20th Nov, 2019

Bears prepare for charity fund-raiser

Liam Moakes 22nd Mar, 2017 Updated: 22nd Mar, 2017

WARWICKSHIRE Bears Wheelchair Basketball Club will take on a Cerebral Palsy Midlands (CPM) team in a charity fund-raising match on Mother’s Day.

The game will take place between 1-3pm at Warwickshire College’s Henley-in-Arden site and sees a 12-strong CPM team face the talented Bears.

Featuring for the CPM team will be Team Great Britain player Siobhan Fitzpatrick, who has cerebral palsy, and possibly two others, so this is a huge honour for everyone involved.

This event has been organised by Michael Huggins, Community Champion at Mondelez International based in Bournville, Birmingham. He has also arranged for CPM to have a chocolate CPM logo plaque to raffle off for Easter.

Michael said: “Mondelez are extremely privileged this game can happen and, as part of our ongoing support for CPM this year, this game will really kick things off in terms of our support.”

Mondelez Community Champions Michael Huggins and Steve Davies will be taking on further challenges throughout the year including cycling on static bikes at Cadbury World between April 21-23 and a hula hoop four-hour, record-breaking challenge.

Also, CPM are one of seven charities to be included for fund-raising for their Ride Across Britain, cycling 100 miles each day, starting at Land’s End and finishing at John O’Groats between September 9-17.

Support is welcome to Sunday’s charity match and cheerleaders are required. For more information or to pledge financial backing, contact the CPM development officer by email at sarah@cpmids.org.uk or call 0121 427 3182 (ext 3).

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