Bobath Scotland, our Charity of the Year 2013/14

Child enjoying sunshine with eyes shut and arms wide

Digby Brown were delighted to announce that Bobath Scotland, a Scottish charity devoted to improving the quality of life for children and adults with cerebral palsy, will be the firm’s Charity of the Year for 2013/14.

Sue Grant and Ruth Kelliher from Digby Brown’s Clinical Negligence team joined Bobath staff, along with young people and families that the charity supports, at the Bobath Scotland therapy centre earlier this week to celebrate the news.

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Photo showing Sue Grant, Stephanie Fraser, Kieran Allan and his Dad, Kieran Allan, Ruth Kelliher

From left to right, Sue Grant,  Stephanie Fraser (Bobath Scotland CEO), Kieran Allan and his Dad, Kieran Allan, Ruth Kelliher

Bobath Scotland was delighted to receive the news that they had been chosen as Digby Brown’s charity of the year for 2013/14. As a charity heavily reliant upon support from the general public, partnerships of this nature are always very welcome in enabling Bobath Scotland to realise its overall aim of helping people through Scotland with cerebral palsy achieve a better quality of life.

“Corporate partnerships are important for us in a number of ways as not only do they contribute financially, they also greatly help in raising awareness of cerebral palsy and our vital work with people who are living with this disabling condition” said Bobath Scotland’s Chief Executive Stephanie Fraser.  “We look forward to working with Digby Brown over the coming year in a range of activities that their staff will be involved in.”

Clare Lappin, Head of Fundraising at Bobath Scotland, added: “Digby Brown have already committed to taking part in our forthcoming Charity Golf Day on 16th May at the Earl of Mar Golf Club and our ever-popular Dragon Boat Challenge on Loch Lomond on the 8th June.”

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Photo showing Stephanie Fraser, Ruth Kelliher, Oliver Syme and his mum, Danielle Wilson, Macie McCann being hled by mum Jodie Welsh, Sue Grant

From left to right, Stephanie Fraser (Bobath Scotland), Ruth Kelliher, Oliver Syme and his mum, Danielle Wilson, Macie McCann being held by mum Jodie Welsh, Sue Grant

Details of these events, and others, can be found at https://cerebralpalsyscotland.org.uk/ 

Sue Grant, Head of Digby Brown’s Clinical Negligence department said; “The Digby Brown Clinical Negligence team recently had the opportunity to visit the Bobath Scotland therapy centre. All of us were hugely impressed by the facilities, the therapies offered and the dedication of everyone involved with the charity.

“At Digby Brown, we’re committed to helping children and young people with cerebral palsy and their families in any way we can. We’re delighted to nominate Bobath Scotland as our Charity of the Year for 2013. I know our staff across Scotland are looking forward to helping raise funds to support Bobath’s inspiring work and increase awareness of cerebral palsy.”

Cerebral palsy affects approximately one in every 500 children and is caused by damage to the brain before, during or up to two years after birth.  The damage affects the messages sent from and received by the brain and how the brain interprets these messages.  Areas affected can include mobility, communication, fine motor skills, vision, hearing, perception and learning.

Bobath Scotland has helped more than 900 children from across Scotland in their eighteen year history, and is currently half-way through a two-year pilot project providing therapy to adults with cerebral palsy.  Highly-trained specialist therapists at Bobath Scotland provide physiotherapy, speech & language therapy and occupational therapy to help people overcome the barriers restricting their lives and reach their full potential.

Further Information

For information from Bobath Scotland contact Stephanie Fraser:
T 0141 352 5000
E Stephanie.fraser@bobathscotland.org.uk

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Photo showing Stephanie Fraser, Ruth Kelliher, Catharina van der Walt(Head of Therapy, Bobath Scotland), Oliver Syme and his mum, Danielle Wilson, Macie McCann being hled by mum Jodie Welsh, Sue Grant, Sandra Mackay (Occupational Therapist, Bobath Scotland)

From left to right, Stephanie Fraser (Bobath Scotland), Ruth Kelliher, Catharina van der Walt (Head of Therapy, Bobath Scotland), Oliver Syme and his mum, Danielle Wilson, Macie McCann being held by mum Jodie Welsh, Sue Grant, Sandra Mackay (Occupational Therapist, Bobath Scotland)