Children and staff at cerebral palsy charity Stick ‘n’ Step’s two centres in Runcorn and Wallasey have been celebrating this year’s World Cerebral Palsy Day, held today on 6 October. This year’s event was an extra special one for the charity, as it is celebrating its 18th anniversary year.
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.
Jenny Snell, Interim CEO at Stick ‘n’ Step, says, “The theme this year of World CP Day is Millions of Reasons. Here at Stick ‘n’ Step we think we have millions of reasons to make our voices heard to raise awareness of cerebral palsy and to celebrate all our children’s achievements in building their mobility, confidence and independence.”
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 £660,000 required to deliver its services to over 100 families each year at its Wallasey and Runcorn centres. You can find out more about the charity’s forthcoming events by visiting www.sticknstep.org