Stick ‘n’ Step glad to step back into Barnstondale

Children and young people from charity Stick ‘n’ Step have once more enjoyed their annual visit to Barnstondale, the inclusive activity centre, something which has not been possible since 2019, owing to the pandemic.

Twenty-nine youngsters attended the event, with some of them staying overnight in the centre’s custom-built, fully-equipped log cabins.  The visit was made possible thanks to the generosity of funding from Barbara Ward Children’s Foundation, Medicash, Children in Need, Hemby Trust and Gould Family Trust.

During their stay, Stick ‘n’ Step’s group enjoyed some of Barnstondale’s numerous activities, including abseiling, archery and shooting.

Jenny Snell, Interim CEO of Stick ‘n’ Step, said, “We are so thrilled to be back at Barnstondale again. It provides a wonderful opportunity for some of our children to take part in adventurous activities. Their experiences at the centre can hugely boost their independence and their determination to fulfil their own potential as much as they possibly can.”

Stick ‘n’ Step relies on supporters and volunteers to help raise the £660,000 required to deliver its services to over 100 families each year.  After the success of its Christmas raffle, the charity is now running a Summer Raffle, sponsored by Slater Gordon Lawyers. There are five cash prizes to be won, ranging from a first prize of £1000 down to a fifth prize of £50. Tickets are on sale now for £2 each or a book of five for £10.

To buy your raffle tickets you can do so online via the donate button at . You will need to donate the amount for the tickets and include the word ‘raffle’ in the comments box. Tickets will then be sent out to you in the post or if you prefer they can be scanned and sent via email.

The draw closes on Thursday 5 August and winners will be announced on Saturday 7 August at 5pm live on Facebook to celebrate the end of Stick ‘n’ Step’s 18th birthday year. If you are a winner, you will be contacted shortly after the draw and the money will be transferred directly into your bank account. For any further enquiries on the raffle, please contact

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.

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