Teens UK presents 'Find Your Potential'. A self-development and workshop day for youngsters with physical disabilities and their families!

Saturday 18th April 2020.

Nottingham Contemporary - has a Changing Places facility.

 

FREE event. LIMITED spaces - 20 spaces only (10 'CP Teens' + 10 parents/carers/PA'S)

 

11:00 - Welcome & refreshments

11:30-12:30 - Going for your goals and team building workshop with Paralympian, Jack Rutter. Following a brain injury in his teens, Jack decided to return to football after 4 years.

 

12:30-1:45 - FREE lunch

 

2:00-3:00 - Guest Speaker and Q&A session with Cerebral Palsy Blogger, Chloe Tear. Growing up with Cerebral Palsy, Chloe had her ups and downs trying to navigate life with a physical disability, but what happened when she decided to start using her disability as a strength and started to blog...?

 

3:15-4:30 - Social

You MUST register to attend - LIMTED spaces! Register here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2216491758654921/ or email office@cpteensuk.org

2020 Events released!

December 30, 2019

The 2020 CP Teens UK Calendar has been released!

Please check out the Event's page for all the details.

CP Teens UK wishes you a Happy New Year and thanks everyone for their support in 2019. We hope to see you in 2020!

5th Annual CP Teens UK Ball is a huge success!

November 04, 2019

Saturday night saw the hugely successful 5th Annual CP Teens UK Ball at the Casa Hotel, Chesterfield.

The evening started with a special 'Pre-Ball Party' for 'CP Teens' and accompanying family/friends. Friendships built across the CP Teens UK network were able to come together prior to the main event starting with welcome drinks, a glitter artist and a photo booth!

From 7pm, 125 guests arrived to support CP Teens UK at the glittering black tie event.

This year's Special Guest was award winning disability travel blogger, Carrie-Ann Lightley. Carrie-Ann, who has Cerebral Palsy, inspired guests after dinner with her stories and tales about leaving her comfort zone and travelling the world with Cerebral Palsy. Carrie-Ann also told the room how important she felt CP Teens UK is and admitted that "teenage me is very envious of this support network right now!".

As in previous years, the room was full of 'help, hope, inspiration & friendship'.

"This Ball is the highlight of my year every year - there's always something so magical and special about it, it's wholesome!" - Guest

"I love how I can meet and see 'my' people and literally 'have a ball'! I feel so supported and a part of something." - 'CP Teen'

Over £9,000 was raised for CP Teens UK.

Thank you so much for everyone's incredible generosity.

Photos can be found in the Gallery.

Details and information for the 2020 6th Annual CP Teens UK to be released soon!

CP Teens UK turns 6-years-old

October 16, 2019

Today CP Teens UK turns 6-years-old!

Over half a decade!

 

CP Teens UK originally started on 17th October 2013 on Twitter as a service to connect youngsters with Cerebral Palsy/similar physical disabilities by Ellie Simpson at 18- years-old.

 

It has and continues to grow and grow and in 2017 became a fully registered charity in England & Wales providing 'help, hope, inspiration & friendship' for children and young people with Cerebral Palsy and similar physical disabilities.

 

Happy 6th Birthday CP Teens UK!

World Cerebral Palsy Day

October 05, 2019

Today is World Cerebral Palsy Day!

1 in 400 people have Cerebral Palsy in the UK. Cerebral Palsy is an umbrella term referring to a lifelong condition effecting movement and coordination as a result of a brain injury before, during or after birth. 

 

Today we celebrate everyone with Cerebral Palsy. The young, the old, the boys, the girls, the men and the women. The students, the workers, the athletes, the bloggers, the campaigners, the writers, the grafters, the models, the game changers, the office workers, the teachers and the never give uppers. The artists, the mathematicians, the designers, the trial blazers, the retail assistants, the scientists, the coaches and the computer whizzes. The party animals, the dancers, the jokers, the stars of the show, the actors and actresses and the musicians. The film lovers, the comedians, the singers, the organisers, the fashionistas and the innovators. The list is endless!

 

Today we celebrate everyone with Cerebral Palsy and go green! 

'CP Tinies' Parent & Toddler Group

September 30, 2019

Starting in 2020, CP Teens UK will introduce an exciting new initiative! We will be launching a brand new monthly ‘CP Tinies’ Parent/Toddler Group in Chesterfield!

A fun group in a supportive environment for parents and children with Cerebral Palsy/physical disabilities from 0-4 years old.

 

Please register your interest by emailing office@cpteensuk.org or by phoning the office on 01246 387970

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