High Sheriff of Merseyside visits Wallasey cerebral palsy charity

Children and staff at cerebral palsy charity Stick ‘n’ Step were honoured with a very special visit from a VIP last week on World Cerebral Palsy Day (6 October).

High Sheriff of Merseyside, Lesley Martin-Wright JP DL visited the charity’s Wallasey centre with her husband, John Mason, to find out more about conductive education and the benefits it brings to people with cerebral palsy.

Cerebral palsy (CP) affects more than 17 million people worldwide and is the most common physical disability in childhood, affecting one in four hundred babies born in the UK.

The purpose of World CP Day is to bring people from across the globe together to celebrate and support those living with CP, embrace diversity and to help create a more accessible future for everyone.

Amy Couture, CEO at Stick ‘n’ Step, said, “Every World CP Day we enjoy celebrating our children’s achievement in reaching realistic goals and fulfilling their own potential by building their mobility, confidence and independence.

“We were so proud to welcome Merseyside’s High Sheriff to our centre and very appreciative of her great interest in our work. The children loved having her to visit and thought her court dress was wonderful 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 http://www.sticknstep.org

Image: Back row: John Mason, Lesley Martin-Wright JP DL, High Sheriff of Merseyside. Front row: Zac (12, Weaverham), Sonny (18, Oxton, Birkenhead), Paige (13, Formby), Mason (14, Prenton, Wirral)

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