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HRH The Duchess of Gloucester says 'Welcome Home' to Bobath Scotland

Bobath Scotland proudly welcomed its patron, HRH the Duchess of Gloucester, for her inaugural visit to the charity’s new therapy centre on the 8th of July this year.

The charity – which provides vital, holistic therapy to children from across Scotland with cerebral palsy – has led a nomadic existence since its launch in 1995. But 18 months ago, it realised its dream of moving into a permanent home in Glasgow’s Port Dundas.

On arrival, Her Royal Highness was greeted by Deputy Lieutenant, Mrs Christine Devine, and was then given a tour of the specially adapted, state-of-the-art therapy centre by Bobath Scotland Head of Therapy Catherina Van Der Walt. The Duchess had the opportunity to meet some of the children and young people who attend the centre, including Dominic O’Neill (18), of Newton Mearns, whose parents, Claire and Martin, were among those who set up the charity in Scotland when their son was aged two.

Charlotte Deans (6) of Bothwell, Lanarkshire, presented the Duchess with a pictorial memento of her visit to the Bobath Scotland Children’s Cerebral Palsy Therapy Centre. She has been attending Bobath Scotland since February 2007 with parents Sarah and Stephen, whose family and friends who have supported the charity through a number of fund-raising events.

An Inspirational Visit

In a subsequent letter, lady-in-waiting Lucinda Hanbury noted that “Her Royal Highness was most impressed by the updated facilities now on offer and very much enjoyed meeting many of the staff, children and their families.”

Jim Campbell, chairman of Bobath Scotland, said: “It was a delight to welcome our patron, HRH The Duchess of Gloucester, to the permanent home we’ve so longed for.

“Her visit was an inspiration to the children and families who attend for therapy, and to the therapists, fund-raisers, administration and support staff, supporters and volunteers who make our work in Scotland possible.”
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Bobath Scotland, Cerebral Palsy Therapy Centre, Bradbury House, 10 High Craighall Road, Craighall Business Park, Glasgow G4 9UD. Tel No 0141 352 5000 Email:
Bobath Scotland is a Scottish Charity, Index no SC022695 and a company limited by guarantee, No. SC149287