School for Parents is no longer – we are now officially Footprints Conductive Education Centre, empowering families with disabled children by following the practice and principles of Conductive Education.
Changing your name after seventeen years as an independent local charity (and previous to that, part of a national disability charity) is undoubtedly risky: there’s so much at stake, such as funding support and awareness of what we do. However, this change feels right. Our new name and distinctive logo pull together our ‘brand’.
Nottingham born actor, Joe Dempsie, of ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Skins’ fame, took time out from filming to post a video for us, and to wish us well with our new name. Joe’s sister, Lauren has cerebral palsy and attended our service as a child more than twenty years ago, and Joe often came along too.
“The Footprints Conductive Education Centre was so instrumental in my sister Lauren’s development as a young child with cerebral palsy – helping her hone the practical life skills she uses to this day. It may be partly responsible for her outrageous cheek as well. Long may this vital service continue for both the children and the parents.” Joe Dempsie, Gendry in Game of Thrones
Why change a long-standing name?
We made the decision based on several factors – mainly advice from funders potentially confused over the word ‘School’ in our title and us being a charity, and being mistaken as an organisation that helped parents of children who may be ‘unmanageable’. We believe that our new name will enable us to reach new families in need of practical and emotional support.
It was also time for a refresh and 1st May, the season of new growth and change seemed ideal!
“We owe a huge debt of thanks to supporters Ovy Design, Midland Regional Printers, Dijitul, A Big Neon Glitter photography and Fast Graphics for ensuring that our re-brand was accomplished at zero cost.”
For more information about our charity see https://www.footprintscec.org/what-we-do/
Contact us https://www.footprintscec.org/contact/