Go green in March to raise awareness of cerebral palsy

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Cerebral palsy charity Stick ‘n’ Step is asking schools, businesses and individuals across the region to ‘go green’ on National Cerebral Palsy Day on Thursday 25 March to show support and help raise awareness and funds.

Suggestions for ways to go green include dressing in green for the day, celebrating with a green cake bake off, decorating your home or workplace in green or having fun with some green-themed crafts.

The whole of March is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month. Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that affects movement and co-ordination. It is the most common motor disability in childhood, with 1 in 400 babies estimated to be born every year in the UK with some form of it.

Interim head of fundraising Samantha Lee says, “Our charity receives no government funding and we rely hugely on our wonderful local community to help us with our fundraising. Now, more than ever, we need help so we can continue providing life-changing support to the young people who attend our conductive education sessions and their families.”

Contact Stick ‘n’ Step on fundraising@sticknstep.org to find out more about going green. Once you have signed up you will receive a fundraising guide telling you everything you need to know about #GoGreen4CP, a sponsorship form if you need one and a poster to share what you are doing and when. If you wish to make a donation you can text to donate on SNSGREEN £5.

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 more independent lives.  Over 100 children from across the region usually attend these sessions weekly or twice weekly at the charity’s Wallasey and Runcorn centres.

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