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Sent:     15 May 2023


10k challenge for local mum


Helen Fosbrook, from Sale, Manchester, is taking part in the Manchester 10k, taking place on 21stMay, to raise money for the cerebral palsy charity Stick ‘n' Step that supports her son Daniel.

Daniel, aged 4, has cerebral palsy and is also registered blind. He joined Stick ‘n' Step back in 2021, when most services were still shut owing to Covid. Mum Helen says that the weekly conductive education sessions run by Stick ‘n' Step at its centre in Runcorn have changed the lives of the whole family. She says,

Daniel loves his 90 minute sessions, which work on his head and trunk control and incorporate exercises to help his stiff muscles and include messy play to encourage purposeful movement of his arms and hands. Stick ‘n' Step has given us as a family so much support, advice and guidance. The charity does not receive any government funding and that's why I'm fundraising by taking part in the Manchester 10k."

To help Helen achieve her fundraising target, please go to To find out how you could set yourself a fundraising challenge for Stick ‘n' Step, please go to

Stick ‘n' Step provides free weekly conductive education sessions to children and young people with cerebral palsy up to the age of 25, allowing them to gain the skills they need to live more independent lives. The charity relies on supporters and volunteers to help raise the £750,000 required to deliver its services to over 100 families each year at its Wallasey and Runcorn centres. Find out more about the charity by visiting



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 caption:

Daniel, 4, enjoying the sunshine with his mum Helen.