An accountancy firm has been inspired to support cerebral palsy charity Stick ‘n Step after reading a wonderful story on the birkenhead.news website and contacting the news outlet’s editor.
Stick ‘n Step held a charity raffle and the winner of the £500 prize was Thingwall man, Norman Lovely, who returned his cash prize of £500 to the charity to boost its fundraising efforts.
Having read Norman’s story, Elizabeth Hughes, who is content editor for The Accountancy Partnership, which is based in Birkenhead, suggested to her team that they match the donation of £500.
After some discussion, it was decided that they would actually undertake to fundraise £5,500, enough to fund a child’s place at one of Stick ‘n’ Step’s two centres for a year.
Lee Murphy, Managing Director at The Accountancy Partnership (TAP), said, “Our team has asked the children at Stick ‘n’ Step to suggest various dares for us to do to raise the money. We’ve called it The Big TAP Dare-a-thon.
“The challenges so far include Going Green to mark Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month in March, where we will be scaling a Welsh mountain, dressed in green, carrying bowls of green jelly and also enjoying a Day of Green Cuisine, where we will only eat green food.
“We’re also taking part in Chicken Run, where we will be relay racing dressed as chickens! We hope our experience might even encourage other local businesses to follow suit – charities need all possible help in these challenging times.”
David Humphreys, Editor of birkenhead.news said, “Norman’s gesture was amazing and it was an inspirational story to cover. I’m so happy that Stick ‘n Step will now receive further financial help from TAP after they read our story.”
Esther Whitaker, Head of Fundraising at Stick ‘n’ Step, said, “We were absolutely delighted when The Accountancy Partnership got in touch with us. The children are very enthusiastically suggesting challenges for the team to undertake, and we are all excited to see what they end up doing. We are so grateful for The Accountancy Partnership’s support.”
To find out more about Stick ‘n’ Step’s, visit www.sticknstep.org
Go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/TAPDareathonforSNS to find out more about The Accountancy Partnership’s fundraising,
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.