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NEWS & UPDATES

Latest news from the CP Society – Sculptureum fundraiser, Coffee Group news and more…….

31 May 2023

Kia ora,

The winter chill has certainly arrived! I hope you’re all coping ok with the colder weather and those of you that were affected by the various major weather events across the country earlier this year are recovering ok.  

As always, there’s lots happening, and we’ve got plenty to update you on.  


Visit the Sculptureum and support the CP Society 

We’re super excited to let you know that the Cerebral Palsy Society has been named as the beneficiary of Sculptureum Galleries & Gardens’ fundraising programme for the month of June! 

Throughout June, you can buy tickets online at a discounted price ($25pp instead of $32pp) using a unique code, and for each ticket sold, $5 will be donated back to the Cerebral Palsy Society. 
Tickets can be purchased for the day of your choice or as a Galleries & Gardens gift card, valid for 12 months. 

Sculptureum Galleries & Gardens is located just outside Matakana, an hour north of Auckland and is a world-class tourist attraction. There are six art galleries, three sculpture-filled gardens, a vineyard, and restaurants.   

Visit www.sculptureum.nz/monthly-fundraiser and use the promo code CPS to purchase your discounted tickets. 

And be sure to keep an eye out on our websiteFacebook and Instagram for an awesome giveaway as well! 


Coffee groups – Hamilton and Wellington 

Our coffee groups are a great place for current financial members to meet new people, catch up with friends, and share stories. And best of all, the coffee and cake are on us! 

We’re really excited to let you know that our coffee groups are expanding!  
Our Hamilton group started in March and there’s a brand new Wellington coffee group kicking off in July.  

Be sure to put the dates in the diary and head along! We’d love you to join us. 

Coffee Group details:  
– Manukau, Auckland – 10.30am, third Tuesday of the month 
– St Lukes, Auckland – 10.30am, second Thursday of the month
– Chartwell, Hamilton – 10.30am, fourth Wednesday of the month  
– Masterton – 2pm, second Saturday of the month
– Wellington CBD – 1pm, second Wednesday of the month 
– Parklands, Christchurch – 1pm, first Tuesday of the month
– Addington, Christchurch – 1.15pm, first Tuesday of the month  

Click here for more information, including venue details. 


Thanks for fundraising for us Cathy! 

How’s this for an awesome fundraiser that benefits multiple charities?! 

Cathy Simpson, mother to CP Society member Hunter, decided to cut her long hair. In doing so she raised more than $1130 for the CP Society, and her hair was donated to a Dunedin company that will turn it into wigs for kids with cancer and alopecia.  

That’s one heck of a win-win-win.  

Thanks so much for your efforts, Cathy! And thanks to everyone who donated to her fundraiser. We’re incredibly grateful. 

If you’re interested in supporting the Cerebral Palsy Society by fundraising for us, please get in touch today. Email cpsociety@cpsociety.org.nz or phone 0800 503 603. 


Save the date for the next AGM 

Save the date – the Cerebral Palsy Society’s Annual General Meeting is coming up on Sunday October 29, 2023 at 2pm.  

The AGM will be held virtually, and current financial members of the Society will be emailed or posted all the information they need to participate closer to the time.  

If your contact details need updating, please log on to the Dashboard at www.cerebralpalsy.org.nz, email cpsociety@cpsociety.org.nz or phone 0800 503 603. 


Support Kiwis living with Cerebral Palsy 

As a supporter of the Cerebral Palsy Society of NZ, you will be helping Kiwis living with Cerebral Palsy maximise their potential.  

Perhaps you have a birthday coming up – you could ask family, whānau and friends to give in celebration, you could host a fundraising event at school or work, sign up as a monthly donor, or include a gift to the Society in your Will. 
Perhaps you know of a business that may be interested in learning more about partnering with the CP Society? Please put us in touch! 

Your gift will enable the Society to be there for people with Cerebral Palsy with whatever support they need. We couldn’t do the work we do without our partners and supporters.  

For more information call 0800 503 603 or email cpsociety@cpsociety.org.nz. 
Learn more about supporting the Cerebral Palsy Society here.


Research Opportunities 

There are plenty of opportunities for you or your child to get involved in CP-related research. 

Current projects looking for participants include: 

Eat, Sleep, Play – CP 
A study by the Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, about body composition in children with Cerebral Palsy, and how this might be related to what they EAT, how they SLEEP, and when they PLAY.  

Click here for more information. 


Well, that’s all for now. Until next time, we wish you and your whānau all the best – and here’s to staying warm and dry.  

Ngā mihi,  
Clare and the CP Society team  

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