Cerebral palsy charity Stick ‘n’ Step enjoyed a fantastic three days of fundraising last weekend, with staff and supporters taking part in The Wirral Coastal Walk, Wirral Kayak Challenge and the Great North Swim, raising thousands of pounds of much-needed funds.
A team of around 50 people braved the scorching heat to take part in The Wirral Coastal Walk for Stick ‘n’ Step. Participants included one family from Liverpool, whose two-year-old son Luis has been attending Stick ‘n’ Step since last December. His parents, Emma and Lee, completed the 12.5 mile walk and raised over £3,280.
Staying in Wirral, over 120 people took part in this year’s Wirral Kayak Challenge, raising hundreds of pounds for local charities, including Stick ‘n’ Step.
Meanwhile, further north, at Lake Windermere, Stick ‘n’ Step supporter Rebecca Purcell, who lives near Derby, whose niece Elsie used to attend Stick ‘n’ Step, raised over £630 for completing the Great North Swim. Her husband Simon, not to be outdone, is taking part in the Great North Run in September, to raise more money for Stick ‘n’ Step.
Stick ‘n’ Step provides free weekly conductive education sessions to children and young people with cerebral palsy up to the age of 25, allowing them to gain the skills they need to live more independent lives.
The charity relies on supporters and volunteers to help raise the £750,000 required to deliver its services to over 100 families each year at its Wallasey and Runcorn centres. Find out more about the charity by visiting www.sticknstep.org
Main image: Stick ‘n’ Step Community Fundraiser Jodie Solaiman, with Emma, Lee and Luis, who took part in The Wirral Coastal Walk, and raised over £3,200 for Stick ‘n’ Step