An Event With Tremendous Potential

“It was great to see a steady flow of visitors at our booth,” said Amy Hogan who took a break off researching for the CP Society to staff the CP information stand at the World Cerebral Palsy day. Michael Northcott and Mary, the mobility companion dog, helped her man the stall at the Waitakere City event, organised by the Carlson School on Tuesday 6 th October.

The booth attracted genuinely interested visitors who were curious about what the CP Society did and the people were delighted to hear about our variety of programmes.

Elsewhere around the Trust Arena there was fun to be had, as well as information to absorb. The fun part took the form of boccia and basketball demos and the Halberg Trust were there with a variety of sporting information. At the epicentre was information about the Wilson Home, University students doing research, Glowkids promoting Conductive Education for children, the latest advancements in technology, books for low level readers, a booth raising awareness of siblings with disability connections and a stage which featured a band and an opportunity for anyone with a dose of courage to enter stage right to express their talent.

It was a courageous effort by the Carlson School to put on such an event. I would like to see it develop and expand its CP awareness theme and perhaps invite mainstream schools to join in the activities alongside the CP kids.

Ross Flood