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Publication Date:- 2018-24-03
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Vauxhall steps up a gear for charity Stick 'n' Step

LOCAL children's charity Stick 'n' Step has made huge savings this year, thanks to the fantastic loan of a car from Vauxhall's Grace and Favour scheme. In less than 6 months, driving the Vauxhall Astra has saved the charity close to ₤2,500, as employees have been able to use the borrowed car for essential work journeys, instead of having to clock up miles on their own vehicles.

Stick 'n' Step offers support services to children with cerebral palsy and their families. The charity provides the children with totally free of charge conductive education sessions, allowing them to gain the skills they need to live independent lives. Over 80 children, from across the region, attend these sessions weekly or twice weekly, at the charity's 2 centres, in both Wallasey and Runcorn.

Stick 'n' Step Operations Manager Sarah Smithson says:- "Thanks to this fabulous car, in another 6 months, it looks like we will have saved enough money to fund a child's place for a whole year at Stick 'n' Step. We can't thank Vauxhall enough for their generosity. The company has provided a huge boost to our budgets."

Speaking on behalf of Vauxhall, Community Relations Officer Cherie Denton, said:- "The work carried out by Stick 'n' Step is life changing for local children and their families. We were keen to help out in any way we could and we are delighted that the loan of the car is saving money, which can be so well spent on providing services to the children."

To find out how to access support from Stick 'n' Step or how you could help this local charity please call the Wallasey centre on:- 0151 638 0888 or the Runcorn Centre on:- 01928 573777. For more information on the charity, please go to:- StickNStep.Org.

Merseycats help to give girl a voice

THE Merseycats, The Rock and Roll Children's Charity, have been helping to raise funds for an appeal set up by Paul Warrington, to raise money to gibe a voice to a young girl, Amelia Watterson, who suffers from both cerebral palsy and pit Hopkins syndrome.  After undergone multiple surgeries on her legs to help her become mobile and suffers a great amount of pain and can not properly communicate with those around her, including her parents. 

The funds raised by Pail and also the Merseycats have gone towards raising the required funds for her parents to get her an eye gaze system and software, in which will give Amelia the ability to use her eyes to better communicate and interact with other around her.  On Thursday, 22 March 2018, the band presented the parents with a very special wheelchair mount, at the bands weekly Jam night, at The Oldy Club, in The Old Roan, Aintree. We are told that the fully assembled system system will be revealed to this little, but extremely brave girl, over on the Wirral, on 31 April 2018, at Park View Social Club (RAOB - Buffs).  You can see the handover presentation of the mount section, from the Merseycats to Paul, on our Facebook Page.

Inspiring entrepreneurs at Toxteth Library

TOXTETH Library are hosting a free workshop for local entrepreneurs with Keira O'Mara founder of Mama Designs and Mark Lawler, the Managing Director of Baltic Creative CIC.

As leaders in business they will be providing advice and support to budding entrepreneurs across the City. The workshop, on Wednesday, 11 April 2018, and it runs from 12.00pm (noon) to 2.00pm and forms part of The Merseyside Enterprise Hub which offers local business start up advice.

In addition the business and intellectual property centre is based on the 1st floor of Central Library, and can support people looking to start or grow a business. From taking those 1st steps to successfully launching and developing a business, to finding people and business resources here to help you.

Working with a wide range of partner organisations the centre can offer free access to Business and Intellectual Property databases and publications including market research, company data, business news plus information about intellectual property to protect your ideas, access to business advisers and experts.

Cllr Wendy Simon, Assistant Mayor of Liverpool and Cabinet Member, Culture, Tourism and Events said;- "There are regular workshops and events to help businesses get to grips with all aspects of starting and growing a business including access to chartered patent attorneys and information specialists that can help individuals to think creatively and meet like minded people, signposting to other business related events and activities within the Liverpool area If you're a member of Liverpool Libraries, you can access some of our subscriptions at home by logging in with your library card."

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