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Fundraisers club together for Stick ‘n’ Step’s 21st birthday charity golf day

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Sent:     3 May 2023


Fundraisers club together for Stick ‘n' Step's 21stbirthday charity golf day


152 golfers took part in Stick ‘n' Step's annual golf day on Monday 1st May at Pryors Hayes Golf Club in Cheshire. With donations still coming in, over £26,000 was raised for the cerebral palsy charity, which is celebrating its 21st birthday this year. 

38 four ball teams took part in the event, with players coming from all around the UK. Sporting stars including footballing legends Derek Mountfield, Arthur Albiston, Stuart Pearson, Alex Stepney, Frank Stapleton and Alan McInally took part, while the winning team was led by Paul Rawlinson. Sky Sports commentator Rob Palmer organised the day once more in his role as Stick ‘n' Step's ambassador.

Players competed in vain to get a hole in one on the 9th to win a Honda CBR650R motorbike, courtesy of Smiths Honda. The event was followed by the traditional evening's entertainment and auction to boost Stick ‘n' Step's fundraising efforts still further. 

Stick ‘n' Step Interim CEO, Sarah Smithson, said,

"Every year we are bowled over by the wonderful support we receive from everyone involved in this remarkable event. I would like to say a very big thank you once more to everyone who took part to help us fundraise for the amazing children, who attend our centres, and their families." 

The event was supported by St James's Place and its Senior Partner, Stephen Ogilby, from PFPS Wealth Management, commented, 

"We are so proud to be supporting such a fabulous local charity helping children with cerebral palsy. We know that the cost of living crisis is affecting every one of us at the moment and it's more important than ever to support local charities, such as Stick ‘n' Step, which are working hard to continue to give free services to those who need them so much."

Are you a keen golfer? Is your golf club captain looking for a charity to support? If so, Stick ‘n' Step would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact Stick ‘n' Step's fundraising team on


Notes to Editors:

About Stick ‘n' Step


  • Established 21 years ago, Stick ‘n' Step exists to provide conductive education in order to "enable, inspire and support children with cerebral palsy and their families". 
  • The charity's support improves mobility and independence and boosts self-confidence, enabling every child to reach their personal potential.
  • Stick ‘n' Step's conductive education 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 receives no funding from statutory bodies but is able to deliver its vital services thanks to the ongoing generosity of friends and supporters, including local communities and businesses and grant-providers. 
  • 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 or call (Wallasey) 0151 638 0888 or (Runcorn) 01928 573777.


Photo captions: 

  1. Alan McInally: former Scottish former professional footballer, now a regular reporter and occasional pundit on Sky Sports Soccer Saturday.
  1. Derek Mountfield: former footballer who played for Everton and Aston Villa
  2. The winning team:


Adam Brown, Jonathan Dale, Oscar Rawlinson, Paul Rawlinson (Photo credit: