We are delighted to have been given the wonderful opportunity to take part in the BBC Radio 4 Appeal.
Actor Richard Mylan will be presenting the Appeal for us which will be broadcast on Sunday 27th August at 7.55am and 9.26pm and again on Thursday 31st August at 3.27pm.
Bright Ideas for Brilliant Kids
Playing with friends, days out with your family, exploring the world around you. It’s all a normal part of growing up. But for children with brain conditions these things which seem so simple and natural can be difficult, even impossible. Sometimes children need specialist equipment to help them join in with life.
At Cerebra we believe that any challenge can be overcome. We provide specialist equipment to make life easier and more enjoyable for children with brain conditions, giving them the same opportunities other children have to live an ordinary life. Just take a look at some of the great work that our Innovation Centre does.
Independence for Charlie
Charlie, whose story you can hear in the Appeal, is a great example of how we help children discover life and enjoy themselves. Charlie’s trike gives him the chance to be independent and have fun with his family and friends. He’s at the heart of the action and his days are filled with adventure. Since receiving his new trike Charlie hasn’t looked back!
Richard has appeared in many popular series and is best known for playing deputy head teacher Simon Lowsley in the BBC1 series Waterloo Road. Richard and his son Jaco were also the stars of an intimate documentary which aired on BBC One Wales – Richard and Jaco: Life With Autism. When Jaco was diagnosed as autistic, Richard was thrown into personal turmoil. He had to re-think his hopes and dreams for his son when he was just four years old. Now Jaco is 11, Richard’s biggest concern is what the future holds for him.
You can listen to why Richard is supporting us by clicking the link below.
How to listen to our Radio 4 Appeal and donate
You can listen live to our Appeal on Sunday 27th August at 7.55pm and 9.26pm and Thursday 31st August at 3.27 by tuning into Radio 4 on Digital radio, FM Radio (FM 92 – 95 FM, 103-105 FM) or on channel 704 on Freeview.
You will also be able to listen to it through the Radio 4 website from 27th August and we’ll post a link here when it’s available.
You can donate by phone, post, or on-line from 27th August and we’ll post all the details here.
If you would like to donate to us before then, you can do so on-line here or by texting CERE17 and the amount you would like to give to 70070.
Also, follow our updates on social media by following the hashtag #R4Appeal.
Thank you for your support. Together we can help families of children with brain injuries discover a better life together.
Watch Charlie enjoying his trike: