Paces, based in High Green, Sheffield, was founded by parents of children with cerebral palsy in 1997 and has worked ever since to support those families, children and adults who are living with neurological conditions. They offer innovative conductive education programmes to help transform their lives.
“Although Paces receives some statutory funding to deliver contracted services, grant funding, donations and sponsorship’s make a huge difference to the children, adults and families we support, allowing them to:
- Offer a variety of support services which would otherwise not be possible (e.g. family support, home visits and outings).
- Buy specialist equipment, enabling children and adults to achieve the highest level of independence in life.
Every pound raised on our behalf makes a significant difference to the lives of the children, adults and families we support, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you in advance for all of your efforts.”
As I’m running the Great North Run as a bit of my mid-life-crisis...(to prove I still can as much as anything) it’d be great to raise some money for this excellent school that sits just round the corner from us. We didn’t have the easiest time when William was born but thankfully he was ok and we haven’t needed the support that these guys give to their children. Life could have been much different. The boys both went to nursery in the centre where Paces is based so grew up realising that some children don’t have such an easy ride but that at the end of the day they’re all children who, along with their parents, just want the best chance to get on in life and Paces helps to give them that.
I have also discovered that running at 45 is a significant amount harder than at age 28, which is the last time I did this. Either that or Pete has secretly put rocks in my shoes...!
Check out their website https://www.pacessheffield.org.uk to learn more about what they do and whilst I know we’ve all got limited funds and there are lots of worthy causes to support, if you can spare a little to help them fundraise then I’m sure they’d be very grateful.