Christine Bunting wins award at Downing Street

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Hyphen Law’s Christine Bunting wins Prime Minister’s top volunteering award at Downing Street reception for her work with Cerebra

Christine Bunting, Director at Hyphen Law, the specialist Court of Protection firm, was a guest at a reception held at 10 Downing Street last on 3 November 2015 hosted by Samantha Cameron, to celebrate the work of Cerebra, a charity for families that include children with neurological-related conditions.

The prestigious event marked the launch of the newly formed ‘London Minds’ division of Cerebra, a committee co-chaired by Christine, formed to raise awareness of the charity’s work, helping to improve the lives of children and young people with neurological conditions through research, education and directly supporting children and their families and carers, in the capital.

Christine first came into contact with Cerebra through her work at Hyphen Law, a legal practice that helps people with mental impairment issues.

She is the 381st winner of Prime Minister David Cameron’s ‘Points of Light’ award, which recognises outstanding individual volunteers, people who are making a change in their community and inspiring others.

Christine has been instrumental in getting Cerebra’s ‘London Minds’ committee off the ground as the co-chair, uniting six other professionals based in London who are all committed to raising awareness and support for the charity. By speaking about Cerebra at exhibitions and events throughout the country, she has already reached hundreds of people and raised important funds for Cerebra in her first year of supporting the charity. Her role moving forward will be to help raise the profile of the charity even further within London and to promote fundraising on its behalf.

Prime Minister David Cameron said:

“Christine has shown great initiative in helping a fantastic charity to raise awareness and funding for its work in London. Cerebra is a lifeline for many children and young people with neurological conditions and their families.  By inspiring others to give their time and money, Christine has helped Cerebra to support even more young people, and she thoroughly deserves to be recognised as a Point of Light.”

Christine said: "I am extremely humbled yet incredibly proud to accept this significant award on behalf of Cerebra and its dedicated team of staff and volunteers. I am by no means the only person helping to get Cerebra’s ‘London Minds’ group up and running and to raise awareness in the capital. I am part of a great team of people who are working hard to get the word out that Cerebra is there to provide help and support to children and their families whose lives have been affected by neurological conditions and to give them the opportunity to have a happier, more fulfilled and enjoyable life together.”

Christine also took part in a skydive this summer raising over £3,500 for Cerebra. Her colleagues at Hyphen Law are also proactively raising awareness and funds to support its work.