Wilson's sponsor the 2021 Ball

August 25th, 2021

With just a month to go until the 2021 CP Teens UK Ball, we're pleased to announce that Wilson Estate Agents are this year's sponsor for the glittering event!

Established in 1946, Wilson's are now in their fourth generation and remain as passionate about properties now as they were in the 1940's. If you're thinking of buying & selling in the Chesterfield area, and you're looking for commitment and high levels of customer service, then look no further than Wilson's Estate Agents.

https://www.wilsonestateagents.co.uk / 01246 956 945

A big thank you to Wilson's Estate Agents for supporting CP Teens UK and for helping us to continue to provide 'help, hope, inspiration & friendship'

CP Teens UK on the radio

August 24th, 2021

CP Teens UK is on BBC Radio Sheffield!

This morning as the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics get underway, Ellie (Founder of CP Teens UK) & Orla (regular CP Teens UK participant) discussed attitudes/perceptions of disability, CP Teens UK, all things Paralympics and a bit of Frame Running!

 

Catch up here (Paulette Edward's show, will be available after the show has gone off air) - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d706

Thank you to JMW Solicitors

August 20th, 2021

A massive thank you to JMW Solicitors LLP who have been very generous with donating a fantastic prize for the CP Teens UK Ball next month!

Thank you so much!

Fun & Games at Chatsworth

August 14th, 2021

Today saw the first 'in-person' event/get together in over 18-months for CP Teens UK!

We held a picnic with big outdoor games in the beautiful surroundings of Chatsworth in the Peak District.

Fun & laughter was had by everyone, and it was so lovely to be back together without screens and webcams.

The Maley family have a greAt time!

August 9th, 2021

You may remember a few weeks ago we advertised a wonderful family experience across CP Teens UK social media - a fully funded weekend at the CPISRA (Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association) Family Camp.

We were delighted to give this to the Maley family - a very deserving family who had a blast this weekend! Read their fantastic blog about their weekend here: 

https://walkorwheel.co.uk/blog/experiences/the-calvert-trust-exmoor/

Keep your eyes peeled for more camps in the future as we embark on a partnership with CPISRA to hopefully bring joint camps in the future!

you shall go to the Ball!

August 5th, 2021

WE'VE NEARLY SOLD OUT!

The 2021 CP Teens UK Ball has nearly sold out! We're going ahead at a slightly reduced capacity this year, so if you want tickets now is your last chance and you need to be QUICK!

 

TICKETS: www.cpteensuk.org/ball

Discounted, accessible accommodation at the Casa Hotel available (receive discount code following purchasing tickets

Thank you to Buy A Gift!

August 2nd, 2021

A massive thank you to Buy A Gift who have donated a great experience prize for the auction at this year's CP Teens UK Ball!

 

We are extremely grateful!

 

Tickets for the Ball are now going VERY fast! Don't leave it too late! https://www.cpteensuk.org/ball

MATT COMPLETES LONDON 10K

July 25th, 2021

FINISHED!

Matt has completed the London ASICS 10k in an impressive 53 minutes! Matt said he would have liked to have done it quicker but got caught up in typical London traffic!

A massive well done Matt, an amazing achievement and thank you so much! Not only have you raised money for CP Teens UK, you have also raised both the charity’s profile & the profile of Frame Running!

You can still sponsor Matt here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/matthew-humphreys5

Andrew Longden - 2021 award

June 27th, 2021

Launching the 2021 Andrew Longden 'Hero of Disability' Award.

The award was originally the Andrew Longden 'Hero of Disability Sport' Award and was introduced in 2018 in loving memory of Andrew Longden, the CP Teens UK RaceRunning Coach. Andrew, who sadly passed away at the beginning of 2018, coached CP Teens UK Founder, Ellie from when she started Athletics. With the development and growth of both CP Teens UK and RaceRunning, in 2015 Andrew started coaching RaceRunning for the charity.

In 2021, the award is expanding beyond the sporting arena. Andrew was passionate about opportunities and equality for people with disabilities in all areas of life, not just sport. Andrew was a great friend who championed youngsters with disabilities and took great delight in each individual's achievements and journey, both in and out of sport.

