Peak Practice for telecoms firm

Three Peaks Challenge

Training on Snowdon, from left Chris Spriggs, Sean Bolas, Jeremy Rose and Robin Talbot of Ocean Telecom who will all be taking on The Three Peaks Challenge for The Movement Centre.

Jeremy Rose, who runs Ocean Telecom on Mile Oak Industrial Estate in Oswestry will be taking on the ‘Three Peaks Challenge’ in May this year to raise money for The Movement Centre.

Jeremy felt inspired to raise money for The Movement Centre after visiting us last year. Jeremy said: “After visiting The Movement Centre and seeing them in action and meeting a young child who goes to the charity to receive Targeted Training therapy, I was so impressed that I wanted to do something to contribute to the fantastic work going on there.”

Three members of the Ocean Telecom team, Robin Talbot, Chris Spriggs and Sean Bolas will be joining Jeremy on the challenge which will see them scale the three highest mountains in the UK. Starting in Fort William, the team will climb Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest peak in around five hours, before driving almost six hours to Scafell Pike in the Lake District. The last leg of the journey will be to Snowdon in North Wales, where the team have been carrying out regular training.

Although Jeremy has completed the Three Peaks once before, the team accompanying him vary in experience when it comes to mountaineering but are determined to complete the gruelling physical and mental challenge in 24 hours.

The team started their training in February and have already climbed Snowdon twice in very icy conditions.

Anyone wishing to donate, should visit Jeremy’s Just Giving page. 100% of the donations will go to The Movement Centre as the cost of the challenge is funded by Ocean Telecom.

Rotary put the Building Blocks in place

We were delighted to welcome Oswestry Rotary Club today, so that they could see where the grant they very kindly gave us was spent.

They raised money from the Tree of Light appeal. This year £6,000 was raised which benefitted 11 charities, and we were lucky enough to be one of those charities.

3 members from the Rotary Club attended The Movement Centre, and spent time speaking to one of our physiotherapists Sarah, who explained Targeted Training and how it works.

We then showed them our new equipment in our treatment room, the soft play building blocks, which they very kindly gave us a grant for. We are sure the children visiting The Movement Centre will absolutely love playing and building with the blocks.

Hop to it! Registration is now open for Oswestry Bunny Run

Oswestry Bunny Run

Pauline Holbrook (Director and Clinical Lead at The Movement Centre), Jac Porter (who attends The Movement Centre) and James Manford (Co-organiser of Oswestry Bunny Run).

Registration is now open for Oswestry Bunny Run, which takes place on the 8th April 2018. It is the 3rd year of the 5k charity fun run, where participants are able to enjoy the beautiful green spaces in Oswestry and support local charities.

We are delighted that the Bunny Run is supporting The Movement Centre this year.

“The concept of the Bunny Run was to raise money for local charities as well as connecting the community through sport,” said James Manford, Co-organiser of Oswestry Bunny Run.  “This year, the Bunny Run is proud to donate all profits to The Movement Centre for their work supporting children with movement disabilities.”

You don’t need to be a competitive runner to take part in the event. Participants of all ages are welcome, including four-legged friends! Fancy dress is encouraged, but not essential. The Bunny Run is supported by a number of local businesses. Participants receive a goodie bag which is sponsored by Sainsbury’s in Oswestry and volunteers from Oswestry Cambrian Rotary Club help with the event. The online booking system has been provided by Up Hill Down Dale. Over the last two years the event has raised nearly £2000 for local causes.

To take part in the event you can register online at The entry price is £10.50 for adults and £5.50 for children, with all profits going to The Movement Centre.

Oswestry Lions Club supports The Movement Centre

Pauline Holbrook (Director and Clinical Lead at The Movement Centre), Maureen Ross (President, Oswestry Lions Club), Bill Bowen (Treasurer, Oswestry Lions Club) and Curtis Langley (Fundraiser).

Oswestry Lions Club has supported The Movement Centre with a kind donation of £6250.

This year, Lions around the world are joining in the celebration of 100 Years of Service of Lions Clubs International. Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest charitable service organisation with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.

“Oswestry Lions Club is pleased to support The Movement Centre in its pioneering work,” said Maureen Ross, Chair of Oswestry Lions Club. “This has been made possible by the generosity of the people of the town in donating to the Lions during fundraising events.”

Lions Club of Oswestry regularly fund and aid many good causes, supporting town and district events, bursaries and competitions within schools, donating to and via other charitable and public service organisations and to many individuals in their time of need over the last 42 years.

 “We are so thankful to Oswestry Lions Club for their generous contribution towards our work”, said Pauline Holbrook, Director and Clinical Lead, at The Movement Centre. “Donations like this enable us to continue providing Targeted Training therapy, which makes a huge difference to the children and their families.”

