Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News

Best feet forward for town charity’s children


A WALKING event is taking place on Sunday, August 22, beginning at 2pm in the Community Square and following a route around the Town Park before returning to the Runcorn Shopping City, where participan­ts will cross the Stick ‘n’ Step finish line.

The aim of the walk is to raise much-needed funds for Stick ‘n’ Step, a local charity, which supports children and their families with cerebral palsy, providing free of charge conductive education session on a weekly basis to over 100 children.

The charity relies solely on donations from the public and receives no government funding. The cost of a place for one child each year is #6,500.

Dave Pearman, the centre manager, said: “We always knew that once restrictio­ns started to ease due to the recent pandemic, we’d do something that would bring the whole community together.

“The fun walk, we know, will be just that, great fun for all the family, and we get to help out a worthy cause at the same time. There will be food, refreshmen­ts, stalls, DJ Loop with live music, and warm-up and cool-down sessions kindly offered by Active Nation.”

Jackie Coulthard, retail and community co-ordinator, added: “We are offering a more leisurely walk of 1.5k for those who would like to take things a little easier and also, we’d be grateful for volunteers to marshal the event alongside ourselves and partners, Halton Borough Council, Sports Traider and Cheshire Constabula­ry.”

If anybody is interested in supporting the event as a volunteer please contact jackiecoul­

Entry fees for the event are £10 per adult, and children go free.

If you are unable to attend the event but would still like to contribute, visit the JustGiving page here 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 more independen­t lives. Over 100 children from across the region usually attend these sessions weekly or twice weekly at the charity’s Wallasey and Runcorn centres.

 ??  ?? ● Farrah, 5 from Littleton, Chester: help her and others with a walk in aid of Runcorn charity Stick ‘n’Step
● Farrah, 5 from Littleton, Chester: help her and others with a walk in aid of Runcorn charity Stick ‘n’Step

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