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CPotential’s inaugural fundraising gala dinner took place at the Bloomsbury Ballroom in London. My colleague, Kate Rohde, and I went along as guests of their CEO, the indefatigable Jo Honigman.
Formerly called the London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy (LCCCP), this year’s annual event was the first under their new name – “CPotential”.
Jo’s team put on a fantastic night which included a stand-up act from comedian Rosie Jones, who herself has cerebral palsy; a heartfelt speech from one of the new parents at CPotential, and a sneak preview of a new CPotential song recorded following last year’s donation of time by the Amy Winehouse Foundation at their music studio.
This independent charity has always punched well above its weight and been a lifeline for parents and children alike. Based in Muswell Hill, CPotential runs a range of activities and therapies for children including conductive education developed at the Peto Institute in Hungary. They also house Woodstar School, an independent special school for 3-11 year olds. Providers of early intervention and sessional services, including music therapy, they also organise intensive holiday sessions for a whole range of children with movement disorders. They have exciting plans to develop their site to enhance still further the services they provide through their Milkshake Tree Appeal. Their aim is to build a new wing with a hydrotherapy pool, treetop walkway, tree house, classroom, sensory roof garden, multi-use spaces and parents’ hub.
CPotential’s work is truly humbling and their positivity awe inspiring. Long may it continue!
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