Due to the impact of Covid19, we have made some changes to provide you with different ways to get involved but ones which keep you, our colleagues, and our clients who use our services safe.
In a year which has been tougher than ever, can you spread a little joy? This Christmas we are asking you to give a Gift of Therapy!
Let us introduce you to Kit!
Kit used our services when he was younger and here his father Charles talks about the impact that our services have had on Kit and their family life.
“Our son Kit was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy (CP) in his first year. This is devastating news for parents and suddenly puts you into a world where you have no understanding and don’t know where to start in terms of building for the future. On the suggestion of friends who’d been to Bobath, we enrolled for our first session. It is difficult to communicate how important that first session was. We went along with the understanding that we would learn about the physiotherapy needs of Kit, that would help improve him physically as he grew. However, the Centre provides so much more. The welcoming family environment provides an ‘arms around’ feeling of well-being and support for the whole family.
Of course, we learnt what Kit’s needs in terms of physio support would be, but more importantly, through the support and communication of the wonderful staff, we learnt what living with CP would be like and not to be afraid of it. Rather, embrace what we had and focus on ways to make our life as a family as rich and fulfilled as possible.
Kit has Quad CP, needs total postural support and is non-verbal. He can’t feed himself and requires total waking care. None of this is a negative though. He’s a thriving 12 year old, attending main stream school with a large circle of good friends. He’s adventurous and a bit of a thrill seeker. Much of where our life is now is due to the support we were given in the early days by the amazingly supportive staff at the Bobath Centre.
Please consider gifting a therapy session to a child this Christmas and make that same difference to another family coming to terms with understanding what CP means for their child and as a family.”
Our therapy sessions cost £100 per session.
There are three different ways that you can donate to us:
- Donate to our Virgin Money page with the reference ‘Xmas20”
- Send money direct to bank account Bobath Children, Sort Code 20-58-51, Account Number 20614017 or write a cheque to ‘The Bobath Centre for Children with CP’ and send to The Bobath Centre, Tandy House, Regal Way, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD24 4YE
- If you are wanting to spread out the cost of your donation then you can pledge to pay monthly, whether its £10 or £20 a month. Contact us now to set up a direct debit