CHILDREN with cerebral palsy are travelling miles to attend free conductive education sessions at a Runcorn centre.

The charity Stick 'n' Step supports 80 children at its centre at Tudor Hall on York Street and in Wallasey.

To mark Conductive Education Awareness Week which starts today, the charity was amazed to discover just how

far young people are travelling to seek their help and support.

Nationwide, there is a huge shortage of conductive education facilities.

This awareness week aims to increase understanding of conductive education, and its importance and benefits to children and adults with neurological conditions that affect muscle control, ability and learning, due to previous trauma or illness.

Chief executive of Stick 'n' Step Amy Couture said:"When we sat down to work out literally how far our children and their families are prepared to go to access conductive education, we were quite taken aback by the distance and time that is devoted to reaching us.

"It shows the determination and commitment of the families to do everything they can to support their children in gaining skills to help them live as independently as possible."

Stick 'n' Step offers support services to children with cerebral palsy and their families.

The charity provides children with totally free of charge conductive education sessions weekly or twice weekly. To find out how to access support from Stick 'n' Step or how you could help this local charity call the Runcorn centre on 01928 573777.

For more information on the charity visit