We have devised political engagement strategies for several organisations. One example is…the Scottish Centre for Children with Motor Impairments (SCCMI).
SCCMI is the national centre for children in Scotland born with cerebral palsy and associated neurological conditions, providing specialist and high quality integrated therapy and education. The pioneering centre is an essential resource for parents and children living with such conditions.
Message Matters supported it in promoting World Cerebral Palsy Day 2014 in Scotland. 17 million people are affected by cerebral palsy around the world, and the global awareness day aims to change the world for people with cerebral palsy. We created a reception at the Scottish Parliament to mark the eve of World CP Day, attended by the then Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, Alex Neil, alongside fellow MSPs and representatives from Scotland’s universities, local authorities and leading charities. The Centre’s pupils displayed their sporting prowess at basketball hoops and Boccia pitches in the parliament’s Garden Lobby, engaging with politicians and guests about the important work of the SCCMI.