UK Bboy Championships World Finals
After two years of being the UK Bboy Championships’ official charity, Movement for Hope and UK Champs celebrate their achievements together!
Movement for Hope is proud to have been the first ever charity that the UK Bboy Championship World Finals supported. Likewise, at the inception of Movement for Hope, the World Finals was one of our first partnerships and gave us a ‘leap forward’ for more innovative ways to raise awareness for brain and spinal cord illnesses on the world stage.
In 2013, the funding raised at the World Finals 2012 went towards co-funding the rehabilitation supplies for two clinics in the slums of Nairobi (pictured right), as well as piloting a novel education model in two schools (pictured left) pairing dance, film and education on epilepsy, a prevalent neurological condition in Africa, where 9 out of 10 people go untreated due to lack of access to medical treatment and current stigmas surrounding the illness.
In years previous, funding from the UK Bboy Championships World Finals 2011 went to support several awareness-education projects supporting to movement debilitating neurological illnesses, called Motor Neurone Disease and Multiple Sclerosis (i.e. the Move Hope Project). This project was featured internationally in the USA, UK and France. Then in 2012, Movement for Hope and the UK Bboy Championships partnered on an awareness video developed from the event to showcase how alike we are despite our level of ability. The running slogan for the 2012 World Finals campaign slogan, “Life is a Battle”, was a prelude to the short film (below). The film features world class dancers from around the globe, with a particular focus on the 2011 winners. At the 2012 event itself, the legendary Crazy Legs went out into a crowd of over 3,000 people with our donations bucket to help support the cause, and donated an autographed t-shirt which raised an immediate few hundred pounds towards the cause.
In a ground-breaking move to Birmingham our partnership has extended online and we are happy to share continued support from some of leading world-class patron dancers!
Photos by Adam Illsley (B&W)
*There will be more content from our UK Bboy Championship World Finals partnership launching soon.