2nd February 2017
Written by Hettie Miles from Stick
The team at Revolve24 is very proud to have Stick 'n' Step as one of their Partner Charities at Brands Hatch in September. Stick 'n' Step is a small charity working with children and families coping with Cerebral Palsy.
The charity is called Stick 'n' Step because many of the children use walking sticks to learn to walk correctly and as they learn to walk with these they move their sticks and say 'Stick .... and step ..... stick .... and step ....'.
Before 2002, a child with Cerebral Palsy who wanted to access Conductive Education would have to travel to Hungary. This was at great expense to the families and took planning and large amounts of time away from school.
In 2002, a team of parents of children with Cerebral Palsy decided to bring Conductive Education to Wirral, to allow their children (and many, many others) to be able to access Conductive Education for free, on a much more frequent basis, in their own community.
Since then, the organisation has grown from strength to strength - providing fee Conductive Education sessions to children from across North West England and North Wales. Stick 'n' Step now supports over 70 families every week and has ambitions plans to open their second centre in 2017 - eventually effectively doubling their capacity.
Here Hettie from Stick 'n' Step explains how the Charity can help these children and families, and how much your support would mean to them:
The inspiration and motivation behind everything we do is simply the children and families we work with. Seeing a child walk for the first time, when they were told they would probably never walk, is a great dose of motivation for everyone on our team. We hope it inspires cyclists who are considering taking on the Revolve24 challenge to support Stick 'n' Step and lots of children just like Harrison .....
Harrison is three year old. During a life-saving operation Harrison stopped breathing and lost oxygen to his brain. As a result Harrison has Cerebral Palsy. When he first came to us, Harrison was unable to crawl properly. With lots of hard work, love and support from familly and the team here at Stick 'n' Step, Harrison has learnt not only to crawl but to stand up. He has been taking his first steps and is learning to talk.
Harrison's mum says "Before attending Stick 'n' Step it was a very daunting time with no knowledge or guidance. It has been wonderful to see Harrison progress so much. It's lovely to see how he has bonded with the other children. The staff are amazing and it's such a support for me knowing that there are other parents going through the same thing. Stick 'n' Step's positivity is wonderful and it has made me stronger."
If you would like to know more about Stick 'n' Step please contact Hettie Miles:
0151 638 0888
For details on our Charity Packages and how you can Cycle for Stick 'n' Step next September at Brands Hatch click our logo:Back to R24 CC
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