Wallasey cerebral palsy charity centre embraces sustainable energy

Cerebral palsy charity Stick ‘n’ Step has stepped up to the challenge of reducing its environmental impact and also lowering its soaring energy costs by installing solar panels on its Wallasey centre.

Local company LMF Energy Services supplied and installed the solar panels completely free of charge.

Operations manager at Stick ‘n’ Step Sarah Smithson said, “With energy costs predicted to rise even further over next winter, our Board was anxious for us to look for an alternative energy solution and I got in touch with LMF Energy Services to find out how much solar panels would cost us.

“I was absolutely stunned when they offered to not only supply what we needed but to fit the panels too, free of charge. The installation team was efficient, clean and tidy throughout and the whole experience has been amazing from start to finish.”

Lisa Foran, Compliance Manager at LMF Energy Services, which is based in Birkenhead, said, “When Sarah got in touch, we had been looking for a local charity to partner with for some time and, quite by chance, Stick ‘n’ Step was already close to our hearts.

“My cousin’s little girl was born with cerebral palsy and Stick ‘n’ Step has been a big support to her family. One of our directors also has a stepdaughter with cerebral palsy and Stick ‘n’ Step has been a big part of her life too. When we heard Stick ‘n’ Step was looking for a green energy solution, we were delighted to be able to help the charity reduce its carbon footprint and its running costs too.”

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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