Cerebral palsy charity Stick ‘n’ Step is inviting local people to step off the couch and step up to take part in Jog On January, the ultimate virtual challenge to kick off 2021. Here’s your chance to get fitter, healthier and more active for a great cause.
Taking part is easy and the challenge is perfect for beginners. Download the ‘Couch to 5k’ App*, sign up to the sponsored challenge any time throughout January here. Stick ‘n’ Step is asking for a minimum suggested sponsorship of £20 per participant. You can follow the programme throughout January and beyond on your own or socially distanced with one or more running buddies.
If you would like further information about this challenge, then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Already a fitness fanatic? Why not set your own personal running challenge for the month of January?
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 attend these sessions weekly or twice weekly at the charity’s Wallasey and Runcorn centres.
*How do I download the App?
Download the Public Health England App from the App Store One You Couch to 5K on the App Store (apple.com) or Google Play One You Couch to 5K – Apps on Google Play. If you can’t download the app, download the podcasts from https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/nhs-couch-to-5k/id394384987
How do I pay my Registration?
Visit www.sticknstep.org/donate enter £7.00 and under “What is this donation for” fill in with “Jog on January Challenge Registration”.
Submitting Your Runs
At the end of each week they will ask you to submit a screen shot of your completed runs.
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About Stick ‘n’ Step
- Stick ‘n’ Step provides free conductive education sessions to children with cerebral palsy. The charity’s support improves mobility, independence and boosts self-confidence, enabling every child to reach their personal potential.
- Conductive education is about active learning. Stick ‘n’ Step sessions incorporate play and music into structured routines to develop functional skills. Children and young people are motivated by working alongside their peers in a positive environment and are empowered to achieve realistic goals that are specific and relevant to them.
- Stick ‘n’ Step supports the whole family. Regular attendance at the centres means that parents and extended family have the opportunity to meet others in a similar situation and they benefit from regular respite time whilst their children develop in the classroom. For more information about Stick ‘n’ Step and how you can help, visit www.sticknstep.org or call (Wallasey) 0151 638 0888 or (Runcorn) 01928 573777.