Will you help us lift the cloud of limitation for children with cerebral palsy?
Fundraiser Clare Lappin uses video to thank supporters and looks at what events and initiatives will be taking place in the future. For all our videos, you can visit our moviecom.tv channel here.
Due to the continuing global economic crisis, our fundraising in the past few years has been hit hard. With charitable trusts’ incomes dwindling, companies big and small forced to call a halt to charitable donations, and individuals and families hit hard by job losses and government cuts, no area of our fundraising has been left untouched.
In this era of austerity, income from all sources has steadily fallen over the last few years and the reality is that Bobath Scotland's small fundraising team are working harder than ever to ensure our events remain profitable and that we can keep vital therapy services running.
It costs us around £2,200 to keep going every 24 hours, and we need to generate over £500,000 in voluntary income per annum to keep our centre running – no mean feat for our small fundraising team at the best of times.
We are immensely grateful to everyone who has chosen to support us in our journey so far. However, in these difficult times, it is vital that we secure the future of the charity and encourage further supporters to join us in making a real difference to people in Scotland with cerebral palsy and their families.
You can help in so many ways: by raising sponsorship for a run; by organising a bag pack at a local supermarket; by persuading your child's school to hold a Dress Down Day. You can take part in our organised events, such as Bike for Bobath, or you can use your imagination to organise your own. You could even consider leaving us a gift in your will. A browse through the fundraising section on our website should help you think up some ideas, and don't hesitate to contact our fundraising team if you need any help!
Whatever you're doing, please do it for Bobath and help make a difference to the lives of people with cerebral palsy.