World CP Day is a global awareness campaign held annually to tackle misconceptions about cerebral palsy and to provide a platform for people living with the condition. We decided to turn up the volume on Birmingham’s ‘Go Green for CP’ campaign this year, partnering up with Cerebral Palsy Midlands to turn the city green and create a week of positive activities to raise awareness.
There was a range of community engagement throughout the week; receiving fantastic support and recognition from The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, spreading the word about cerebral palsy in our local ASDA store, dressing up in green across both charities’ services and lighting up iconic buildings.
Lightwoods House in Bearwood was dowsed in green light throughout the whole week, while Old Joe’s Clock Face at University of Birmingham began glowing green on the day itself, along with The Library of Birmingham’s spectacular architecture twinkling like emeralds in the distance!
The highlight of our week had to be the ‘photo flash-mob’ at Old Joe; around 50 individuals either living with cerebral palsy or with a personal connection to cerebral palsy gathered at the famous clock. We played music, shared stories, met new friends and caught up with old ones, waved our green glowsticks and took some memorable photos at this iconic location – all to represent Birmingham has a place uniting in support and awareness for people with cerebral palsy.