fundraising

Fundraising

We need to raise £8.50 of every £10 it costs to make magic moments possible. There are around 15,000 people in Scotland who have cerebral palsy. With your help we will be able to reach many more of them at our cerebral palsy therapy centre, online and in their own communities.

If you‘d like to talk about your fundraising idea or simply say hello, the fundraising team would love to hear from you. Please feel free to give them a call on 0141 352 5000 or contact us.

WHY CHOOSE US

Together we can open up a world of possibilities.

Cerebral palsy is the most common childhood disability, affecting around 1 in 500 people. It is a lifelong condition caused by damage to the brain before, during or after birth. Cerebral palsy (CP) affects muscle control and movement. Whilst the brain damage will not change, what an individual can achieve is dependent on access to help. The impact of CP is broad;

  • 2 in 3 of people with CP are able to walk, but many need walking aids
  • 1 in 4 is unable to talk
  • 1 in 2 has an intellectual impairment
  • 1 in 4 has epilepsy
  • Most sadly, 3 in 4 experience pain every day.

 

Working with Children and Families

Through the generosity of donors over the last 20 years, we have helped many children with profound cerebral palsy to reach their full potential in life. These children are often unable to walk, communicate, eat, drink, or even sit without help.

Their future is one of dependence, discomfort and pain. These children, although severely disabled, are often intelligent and many want to be independent.

If we raise enough funds, together we can provide practical and emotional support to children and empower parents to give their child the best possible start in life.

Many more children who would benefit from our work have been identified for therapy, so we are determined to raise the funds necessary to ensure that no child goes without the support they so desperately need.

Empowering Adults

With help from the RS Macdonald Charitable Trust and The Robertson Trust, we have also been able to develop a special service for adults, where none exists within the NHS. Even simple adjustments can be transformational in everyday life enabling people to live independently, work, develop relationships and social lives and be an active part of their community.

There are around 15,000 people in Scotland living with cerebral palsy. You can ensure that even children and adults with the most challenging and complex needs receive the vital care we provide at Bobath Scotland.

What happens in Bobath therapy?

Our team of specialist speech and language, occupational, and physiotherapists provide intensive blocks of therapy tailored to meet the needs of the specific child or adult. Typically, seven key practical areas are focused on in therapy: communication, mobility, independent living, personal care, play/leisure, accessing the curriculum and physical management of the condition. For example, whether a child wants to be able to operate their wheelchair more confidently in the playground, or a parent wants their child to sleep more peacefully at night or an adult wants to be able to reduce their pain when sitting for long periods at work, we will do everything we can to make this possible.