The award is presented on an annual basis at the CP Teens UK Ball and will recognise anyone involved in disability who gives back and displays the same attributes that Andrew did - love, passion, outstanding commitment and a true dedication to improving the lives of disabled people.

NOMINATE HERE: https://www.cpteensuk.org/andrew-longden-hero-of...

 

CLOSING DATE: Monday 30th August 2021, 23:59 GMT

4 New Events Added

June 23rd, 2021

4 NEW exciting events & activities just added!

London Olympic Park - Saturday 31st July 2021

Summer Picnic in the Park, Chatsworth - Saturday 14th August 2021

Alton Towers - Sunday 19th September 2021

The Sponsored Wobble, Chatsworth - Saturday 16th October 2021

CHECK THEM OUT/FULL INFORMATION HERE: https://www.facebook.com/CPTeensUK/events

REGISTER VIA INTERACTIVE CALENDAR FOR EVENTS HERE: www.cpteensuk.org/events

Mighty Matt runs London 10k

June 6th, 2021

Matt is running the ASICS London 10k next month for CP Teens UK!

 

Matt, who has Quadriplegic Dystonia, is a Frame Runner (formerly known as RaceRunning)

Matt says, "I am 23 years old and have been a member of CP Teens UK for over 6 years. I have gained friends and support from this organisation, and even though I’m not a teen anymore, I’m still part of the support network. I have an acquired brain injury which has left me with Quadriplegic Dystonia. I run using a Frame Runner, which CP Teens UK support other people to try, run and have fun; feeling the freedom of running which we can’t get any other way."

 

Go Matt! And thank you so much!

 

You can sponsor Matt here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/matthew-humphreys5...

Auction & Raffle Prizes wanted!

May 20th, 2021

It's that time of year once again where we begin to start the search for Auction & Raffle Prizes for the Annual CP Teens UK Ball!

This year we've made it even easier for our generous donators - we have an Amazon Wish List, which can be found here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/1MWC4AR343VNZ....

 

From items as little as £4, prizes are delivered straight to CP Teens UK.

 

All items will be rolled over to the rearranged date in the event of cancellation due to Covid-19. Perishable items will be added to the wish list nearer to the date of the Ball.

 

You can of course donate items that aren't included as normal and we'd be extremely grateful!

Thank you very, very much!

Virtual Pizza Night

April 26, 2021

The CP Teens UK Virtual Pizza Night on Friday evening was a huge hit!

Chilled & fresh pizza kits were delivered to youngsters UK wide for this virtual activity.

"It was amazing fun!"

"The pizza kit was a great way to spend time cooking together and easy instructions to understand. Nathan was able to participate in most of the pizza making and enjoyed creating a high-quality pizza from home."

"Tobias enjoyed making it & scoffing it!"

"I've had a brilliant time, the kit was amazing and my pizzas were so yummy!"

DRUMROLL PLEASE for our winners...

1. Best Pizza Name - Hannah A, 'Margherita Marvellous Munching'

2. Best Pizza Toppings - Sophie R-H, pepperoni, chorizo, basil, courgette, tomato, mozzarella & parmesan

Well done to our two winners - prizes will be sent on their way to you!

Virtual Wobble 2021

April 13, 2021

On the 27th March, youngsters & their families took part in the CP Teens UK Virtual Wobble across the UK!

So far, £290 has been raised! You can still donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/virtualwobble2021

 

Drum roll as we announce our 2 winners ...

 

1. Most Inspirational Effort - Matt H in the Midlands who completed his Wobble walking and without his RaceRunner! Well done Matt!

 

2. Longest Distance - Abby A with Ellen in the South West who completed their Wobble over an impressive 3.51 miles! Well done both!

 

Congratulations to our prize winners, and a massive, massive thank you to everyone who participated and donated!

 

Hopefully, the next Sponsored Wobble will return to Chatsworth later this year!

'cHIT & CHAT' CONTINUES

April 8, 2021

Staying connected & having a laugh with miles between us - even air miles! 'Chit & Chat' is proving extremely popular and continues to take place every Wednesday, 5-6pm GMT.

