A CEREBRAL palsy charity has announced its Virgin London Marathon team has raised more than £21,000.

Stick 'n' Step, which operates in Runcorn, had ten people running in the gruelling event thanks to the generosity of Pete Bellion and Brian Goodall from Chester Lions Club, who provided the places.

Jenny Snell, head of fundraising at Stick ‘n’ Step, said: "We were so impressed that all our runners not only made it to the start line for the marathon, but all managed to complete it!

"We were cheering them on every step of the way and are very grateful for their efforts, which will fund more than four children’s places at Stick ‘n’ Step for twelve months."

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

The charity provides the children with free conductive education sessions, allowing them to gain the skills they need to live independent lives.

To find out more about fundraising opportunities for Stick ‘n’ Step, contact Jenny on 01516 380888 or email fundraising@sticknstep.org.