Charity client Stick ‘n’ Step celebrates 18 years
(Posted on 21/10/20)
Cerebral palsy charity Stick ‘n’ Step, which has been a Zebra client for more than seven years, is celebrating its 18th anniversary of supporting children and young people from across the North West.
Over the years, Stick ‘n’ Step has welcomed hundreds of children, young people and parents from its earliest days in a church hall to the two centres it works from today in Wallasey and Runcorn. The charity provides the children with totally free of charge conductive education sessions. These sessions are designed to improve mobility, independence and boost self-confidence, enabling every child to reach their personal potential. Regular attendance at the centres means that parents and extended family have the opportunity to meet others in a similar situation and they benefit from regular respite time, while their children develop in the classroom.
The Zebra team is incredibly proud to have worked closely with Stick ‘n’ Step since 2013, promoting the charity’s fundraising efforts and helping raise its profile across the region with local and broadcast media. We worked to secure media coverage for the Runcorn centre’s official royal opening, while maintaining the media profile of the first centre in Wallasey.
Along with many other educational settings, back in March, Stick ‘n’ Step had to call a halt to face-to-face sessions for children attending its weekly conductive education classes. The organisation moved its interaction online, offering Facebook live sessions, tasks of the week to practise and individual Zoom sessions to support children and their families and help them continue their conductive education from home.
Now the charity is delighted to be offering face to face sessions once more. Currently supporting over 100 children, the charity provides its weekly conductive education sessions completely free of charge and has to raise £5,500 to fund each child’s place for a year, without any government funding.
Many of the usual fundraising events that were scheduled to take place this year have been cancelled or postponed. However, there are still many innovative ways to support Stick ‘n’ Step and help it raise vital funds to enable brighter futures for children with cerebral palsy. To find out how you can help or to see how you can get involved in fundraising for this worthwhile cause, please go to https://www.sticknstep.org.