"I really enjoy the Chit & Chat. I like being the same as everyone else." - Rosie

"Wednesdays are my favourite!"

Join us this Wednesday, 5-6pm. Register on the EVENTS page (already joined us before? No need to re-register)

Virtual Pizza Night is full!

April 1, 2021

The CP Teens UK Virtual Pizza Night is now FULL.

 

Could this possibly be the UK's largest pizza delivery in miles?!

 

Thank you to everyone who has signed up for the CP Teens UK Virtual Pizza Night on Friday 23rd April.

The 'pizza wagons' will be on the road on the 23rd delivering the fresh kits to everyone across the UK

Virtual Pizza Night

March 15, 2021

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's amore!

Join in with the FREE CP Teens UK Virtual Pizza Night on Friday 23rd April 2021!

We will send you a FREE pizza kit to create & make your own pizzas! Kits make 2 pizzas (10-12 inches) and contain:

2 Dough Balls

Fresh Basil

Tomato Sauce

Fior De Latte Mozzarella

'00' Flour

Parmesan

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

 

Vegan kits available on request.

 

Information & registration: https://forms.gle/t5P7s2gBd6mkiB26A

Sport Quiz with CP Sport

February 18, 2021

On Saturday 20th March 2021, CP Teens UK & CP Sport are partnering up as part of Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month to deliver a sports quiz!

LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE!

 

Sign up here: https://forms.gle/8Pdw4jQ62FqfzHkn9 & receive a FREE goodie bag delivered to your home for the quiz night!

First 'Chit & Chat'!

February 10, 2021

A brilliant first 'Chit & Chat' session this evening!

We discussed pineapple on pizza - controversial!

 

Favourite takeaways & foods, including Brussel sprouts!

 

Sit-down skiing!

 

Home-schooling

 

The weather, as only British people can - from snow in London, to extreme heat from one British youngster living out in Quatar!

 

Join us next week, Wednesday 5-6pm. Register on the EVENTS page (you do not need to re-register if you came along this week)

Cerebral Palsy Awareness

March 1, 2021

March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month!

Throughout March, CP Teens UK will be sharing a 'CP Alphabet' consisting of facts and figures on Facebook & Twitter!

Did you know?...

1 in 3 are unable to walk

1 in 4 are unable to talk

1 in 4 has Epilepsy

1 in 4 has bladder control problems

1 in 5 has a sleep disorder

1 in 10 has a severe sight impairment

Virtual Wobble 2021

February 10, 2021

Where will YOU walk, 'wobble' or wheel?

Every year CP Teens UK holds the 'Sponsored Wobble' - an accessible and inclusive 5k challenge. Whether you walk, 'wobble' or wheel, everyone is welcome and finishes together.

 

We very much hope to have an in-person Sponsored Wobble later in the year through Chatsworth Park COVID-19 permitting.

In the meantime, CP Teens UK brings you the Virtual Sponsored Wobble 2021!

 

Whether it's 10 steps in your back garden, 100 meters down your road, or even a 5k cycle in your local park (if it's safe for you to do so and it meets government regulations!), you are invited to take part at 11am on Saturday 27th March 2021!

 

Full information on how to participate: https://fb.me/e/3PZMWpLJl

incredible 100 mile push!

February 9, 2021

A youngster with Cerebral Palsy is doing an incredible challenge for CP Teens UK - a 100 mile push!

The youngster said, "CP Teens UK have been an amazing source of support throughout the pandemic. Despite their usual face to face events being cancelled, they have been creative and imaginative, offering continual support to children and young people affected by Cerebral Palsy. Virtual coffee mornings, baking competitions, craft activities and quizzes have all been offered and taken up with great enthusiasm, over the course of 2020. I am completing this challenge so that they can continue with their great work."

Thank you so much!

NEW! Workshops in 2021

February 1, 2021

EMPOWERMENT, BEING ME & CONFIDENCE WORKSHOP

An online workshop promoting and developing self-esteem through exploring empowerment, being YOU and raising your confidence.

 

£3 refundable deposit, i.e. you get it back on attendance.

 

Monday 22nd February 2021, 5-6pm.

