CP Sport Partnership
DM Orthotics are excited to announce the start of a new corporate charity partnership with Cerebral Palsy Sport. DM Orthotics will be helping to fund CP Sport’s Kickstart programme which aims to develop new areas of sustainable CP specific football all across the country. The official announcement was made at the CP Sport Annual Conference held in Nottingham on 8th December 2015.
CP Sport work closely with County FAs, Football League Clubs and local charities and authorities, to create participation level football clubs for children with cerebral palsy; encouraging activity and develop playing opportunities for all. D M Orthotics will be actively getting involved in the programme by attending KickStart events around the country and will helping promote the work of CP Sport more widely to encourage even more children and young people to get involved.
Martin Matthews, Managing Director for D M Orthotics says,
“We are delighted to be working in partnership with CP Sport. D M Orthotics’ ethos is about encouraging independence and we are an advocate for active lifestyles. In this respect CP Sport and their grass roots sports programmes for people with cerebral palsy is a perfect fit. We are really looking forward to getting involved with CP Sport’s events and helping to promote sports participation for people with CP around the country.”
Ali Talbot, Chief Executive of Cerebral Palsy Sport also commented enthusiastically,
“it is fantastic to have the support of DM Orthotics. Our KisckStart programme has already helped hundreds of children and young people to access fun, regular and appropriate CP specific sessions in their local area, and it is with the help of partnerships like this one with DM Orthotics that we hope to help many more.”
Last year CP Sport held over 10 Kickstart events across the UK introducing approximately 120 children to a number of opportunities to participate in adapted forms of soccer. The Nottingham based charity are set to increase this in 2016 and also build on the success of the CPISRA World Games held earlier this year.