Children's charity Stick'n'Step needs Wirral Coastal walkers to help boost funds (From Wirral Globe)
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Children's charity Stick'n'Step needs Wirral Coastal walkers to help boost funds
A WIRRAL charity helping children with celebral palsy is urging readers taking part in this year's coastal walk to help boost its funds.
Stick 'n' Step is appealing for supporters to step out in support of its cause on Sunday, May 11.
It costs the organisation £350,000 a year to run its centre in Liscard. The money is used to help provide free conductive education and support services for 70 children with cerebral palsy and their families.
Conductive education is a non-medical based developmental aid, helping young people learn new skills such as head control, moving around independently, sitting unaided and walking
Kerry Roe-Ely, Stick'n'Step's community and events fundraiser, said: "There was a noticeable presence of Stick 'n' Step fundraisers participating last year and collectively they raised more than £3,000.
"Together, our Wirral Walker’s managed to fund one child’s place to attend sessions here at Stick ‘n’ Step for a whole year – which helped make a difference to one child's life.
"This made a big contribution towards our annual fundraising requirement of £350,000 and we would love to match, if not increase, that amount this year.
"To do this we need your support. Please tell all your friends, colleagues and neighbours that we are recruiting an army of Stick ‘n’ Step walkers for the 2014 event."
Organised by the Rotary Club of North Wirral, the 15 mile picturesque stroll will see fundraisers walking from Seacombe Ferry Terminal to Wirral Country Park at Thurstaston.
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