Regional charity Stick ‘n’ Step has been announced as one of the lucky winners of this year’s Aviva Community Fund, receiving a donation of £4800.

Over 80 children with cerebral palsy, from across the region, attend weekly or twice weekly conductive education classes at Stick ‘n’ Step’s two centres in Wallasey and Runcorn. The sessions help them become more mobile, independent and confident.  These funds from Aviva will be spent on classroom resources, from a new iPad and state-of-the-art communication aids to art and craft materials, sand, play dough, puzzles, books, CDs and more.

Amy Couture, Chief Executive of Stick ‘n’ Step, said: “With over 760 projects in our category for the Aviva Community Fund, competition was fierce. We are so grateful to all our supporters, parents, local companies and members of the public who voted for us.

“This fantastic sum of money will enable us to purchase some of the very best teaching aids and props available. These will enhance our classroom experience still further, encouraging all our children to improve their independence and maximize their potential.”

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. The charity has been established with a centre in Wallasey since 2002 and opened a second centre in Runcorn last year.

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 www.sticknstep.org.