 

You are most welcome to use the chat feature (typing) to contribute during the workshop.

 

Aimed at ages 14-25, although 'CP Tweens' (9-13 years) welcome to register.

 

ONLY 15 places available!

Register HERE

virtual  

wobble 2021

January 25, 2021

Every year CP Teens UK holds the 'Sponsored Wobble' - an accessible and inclusive 5k challenge. Whether you walk, 'wobble' or wheel, everyone is welcome and finishes together.

 

We very much hope to have an in-person Sponsored Wobble later in the year through Chatsworth Park COVID-19 permitting. In the meantime, CP Teens UK brings you the Virtual Sponsored Wobble 2021!

Whether it's 10 steps in your back garden, 100 meters down your road, or even a 5k cycle in your local park (if it's safe for you to do so and it meets government regulations!), you are invited to take part at 11am on Saturday 27th March 2021!

Full information HERE

Register on the EVENTS page (via interactive events calendar)

Introducing 'chit & Chat'

January 25, 2021

Introducing 'Chit & Chat'!

 

Every Wednesday, 5-6pm, at your house!

 

Interactive, virtual social sessions consisting of chat and fun.

 

Participants very welcome to use the chat function (typing) to contribute. Participants also very welcome to just sit & listen.

 

Ages 14-25. Starts on Wednesday 10th February 2021.

 

Register on the EVENTS page (from February on the interactive registration calendar). No need to register if you've attended before.

 

See you there!

HaPPY New YEAr! 2021!

January 5, 2021

We're here and busy working!...

 

January is always a busy month of planning for the year ahead for CP Teens UK, and following last night's announcement of a third national lockdown, we are including this in our overall planning for 2021!

 

Please bear with us whilst we work our way through planning and putting things in place. We have some exciting ideas and new initiatives lined up, and we will roll out some virtual activities for lockdown soon!

Santa to pay a visit!

December 18, 2020

We're so lucky - Santa has put aside some time in his extremely busy Christmas Eve schedule for CP Teens UK!

 

Tune in at 10:00 am at www.facebook.com/CPTeensUK on Christmas Eve to watch!

 

(Particularly aimed at CP Teenies & Tweens, but a couple of shoutouts for our CP Teens and beyond too!)

Jack 'Sheds some light'

December 13, 2020

A ‘CP Teen’ has been very busy over lockdown. 18-year-old Jack, who has Cerebral Palsy, has been crafting beautiful products from his ‘man shed’ at the bottom of his garden with funds going to his school.

 

Jack used to come RaceRunning with CP Teens UK until the regular group unfortunately had to stop due to unforeseen circumstances. Jack’s handcraft products include candle holders and plant holders.

 

Jack has a specially adapted sanding stick and his dad assists by drilling holes. It is by no means physically easy for Jack who communicates using Eye Gaze technology, but his determination & drive has meant that he has sold hundreds of products to date raising £4,000 for his school who are in desperate need of a new building. Jack’s school, Paces, is a specialist conductive education school and their current building is old and struggles to meet the needs of the children.

 

Jack has faced extremely tough personal circumstances this year, but has certainly ‘shed some light’ to so many.

 

You can visit Jack’s website, Shed Some Light, and view/order his products here: https://www.shed-some-light.co.uk/

 

Jack, you’re an absolute star! 

CP Teens uk wins 'Partner of the Year'

December 12, 2020

CP Teens UK were delighted to win ‘Partner of the Year’ at this evening’s

Cerebral Palsy Sport Awards!

Throughout lockdown, we worked together to bring ‘Coffee & Chat’ to youngsters across the UK every Thursday morning. The initiative was extremely popular, bringing together youngsters with Cerebral Palsy and physical disabilities online in a supportive, informal and engaging way. Friendships were formed, self esteem grew and stories & experiences were shared.

 

Thank you CP Sport for the recognition and for being such a great partnership charity. We look forward to working with you more in 2021!

CP Teens uk Christmas raffle

December 6, 2020

CP Teens UK Christmas Raffle!

