Neil Sherlock

My daughter Elsa was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy last year, which in her case, has mainly affected the use of her legs. She was only able to walk unaided at the age of 3, and Brainwave have been helping her since then with physiotherapy exercises, to improve her balance, strength and coordination. She is slowly but surely learning to run, climb and walk longer distances. Elsa has made fantastic progress over the last year or so, and Brainwave's physiotherapy plan has a lot to do with this.

In order to raise money for Brainwave and Elsa's therapy myself and two friends Tom and Graham have decided to attempt the Great North Run 2018 (Half Marathon). Graham and I have never attempted a half marathon before so this will be a real challenge and will require a lot of training. We have been asked by Brainwave to aim to raise a minimum of £500 each, so any donation to the cause would be massively appreciated. All donations will be split as follows - 80% to Brainwave, 20% towards Elsa's therapy costs.

A bit about Brainwave : Brainwave supports children with physical and/or educational disabilities, whether caused by brain injury like cerebral palsy; a genetic disorder like Down’s syndrome, autism, or general developmental delay, by the provision and promotion of therapy.  Brainwave works with families to deliver home based therapy and exercise programmes tailored to each child to help them to achieve their fullest potential.  That potential could be anything from a child walking or feeding themselves, to counting or forming sentences.  Brainwave employ a range of experienced specialist staff, including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and educational therapists, enabling them to take an individual approach to seeking what is possible for each individual child.

Neil Sherlock