High Sheriff of Merseyside visits Wirral charity Stick 'n' Step

Wirral Globe: The High Sheriff of Merseyside stepped inside the centre to see for himself the service Stick ‘n’ Step provides for children with cerebral palsy. The High Sheriff of Merseyside stepped inside the centre to see for himself the service Stick ‘n’ Step provides for children with cerebral palsy.

Wirral-based children’s charity Stick ‘n’ Step welcomed the High Sheriff of Merseyside Ian Meadows - dressed in his full regalia - to its centre on Wednesday.

The High Sheriff had the opportunity to look in on a session where he was able to see first-hand the benefits of conductive education for children with cerebral palsy.

The visit also included a tour of the specialist facilities at the centre, including the Sage Room, Sensory Room, the main session spaces and the Parents’ Room.

Stick ‘n’ Step is a children’s charity that provides free specialist conductive education and support services to children with cerebral palsy and their families and carers across the North West of England and North Wales.

There are currently 70 children attending sessions at Stick ‘n’ Step, which costs approximately £350,000 each year to fund. The charity relies entirely on grants and the generosity of donations from the community to remain a free service.

Kerry Roe-Ely, community and events fundraiser at Stick ‘n’ Step, said: “We were introduced to the High Sheriff a few weeks ago at a charity event. “The Sheriff expressed his eagerness to come and see for himself the work that we do, which we were more than happy to arrange.

“Having the High Sheriff of Merseyside visit our centre is a huge honour and we are extremely grateful for his extended support and commitment to help us.

“His business, local manufacturing company RS Clare and Co, has also joined our 50/50 challenge and we are thrilled to have a well-known local organisation fundraise for us.”

Mr Meadows said: “Volunteers appear in all walks of life.

“They seek no reward, but they do deserve recognition, and if part of my role can be to recognise the benefits they bring to others and recognise them as individuals, I shall be more than happy to devote much of my time to visiting volunteers throughout the county and personally thanking them for all that they do.”

For information about how you can help Stick ‘n’ Step, contact Kerry Roe-Ely, Community and Events Fundraiser on 0151 638 0888 or email kerry@sticknstep.org.

Alternatively visit www.sticknstep.org.

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11:04am Fri 13 Dec 13

PaulCa says...

To accompany this message, will he be publicly contacting the council leader and urging him to stop wasting money on Town Hall extravagance and redirect the money saved into our valued but threatened facilities?

Or are these just cynical, empty words to go with a photo opportunity?
To accompany this message, will he be publicly contacting the council leader and urging him to stop wasting money on Town Hall extravagance and redirect the money saved into our valued but threatened facilities? Or are these just cynical, empty words to go with a photo opportunity? PaulCa

12:45pm Fri 13 Dec 13

King Tut says...

The High Sherrif is a cerimonial role of the Crown, usually associated with being the Queens representitive, he has no powers over politicans and as the Queens representitive should not be seen to be involving himself with politics.
The High Sherrif is a cerimonial role of the Crown, usually associated with being the Queens representitive, he has no powers over politicans and as the Queens representitive should not be seen to be involving himself with politics. King Tut

2:38pm Fri 13 Dec 13

PaulCa says...

King Tut wrote:
The High Sherrif is a cerimonial role of the Crown, usually associated with being the Queens representitive, he has no powers over politicans and as the Queens representitive should not be seen to be involving himself with politics.
Presumably your statement holds for the companion Deputy Lieutenants of Merseyside? Can you confirm?
[quote][p][bold]King Tut[/bold] wrote: The High Sherrif is a cerimonial role of the Crown, usually associated with being the Queens representitive, he has no powers over politicans and as the Queens representitive should not be seen to be involving himself with politics.[/p][/quote]Presumably your statement holds for the companion Deputy Lieutenants of Merseyside? Can you confirm? PaulCa

4:36pm Fri 13 Dec 13

King Tut says...

Hi nicold, my initial statement was almost correct the high sheriff is theoretically the sovereign's judicial representative in the county, while the Lord Lieutenant is the sovereign's personal representative and the Deputy is the as term suggests the Lord Lieutenant's deputy (the deputy is appointed by the Lord Lieutenant and not the sovereign). However the Sherrif is still a cerimonial role as I stated.
Hi nicold, my initial statement was almost correct the high sheriff is theoretically the sovereign's judicial representative in the county, while the Lord Lieutenant is the sovereign's personal representative and the Deputy is the as term suggests the Lord Lieutenant's deputy (the deputy is appointed by the Lord Lieutenant and not the sovereign). However the Sherrif is still a cerimonial role as I stated. King Tut

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