** WIN A FORTNUM & MASON FAMILY CHRISTMAS HAMPER WORTH OVER £200! **

We've had an extremely kind donation from an anonymous donator of a luxury Fortnum & Mason Family Christmas Hamper!

Tickets £1 each.

ENTER: https://raffall.com/157133/enter-raffle-to-win-cp-teens-uk-christmas-raffle-hosted-by-cp-teens-uk

Christmas is a time for the family – but families don’t always see eye-to-eye on everything, particularly when it comes to food. Luckily this hamper is filled to the brim with festive flavours to suit every taste. From tipples to tea, coffee to chocs, biscuits to preserves and puddings to nibbles, let the good-natured squabbling begin!

- Fortnum's Brut Reserve Champagne N.V, Louis Roederer, 75cl
- Fortnum's Dao Tinto, Niepoort, 75cl
- Fortnum's Pays d'Oc Blanc, Jeff Carrel, 75cl
- St James Christmas Pudding, 454g
- Cognac Butter, 195g
- Chocolate Piccadilly Biscuits, 675g
- Royal Blend Tea, 250g, Loose Leaf Caddy
- Christmas Blend Coffee, 250g
- Traditional Shortbread Fingers, 160g
- Chocolate Gingerbread Man Matchbox, 35g
- Breakfast Blend Tea, 250g Loose Leaf Caddy
- Cranberry Sauce Pantry Jar, 650g
- Burlington Breakfast Marmalade, 340g
- Strawberry & Champagne Preserve, 340g
- Christmas Reindeer Noses, 150g


All comes in a large Fortnum & Mason beautiful wicker basket 

UK delivery included

Collection available from Chesterfield

Winter Warmers competition

November 23, 2020

Wow, what fantastic entries we received yesterday for the CP Teens UK Winter Warmers Cooking Competition! 😍

 

Judges have had a really tough time choosing our winners! There were many fabulous dishes and creations! We saw scrumptious sweet treats, hearty bakes and pies and even hot drinks with recipes from around the world.

 

BEST LUXURIOUS DRINK
Molly B - Hungarian Spiced Hot Chocolate. This looked fabulous! And it was inspired by Molly's happy memories in Hungary where she has received conductive education and made great friends! Molly also took her first steps in Hungary. We love the addition of Hungarian spiced paprika to give it that extra edge!

BEST HEARTY DISH
Abbie H - Vegan Vegetable Bake. This vegetable bake looked so yummy! It is the perfect dish for a cold winters day - packed with vegetables and root potato mash. Abbie also added ground almonds to add crunch. We especially like that Abbie mentioned that you can add any vegetable you like - Abbie chose carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and green vegetables.

 

BEST SWEET TREAT
Abby A - Gingerbread. An absolute seasonal classic! We love all the different shapes and the decorations. Abby also added cinnamon to make it extra tasty and seasonal. They looked amazing and so warming!

Congratulations to all the winners and to all the participants! Fantastic effort from everyone and everything looked amazing and extremely warming for the insides!

CP Teens UK Active

November 18, 2020

Introducing CP Teens UK Active!

 

CP Teens UK goes active! Whatever your physical activity, add it to Strava and join other youngsters across the UK! Whether it be walking, cycling, rolling, swimming, running, RaceRunning, physio sessions etc.

 

Sporty or just want to be more active, see real time activities, weekly leaderboards & more!

 

Every activity you do/add to Strava is automatically added to CP Teens UK Active once you have joined.

JOIN HERE: https://www.strava.com/clubs/cpteensukactive

#NoBangs bonfire night

November 5, 2020

As it goes dark across the UK and the fireworks start, youngsters from north to south, from east to west, have received a pamper pack full of relaxing goodies to help with the bangs this evening from CP Teens UK!

Every year Bonfire Night can be problematical for people with Cerebral Palsy due to having a startle reflex (medical term - moro reflex). Everybody is born with a moro reflex but usually outgrow it by 6-months-old. Typically people with Cerebral Palsy do not outgrow the moro reflex due to the damage in the brain.

 

A big thank you once again to The Mama Boss Shop for providing lovely packs and enabling us to double our capacity!

Lockdown #2 with cp teens

November 4, 2020

Introducing CP Teens UK Lockdown 2 activities!

