Personal injury specialists

This year's charities

Each year the team at PFP nominates and votes to decide which charities to raise funds for, either by way of sponsorship for sporting or other challenges we undertake during the year or donating royalties from the publications we write for.

Our 2017 charities are the Bamboozle Theatre Company and the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS):

Bamboozle Theatre Company was founded in 1994 by Christopher Davies and Sue Pyecroft. Since then they have been delivering magical, memorable, multi sensory experiences for children and young people with moderate to profound learning difficulties as well as those with emotional and behavioural difficulties.

They have built a strong reputation for the quality and integrity of their work. The impact can be transformational; from helping an individual child with extremely challenging behaviour to stay in a room, work with others and contribute their own ideas to supporting whole families to connect and play together to effecting the attitudes and practice at a whole school level.

By far the best way to see what they do and what a difference they make is to look at their website: www.bamboozletheatre.co.uk

The EFDS works to make active lives possible by enabling organisations to support individual disabled people to be active and stay active for life. The national charity looks to a better future where everyone can enjoy the opportunities available. Established in September 1998, EFDS has a vision that disabled people are active for life.

  • In working to engage disabled people in sport, the EFDS partners with many other sport-related organisations, such as Mencap Sport, Sport England, British Paralympic Association, British Blind Sport and Dwarf Sports Association UK.
  • The EFDS, through its Disability Sport Events (DSE) programme, has a full schedule of events that run throughout the year, including:
    • Para-cycling;
    • Assisted running;
    • Para-triathlon; and
    • Wheelchair athletics.
  • Tanni Grey-Thompson (11 times gold medallist) is the Honorary President of the EFDS.
  • Further info on the organisation can be found here: http://www.efds.co.uk/

Testimonials

My name is Amy and I am now 24. I have cerebral palsy, which I why I can’t talk or walk. This often means people don’t realise I am otherwise a normal human being.
My name is David. I’m 52 years old and live with my wife, Lesley, and ‘Bernie’ our very affectionate and inquisitive Jack Russell. I was involved in a serious accident at work in 2005 and broke my back and suffered an acquired brain injury.
I am Jack's Mum and Court of Protection appointed Deputy. Jack has cerebral palsy, which has a profound impact on every aspect of his daily life.