We are delighted to report that we have received a £5,000 grant from the Charities Aid Foundation’s (CAF) Coronavirus Emergency Fund. We would like to thank them very much for supporting The Movement Centre in this way.
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The Movement Centre are delighted to be The Marches School’s chosen charity this academic year!
The School in Oswestry has held a number of events throughout the academic year to encourage students to raise money for The Movement Centre.
Students and staff from The Marches School have had to think or creative ways to raise funds. Back in October, they held a charity badminton match with Teachers Mr Pritchard and Mr Lin going head to head against Year 11 students, it was a closely fought contest but despite the teacher’s best efforts, the students came out victorious. Donations upon entry to watch the event resulted in excess of £200 being raised. In December, the school supported a Festive Fun Run, which was very competitive; despite the chilly weather, the students had a great time and managed to raise further funds in the process. At the beginning of this year, to conclude the schools ‘Everyone Can’ day, Year 8 took part in a colour run! This was a great success with over 220 students and staff covered in powdered paint with huge smiles on their faces. Many of the staff relished the opportunity to throw the powdered paint at the students and in turn, the students tried to get as covered as possible. Finally, Year 10 students volunteered their time to wash staff cars over the course of a recent half term for a donation towards the charity.
The fundraising pot currently stands at an impressive £1,302.79, with some funds from Year 11 events having already having been donated.
Marches School staff members, Hannah Heighway and Sian Grassby who have helped the students coordinate their fundraising efforts commented; “As a school we are so proud of the creativity, effort and kindness that the students have shown in order to raise money for their chosen charity. The Movement Centre carries out such fantastic work in the community and we hope that our donation will help support their life changing efforts. As a school, we are already looking forward to working with our students again to continue to support charities within our local community.”
We want to say a very big thank you to everyone at The Marches School for their fantastic support!
Virgin Money Giving, Ziffit and The Movement Centre are asking the public to #DeclutterandDonate unwanted books, games, DVDs and CDs in the run-up to Giving Tuesday on 5th May 2020.
Why not take part and raise vital funds for The Movement Centre?
Sounds good? Here’s how you take part!
Collect your unwanted items together and visit The Movement Centre’s page on Ziffit.
Enter the barcode or ISBN of your product and hit ‘GET VALUE’. If Ziffit can, they will offer an amount, which can be directly donated to The Movement Centre.
Sending your items.
Package your items securely and seal the box and either drop it off at your local Collect+ store or, if you package is over 5kg, you can use Ziffit’s free courier collection service.
The Movement Centre is following current government guidelines and will remain open for patient appointments for the foreseeable future.
We ask that there are no visitors other than patients and families to TMC
Please do not send any of your children (or yourselves) to sessions for the next 14 days if anyone living in your family home has a high temperature (37.8 or above) or a persistent cough. Please contact us to let us know if this is the case and you can’t make your appointment.
Please note all staff able to work from home are doing so to minimise exposure in building
We have a separate building with parking directly outside
Our site is a free standing building on the edge of the hospital site with its own parking and is not visited by anyone other than patients and staff.
Many thanks for your cooperation.
It is always a fun session with Annabelle, making all the staff giggle. She had great fun playing with some
It was her second review of her course and we are over the moon to tell everyone that she achieved her goal of sitting hands free on a bench for 10 seconds. This is a huge achievement. Annabelle is also working on her hands free floor sitting, and did awesome at her appointment earlier in the week. Her therapy team could tell how hard the whole family had been working on her Targeted Training at home, with some improvements to her core strength.
Taking this into consideration the therapy team made a decision to lower the support in her standing frame to give her that extra challenge that she needs.
We look forward to seeing Annabelle again in a few weeks and seeing the progress she has made. Keep up the good work!
We are sad to share the news that our wonderful volunteer, Doreen Nicol, passed away last month after a short illness.
Doreen was an important member of our small team, coming into the office to support us every week. She gave so much to The Movement Centre, hosting our annual Canal Walk afternoon tea, climbing Snowdon, playing a key role in the organisation of our Golf Day, helping us to secure donations, grants and sponsorship and so much more.
Above all Doreen was a fantastic friend and colleague and she will be missed by everyone at The Movement Centre. Our thoughts are with her family and friends.
Our first ever Meet the team video is now live!
We want our families and supporters to feel comfortable when they visit The Movement Centre. We want the children looking forward to attending their assessment. This is why we are introducing you to our team. Check out our first Meet the team below!
Shropshire based company, School Shop Direct, have partnered with The Movement Centre to help support our work.
School Shop Direct is a leading, independent school outfitters serving schools in the Shropshire and surrounding area. They offer a tailored range of services with a traditional retail outlet at their Shrewsbury premises in Featherbed Lane, in-school shops, an online ordering service on their website and direct uniform supplies to schools. Directors Martin and Claire Berry were keen to support a children’s charity locally where their support could make a real difference.
“We are delighted to be able to work with The Movement Centre”, said Martin Berry. “We were aware that the charity had lost its NHS funding and we wanted to offer our support. We felt that by forming a partnership and supporting the charity on an ongoing basis we could help make an impact. We are looking forward to working with the team at The Movement Centre to support their fundraising and to raise awareness of their work so that we can help to make a difference to the lives of the children they support.”
It is fantastic to have the support of Martin, Claire and everyone at School Shop Direct. 2019 was a challenging year for The Movement Centre, so it is great to be working in partnership with School Shop Direct. By supporting our fundraising efforts they will help to us continue our vital work so that children with movement disabilities can reach their full potential!
The amazing Jaxon visited this morning for another review at The Movement Centre.
Targeted Training is split into 8 week blocks. Within those 8 week blocks, families take home their standing frame and tailored therapy programme, so that the Targeted Training activities can take place in the home.
Jaxon and his family have been doing amazing at home. He is currently working on his high kneeling and standing abilities. Once he is stronger and has more control in these positions, he will be much more independent. He showed us some great work in his standing frame today, having loads of fun with our Physio Student, Megan from Keele University, and his therapy team.
Mum also showed the team a few photos from home, where he showed some amazing new skills (while
helping with the washing, which is a bonus right?) He was very lucky this morning as we had just received lots of new sensory items that we purchased from Rhino UK. We were kindly supported by Wrexham Yale Rotary, who gave a grant for us to purchase the items. We can’t wait to share all the equipment with more children!