Media releases 2014

CANBERRA, Thursday 11 December 2014– Christmas will arrive early for Canberra children with a disability, as the community rallies to grant ‘12 Days of Christmas Wishes’.

Each day between December …read more

DUBBO, Friday 21 November 2014– Christmas is arriving early in Dubbo this year for parents and carers of children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

The Dubbo Commonwealth Respite & …read more

CANBERRA, TUESDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2014 – Children and adults with a disability from Canberra and surrounding areas are today celebrating the opening of Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s $2 million therapy centre …read more

ORANGE, Friday 14 November 2014 – There’s a very special lunch being held today in Orange in the state’s central west. A group of women, mostly aged in their 70s …read more

BONDI BEACH – What better way to encourage Sydney high school kids to promote social inclusion, than do it whilst enjoying what is arguably the country’s best gelato!

Gelato Messina has …read more

SYDNEY, FRIDAY 31 OCTOBER 2014– She is perhaps the longest standing disability advocate in the country. And in a remarkable contribution, her tireless efforts have all been voluntary.

Mrs Marelle …read more

QUEENS PARK, 28 OCTOBER 2014 – It’s a simple one word greeting that we use every day, but its power can be profound in protecting against bullying and social isolation …read more

Professor Nadia Badawi has been announced as a winner in The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards for 2014.

Professor Badawi has been recognised in the …read more

WEDNESDAY 1 OCTOBER 2014 – People with cerebral palsy from as far afield as Turkey, Nepal and China are celebrating alongside residents in more than 40 other countries thanks to …read more

PARRAMATTA, 1 OCTOBER 2014 – The passion and dedication of a young resident from the Parramatta area who is determined to stamp out bullying of kids with a disability has …read more

WILLOUGHBY, THURSDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2014 – It’s the daily morning angst in many a household – finding a matching pair of school socks.

But for parents of students at Willoughby …read more

WAGGA WAGGA, WEDNESDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2014 – Motherhood often brings people together, but when three Wagga Wagga mums connected over a shared journey, they took action to change lives.  

Kellie …read more

TOOWOOMBA, TUESDAY 16 SEPTEMBER  2014 – When Elizabeth Addie decided to attend a hydrotherapy session at her local pool, she didn’t expect to meet someone who would  inspire her to take …read more

DEAN PARK, MONDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2014 – Little Pippa may only be four years old, but she is already proving to have international star quality!

The Dean Park girl has cerebral …read more

MANLY VALE, WEDNESDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2014 – It could well be the most active high school in all of NSW! The girls and staff of Mackellar Girls Campus have swapped …read more

NORTH ROCKS, WEDNESDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2014 – Three school girls are showing maturity way beyond their years in signing up for the STEPtember activity challenge and helping change lives.

10-year-old …read more

ADELAIDE, WEDNESDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2014 –An Adelaide school boy and his family are changing perceptions of disability – one step at a time.

9-year-old Nicholas Mann was diagnosed with cerebral …read more

CANBERRA, FRIDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2014 – She may only be 8 years old, but the enthusiasm and passion of junior Raiders cheerleader Eireann Wood is already inspiring others to take …read more

NEWCASTLE – This is one home video you won’t want to miss. Little Sarah Crawford arrives at the gates of her Newcastle preschool, and, steadied by the protective arms of …read more

Jenna (24) and Henry Thompson (17) are now all grown up, but they still value the support they received over the years from Dubbo’s Cerebral Palsy Alliance therapy team.

The …read more

A day before the month-long activity campaign STEPtember even starts, Australians have donated an impressive $1 million to provide vital equipment, therapy and research which will be life-changing for children …read more

ALLAMBIE HEIGHTS, 1 SEPTEMBER 2014 – They’re arguably the world’s top minds in cerebral palsy research. But for one morning at least, they are swapping their lab coats for bikes …read more

He may only be 8 years old, but Bailey is already inspiring his local community to take action to change lives.

