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On 12th October 2012 the Tartan Army Children’s charity paid a visit Bobath Wales to donate £5000 and learn about their ground breaking work with Children that suffer from Cerebral Palsy.
Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales provides bespoke physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy. Bobath therapists are state-registered and work together as a team to combine these disciplines to give each child the skills to explore their world, communicate their needs, maximise their potential and so improve their quality of life.
At a recent visit to Bobath Scotland TACC witnessed the life changing effects of Bobath therapy and is delighted to support an organisation who focus on ability and not disability.
It is estimated that there are around 1800 children in Wales with cerebral palsy and Bobath Wales works with nearly 450 of them. TACC’s £5000 donation will help more children access this life changing therapy.
Gail Griffiths from Bobath Wales said “Our mission is to deliver world class Bobath therapy to as many children with cerebral palsy in Wales as possible and we are delighted that the Tartan Army Children’s Charity has chosen to support our work. It means so much to the children and their families, thank you!”
During the visit, facility tour and Q&A the TACC team got a chance to meet Ffion, Charlotte and Leuan who told us about the life changing experiences they have had thanks to Bobath therapy. It was a humbling, informative and good natured visit that unfortunately saw our hosts correctly predict the football score. That being said it was the children of Wales that benefited from this friendship and that my friends is what really matters.