Targeted Training is unique to The Movement Centre. As it is a specialist therapy it sits outside of the remit for standard NHS funding. This means that we rely on the generous support of donors and fundraisers. It is only with this support that we can continue to make a different to the lives of children and families throughout the UK.


Ocean Telecom chooses The Movement Centre as new charity partner

Shropshire Charity Partner

Vicky and Curtis from The Movement Centre with Jeremy Rose, managing director of Ocean Telecom

Telecoms provider, Ocean Telecom, have chosen The Movement Centre as their new charity partner.

They will be organising a number of fundraising initiatives to raise funds to support our work.

Jeremy Rose, managing director of Ocean Telecom, said: “After visiting The Movement Centre and seeing them in action

and meeting a young child who goes to the charity to receive Targeted Training, I was so impressed that I wanted to do something to contribute to the fantastic work going on there.

“I’m currently putting together a big charity challenge that I hope all our loyal customers will support me on.”

We are really excited to be  partnering with Ocean Telecom and can’t thank them enough for their support!

MKM Building Supplies raise £4000 for The Movement Centre

MKM Building supplies have recently become a corporate partner of The Movement Centre, although they have been Cheque presentation 2 supporting our work for the last two years.

We attended the cheque presentation at MKM Building Supplies and were awarded with a donation of £4000.

MKM Building Supplies is the UK’s largest independent builders’ merchant, with 51 branches across England and Scotland in addition to MKM Leisure, a specialist distributor for the caravan and holiday homes industry.

We look forward to working together in 2018!

Santa Visits The Movement Centre

Thursday 7th December 2017. The Day that Father Christmas took time out of his busy schedule to visit us at The Movement Centre. We were very lucky indeed to have Santa come and visit us at The Movement Centre to give presents to some of the children that attend therapy sessions. A big thank you to Father Christmas for giving up his time, we know just how busy December is for him!

Adults and children alike were excited and shocked to see him but loved being in his company. He brought a little festive cheer (and presents) to everyone at TMC. Santa was quizzed by one little boy, Alfie.

He was asked lots of questions such as- how do you get down the chimney? Where do you go first? Do you visit Never Never Land?

Santa of course had an answer for all of these questions.Again, thank you Santa and we are hoping you had a safe trip back to the North Pole, and hope you visit again next year.

Santander support new Sensory Equipment

Sensory Equipment funded by Santander.

Vicky was presented with a cheque for £5000 by Sharmila and Kathryn from Santander in Shrewsbury.

The Movement Centre are delighted to have been awarded a grant of £5000 by Santander.

The money was donated through Santander’s Discovery Grants scheme.

It will be used for sensory equipment. The new equipment will produce a calming environment. It will be used as part of the therapy assessments at The Movement Centre for our specialist therapy, Targeted Training.

A big thank you to Santander for their support!

Celebrating 20 years of Targeted Training

On Sunday 17th September, staff and supporters of The Movement Centre were joined by some of the families who have attended the centre, supporters and friends to celebrate 20 years of our specialist therapy, Targeted Training. We were kindly offered the use of Brynkinalt Hall in Chirk, for a celebration event. Also at the event was Tom James MBE, British rower and twice Olympic Gold Champion and patron of The Movement Centre. The day enabled everyone to mark the occasion with a special afternoon tea and entertainment!

We were delighted to get together with so many people to celebrate and we were very lucky to have the event in such a beautiful venue. We are very grateful indeed to Kate, Iain and family at Brynkinalt Hall for their hospitality.

We have so many wonderful friends and supporters, who give up their time to help volunteer and raise funds to enable us to continue our work. We can’t thank them enough and we are very excited for the next 20 years!

Charity Golf Day

The Movement Centre had their inaugural charity golf day sponsored by Club Choice Ireland.

Larry (left, from Club Choice) meeting Curtis from TMC

Hosted by Henlle Park Golf Club,our golf day had a first prize of a golfing holiday donated by the sponsors. We were very lucky to have the support of Larry, who works for Club Choice, and he made the trip over here to meet the golfers.

We ordered some good weather for the golf day and considering it was October, the rain stayed away and for the most part was sunny.

We had multiple prizes on offer including longest drive for men and women, and closest to pin men and women. Below is a list of winners

Longest drive men- Ron Pugh, longest drive ladies- Pam Tattersal, closest to pin men- Sam Allen, closest to pin ladies- Viv Davies.

3rd place – Gerallt Davies and Rob Jones

Winners of competition- Sam Allen and Joshua Davies, pictured with Curtis Langley (from TMC) 

2nd place- Bill Mackenzie and Steve Shum

1st place- Sam Allen and Joshua Davies


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