A WIRRAL charity supporting children with cerebral palsy has appointed four new trustees.

After a rigorous application, interview and selection process, Martin Pearson, Dale Upton, Paula Cain and Frank Davies have now taken up their roles on the board at Stick'n'Step, taking the total number to eight.

Amy Couture, Stick 'n' Step's chief executive, said: "The trustee role is a vitally important one, keeping the needs of the children who attend conductive education classes at our centres in Runcorn and Wallasey absolutely front and centre of what we do every day."

"We were overwhelmed by the high calibre of all the applicants and we are very pleased to have made these four appointments."

Martin Pearson has recently taken on the role as chief executive (part-time) of Catalyst Science Discovery and Museum in Widnes.

He has had a wide-ranging career which includes time in the Merchant Navy and many years in the nuclear power industry including managing director of large science based utility and director of a nuclear power plant. Lately he has been heavily involved with charity work across Cheshire.

Inspired by Stick 'n' Step’s work with children with cerebral palsy from across the region, Dale Upton is excited to be working with the charity.

He has a background in information security and data governance and management across the emergency response, media and retail industries. He is passionate about using data ethically, transparently and securely.

A former Halton Chamber of Commerce CEO, Paula Cain is now a business coach and mentor. She is a volunteer mentor on the new start business programme for St. Helens Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of The Heath Multi-Academy Trust.

She was attracted to Stick 'n' Step by the passion and dedication of its team; the excellent support it delivers to children and young people with cerebral palsy; and the commitment of its staff to helping each individual child and young person achieve their own potential.

Frank Davies has over 25 years’ experience within environmental, health, safety and property management.

As well as being a qualified teacher, he is currently employed at Eaton Estate in Eccleston near Chester.

Frank says he wanted to become a trustee in order to put something back into society and believes Stick ‘n’ Step to be a cause that deserves support.

The charity offers support services to children with cerebral palsy and their families at its centres in Runcorn and Wallasey.

It provides the children with totally free of charge conductive education sessions, allowing them to gain the skills they need to live independent lives.

More than 90 children from across the region attend weekly sessions in Wallasey and Runcorn.