A community sponsored walk and fun day will be taking place in Barvas this Saturday (27th September) from 1pm-3pm to help raise funds for and awareness of cerebral palsy. The day’s activities tie in with similar events taking place across the globe on World Cerebral Palsy Day on 1st October.
The sponsored walk will take participants to the Barvas and Brue Community Centre for 1pm, where there will be fun day activities including a bouncy castle, face painting, a nail bar, raffles, and a lucky dip. Raffle prizes include goodies from By Rosie, The Good Food Boutique, Delights, and much more.
An information display will be set up to inform people about the condition, and another will tell the story of Paralympic Gold medallist Stephen Miller, who himself has cerebral palsy. Stephen has kindly donated his signed GB Paralympic top and another athletic shirt, as well as a signed copy of his autobiography, which will be displayed and raffled at the event.
The day’s activities are being organised by the parents, family and friends of Joshua Frost Campbell, who was diagnosed with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy two years ago, shortly before his 2nd birthday. Saturday’s fun day is the first in a series of fundraising events, and it is hoped that with the money raised, he will be able to attend The Bobath Therapy Centre in Glasgow, which helps improve the lives of children and adults with cerebral palsy and other similar neurological conditions.