Media/Maxim Invitational ‘acing’ it for Canberra kids with cerebral palsy

Maxim Invitational ‘acing’ it for Canberra kids with cerebral palsy

2014 charity tennis event to fund vital fit-out of new Cerebral Palsy Alliance therapy centre at Scullin

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Maxim Invitational 'acing' it for Canberra kids with cerebral palsy
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CANBERRA, MONDAY 21 OCTOBER 2013 – The 2014 Maxim Invitational Tennis Charity Event is shaping up to be much more than just a tennis competition- the action on the courts will be life changing for children with cerebral palsy and their families living in Canberra and surrounding areas.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance ACT is delighted to be named the official charity partner for the 2014 Maxim Invitational Event, with all money raised going towards fitting out the soon-to-be completed state of the art therapy centre at Scullin.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance CEO Rob White said the support of Maxim Chartered Accountants which runs the annual event will quite literally change the lives of local children with cerebral palsy.

‘More children have cerebral palsy than any other physical disability, with one in three of these kids unable to walk and one in five unable to talk’, Mr White said.

‘It is essential that these children receive ongoing therapy and support to enable them to become as independent as possible and interact with their families and friends.

‘Thanks to this wonderful support from the Maxim Invitational, our new therapy centre at Scullin will be so much more than just bricks and mortar.

‘All money raised at the event in February will be put towards fitting out our new centre with the latest and most efficient equipment and facilities essential to support children with cerebral palsy and their families.

Mark Peatey, Partner at Maxim Chartered Accountants, says it is an honour for their practice to be associated with Cerebral Palsy Alliance and supporting such a worthy local charity.

‘Having the funds raised by the local business community at the Invitational Charity event being utilized by local Canberra families is an outstanding outcome for everyone’, Mark said. ‘The Maxim Invitational has also been extremely fortunate to secure Harvey Norman Commercial Division as their Principal Sponsor for the 2nd year running.’

The new therapy centre on the corner of Chewing Street and Ross Smith Crescent at Scullin is due for completion in June 2014. ‘We are truly indebted to Maxim for its generosity and extend our heartfelt thanks on behalf of all the families we support throughout the region.’

Media Contact: Jennifer Durante – Media Manager – (02) 9975 8758 / 0419 802 602

Released on 21 Oct 2013