Sheffield-based postural support specialist Jenx and its UK distribution division Jiraffe have named CP Teens UK as their 2023 Charity of the Year...
The Chesterfield-based charity provides help, hope, inspiration and friendship to children, young
people and beyond with Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities.
Jenx and Jiraffe will be supporting the charity through fundraising, providing advertising opportunities, taking part in environmental activities, volunteering, allowing the use of company resources and offering work placements.
“We know through our work to support children with disabilities that they can often feel isolated,” said Dan Limb, Director at Jenx. “That’s why we are supporting CP Teens as our Charity of the Year for 2023.”
CP Teens UK was founded in 2013 by Ellie Simpson, who has Cerebral Palsy. Ellie founded the charity after feeling isolated by able-bodied peers and frustrated at the lack of opportunities available to physically disabled youngsters.
“It's an honour to be chosen as Jenx’s Charity of the Year, especially as a small charity that relies completely on volunteers, most of whom are family members and friends,” said Ellie.
“Children and young people with physical disabilities often feel socially isolated and are unable to access opportunities that most able-bodied youngsters take for granted. CP Teens UK provides a support network and accessible opportunities, both in person and online, where youngsters and families can connect, feel included and make friends.
“It's really special for CP Teens UK to have the support of Jenx and Jiraffe and we are extremely
Jenx is one of the world’s leading companies in developing equipment to help children with special postural support needs.