Loughborough Echo

Community champ aids charity

- www.stepscentr­e.org.uk

A CHARITY that supports children with conditions that affect their movement, such as Down syndrome and cerebral palsy, has held an online draw, with the help of generous supporters who provided prizes.

Steps, which is based in Shepshed, has been struggling with funding.

Since the first Covid lockdown in March last year, all of its fund-raising events have had to be cancelled.

To help boost their income Steps staff organised an online prize draw, with individual­s and companies donating prizes.

Among those helping out was Mike Harrison, community champion at Loughborou­gh Tesco Extra, who donated a Baileys hamper on behalf of the store.

Quoting the Tesco advertisin­g slogan, Steps centre manager, Janet Russell said: “Every little helps, it really does!”

A Steps spokesman said: ““As with other charities, Steps has struggled to raise the £220,000 needed to cover the annual running costs ofour centre.”

We were able to continue supporting our children and their families by providing an online service, which has proved to be very successful. Not only can we maintain interactio­n with our children from across all of the East Midlands but we can also reach others anywhere in the country.”

Janet said:

For more informatio­n about Steps, please visit the website at

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Mike Harrison from Tesco

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