The Movement Centre - Loss of NHS Funding

The Movement Centre is a UK charity and specialist treatment centre. They support children living with movement disabilities and their families.

They provide a specialist therapy called Targeted Training to help children gain movement control. Targeted Training therapy can enable children to develop new skills and become far more independent.

Through a course of Targeted Training therapy children can gain head control, so they can interact with their family; it can help children develop the skills to sit unaided, so that they can play with their friends. For some children it can enable them to walk!

 

 

For more information about the Movement Centre visit their website.

Sadly, The Movement Centre has recently lost all NHS funding. Last year NHS funding paid for 20 out 74 patients’ treatment. Funding from the NHS has been in decline over many years, but the complete withdrawal can hit a charity hard. Read the full story in the Shropshire Star here.

Fortunately, The Movement Centre is working harder than ever at fundraising to ensure they can keep funding treatment for children with movement difficulties. There are so many success stories, some of which you can see by visiting their website or their social media pages.

As a Corporate Partner of The Movement Centre, Lanyon Bowdler is committed to continuing to assist them. The Movement Centre is also one of the charities that I personally support having completed fundraising events such as a skydive, a chocolate ban and the fastest zip wire, along with taking part in events run by The Movement Centre such as their annual 5k and virtual walk. There are a number of activities to participate in.

Now more than ever, The Movement Centre needs public support in order to raise the money to continue the amazing work that they do. Current chair of Trustees, David Vicary has set up an emergency fund via a Just Giving page to try and raise some of the money lost from the NHS cuts. He will also be running the Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon this September in aid of The Movement Centre. To donate to The Movement Centre emergency fund please follow this link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/davidvicary

You can also hold your own fundraising events or take part in any of the events run by The Movement Centre which can be found on their website. They are grateful for any support that can be given.