From Hollywood to Cardiff… 4 inspirational women from the world of Fashion and Beauty will be coming together to support a Welsh children’s charity that makes a difference to the lives of children across Wales who have cerebral palsy.
These inspirational women, all from South Wales, will be joining established ladies event, ‘A Question of Women 2019’ as part of a chat show panel to share their stories, tips and humour and, most importantly, raise funds for Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales.
Hosted by S4C’s Angharad Mair, the panel will consist of BAFTA winning Sian Grigg, personal makeup artist to the stars of Hollywood such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Natalie Portman, Sophie Pycroft, Co-owner of ‘Spectrum Collections’ – the makeup brushes taking the internet by storm – and fashion designer, Abigail Love, the creative genius behind designer label ‘RAIN Fashion’.
The evening, held at the Cardiff Marriott Hotel on 10th May 2019, will consist of a drinks reception, 2 course meal, an exclusive goodie bag for every guest, musical entertainment and chat show segment with our special guests. An evening not to be missed!
The Welsh charity, based in Whitchurch, provides specialist therapy and treatment to children across Wales who have cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is the most common disability in children and affects an estimated 1,800 children in Wales. The charity not only supports the children but gives families practical advice and emotional support to cope with what can be an uncertain journey ahead.
Every year, the charity needs to raise £1.5M to keep the centre running. 76% of this overall income comes from donations, gifts in wills, retail activity and fundraising events such as ‘A Question of Women’ which means that the charity can continue to provide their services free of charge to families across Wales. Families with children like Arabella…
Arabella was born 10 weeks premature and was very poorly at birth. Her parents were told that she had complications with her heart and that she had bleeds on both sides of the brain. After 9 weeks in hospital, Arabella was allowed home but still required oxygen for over 6 months. After noticing that Arabella was using only her right hand , her parents, after discussions with their physiotherapist, decided to refer Arabella to Bobath Wales.
“When we arrived at Bobath for our first visit, we had mixed emotions,” said mum, Amanda. “We didn’t want Arabella to have any physical disability but we were immediately put at ease. The two physiotherapists who assessed Arabella were incredible and meeting with Glenys, the Family Support Officer was also a huge support. They were able to give us emotional support (more than they probably realise) in addition to giving us an individual programme to work on at home with Arabella.”
Since she was referred to Bobath Wales, Arabella has had blocks of specialist therapy, each consisting of five sessions over two weeks, every 4 months. She has just turned 2 and is meeting all her milestones and goals set out for her by the therapy team at the Centre.
“The impact that Bobath has had has been huge!” exclaimed Amanda. “With every block of therapy, Arabella’s development has progressed greatly. Without Bobath we really don’t think Arabella would be where she is to date.”
A Question of Women 2019 will take place on the 10th May 2019 at 7pm at The Cardiff Marriott Hotel. Tickets are £40pp and can be booked online via www.bobathwales.org or by calling the Bobath Wales fundraising team on 09290 522600.