13 March 2014Beth Tweddle sees Sport Relief cash in action
Beth recently experienced first-hand the life changing work of a Sport Relief funded project.
On a surprise visit to Stick ‘n’ step in Merseyside, the former athlete heard about the important role the organisation takes helping children with cerebral palsy and their families across the North West of England and North Wales.
Established in 2002 by a group of parents, Stick ‘n’ Step uses money raised by Sport Relief to provide free specialist education and support services to children with cerebral palsy and their families and carers.
Growing up with cerebral palsy can be very difficult so the project works with children to learn new skills. A mixture of physical therapy and lessons that help members to live more independently are aimed at getting children to set themselves goals to take charge of their own life.
Following her visit to the centre, a clearly impressed Beth Tweddle, said: “I love working with kids so it’s been amazing visiting the Stick N Step project today and interacting with the children. After seeing the difference that the money raised through Sport Relief makes in my local area, I would encourage everyone in Liverpool to sign up to the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games.
The first ever Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games take place from Friday 21st March to Sunday 23rd March 2014. It’s warming up to be one unmissable weekend with three massive fundraising events to choose from – the Mile, the Swimathon and the Cycle.