Christine Bunting, Director at Hyphen Law has been working tirelessly to promote the work that Cerebra does for some time, even going so far as to complete a skydive to raise funds for us. Now, she has been recognised with a prestigious award at our recent charity reception at 10 Downing Street.
Christine was named was named a ‘Point of Light’ by Prime Minister David Cameron for the part she played in forming a group of fundraisers in London.
She was instrumental in setting up the London Minds group to support the work of Cerebra, having been made aware of the charity through her work at Hyphen Law who specialise in supporting people with a mental impairment. Christine wanted to find a way for the firm to support people beyond their clients. She realised that she could help the charity to access a key audience of potential supporters in London and set up London Minds.
With London Minds, Christine has united a team of six other professionals based in London who are all committed to raising awareness and support for the charity. By promoting Cerebra at exhibitions and events Christine has already reached hundreds of people and raised important funds for Cerebra in her first year of supporting the charity and hopes to expand even further in the coming years.
Christine is the latest recipient of a Point of Light award, which recognises outstanding individual volunteers, people who are making a change in their community and inspiring others. Each day, someone, somewhere in the country is selected to receive the award to celebrate their remarkable achievements.
Prime Minister David Cameron said:
“Christine has shown great initiative in helping a fantastic charity to raise awareness and funding for its work in London. Cerebra is a lifeline for many children and young people with neurological conditions and their families. By inspiring others to give their time and money, Christine has helped Cerebra to support even more young people, and she thoroughly deserves to be recognised as a Point of Light.”
“I am extremely humbled yet incredibly proud to accept this significant award on behalf of Cerebra and its dedicated team of staff and volunteers. I am by no means the only person helping to get Cerebra’s London Minds group up and running and to raise awareness in the capital. I am part of a great team of people who are working hard to get the word out that Cerebra is there to provide help and support to children and their families whose lives have been affected by neurological conditions and to give them the opportunity to have a happier, more fulfilled and enjoyable life together.”
Sian Morgan head of Fundraising and PR at Cerebra said:
“We are delighted that Christine Bunting has been chosen to receive this prestigious award. She is such a passionate supporter of Cerebra’s work and has already done so much to help us raise the charity’s profile, communicate with new audiences and secure vital support in key areas. Her commitment, enthusiasm and determination make her a very worthy recipient of a Points of Light Award.”
Christine raised £3,500 for Cerebra through her skydive in the summer in addition to her work through the London Minds. Her colleagues at Hyphen Law are also proactively raising awareness and funds to support our work.
Regardless of whether it’s a doctor restoring local monuments in her free time, a father teaching young people life skills, or a local musician giving a voice to lonely people, the Point of Light award honours shining examples of volunteering across the UK.