Did you know cerebral palsy affects around 135,000 adults in the UK? Did you know it is the most common physical disability in childhood? Probably not - it's a condition most of us have heard of but perhaps not had much experience of.
This Wednesday is World Cerebral Palsy Day - a global campaign to raise awareness of cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a life-long condition that affects movement. Its impact can range from a weakness in one hand, to almost a complete lack of voluntary movement. It is a complex condition, often associated with other conditions or disabilities, but not always.
In the West Midlands, there is a wonderful small charity working with adults who have cerebral palsy - Cerebral Palsy Midlands. I've had the pleasure of getting to know them over the last few years, including Zoom baking sessions in lockdown! This week they are running a World CP Day themed week of activities and will be at Birmingham Town Hall tomorrow when it's illuminated green for World CP Day.
If you're in Birmingham or maybe around one of the other landmarks across the UK going green for World CP Day, please take a moment to look at World Cerebral Palsy Day to learn more about the campaign.
As cerebral palsy affects more than 17 million people worldwide, there are millions of reasons to make your voice heard on October 6. Join the movement this World Cerebral Palsy day to help create awareness and action around cerebral palsy,