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Step up for Stick ‘n’ Step on Wirral Coastal Walk

Fundraisers at local charity Stick ‘n’ Step are appealing for people to step up and step out on this year’s Wirral Coastal Walk to help them raise funds. The charity provides free conductive education to children with cerebral palsy, which encourages confidence, independence and mobility. Stick ‘n’ Step takes part in the famous walk every year and this year hopes ... Read More »

Marathon man steps up for local charity

Local man, Gareth Powell, has run his first ever marathon, half a world away in Disney World, Florida and raised over £1,150 for Stick ‘n’ Step – a charity much closer to home. Having never run 26 miles before and with only a few months training, Gareth, 36, completed the race in under five hours. He finished it in 4 ... Read More »

Sponsor needed to go the distance for charity race team

Stick ‘n’ Step, the North West charity that provides support to children with cerebral palsy and their families, is looking for a headline sponsor for its cycle race team at Revolve 24. This is a major 24 hour cycling endurance event being held at Brands Hatch motor racing circuit later this year. Taking place on 16 and 17 September at ... Read More »

Just Keep Running!

With summer hesitant on the horizon, the time for epic charity runs and marathons is close at hand. Now is the time that most ardent jogging veterans begin their arduous training for such events. However, these fun run enthusiasts can expect many newcomers, as runs have grown exponentially in popularity for the last decade. One newcomer is Grant Halliday from ... Read More »

Disabled Football Fan Injured by 120 Steps and Potholes

Belfast Live have reported that a young football fan has been injured in tackling some terrible access issues to see a football match. Darren Wright is a Ballymena United fan and he has cerebral palsy. He attended the Antrim Shield final to watch his team play Linfield at Windsor Park. When he arrived by train into Windsor to Adelaide Halt Railway Station ... Read More »

Inspirational eight-year-old boy with cerebral palsy completes triathlon

Inspirational Bailey Matthews was roared over the finishing line by crowds close to tears as he cast aside his specially-adapted walking frame to finish the last 20 metres of the race unaided. Despite stumbling twice on his way to the line, Bailey picks himself to complete the amazing feat. Hundreds of people gathered around the finish line to watch the youngster ... Read More »

Round-Scotland disabled flying relay takes to the air

This morning a small plane rose into the skies over Glasgow on the first leg of a two-day round-Scotland charity flight relay being flown by disabled pilots.   By lunchtime David Morton (28), from Inverness, who has cerebral palsy, will be at the controls of the Piper Cherokee Warrior 2 as it lands in Dundee. He’ll hand over to Pauline ... Read More »

CP Football World Championships Kick Off Today

The Cerebral Palsy Football World Championships starts today and will kick off at 1pm with Group A match, England v Japan. Group A only has 3 teams in it following an announcement that Iran would not be participating due to reasons beyond the Federation’s control. This match will be followed by Australia v  Portugal scheduled to take place at 5pm ... Read More »

Schoolgirl makes animation about disability

Fourteen year-old Tegan Vincent-Cooke has cerebral palsy, she put her story into an animation to help school mates understand her condition. You can read the whole story and view the video over at BBC Ouch! Blog   Read More »

BT develops the next generation of Paralympic talent with two new athletes joining its Ambassador team

    BT today demonstrated its commitment to disability sport and the development of the next generation of Paralympic talent with the appointment of two new athletes to its ambassador team, Julie Rogers and Ben Rowlings. Julie and Ben were unveiled as the latest BT Ambassadors at a mentoring session at Loughborough’s High Performance Athletics Centre with Paralympic Gold medallists ... Read More »

Charities aim to get learning-disabled children playing

Parents of disabled children say finding fun things for them to do is a full-time job. Could a new TripAdvisor-style site solve this? “We went as a family to a water park which has a warning hooter which goes off to let you know the wave machine is about to start,” says Alexa Wilson. It wouldn’t cause problems for most ... Read More »

Nathan overcomes cerebral palsy to become Britain’s first wheelchair referee

A teenager with cerebral palsy has become Britain’s first wheelchair referee. Nathan Mattick, 19, said he feared a hard time from players and managers but has had no problems. He takes charge of able-bodied and disabled players from his electric wheelchair and said: “People with disabilities can do what able-bodied people do. “You occasionally get nasty words but you get ... Read More »