Our Campaign Story

ends 10 Dec 2022, 11:59 PM

Hi, I'm Yi Yu, a physiotherapist at Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS). I joined CPAS 4 years ago as my first job after graduation. Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that affect a person' ability to move and maintain balance and posture. It is the most common disability in childhood.

As a physiotherapist, I help improve the gross motor skills of my clients through comprehensive assessment, customized intervention, and home exercise programs to clients as well as their caregivers. The difference between physio therapy work in the adult/geriatric setting and physio in the pediatric setting is the need to incorporate more 'play' type exercises during my sessions. That's why our PT gym is full of toys. Besides manual therapy (such as facilitation on gross motor/stretches), we utilize a lot of assistive devices (e.g. Different types of Kaye walker & pacer & tricycles) to improve their mobility skills. You can help us fund assistive devices for our clients with your generous contributions.

Our association started humbly over 65 years ago at the Field House at Gilstead road. Throughout the years, our association has expanded to serve more clients and provide more comprehensive services through the kind donations of people and organizations in our community. Our mission to serve those with cerebral palsy is only possible from donors like you.

In conjunction with World Cerebral Palsy Month in October, I'm making an appeal to donors like yourself to make a small

About Campaign

Cerebral palsy is a permanent, life-long condition caused by damage to the developing brain, affecting muscle movement and posture. People with cerebral palsy may suffer from a range of impairments, including difficulties learning, speaking, swallowing and more:

- 1 in 4 unable to walk
- 3 in 4 experience pain
- 1 in 2 has an intellectual disability

#SpareYourChangeforSuzy Details:

Suzy, our ambassador for CPAS, is rallying support from kind individuals like yourself to raise funds for our campaign and empower our over 700 clients. Kicking off on World Cerebral Palsy Month, we want everyone to join #SpareYourChangeforSuzy!

Your Impact:
Your can double your impact as all #SpareYourChangeForSuzy donations qualify for dollar-for-dollar matching by Tote Board's Enhanced Fund-Raising Programme.

Ways to Participate:
1. Giving.sg: Launch your own fundraising campaign with the hashtag #SpareYourChangeforSuzy or make a direct donation here.

2. Internal Organisational Fundraisers: Corporates and schools can tap on existing CSR/VIA efforts to raise funds and contribute to the campaign.

3. Matching Funds: We encourage corporates to incentivise employee donations through like-for-like matching

We call on you to Spare Your Change for Suzy and make a lasting impact for our clients!

About The Charity

Established in 1957, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS) was formerly known as The Spastic Children's Association of Singapore (SCAS).

Currently, CPAS serves over 700 children and adults with cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities. Our fully-integrated programmes and services cater to the developmental needs of persons with the condition and maximise their functional independence at every stage of life. CPAS provides persons with cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities with early intervention, special education, rehabilitation services, day activity centre programmes as well as vocational training and gainful employment in Singapore.

Cerebral palsy is a physical disability that affects movement and posture. It is caused by illness or injury to the brain before or during birth, or early in life. Cerebral palsy is not curable and affects different parts of the body.

Our Vision:

Empowering persons with cerebral palsy or multiple disabilities to realise their full potential and lead fulfilled, dignified lives.

Our Mission:

Delivering fully integrated programmes and services at the highest standards with passion, integrity, care, and excellence

Creating awareness of Cerebral Palsy and multiple disabilities, and advocating equal opportunities for all persons with the condition.

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