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!

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! 💚

 

Don't forget to #MoveAsOne at 1pm!

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone at 5pm tonight for our Virtual World CP Day Social!

Save the date!

September 20, 2020

SAVE THE DATE!

It's World Cerebral Palsy Day on Tuesday 6th October 2020.

We will be holding an online virtual social 5-6pm GMT in partnership with Cerebral Palsy Sport!

Keep your eyes peeled for more information soon! 👀

 

#GoGreen
#MoveAsOne
#MakeYourMark

Extraordinary people recognised!

July 31, 2020

This evening some exceptional youngsters and people were recognised at the CP Teens UK Virtual Award Ceremony.

Due to COVID-19, the inaugural award ceremony was held online on an invitation only platform. The evening was hosted by Ellie Simpson, Founder of CP Teens UK, and Chloe Tear, award winning disability blogger and figure.

The general public were invited to nominate throughout June and July. All winners were chosen by the CP Teens UK Board of Trustees via an independent voting process.

The winners were:

  • GEORGIA VINE - Upcoming Disability Blogger of the Year
     

  • MADDY HOPSON - Outstanding Achievement Award
     

  • CHLOE ROLLIT - 'Making A Difference' Award (25-years & under)
     

  • SOPHIA WARNER - 'Making A Difference' Award (26-years & over)
     

  • STEPHANIE T-S - The CP Teens UK Role Model Award
     

  • LENNIE STREET - The 'Little Hero' Award
     

  • LISA MAHONEY - Professional of the Year
     

  • JASMINE BENNETT - Triumph Against Adversity Award
     

  • EMILY D - Sibling of the Year
     

  • TOBIAS WELLER - Special Recognition Award
     

  • RAFI SOLAIMAN - CP Personality of the Year
     

  • BOB PURCELL - The Andrew Longden 'Hero of Disability Sport' Award

 

A massive congratulations to all nominees and winners at this evening's CP Teens UK Virtual Award Ceremony!

What incredible, humbling & extraordinary people! All of the individual winner's stories will be shared on the CP Teens UK Facebook page over the next 2 weeks and˙you can also now view the full ceremony on the Facebook page - www.facebook.com/CPTeensUK

'Meaningful Occupation' during lockdown

June 30, 2020

CP Teens UK Ambassador, Georgia Vine, talks about 'meaningful occupation' during lockdown at 8pm GMT tonight at www.facebook.com/CPTeensUK

'Paint Your Own...' Day

June 29, 2020

Today was 'Paint Your Own...' - a CP Teens UK virtual event!

 

Youngsters across the UK were sent ceramics that they chose along with paint kits, and today they painted!

 

Look at all the  wonderful creations in our Lockdown Gallery! 😍

CP Teens UK Party - COVID-19 permitting

June 24, 2020

We've been getting a lot of questions over the past couple of weeks about when our 'in-person' events will return...

COVID-19 PERMITTING, on Saturday 24th October CP Teens UK hopes to throw a party - 70's, 80's & 90's! 🎉🍾🎤🎧

Chesterfield Rugby Club - accessible venue with accessible toilet.

 

This was the original date for the CP Teens UK 2020 Ball (now postponed until March 2021) - if we can, we are hoping to hold a smaller event on a smaller scale on the same night.

 

We are unsure of exactly how the party will look like at this current time and it will only go ahead if it is safe and we are permitted to do so.

 

Please let us know if you're potentially interested by completing the form here to help with planning as far as possible: https://forms.gle/5DafpcejisUi64Pu6

CP Teens UK Virtual Award Ceremony

June 20, 2020

Introducing the CP Teens UK Virtual Award Ceremony 2020! 🎉🏆

 

CP Teens UK will be recognising some exceptional youngsters & people at an online awards ceremony taking place on Saturday 1st August 2020 from 7pm.

 

Categories:

 

- UPCOMING DISABILITY BLOGGER OF THE YEAR

- OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT

 

- THE 'MAKING A DIFFERENCE' AWARD

 

- THE CP TEENS UK ROLE MODEL AWARD

- THE 'LITTLE HERO' AWARD

 

- PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

 

- TRIUMPH OVER ADVERSITY AWARD

 

- SIBLING OF THE YEAR

 

- CP PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

 

- THE ANDREW LONGDEN 'HERO OF DISABILITY SPORT' AWARD

 

Full information/criteria for categories & nomination form: https://forms.gle/nqNDN19EMDsfP4sC8

The award ceremony will be available for everyone to watch live, but all nominators and nominees will receive a special invite with a link. All nominees/winners will also receive a copy of the ceremony afterwards. All nominees receive a certificate and all winners receive an engraved trophy.

DEADLINE TO NOMINATE: Monday 13th July 2020, 11:59 GMT

Paul Hollywood, Star Bakes & CP Teens UK Bake Off Champion 2020!

June 18, 2020

Wow! What a few days we have had for the CP Teens UK Bake Off 2020 - topped off by Paul Hollywood liking one of our star bake entries!

We have had some fantastic entries over the past three days - from rainbow cake to Victoria sponge, we've seen a vast range of wonderful cakes and bakes!

Unfortunately only three people could go through the public vote. Our judge who used to manage her own cake shop chose the following people to go through to public vote (full evaluation and comments were done as a Facebook live) :

- MADDY H

- CHARLIE P

- DEVINA B

The public had 24 hours to vote for their winner. On 19th of June 2020, the CP Teens UK Bake Off Champion was crowned on a Facebook live. 

The CP Teens UK Bake Off Champion 2020 is...

DEVINA B

Congratulations Devina!

All entries can be viewed in the GALLERY

Captain Tobias picks up a RaceRunner

June 13, 2020

You may have heard of 'Captain Tobias' during lockdown!

 

Tobias has Cerebral Palsy and Autism. He saw Captain Tom Moore walking lengths of his garden with his walker to raise money for the NHS and Tobias was inspired to challenge himself to a marathon using his walker!

 

Tobias’s Marathon Challenge went viral and he completed his marathon raising over £100,000 for charity!

 

CP Teens UK is very proud to assist Tobias's next mammoth challenge! We have provided Tobias with a RaceRunner so he can complete his 'TOBIATHLON'! He is now attempting to RaceRun the distance of a marathon!

 

Tobias, with his mum Ruth, picked up a CP Teens UK RaceRunner last week from Founder, Ellie.

 

Go Tobias, go!

'Paint Your Own...'

June 11, 2020

Another lockdown virtual event! 🎨😍

 

Sign up to take part in the FREE virtual 'Paint Your Own...' event on Tuesday 30th of June 2020!

 

Design and paint your very own tile, beach hut or heart!

Sign up by filling out the form here: https://forms.gle/24N2AWKLVBWXsdoF6

 

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: 21st June 2020

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Registered charity - 1172105

 

Website by Ellie Simpson.

CP Teens UK is committed to the safeguarding of children & vulnerable adults.

DISCLAIMER: This organisation & website is run by people with Cerebral Palsy, for people with Cerebral Palsy (and other disabilities). No medical experts or professionals on Cerebral Palsy, or any other disability, were involved in the making of this website.

CP Teens UK

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The Community HUB

East Stand

Proact Stadium

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