Bailey Stokes from Tamworth has cerebral palsy and like …read more

SYDNEY, 28 AUGUST 2014 – As the race to the NRL finals series hots up, the action on the sidelines looks set to step up a gear in support of …read more

WAMBERAL, TUESDAY 26 AUGUST 2014 – Little Edward Davenport was just five-years-old when he passed away in 1995. Nearly 20 years later, his legacy lives on with his entire family …read more

RICHMOND, MONDAY 25 AUGUST 2014 – He may only be 6 years old, but he is already inspiring his local community to take action to change lives.

Little Jacob Currant …read more

PERTH, FRIDAY 22 AUGUST 2014 – Its mantra is to ‘make a difference one child at a time’.  Perth’s Kidz Galore Early Learning Centre network is more than living up …read more

GRANVILLE, FRIDAY 22 AUGUST 2014 – They’re usually focused on roads and peak hour traffic, but for the next month staff at Premier Cabs’ Granville base will be more concerned …read more

In a great example of girl power, two sisters from Hornsby are set for a marathon month of activity to change lives and give children with cerebral palsy reason to …read more

CANBERRA, THURSDAY 21 AUGUST 2014 – He’s used to sprinting to the finish line in world record time, but now Evan O’Hanlon is preparing to pace himself for a month-long …read more

NORTH ROCKS, WEDNESDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2014 – Three school girls are showing maturity way beyond their years in signing up for the STEPtember activity challenge and helping change lives.

10-year-old …read more

ADELAIDE,  AUGUST 2014 – Little Caden may only be four years old, but his star quality and infectious personality are already proving to be powerful inspiration for Adelaide residents to …read more

CANTERBURY, FRIDAY 15 AUGUST – In a great example of girl power, a Canterbury mum and her two daughters are getting active to change lives.

Deborah Smith and her daughters …read more

LIVERPOOL, THURSDAY 14 AUGUST 2014 – They’ve taken on the challenge of motherhood and now they’re setting themselves a new goal – to do 10,000 steps a day for an …read more

DEAN PARK, WEDNESDAY 13 AUGUST 2014 – Little Pippa may only be four years old, but she is already proving to have international star quality!

The Dean Park girl has cerebral …read more

CASTLE HILL, WEDNESDAY 13 AUGUST 2014 – They’re used to hiking, camping, white water rafting and generally roughing it – but doing 10,000 steps a day for an entire month …read more

PETERSHAM, WEDNESDAY 13 AUGUST 2014 – He may only be 17 months old, but he is already inspiring his local community to take action to change lives.

Little Henry Williamson …read more

FAIRFIELD, TUESDAY 12 AUGUST 2014 – He may only be 5-years-old and has just conquered the transition to ‘big school’, but a little Fairfield boy is inspiring others to take …read more

SPENCE, TUESDAY 12 AUGUST 2014 – 10-year-old Dylan Schwarz has cerebral palsy and usually relies on a powered wheelchair for mobility. Thanks to the generosity of local Lions Clubs, Dylan …read more

In a great example of girl power, a Campbelltown mum and her two daughters are getting active to change lives.

Jenni Kell-McCue and her daughters Zoe (13) and Georgia (10) …read more

It is a gift of monumental proportions which looks set to change the future for children with a disability and critical illness.

Australian philanthropist Len Ainsworth has pledged to donate …read more

MARYBOROUGH, FRIDAY 8 AUGUST 2014 – She may only be 15 months old, but she is already proving to be an inspiration to those around her to step up to …read more

MANLY, AUGUST 2014 – For most of us, the idea of swimming with sharks sets our hearts racing. Now imagine swimming with sharks and having limited control over where or …read more

Ben is Australia’s youngest ever winter paralympian. At only 14-years-old, he was the youngest member of the Australian Team and the youngest athlete at the entire 2014 Sochi Paralympic Games. …read more

SYDNEY, THURSDAY 31 JULY 2014 – He stole the hearts of the world’s media when he carried the Australian Flag at the Closing Ceremony at the Sochi Paralympic Games.

