Cerebra Fundraising Team
Cerebra will be holding its annual awareness week in Carmarthen town centre from 27th July to 1st August.
This year a team from the charity will be in Merlin’s Walk from 10am to 4pm each day and there’ll be lots of fun activities, games and competitions to keep the children, and the whole family, entertained. There will also be the chance to meet Sir E Bear, the charity’s giant teddy bear mascot!
Anyone who stops at the Cerebra stand and has a go at one of the games will have the chance to be entered into a free prize draw to win family tickets to local attractions such as Folly Farm, the Gwili Railway, Dinosaur Park and Manor House Wildlife Park.
Allyson Silverthorne, Community Fundraiser at Cerebra, said “Our Cerebra week in Carmarthen is one of the highlights of our year – it’s always a lot of fun and it’s so lovely to have the chance to chat to people about the charity’s work. If you’re in the area please stop and say hello”.
The charity is very grateful to the management and shops at Merlin’s Walk and to the local tourist attractions for their support.
Are you ready to take the Cerebra Challenge? Our Challenge Cards are a great way to get your friends and family involved by making a small collection.
Collecting with the Challenge Card couldn’t be easier. Every time you collect £1, scratch off one of the panels along the road. Each panel shows a new step on the road to making life a little easier for children and their families.
The Challenge Card takes you on a journey along the path that children with neurological conditions and their families must face. Every day is a new challenge for them but your collection can help them.
If you would like to request one of our Challenge Cards please call 01267 244221
The money you raise with your collection will enable us to help children like Chelsea:
Thank you and good luck!
Lots of people prefer to support us by making a monthly donation.
Committing to giving a small amount each month enables you to choose the amount you can afford and gives us the confidence and security to fund further essential research and services. We promise to spend your donation carefully and efficiently.
To set up a monthly donation by direct debit, complete the form on this page or please call us on 01267 242550.
Cara with CEO Chris Jones and some of our fundraisers
The Summer Raffle 2018 draw was conducted on
Wednesday 25th July. The winning tickets were drawn
by Cerebra Ambassador, Miss Cara Readle.
The lucky winning tickets numbers and winners are:
- 1st prize – £5,000
Ticket Number: 0281611 – Mrs Kay, Wadebridge
- 2nd prize – £1,500
Ticket Number: 1045492 – Mrs Savage, Greenford
- 3rd prize – £500
Ticket Number: 0278704 – Mrs Walke, Looe
- 10 runner up prizes of £100
Ticket Number: 0447388 – Mrs Marshall, Motherwell
Ticket Number: 0575582 – Mrs Makadam, Bolton
Ticket Number: 0846847 – Mrs G A Heal, Shelton Lock
Ticket Number: 1013357 – Mrs H Matthews, Stanford-Le-Hope
Ticket Number: 0175072 – Mrs Phillips, Bristol
Ticket Number: 0063048 – Mrs Hughes, Nailsea
Ticket Number: 0871295 – Mrs McAllister, Billericay
Ticket Number: 0106762 – Mrs Fairman, Southampton
Ticket Number: 0911763 – Ms Gadd, Rochester
Ticket Number: 0379458 – Mrs Duran, Salford
Thank you to everyone who bought tickets.
Tickets will soon be available for our next Raffle which will be drawn on 19th December 2018. Tickets cost just £1 each and help to fund Cerebra’s vital work. To request your raffle tickets please contact us on 01267 242554 or email email@example.com or press the button below.
Sian lives in Cardiff with her family. Her son Ollie has a rare genetic condition, Wolf Hirschorn Syndrome, and epilepsy. The condition means that Ollie’s growth and development are delayed, he has an intellectual disability and suffers from seizures. There is no treatment or cure.
We met Sian when the family took a break at our holiday home in Pembrokeshire and she didn’t need much persuading to support us an Ambassador.
Sian is full of praise for the work Cerebra does to support families and spreads the word through her professional and social networks.
“Cerebra is so important to families, it helps to realise that many other families are experiencing the same difficulties in raising their disabled child, but this special organisation is focused on making the children’s lives better, in any way it can. We really benefitted from a peaceful break in Valecchia. It was such a treat, to stay somewhere so lovely, with everything we needed, sensory room and all. Ollie even enjoyed a hydrotherapy session nearby. The break was therapeutic for the whole family”.Sian Taylor
Chris and Hannah with Elliott
Chris and Hannah are proud parents to Elliott. He was born 8 weeks prematurely and diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 8 months old. He has grown into a very happy, chatty little boy who can’t stop smiling!
Chris is a very active fundraiser for Cerebra, supporting events at his workplace and his local community as well as running the London 10k to raise money for us.
“We don’t know how much cerebral palsy will effect Elliott’s life, I found it very hard to come to terms with Elliott’s diagnosis but he is working so hard and making his own special journey in life. Cerebra have been very supportive to us and I am very proud to be a part of such an amazing charity.”Chris Bennett
Simon and Debby Spicer first got in touch with Cerebra for support when their son Alfie, was born with Down syndrome.
Cerebra has been a huge help in supporting the family and tackling the many unforseen challenges Alfie’s condition brings. The Innovation Centre produced a unique, specially made frame for Alfie to sit in as his poor muscle tone made traditional high chairs unsuitable. We have also funded hydrotherapy and physiotherapy to develop Alfie’s muscle tone.
In gratitude for the support they have received Simon and Debby have allowed us to use Alfie’s photo in publicity and he has starred in numerous campaigns. Simon has also fundraised for the charity through his work at the Ford plant in Southampton.
Being able to rely on the support from Cerebra as made a huge difference to Simon and Debby as they have adapted to to parenthood.
“Cerebra are absolutely brilliant”.Simon and Debby Spicer