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“On reading your report, we wanted to feedback the following: An outstanding report which clearly demonstrates the differences the project has made to the children’s motor skills and communication, while also allowing them to have more fun. The parents’ overwhelmingly positive feedback is testament to this. The case-study was heart-warming to read, and while our focus at Children in Need is on the young people, it is clear what a positive impact you are having on the parents/carers lives too, and helping to reduce the isolation the whole family must feel before joining the groups.” BBC Children in Need
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Footprints has been a godsend to us; I felt very isolated and worried for H and our future before we started. The lessons are so well planned and organised and such thought is put into all the activities and aims for each child. It’s also great to talk to other parents and carers and the staff who can all provide fantastic advice and support. Just to know you're not the only one means so much.
When our baby was born she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, and it was an emotional and frightening time for us; we felt quite numb and useless. We visited when she was five weeks old and were given a little ray of hope and understanding of how we were feeling. We were told to return when she was five months old, and we haven't looked back since.
Our son’s brain condition doesn’t give us any idea of what the future holds but we’ll have to see how he progresses. Even though it’s often upsetting and exhausting, he’s one amazing happy little three-year-old boy whose smile is contagious, and he’s worth it. He’ll be the best he can be as long as there are charities like FootprintsCEC looking after us.