Bobath receives grant of £5000 from Crerar Hotels Trust

Bobath therapy session

The Crerar Trust has announced that it has awarded a grant of £5000 to Bobath Scotland to provide therapy for children with Cerebral Palsy.

Therapy at Bobath is centred around play and developing key life skills such as dressing, eating and communication.

Working on techniques to eat or dress more independently, finding and using the right tools to improve handwriting, or learning to use a high-tech aid to assist with communication are all examples of the kinds of activities that therapists and children regularly work on together in therapy sessions.

The results can be transformational, with even small improvements leading to increased independence and a growth in children’s self-esteem. 

Crerar Hotels operate 12 hotels and inns across the UK, of which 11 are based in Scotland. Uniquely, up to 50% of the group’s distributable profits are donated to charities operating within areas where Crerar Hotels are based.

The Trust, which is chaired by Paddy Crerar, has awarded £7m of grants to over 400 organisations over the last 16 years. In this current funding round, £385,000 of grants were awarded to 50 organisations, including those providing support across health, education, and social inclusion to people of all ages. 

Paddy Crerar, Chairman, of The Crerar Trust and Chief Executive of Crerar Hotels commented: 

We are delighted to have made this award to Bobath Scotland and look forward to hearing how this funding helps impact their work. Crerar Hotels is committed to giving back to the local community to help it grow and thrive, and provide opportunities that may otherwise seem out of reach. For every stay our customers have with us they are supporting others, who really need it. It is great for our folk in the hotels to see their hard work and efforts helping people in their own communities as well as those from throughout the whole of Scotland and Yorkshire.” 

Stephanie Fraser, Chief Executive of Bobath Scotland added: 

“We would like to thank Crerar Hotels for donating this fantastic sum to Bobath Scotland, the national charity that provides therapy and support to children and adults across the country who are living with Cerebral Palsy. 

“Evidence tells us that disabled children would like the same things as their peers, and that they might need a bit of extra help to allow them to do these things. They have similar interests, hobbies and hopes for the future as others their age. Fundamentally, children with Cerebral Palsy want the same chances to enjoy and participate in life - Bobath therapy helps them to achieve this.”