At my book launch back in September, one of my guests told me about a charity which was looking for new trustees – Cerebral Palsy Sport. I wasn’t sure though. I’ve never been into sport and I wasn’t sure if I’d have the time to commit to the charity.
Nonetheless, I decided to take a look at the CP Sport website and I have to say, I was interested. The main focus of the organisation is support people with Cerebral Palsy to reach their sporting potential and to improve their quality of life through sport, physical activity and active recreation. Having worked in a charity for seven years previously, I felt I’d have something to offer them, even if I wasn’t especially sporty! After a phone call with the CEO, I was hooked and decided to put in an application.
After a very friendly and welcoming interview, I am proud to say that I’ve been appointed on to the board and am looking forward to the new challenges which lie ahead. My first being to support the Charity with its “Get. Set. Raise” Appeal this March – which is also Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month.
The aim of the appeal is to raise £10,000 and there’s 3 main ways that people can get involved:
- “Do your bit in your sports kit” – go to work or school in your sports kit and make a donation;
- Organise a sports themed event – bake sale, sports quiz or a mini-Olympics;
- Take on a personal challenge – the choice is yours!!
I’m proud to be apart of this brilliant charity and would urge you to get involved too!