We were delighted to have Cerebral Palsy Scotland as our charity of the year for 2018, known then as Bobath Scotland.
Bobath Scotland is is a Scottish charity devoted to improving the quality of life for children and adults with cerebral palsy. Every six hours a child is born who will be diagnosed with cerebral palsy. As the most common physical disability in childhood – affecting posture, movement, speech and vision - life can be challenging for people who are living with the condition. Bobath Scotland provides vital therapy at their Glasgow-based centre, supporting both the individual and their family/carers in a relaxed, non-clinical and fun environment. The charity input enhances each person’s mobility, communication and independent living skills and, thus, their everyday quality of life.
Our first challenge to raise money for Bobath Scotland was the Dragon Boat Challenge, which took place on 2 June 2018. We all thoroughly enjoyed rowing in our boat as team JEL. We came third in the race and had a truly fantastic day in the sunshine. We were delighted to raise over £1,500 for the charity.
On 1 September 2018, we then got on our bikes for the charity! A fantastic day was had by all as we cycled around the lovely Isle of Cumbrae, raising more funds for Cerebeal Palsy Scotland as our charity of the year.
In December 2018, as our year of having Bobath Scotland as our nominated charity came to an end, we were delighted to hold a final event to raise funds for this very worthwhile cause during our festive lunch. It was great fun to fundraise during our festive lunch, wear our Christmas jumpers and raise money for this fantastic charity.
Overall we enjoyed all of our events for Bobath and we were delighted to raise a total of £3,094.28 for this worthy cause.
Stephanie Fraser, CEO of Bobath Scotland, had this to say about our partnership: "Bobath Scotland is delighted to be chosen as Just Employment Law’s charity of the year 2018. Bobath therapy can make a real difference to children and adults with cerebral palsy as they navigate the challenges of school, home and community with a lifelong disability. It’s focused on making the most of a child and parents’ abilities, and on what someone can do for themselves. None of this would be possible without the help of supporters like Just Employment Law.”