A CHARITY helping children with cerebral palsy is appealing for 400 people to take part in this year's Wirral Coastal Walk to help raise funds.

Stick 'n' Step - which provides free conductive education to children with cerebral palsy at its centres in Runcorn and Wallasey to encourage their confidence, independence and mobility - hopes as many people as possible will take part in the walk on Sunday, June 23.

Organised by Rotary Club of North Wirral it covers 15 miles of coastal path, its starts from Seacombe Ferry and ends at Wirral Country Park Visitor Centre at Thurstaston.

Options of shorter distances are available with alternative completion points after four and ten miles and coaches to return walkers to the start.

Stick'n'Step say one in 400 babies are estimated to be born every year in the UK with some form of cerebral palsy, a lifelong condition affecting movement and co-ordination.

The charity offers support services to children with cerebral palsy and their families.

In total, 94 children from across the region attend these sessions weekly or twice weekly at the charity's Wallasey and Runcorn centres.

Jenny Snell, the organisation's head of fundraising at Stick'n'Step, said: "Over 100 people have already signed up to walk on our behalf and we would love to reach our target of 400.

"We want to create a stream of Stick 'n' Step footprints along the coastline from Seacombe Ferry Terminal to Thurstaston and raise as much money as we can to support the children from across the region who attend our conductive education classes and their families."

To sign up email fundraising@sticknstep.org or call the Runcorn branch on 01928 573777.