Paul’s son Adam was born with a rare brain condition and has battled physical and mental developmental delay since birth. Diagnosed with an umbrella diagnosis of cerebral palsy, he is heavily reliant on his family for the support and care that he needs every day.
On speaking to Paul on his inspiration to fundraise, he says “Adam is a popular, happy, cheeky child bursting with character and personality, but as a parent of a child with a disability, one of the critical concerns is a fear of the future. What will Adam’s life look like when he grows up? How can we ensure that he is able to get as much out of life as possible? As a result of Adam’s support network, we’ve been lucky enough to meet a range of brilliant kids and their families facing up to all kinds of challenges.”
This is thanks to charities like Scope, that exist to make Britain a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. They provide support, information and advice to more than a quarter of a million disabled people and their families every year.
“We realised quickly that all of these kids have got potential to achieve meaningful things in their lives. Organisations like Scope enable this potential to be unlocked.”
You can support Paul via his Virgin Money Giving page and, like Paul, you too can become a fundraising hero for a great cause.
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