Wow! What a night for the fourth annual CP Teens UK Ball!
For the fourth year running, a sparkling and celebratory party took place, full of ‘help, hope, inspiration & friendship’ - and what a party it was!
Special Guest, Bailey Matthews, went down a storm and had the whole room laughing - and, of course, we are now all going to #BeMoreBailey! Bailey enjoyed himself and the dancing so much that there were even a few tears when the evening had to come to an end!
This year, the ‘Andrew Longden Hero of Disability Sport Award’ was introduced and presented at the Ball in loving memory of Andrew Longden, the CP Teens UK RaceRunning Coach. This award will be presented on an annual basis at the CP Teens UK Ball and will recognise anyone involved in disability sport who displays the same attributes that Andrew did - love, passion, outstanding commitment and a true dedication to improving the lives of disabled people in sport. This year, there could only be one winner, and this is Andrew himself. Andrew coached the CP Teens UK RaceRunning athletes, as well as Special Olympics athletes, and transformed lives with his love, passion, commitment, dedication and drive enabling many disabled youngsters to believe in themselves because he believed in them. He was a big supporter of the charity and of Ellie, Founder, who he also coached. The award was collected by Ross Longden, Andrew’s son, on behalf of Andrew and his family.
A BIG thank you to everyone who came along and showed immense support. And a BIG thank you to everyone that helped, with special thanks to Debbie, Andy, Tim, Jess, Karen, Megan and Bailey!
As ever, a very special night full of laughs and love!
** TOTAL RAISED - £6819.92 **
Photos can be found in the Gallery.
Details for the 2019 CP Teens UK Ball to be released soon.