MORE than 150 people took part in a coastal walk in aid of a Runcorn charity helping children with cerebral palsy.

The Wirral Coastal Walk helped raised funds for Stick'n'Step.

Organised by Rotary Club of North Wirral, it covered 15 miles of coastal path from Seacombe Ferry to Wirral Country Park Visitor Centre at Thurstaston.

Among those taking part were staff from the organisation's sponsor, B&M Waste, who raised £1,040.

Stick 'n' Step was formed in 2002 by a group of parents of children and young people who have cerebral palsy.

Stick 'n' Step was established to provide free conductive education sessions to children and young people from across North West England and North Wales.

The organisation is completely independent and receives all of its funding from the generosity of local people, communities, businesses and grant making trusts.

B&M Director Paul Curtis said: "The Wirral Coastal walk is a great way to raise funds for Stick 'n' Step and I am delighted that B&M once again were headline sponsors and had a team taking part on the day.

"Thank you to all that donated online to help us reach our target!"

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."

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.

A spokesperson said 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.