Newcastle Knights supporters help local kids with disability

Newcastle Knights supporters help local kids with disability
Posted on Thu 6 Aug 2020

Newcastle Knights supporters recently raised over $600 for Cerebral Palsy Alliance through the 50-50 Charity Raffle.

The Charity Raffle is a staple at Rugby League games. 50% of the prize pool raised at each game goes to one lucky winner, and the remaining 50% goes directly towards the chosen charity. 

CPA was the chosen charity for the Knights’ game against the Bulldogs. 

The money will be used to buy therapy toys for the local therapy centres across the Hunter Region. The two centres are located at East Maitland and Croudace Bay and support over 500 clients with a range of disabilities, from CP to Autism Spectrum Disorder.  

“Therapy toys are a fantastic and effective way to engage clients in therapy. These toys can help develop many new skills and strengthen old ones such as speech and fine motor skills, all in a fun and interactive way. Children won’t even know they are learning and reaching therapy goals whilst they are playing” - Sue Cook, Therapy Services Manager, Croudace Bay.  

The Knights are owned by the West Group, who have been a CPA partner for over 15 years and continue to provide essential support for local families.  

“The Wests Group have been a proudly integral part of our local communities in the Hunter since they opened our doors in 1960.  They have provided substantial financial and in-kind support for The Cerebral Palsy Alliance that make a real difference to our clients and families” - Angela Dives, Senior Coorindator 

Thank you to everyone who bought a raffle ticket. You have made a massive difference to children with disability in your community.

If you would like to donate directly to Cerebral Palsy Alliance, you can! 

There’s a new and exciting voice on Sydney's airwaves – Aaryan Shah, a 20-year-old university student and long-term part of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance community who hopes to one day host his own weekly sports show!

The 18th edition of the 20/twenty Challenge, Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s annual team fundraising event, was a massive success, raising almost $400,000 to purchase much-needed equipment and assistive technology for kids with cerebral palsy!

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