A group of young people from the Bristol based charity Cerebral Palsy Plus took to the cold waters in the Cumberland Basin as part of a special sailing and power boating day which was sponsored by Davies and Partners Solicitors.
Cerebral Palsy Plus (CPP), which is based in Fishponds, works with children and adults with Cerebral Palsy, their families and carers, with the aim of helping them live independently and to live life to the full. The Sailing day was run by the Royal Yachting Association’s Sailability charity which is based at Baltic Wharf. The charity offers sailors with disabilities the chance to enjoy the same exhilaration, enjoyment and confidence felt by able-bodied sailors.
A team from Davies and Partners Solicitors, which has a dedicated clinical negligence department that specialises in cerebral palsy cases, attended the event to help out and to brew some much needed warming teas and coffees for the 50 young sailors and their families and carers who took part in the day.
Partner Suzanne Williams said, “It was a lovely for the firm to have supported this special event and it was great for some of our team to come down and join in, cheering everyone as they had fun on the boats. We handle many cerebral palsy cases and it is important for us to support the excellent work of charities such as CPP.”
Cathy Truman, the development coordinator at CPP said, “Cerebral Palsy Plus was delighted to work in partnership with Davies and Partners on this very successful day.
Members welcomed the chance to try something new, different and exciting, thoroughly enjoying the day.
Some participants will certainly be following the day up with further lessons and Sailability sessions and everyone had a great day enjoying making new friends and catching up with existing ones.”