Secret Gardens offer support to Stick ‘n’ Step

Cerebral palsy charity Stick ‘n’ Step has announced that it is working with this year’s Secret Gardens of Oxton.

The long-awaited return of this event is taking place on Sunday 8 May. Nearly 20 beautiful gardens in the idyllic village of Oxton will be open to enjoy. A whole host of entertainment and activities is also being laid on, including music, art, street food, a raffle, plant sales and much more.

One of the young people who attends weekly conductive education sessions at Stick ‘n’ Step’s Wallasey Centre is 17 year old Sonny, who lives with his family in Oxton.

Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at just 10 months old, Sonny has attended Stick ‘n’ Step every week since he was seven years old. Although his parents were advised he might never walk, Sonny has achieved massively in terms of life skills and confidence, and is now not only able to walk, but also to dress himself independently.

Head of Fundraising at Stick ‘n’ Step, Esther Whitaker, says, “We are so excited to involved with Secret Gardens of Oxton this year. We are very grateful for the opportunity to boost our fundraising efforts to enable us to continue to deliver free of charge services to young people just like Sonny and their families.”

Secret Gardens of Oxton has raised over £320,000 for local charities since 2001. Stick ‘n’ Step is one of the three charity partners for the Secret Gardens of Oxton 2022 and is looking for volunteers to help out for a couple of hours on the day. To find out more, go to

Advance tickets for the event are available to buy for £8 each here You can buy tickets on the day for £10. Admission for under 18s is free.

To find out more about Stick ‘n’ Step’s fundraising events, to to

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.

Image: Sonny, who lives with his family in Oxton

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