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Cerebral Palsy Cymru Announces Appointment of Four New Trustees


Welsh children’s charity, Cerebral Palsy Cymru, has welcomed four new members to its board of trustees.

Wales has a growing reputation as a world leader in the treatment and management of cerebral palsy, supported by Cerebral Palsy Cymru pioneering early intervention programme ‘Better Start, Better Future’, which provides specialist therapy and support for babies and children from birth to two years of age. Last year was the busiest year on record for the charity, with over 76 new babies referred for specialist therapy and support.

The charity’s four new board members are:

Jason Llewellyn, Relationship Director, South Wales Corporate team for Barclays.

Lisa Tregale, Director of the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales, and an Executive Board member of BBC Cymru Wales.

Toby Jones who works in the Welsh Political sector in which he has specialist knowledge in Disability Rights and Legislation.

Vicky Stevenson, former Senior Manager and Physiotherapist from Hywel Dda University Health Board.

Cerebral Palsy Cymru’s new trustees Jason Llewellyn, Lisa Tregale, Toby Jones and Vicky Stevenson alongside existing trustee Caroline Cooksley

Frank Holmes, Founder Partner of Gambit Corporate Finance LLP and Chair of the Cerebral Palsy Cymru Board commented:

“As the only provider of specialist therapy for children and families living with cerebral palsy in Wales, we are determined to ensure that we can deliver our vital provision to every child and family who needs us. However, like many charities, we are experiencing an increased demand for our services, alongside growing operating costs. Our new volunteer Trustees – Lisa, Jason, Vicky and Toby – all bring with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise which will help us navigate the challenges ahead and develop a sustainable business model.

It is particularly important that Lisa and Toby both bring experience of having a child living with cerebral palsy. They will be able to share critical insight as parents and service users”.

Cerebral Palsy Cymru has announced the appointment of its new trustees as part of National Volunteers week, a weeklong celebration which gives charities and community groups the opportunity to recognise and celebrate the fantastic contribution their volunteers make. It is estimated that there over 700,000 trustees in the UK, who donate their time, knowledge and expertise to help govern and shape charities. Volunteers have been at the heart of Cerebral Palsy Cymru since it was established in 1992, helping the charity to raise money and run its four charity shops.

Cerebral Palsy Cymru provide therapy and support for children and families across Wales living with cerebral palsy

Cerebral Palsy Cymru’s mission is to improve the quality of life of all children in Wales living with cerebral palsy. The most common form of physical disability in children worldwide, it is estimated that every five days in Wales a baby will be born who will have the condition. In Wales there are currently approximately 1,800 children and 6,000 adults living with the condition.

The new Trustees follow the appointment of two senior leadership positions – Marie Wood as Director of Fundraising and Communications and Marc Roberts as Head of Retail – earlier this year.

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