The 11th Rotary Club of Matlock Dovedale Dipper Challenge and Dovedale Dipper Ramble will be held on Sunday 4th August 2013 in aid Of Cerebal Palsy Sport. Please go to the www.matlockrotary.com website for an entry form and/or to contact the event organiser.
Cerebral palsy affects around one in every 400 births and can be caused from lack of oxygen at birth, damage to the developing foetus, a viral infection, certain drugs or poor nutrition. It is the most common form of severe disability amongst children worldwide. The number of babies born with cerebral palsy is not declining.
Cerebral Palsy Sport is the sports organisation for people with cerebral palsy, providing sporting opportunities to individuals of all ages and at all levels from the recreational right through to paralympic competition.
It is also an advisory agency for disability sport issues and is recognised and respected within the international arena.
Cerebral Palsy Sport’s primary aim is to attract more people to become involved in sporting activities for the pursuit of excellence or for fun and enjoyment. Among the activities covered by CP Sport are athletics, boccia, bowls, football, swimming and table cricket.