Stepping up to axe throwing, abseiling and more at Barnstondale

Children and young people from charity Stick ‘n’ Step have once more enjoyed their special annual visit to Barnstondale, the local countryside activity centre.

The trip was made possible thanks to Barbara Ward Children’s Foundation and The Gould Family Charitable Trust, which paid for the visit’s cost between them. 45 children who attend weekly conductive sessions at the charity’s two centres in Runcorn and Wallasey spent a day at the centre while some stayed overnight too.

In addition to abseiling down the climbing wall and kayaking, the youngsters also tried their hand at archery, shooting and axe throwing.

Operations manager at Stick ‘n’ Step, Sarah Smithson, said, “We always love Barnstondale and as always, our group had the most marvellous and exciting time, despite the extremely hot weather.

“As well as wealth of memories, they have come away with even more motivation about what they can achieve. We are so grateful to Barbara Ward Children’s Foundation, which once more made this trip possible.”

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 independent lives.  Over 100 children from across the region now attend these sessions weekly at the charity’s Wallasey and Runcorn centres. 

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