Cerebral Palsy Scotland has received £10,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund in Scotland to support its fun play and therapy group for babies and their families.
Baby buds is the charity’s fortnightly group for children aged 0-24 months and their families. The group welcomes any family who is concerned about their child’s motor development, or who have been given a diagnosis of cerebral palsy.
Run by Cerebral Palsy Scotland’s team of specialist therapists, Baby buds is full of messy play, sensory exploration, songs and stories. Sessions are designed to provide opportunities to help children develop movement to enable play, exploration and communication.
The therapy team are also able to give parents and carers guidance on how to help their child when they are with them every day. The group is also important in allowing parents of young children with cerebral palsy to meet each other, at a time when many can feel isolated.
Commenting on the award, Isla Campbell Lupton, Head of Fundraising and Communications at Cerebral Palsy Scotland, said:
“We are extremely grateful to have received this award from The National Lottery Community Fund, which has been made possible through the generosity of National Lottery players.
“Our Baby buds group is a really important part of what we do to support children with cerebral palsy. The group allows young children to benefit from regular specialist support at an age where targeted input is critical in enhancing their development, as well as providing an opportunity for parents to meet others in a similar situation.
“We would like to say a huge thank you to The National Lottery Community Fund for enabling us to continue running this much-needed service.”
The National Lottery Community Fund, Scotland Chair, Kate Still, said:
“National Lottery funding can make amazing things happen in local communities across the country. This project delivered by Cerebral Palsy Scotland is a great example of community activity in action, showing just what can be achieved when people come together for a common cause or to help others.
“National Lottery players can be proud to know that the money they raise is helping to support this vital work which is making a real difference to so many.”
For more information on Baby buds, and to register your interest, visit our Baby buds webpage.