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Weekly Edition - Published  20 October 2016


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Cerebral palsy charity bags more funds

WIRRAL based cerebral palsy charity Stick 'n' Step has received more good news in its fundraising efforts having been chosen as M&S Birkenhead's Charity of the Year for a second year running.

M&S Birkenhead in the Pyramids Shopping Centre has supported Stick 'n' Step for a number of years through goodwill gestures such as providing Easter eggs for the children, however, it was in 2015 that the store decided to make Stick 'n' Step its official:- 'Charity of the Year' for 2015.

As a result, Stick 'n' Step received approximately £3,500 and the charity was delighted to be selected as M&S Birkenhead's chosen charity for 2016, which will see funds raised go towards helping the children in their conductive education and learning.

In addition, Stick 'n' Step will also be one of a number of local charities and good causes that will receive the 5p carrier bag donation on every bag sold. It's surprising how this mounts up and the charity has already received £1000 as a result.

M&S's store manager, Chrissy Verdin, is delighted that Stick 'n' Step is the beneficiary of her staff's fundraising efforts:- "Stick 'n' Step is one of our favourite charities. As the charity is local to us, it seems natural to support them in any way we can. The work it does is extremely popular with our staff and we can see that our fundraising is making a real difference to the children."

Sarah Smithson, operations manager at Stick 'n' Step, concurs:- "The way M&S has helped us over the years has been so valuable. We rely completely on donations to run our Centre and the sums raised by M&S bolster our confidence to carry on what we're doing. Being chosen as 'Charity of the Year' two years running was a great honour and the total amount raised on the 5p bag donations really does prove that every donation, no matter how small, mounts up."

Stick 'n' Step provides support services to children with cerebral palsy and their families.

The charity works with over 70 children, allowing the children to gain the skills they need to live independent lives through conductive education sessions. The specialist sessions are provided free of charge to the families by Stick 'n' Step.

For more information about Stick 'n' Step and how you can help, visit:- StickNStep.Org or call:- 0151 638 0888.


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