School staff plan charity skydive

Five intrepid members of staff at Overchurch Infants School in Upton, Wirral are taking the plunge for cerebral palsy charity Stick ‘n’ Step when they brave a skydive this September.

The Overchurch team, which consists of head teacher Steve Elliott, Year One teacher Julie Wilson, Assistant Head Nicky Hill, admin assistant Felicity Newton and nursery teacher Rachel Collins are doing their skydive on 9 September.

Overchurch Infant School has a long history of supporting local charities and this year the school chose to fundraise for Stick ‘n’ Step, as a number of children who have attended the school in recent years have also attended conductive education classes at the charity. Currently, William, aged 5, and Josh, aged 7, attend weekly sessions at Stick ‘n’ Step.

Last week, so that the children who attend Overchurch could really get involved in fundraising, the school held a sponsored assault course event.

The children who took part, aged 3-7, had great fun clambering up cargo nets, flipping tyres and much more to help raise funds for Stick ‘n’ Step.

Head teacher Steve Elliott said, “Over the years, we have seen first-hand the impact of Stick ‘n’ Step’s amazing work on the children in our school, so it was wonderful to see all our children joining in with our fundraising efforts last week.

“Every penny that we raise doing our skydive will go to Stick ‘n’ Step to help this incredible charity continue to support children and young people across the region.”

To find the fundraising page for the skydive, please go to

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.

Main image: (L-R) Julie Wilson, Felicity Newton, Rachel Collins, Nicky Hill, Steve Elliott

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