For several years, income from fundraising and donations has made up more than ¾ of the funds required to run the Centre and our outreach services each year.
Every gift we receive, no matter the size, helps to make a difference to the children and families who we exist to support.Nonetheless, supporters who make regular gifts to us are exceptionally important – because ongoing and consistent support helps to plan our services.
If you are one of those generous existing supporters, thank you very much indeed!
In the early 1990s one couple made a very special gift that we shall we be forever grateful for. Glenys and Bob Evans were part of the remarkable group of parents who founded Bobath Wales. Glenys, who is today our Family Support Coordinator, tells the magical story of how a group of parents, frustrated by having no other choice than to travel to London if they wanted to access specialist Bobath therapy for their children, huddled in a South Wales pub one evening and made the inspirational pledge to open a Bobath Centre for Wales, both for their own children who had cerebral palsy, and also for the future generations yet to be born.
A few months later, after many letters on her type writer and approaches to anybody and everybody who might be able to help, Glenys received a phone call from the local health board to say 19 Park Road in Cardiff was available. A few of the Founding Parents went to look around. The Health Board said they could have the building on two conditions – they paid £30 up front in rent for the next 3 years, and they do all the refurbishment required. Glenys wasn’t going to miss this incredible opportunity and duly paid the £30 to secure the premises!
That year we helped 45 children. Fast forward 25 years and in 2017/18 we treated 489 children and delivered 1,744 sessions of specialist therapy.
Yet none of this progress would have been possible without the Founding Parents’ determination and hard work – and Glenys and Bob’s gift of £30.
To mark that special gift and to help us increase that vital, regular income, we therefore appeal today to those of you who are able, to join the very special ‘1992 Club’. Members will be donors who give £30+ per month or an annual gift of £360+.
In addition to the feedback we provide to our existing invaluable regular donors, members of the 1992 Club will receive an invitation to an exclusive event every year and a copy of the Annual Review with a personal letter from our Centre Director, Jenny Carroll.
To sign up to become a member to the 1992 Club, click here.
If you would like further information about the 1992 Club, or if you have any questions please contact Rachel Morgan, Head of Income Generation, on 02920 522600 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.