Tuesday, 6 October 2015

October 7 is World cerebral palsy (CP) Day, which aims to raise awareness of cerebral palsy across the globe.

Dear Mr Jones, October 7 is World CP Day, which aims to raise awareness of cerebral palsy across the globe.


Although cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common physical disability in childhood, it is widely misunderstood. Through World CP Day, we have the opportunity to raise awareness of CP in our communities and assist others to look beyond the disability.

CP is a complex, lifelong disability. It primarily affects movement, but people with CP may also have visual, learning, hearing, speech, epilepsy and intellectual impairments. It can be mild – a weakness in one hand – to severe – where people have little control over movements or speech and may need 24 hour assistance.

Action Cerebral Palsy would love your support in promoting World CP Day to raise awareness of cerebral palsy, particularly through social media.

Tweet about Action Cerebral Palsy and World CP Day

§ Our twitter name is @action_cp

§ Our hashtag is ‪#‎worldcpday‬

We would be very grateful if you would consider taking one of the actions above. If you need any assistance, or would like information on cerebral palsy within your constituency, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards,

Amanda Richardson
Chair
Action Cerebral Palsy