£10k cash boost for cerebral palsy group
● 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