Now …read more

SYDNEY, WEDNESDAY 30 JULY 2014 – She’s a typical young woman forging a career and leading a hectic social life. But 27-year-old Fairlie Hobson faces the added challenges of inquisitive …read more

SYDNEY, 30 JULY 2014– I watched this and cried. Sitting at my desk at work, my headphones in, my eyes glued to my computer screen. I couldn’t help it. I …read more

As they step out at The Fortress on Friday night to do battle against the Broncos, the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will be playing for much more than two competition …read more

The best and brightest young designers, engineers and inventors are converging on Sydney for an Australian first – a 48-hour design-athon which could change the world for people with a …read more

“If I had a stroke, I wouldn’t be happy waiting two years for a diagnosis and treatment, by which time the damage would have become permanent,” says Professor Nadia Badawi, …read more

When Bev and Bart met as teenagers, their attraction was instant. But Sydney in the 1950’s and 60’s was a vastly different world for people known then as ‘spastics’.

Their …read more

SYDNEY, WEDNESDAY 11 JUNE 2014 – Professor Nadia Badawi, the Macquarie Group Foundation Chair of Cerebral Palsy and the woman inspiring world researchers to work collaboratively in their efforts to …read more

Punchbowl, Wednesday 4 June 2014 

Class is in for students at Punchbowl’s St Jerome’s Primary School with the focus this week on disability awareness.  The Year 6 students are about …read more

When caring for a child with a disability, the last thing on the minds of parents or carers is often meeting their own needs and taking time out for themselves. …read more

Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s Prairiewood site is to be given a makeover thanks to the generosity of the NSW Government.

$25,000 in funding has been announced for Cerebral Palsy Alliance to …read more

The passion and dedication of West Ryde physiotherapy student Jennie Sung is being celebrated in the lead up to National Volunteer Week (12-18 May)

The 20 year old, who is a …read more

The passion and dedication of a young resident from the Parramatta area who is determined to stamp out bullying of kids with a disability, is being celebrated in the lead …read more

The passion and dedication of a former teacher from Mosman is being celebrated in the lead up to National Volunteer Week (12-18 May).

Sophie Rothery has spent the last 8 …read more

He’s known around the traps as ‘Mr Fix-it’ – a retired engineer from  Croudace Bay who is using his years of experience to help local kids and teens with a …read more

The dedication of a group of business leaders and volunteers back in 1994 is being applauded for changing the lives of Liverpool residents with a disability.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s Liverpool …read more

The future of Australian boccia on the world stage is in safe hands if results of the recent NSW State Titles are any indication.

Junior athletes dominated the three-day event …read more

A little girl from Gladesville who has cerebral palsy is inspiring a new generation of weekend fitness warriors prepared to push themselves to the limit to help others in need. …read more

Planning for the future is often a concern for parents and carers of children with a disability. 

Parents may be uncertain of the steps they need to take to tackle complex …read more

A new free support group is connecting parents and carers of young children with a disability in the Riverina area.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance has launched a Wagga MyTime group which …read more

Six-year-old Milla Griffin from Hunters Hill and 17-year-old Andrew Rotondo from Ryde, who both have cerebral palsy, have helped inspire the who’s who of Australia’s business world to dig deep …read more

Get ready for fireworks as star of the reality TV show ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Prue MacSween turns judge for the finale of Canberra Celebrity Charity Apprentice 2013/14.

Ms MacSween was a …read more

Families with a child with a disability often face added time and financial pressures associated with regular medical and therapy appointments as well as the day-to-day demands of caring.

Cerebral …read more

A new free support group will soon connect parents and carers of young children with a disability in the Dubbo area.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance is launching a Dubbo MyTime group …read more

From Audi to Armani– everyone loves a beautiful design. And a Sydney teenager with cerebral palsy is grabbing the attention of the world’s up and coming product designers.

Sixteen year …read more

The lives of ACT families living with cerebral palsy are set to be changed thanks to the generosity and dedication of shoppers and staff from Westfield Woden and Belconnen.

Cerebral …read more

It is a feat of herculean proportions for the young participants – leaving at sunrise from the base camp at Charlotte Pass, and with the assistance of support crews, trekking …read more

Families with a child with a disability often face added time and financial pressures associated with regular medical and therapy appointments as well as the day-to-day demands of caring.

Cerebral …read more

Next Thursday’s Maxim Invitational Tennis Charity Event is shaping up to be much more than just a tennis competition, with action on the courts set to be life changing for …read more