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Wirral charity Stick'n'Step celebrates 10th anniversary
WIRRAL charity Stick ‘n’ Step - which helps children with cerebral palsy - has celebrated its 10th anniversary with an all-day party.
Guests of honour included High Sheriff of Merseyside Martin Amlot, who used his sword to cut the birthday cake, mayor Gerry Ellis and Montse Benitez, Merseyside Woman of Philanthropy 2012.
Mrs Benitez brought as a present a cheque for £3,000, which will go towards refurbishment of the Liscard centre’s disabled toilet.
Liscard councillors Darren Dodd and Janette Williamson also popped in to wish Stick ‘n’ Step a happy birthday.
Members of the Wallasey Fire Station brought a fire engine along for the children to explore.
Pupils from St. Albans Primary School in Liscard also brought their best wishes as well as a present of a £100 cheque. And to top it all off, the children were treated to a visit from Mickey Mouse.
“We are so proud to achieve this milestone and we look forward to what the next 10 years will bring,” said fundraiser Kerry Roe-Ely. We are very grateful to all of our supporters who have helped us get this far.”
Stick ‘n’ Step was formed in 2002 by seven parents of children with cerebral palsy to provide conductive education therapy free of charge.
It has grown since then to 70 children who travel from all over the North West and North Wales to the centre in Wallasey to learn how to expand the boundaries of their disability.
Some learn to sit, some to stand, some to walk, and some to run and play football. All gain immensely in confidence, self-esteem, and independence.