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Cash boost from builder to help charity working with children with cerebral palsy

Added on: 25th July, 2017 by Caroline_9383

Cash boost from builder to help charity working with children with cerebral palsy

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Tue, 25 July 2017

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A regional builder has donated £1,000 to help a charity which supports children with cerebral palsy as they open a second centre in Runcorn.

Stick ‘n’ Step currently runs a centre in Wallasey helping disabled children through its regular Conductive Education sessions. The group aims to help the children learn to walk independently or teach them how to use walking aids.

The charity applied to Persimmon Homes North West to become one of the builder’s monthly Community Champions. The builder chooses two groups per month to receive a donation through the popular scheme.

Stick ‘n’ Step also helps the children improve their speech and communication skills and learn tasks which many people would take for granted, such as feeding themselves.

Amy Couture, CEO of Stick ‘n’ Step, said: “Our overall aim is to improve the mobility, confidence and independence of all the children and young people we work with. Many of our parents were told their child would never walk, talk, ride a bike or climb a tree. Through hard work, commitment and sheer determination, many of the children we work with have achieved levels of independence beyond anything their families ever dreamed possible.”

The group is about to open a second centre in Runcorn which will allow them to help even more children. The donation will go towards buying new equipment.

Amy added: “We cannot thank Persimmon Homes enough for their support. We receive no statutory funding and rely 100 per cent on donations to keep the doors open.”

Dave Hodgson, sales and marketing director of Persimmon Homes North West, said: “It is clear to see that Stick ‘n’ Step offer a real lifeline for these children and young people and truly change their lives. We are delighted to be able to support their valuable work.

“The Community Champions initiative is a national scheme available to all groups and charities within the areas we build in to provide match-funding on top of what they have already worked hard to raise themselves.”

For more information about Persimmon Homes Community Champions scheme and to make an application, please visit www.persimmonhomes.com/charity

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