Cerebra Week 2015 a huge success!

Sir E. Bear posed in front of our information tent

Sir E. Bear posed in front of our information tent

Every year Cerebra holds Cerebra Week in Carmarthen town centre. Over the week we pitch our information tent at Carmarthen’s Merlin’s Walk area and have a great time chatting with the town’s people and collecting money in order to fund the charity’s services.

We made sure that we kept things fun this year by having a number of activities on hand to entertain Carmarthen’s children (and big kids!). One of our most popular activities was our “find the bear” game which saw eager detectives searching for Cerebra bears in shop windows. We also held a daily draw with the prize being family tickets to different local activity each day. Over the course of the week, we gave away tickets to Folly Farm, Xcel Bowl, Laser Station, Anna’s Welsh Zoo, Tenby’s Dinosaur Park and the Gwili Steam Railway. Thank you to all of these attractions for donating tickets.

This year we introduced “Ask the Expert” which saw members of our Parent Support team joining us to answer parent’s questions. Questions ranged from issues to do with sleep to finding out a little bit more about our services and the scheme seemed to go down well with parents.

All in all the week was a huge success. We managed to raise an incredible £1,578.55 thanks to the generosity of the people of Carmarthen, as well as raising awareness of Cerebra.

We have put together a gallery of some of the best pictures from the week: