£10k cash boost for cere­bral palsy group

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Yourviews -

● CERE­BRAL palsy char­ity Stick ‘n’ Step has been awarded a grant of £10,000 by The Ken­town Wiz­ard Foun­da­tion.

Founded by travel en­tre­pre­neur Ken Towns­ley in 2015, The Ken­town Wiz­ard Foun­da­tion sup­ports chil­dren and young adults with life lim­it­ing con­di­tions and se­ri­ous ill­nesses.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Foun­da­tion vis­ited Stick ‘n’ Step’s cen­tre in Runcorn re­cently to watch a con­duc­tive ed­u­ca­tion class and see how chil­dren with cere­bral palsy ben­e­fit from at­tend­ing the weekly ses­sions.

Deb­bie Bam­ber, op­er­a­tions man­ager at The Ken­town Wiz­ard Foun­da­tion, said: “The aim of our foun­da­tion is to award grants where we think they are most needed and where they will have the great­est im­pact.

“As well as ob­serv­ing the de­ter­mi­na­tion and com­mit­ment of the chil­dren and their con­duc­tors, we were so im­pressed with the re­sults that are be­ing achieved by Stick ‘n’ Step.

“We were very pleased to award a grant to aid their ef­forts fur­ther.”

Janet Ratcliffe, trusts and grants fundraiser at Stick ‘n’ Step, said: “We were ab­so­lutely de­lighted to re­ceive a grant of £10,000 from the Ken­town Wiz­ard Foun­da­tion, which will con­trib­ute to the core costs of run­ning our char­ity next year.”

Stick ‘n’ Step of­fers sup­port ser­vices to chil­dren with cere­bral palsy and their fam­i­lies.

The char­ity pro­vides the chil­dren with to­tally free of charge con­duc­tive ed­u­ca­tion ses­sions, al­low­ing them to gain the skills they need to live in­de­pen­dent lives.

94 chil­dren from across the re­gion at­tend these ses­sions weekly or twice weekly at the char­ity’s Runcorn and Wal­lasey cen­tres.

Chil­dren at Stick ‘n’ Step

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