SCI-Tech Daresbury has donated £10,000 to a cerebral palsy charity and pledged to raise another £20,000 during 2020.

Stick ‘n’ Step, which supports children and young people living with the condition, has been chosen as the science and technology campus’ nominated charity for this year.

Over the course of the next 12 months, it will hold a series of events for the cause with the support of the 150 companies based at the hub.

Already planned are a Snowdon climb, abseiling, a sky dive and mammoth bike rides.

John Downes, chairman of Sci-Tech Daresbury, said: “Stick ‘n’ Step is a wonderful charity that touches the lives of hundreds of children and young people living with cerebral palsy across the north west.

Warrington Guardian:

“We’re very excited to be launching Sci-Tech Daresbury’s partnership with Stick ‘n’ Step as our official charity partner for 2020 and to be demonstrating our support for the fantastic services they deliver.

“Sci-Tech Daresbury is now home to 150 companies, and we are confident that with the support of our tenants and other campus-based organisations we can all pull together for a great cause and reach our target to raise £30,000 over the next 12 months.

“We’ve set our target high and we’ll need the support of everyone based at the campus to achieve this goal, helping even more children and their families to benefit from the incredible services that Stick ‘n’ Step offer and raising awareness of the work that they do.”

The charity’s services, including sessions designed to help kids with cerebral palsy to gain greater mobility and independence, cost roughly £600,000 a year to run.

Stick ‘n’ Step chief executive Amy Couture added: “We are absolutely delighted that Sci-Tech Daresbury has chosen to fundraise so generously for us.

“One in 400 children born in the UK has some form of cerebral palsy, so there is a huge need for support both for them and their families.

“It costs £5,500 to cover the cost of just one child accessing our services for a year.

“This level of support from Sci-Tech Daresbury will significantly help us to support more than 100 children across our two centres.”