Starting with #NoBangs Bonfire Night tomorrow (pre-registered virtual event organised prior to lockdown announcement)

The weekly quiz will be returning!

 

Festive activities too!

 

More information on each activity will be released throughout lockdown across CP Teens UK social media and the website.

CP Teens UK Halloween

October 31, 2020

We have received some fantastic entries for our fancy dress competition! Lots of people making the most of things and having fun at home, including painting with the pumpkin kits we sent out!

The winners of the CP Teens UK Halloween Fancy Dress competition are:

- AOIFE (CP Tweens - 9-13 years)

- BROOKE (CP Teens - 14-25 years)

Please note - there were no entries in the 'CP Teenies' (2-8 years) category so no prize awarded in this category)

All photos on our Facebook page - www.facebo0k.com/CPTeensUK

Register your interest!

October 30, 2020

You can now register your interest for the 2021 CP Teens UK Ball!

 

Fed up of staying in? Look ahead to next year!

 

Last week we announced that unfortunately we have took the decision to postpone once again from March 2021 to Saturday 25th September 2021.

 

Register your interest today (this does not commit you to purchasing tickets) and you will be sent an email invite for a ticket pre-sale 1 week before tickets go on general sale next year!

 

Register your interest here:👉 https://forms.gle/CwKN13FobrGdemLy6

We miss you tonight!

October 24, 2020

Tonight should have seen the 6th Annual CP Teens UK Ball.

 

Unfortunately, but unsurprisingly, we had to postpone.

 

We postponed until March 27th 2021, but following recent announcements and a timescale of at least 6 months for current restrictions, we have took the difficult decision to postpone again...

 

🎉 SATURDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER 2021 🎉

 

Third time lucky! We'd like to say an enormous thank you to the Casa Hotel who continue to work with us and support us, especially through these difficult times for hospitality.

 

The friendships, the smiles, the laughs, the special memories and the dance floor will all be greatly missed this evening, but roll on September 25th 2021!

 

Tickets will go on sale next year.

CP Teens UK turns 7

October 16, 2020

Today, CP Teens UK turns 7-years-old! 

Founded in 2013 by Ellie Simpson at 18-years-old, she had an 'idea' to connect youngsters with Cerebral Palsy and to share opportunities. It took off immediately and with its unique approach of 'for young people with Cerebral Palsy by young people with Cerebral Palsy'.

4 years later in 2017, CP Teens UK became a fully registered charity. Shortly after it was recognised by the Prime Minister (then Theresa May) with an award recognising its "outstanding contribution to the lives of disabled youngsters".

 

CP Teens UK provides 'help, hope, inspiration and friendship' to youngsters with Cerebral Palsy and similar physical disabilities across the UK. CP Teens UK exists to make sure that no physically disabled youngster feels alone and to provide them with a voice. 

 

2020 has been a strange year for everyone, but we thank everyone for their continued support. Because of your continued support and donations we have been able to continue to work with youngsters remotely throughout COVID-19, providing activities, virtual events, packages, social outlets, much needed friendships and more.

 

Exciting things are ahead in year number 7!

Thank you Mama Boss!

October 11, 2020

The CP Teens UK #NoBangs Bonfire Night has been so popular that we doubled our capacity for this virtual event and filled it in just 48 hours!

 

CP Teens UK would like to say a massive thank you to The Mama Boss Shop who not only came to the rescue to enable us to double our capacity for postal pamper packs, they also:

 

- Gave a unique bulk discount to send the packs out to youngsters with Cerebral Palsy across the UK

 

- Are giving all CP Teens UK service users 10% discount on the hot chocolate pamper packs if you missed out on signing up for the event. Please message CP Teens UK for the discount code

 

- Are doing a special charity pamper box in aid of CP Teens UK with £1 from every box sold being donated

 

How kind! Thank you so much to The Mama Boss Shop 😍❤️

Check out The Mama Boss Shop:
https://www.mamabossshop.com/
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TheMamaBossShop

World Cerebral Palsy Day 2020

October 05, 2020

Today is World Cerebral Palsy Day!