On Friday 6th July, the Year 6 Girls at Eaton House are doing a sponsored walk to raise money for the Footsteps Centre in Oxford. The charity was set up in 2004 by Pip Hoyer Millar MBE, whose daughter Minty has cerebral palsy. Pip was told Minty would never develop beyond the abilities of a four year old and would never walk independently.
After a long search for an intensive physiotherapy programme, they were led to Poland where they found the unique ‘Spider’ apparatus. Having seen how the therapy was dramatically improving Minty’s condition, Pip and two of Minty’s therapists brought the ‘Spider’ to the UK and set up the Footsteps therapy programme.
Abi Hopley's cousin has benefited hugely from the support he has received from this charity and the girls thought it a very worthwhile cause and are keen to raise as much money as possible.