A charity set up by solicitors at Lytham law firm Linder Myers, to support those living with cerebral palsy, has given away its first round of grants helping four local families on the Fylde coast.
Beautiful Minds was started in 2011 with the objective of raising money to help pay for items ranging from sensory equipment to specialist therapy sessions to support those living with the condition which is caused by damage to the motor control centres of the brain.
Seven year old Marcus Peak, from St Annes, was one of the successful applicants.
Dad Gary Peak said: “Marcus suffers from cerebral palsy and global developmental delay and needs the support of his walker and wheelchair to get around.
“His condition means that he is vulnerable to developing further contractures and deformities. We were really pleased to find out that we had been successful with our application which will go towards funding physiotherapy sessions to improve his mobility. Cerebral palsy is a lifelong condition so every bit of help goes a long way.”
Beautiful Minds’ first round of grants has helped eight families across the Lancashire region and launched its new website this month at www.beautiful-minds.org.uk.
Sian Morris, one of the founders of the charity and legal executive at Linder Myers in Lytham, said: “We are dedicated to continued fund-raising activity and all the founders are very pleased to be in the position to give away grants to help those living with cerebral palsy. We understand how tough this can be and will be accepting applications for Beautiful Minds’ second round of grants in November and look forward to supporting more local families.”