Cerebral palsy charity appoints new Trusts and Grants Fundraiser

Cerebral palsy charity Stick ‘n’ Step has appointed a new Trusts and Grants Fundraiser to its Fundraising Team to work across its two centres in Wallasey and Runcorn.

With 12 years’ experience in the charity sector, Suzi Turnock has been living in Indonesia for several years, working as Director of Global Outreach for a rainforest conservation charity.

A large part of her role was fundraising through grants and trusts as well as managing relationships with major donors.

Suzi has now swapped the jungles of Borneo for the more familiar territory of her hometown of Wallasey. With a BSc and MSc in Wildlife Conservation, before moving overseas, Suzi worked with various conservation organisations in the UK, including Chester Zoo.

Suzi said, “When you work as a fundraiser, it can be quite easy to be a little removed from the charity’s actual delivery of services but that’s certainly not the case with Stick ‘n’ Step. I love the fact that I’m working in the centres, just next door to the classrooms where the children are having their conductive education sessions.

“It means every day I can see how the funds are being used as well as the incredible impact it has on the lives of these young people and their families. That’s really thrilling to me and very motivational too!”

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

Image: Robyn Harrison, 21, volunteer from Warrington, who used to attend Stick ‘n’ Step herself, Suzi Turnock, new Trusts and Grants Fundraiser, classroom assistant Aysia Kissock, Rachel, 17, from Colwyn Bay and Poppy, 15, from Haydock

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