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Cerebra Week 2015

Cara Readle with the Cerebra Fundraising Team

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.

Fundraise for Us!

CyclathonIf you’re passionate about raising vital funds for children with neurological conditions, you’ve come to the right place!

There are lots of fun and exciting ways you can raise funds for Cerebra. From abseiling to Zumba our supporters raise money for us in all sorts of ways.

Maybe you would like to organize an event to bring your friends, family and local community together? Maybe you have a spare hour or two to help with one of our organised collection days or would like to organise a fundraising day in your own area? If so we can help by supplying t-shirts and literature. We’re here to help you help us.

We are charity partners of Skydive Swansea so if you’ve ever thought of skydiving for Cerebra, we can help!

To let us know about the event you are planning, please email us so that we can offer you all the support you need.

If you would like to help us but not sure how, download our “Fundraising A-Z”  below for some interesting ideas.

We look forward to hearing from you soon and welcoming you on to Cerebra’s team!

For more information please contact Fundraising Team on 01267 244222.


Fundraising A - Z


Your support will enable us to help families like Bethany’s:

Corporate Fundraising

The team from Tribold who raised over £8000 on a gruelling cycle ride

The team from Tribold who raised over £8000 on a gruelling cycle ride

Cerebra is a charity with universal appeal, which is why choosing us as your company’s designated charity will be fantastic for bringing together your staff, making the right impression on your customers and increasing dialogue with other parties and stakeholders.

As a relatively young charity we are all the more committed to offering our new partners something special, a rewarding and sustainable friendship where your organisation will get as much out as it puts in.

Making Cerebra your Charity of the Year is a great way to raise staff morale and get them focused on supporting our work to help children and young people with neurological conditions. Such support enables us to continue making a positive difference by raising valuable funds whilst also raising our profile and generating press coverage and other benefits for you.

There are many different ways you can support us throughout the year from fundraising events to sponsored challenges to team volunteering.

Your company may wish to organise your own activities or you may like us to work closely with you to ensure your staff meet their fundraising potential. We are flexible and happy to work with what suits your company and staff.

If you would like to hear more contact our Corporate Fundraising Team:

Your organisation can help us to support children like Adam and his family:


Challenge Card

Challenge CardAre 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!

Regular Giving

Direct Debit Logo

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.



Take part in one of Cerebra’s raffles and you could be in with the chance of winning some fantastic prizes! We hold two raffles every year and you can enter yourself or get friends and family involved. Entering into our raffles couldn’t be easier!

The next raffle is our Summer Raffle. Tickets are £1 each.

  • 1st prize – £5,000
  • 2nd prize – £1,500
  • 3rd prize – £500
  • 10 runner up prizes of £100


To request your raffle tickets please contact us on 01267 242554 or info@cerebra.org.uk or press the button below.

Sian Taylor

Sian Taylor

Sian Taylor

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 Bennett

Chris and Hannah Bennett with Elliott

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

Cara Readle

Cara Readle with the Cerebra Fundraising Team

Cara and the Fundraising Team (Cara front right)

Talented young actress Cara Readle from Swansea works with us to help raise our profile and funds for the charity.

Born with cerebral palsy, Cara has had a successful acting career. She is best known for her role as Layla in children’s TV show The Story of Tracy Beaker and has also appeared in Zig Zag Love and Casualty.

More recently Cara has worked with BBC Ouch! to share life experiences about her disability. She has also starred in the BBC Wales series Baker Boys.

Cara has thrown herself into helping us fundraise, taking part in community collections and organising her own sponsored walk along Swansea seafront.

“I am now 21 years old. I have had mild cerebral palsy from birth. I have been acting in TV and Film since the age of 12 in which I found what I love to do. I hope to carry on my acting career and I am determined to succeed without letting anything hold me back. Cerebra is a great charity which is very close to my heart. They do great work which I love to support and get involved in!”Cara Readle

Simon and Debby Spicer

Alfie Spicer

Alfie Spicer

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