The Movement Centre, a charity based near Oswestry, are inviting people to sign up for a sponsored canal walk with a difference, with all proceeds going towards giving children the best chance to reach their full potential.
This year there are two walks to choose from for people signing up on EventBrite. Both walks will start near to the Lion Quays Hotel. The first walk, Monty’s Canal Walk (named after The Movement Centre’s very special mascot Monty the bear) is a 12-13 mile walk. The shorter Mini’s Canal Walk, aimed at families with young children, or for anyone who would prefer a shorter challenge, is around 4-5 miles. Both walks take in the most beautiful views, walking over two aqueducts, walking through a 420 metre long tunnel and with fantastic views of the River Dee.
The longer walk, for those aged 16 and over, will be limited to 40 people as the afternoon tea is being provided by volunteer for the charity, Doreen. The shorter walk will start and finish at Lion Quays Hotel, and there are more tickets available, so everyone who wants to take part will have the chance.
“We have decided to add a shorter walk this year, as we had a lot of our families asking to walk the route. Unfortunately 13 miles was just too far, so adding this 4-5 mile walk will be great” said Curtis, Fundraising and Marketing Officer at The Movement Centre. “Everyone completing the walks will get a little sweet treat at the end in the form of cake, which is something to look forward to after their hard work! We would love to have as many people as possible at the event, raising vital funds for the children that attend The Movement Centre.”
The charity provides a specialist therapy, called Targeted Training, to children who face problems with their movement control. By attending The Movement Centre, children can gain head control, so they can interact with their family; it can help children develop the skills to sit unaided, so that they can play with their friends. For some children it can enable them to walk, which means they can be far more independent.
If you would like to sign up you can do so on Eventbrite, just search for Monty’s Canal Walk and sign up today. Who can resist beautiful views and afternoon tea?
To buy tickets visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/montys-canal-walk-tickets-60408763237
The Movement Centre has an exciting running event that will run through the month of April, and participants could get their hands on a fantastic medal. We have teamed up with Masters of Brands and want people to join us this April for Monty’s Virtual Running. Those taking part can run, jog, or walk 5k to receive a bespoke Monty Medal.
Virtual running works exactly the same as any other type of running event but the difference is that a virtual race can be run at any location, at any pace, inside on a treadmill or outside on road or trail. To enter the challenge runners must provide evidence that they have completed 5k by sending The Movement Centre a screenshot of their activity. This can be done with a picture of their activity watch or screenshot of a phone running app. That’s it! We will then deliver a special ‘Monty Medal’.
The Movement Centre is a charity providing a specialist therapy for children, called Targeted Training. The children who come to The Movement Centre have a disability that affects their movement control, such as Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome or Global Developmental Delay. This means they may be unable to lift their head, to sit without support or find it challenging to stand or take their first steps.
We would love people to join us for our first virtual run. Runners will get some extra special medal bling while supporting a local charity.
To enter visit EventBrite, and search for Monty’s Virtual
Today we have some sad news to share with you all. Last week we said goodbye to Pauline Holbrook (Physiotherapist and Head of Clinical Services at TMC) who is retiring.
Patrick was attending The Movement Centre for his latest review yesterday, and he had some special visitors from Shrewsbury Town.
James Bolton, Shaun Whalley and Oliver Norburn visited The Movement Centre to find out a little more about what we do, and meet some of the children that attend.
They had a good chat with Patrick about football, as he is a Manchester City fan. Patrick also wanted to know what cars they have (a question he asks everyone he meets).
We cant thank Shrewsbury Town in the Community enough for arranging the visit, and thank you to the players for taking time out of their busy schedule to visit. Good luck to the team for the rest of the season.
The Movement Centre are in talks with Shrewsbury Town in the Community to deliver some training to some of their coaches, that deliver their disability football sessions. We look forward to working with them.
The Movement Centre are one of the lucky groups to have been accepted for the Cash For Your Community 2019 campaign.
CFYC is a campaign run by Shropshire Star and Enterprise Flex- Rent.
To receive a share of the £20,000 prize fund we need to collect special vote tokens (minimum 500), which will be printed in the Shropshire Star newspaper until April 6. If you are a Shropshire Star reader, please collect the tokens, and post them to:
Address: The Movement Centre, Building 106, RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen, SY10 7AG.
Alternatively you can email [email protected] and we can arrange to collect the tokens from you.
Today is International Women’s Day!
We wanted to share some pictures of the inspirational women that have supported The Movement
We have had lots of women complete challenges for us in the last 12 months which include Anna (joined by her husband) completing the Three peaks challenge, Annie running Edinburgh Marathon, and Kelly throwing herself out of a plane!
Elan Catrin Parry joined us for an evening of song when she performed with the Rhos Orpheus Male Choir in Oswestry, while one of our volunteers, Doreen made the climb up to the summit of Snowdon. She was joined by Sarah (one of our Physiotherapists), Viv, Nikki and Lynne.
Lydia, Maddison and Mum, Jo (joined by Dad, Darren) took part in Superhero Series last August, and really enjoyed the day. They joined our patron Sophie Christiansen CBE at the all inclusive triathlon down at Dorney Lake.
These are just a handful of the great women that have supported us this year (sorry if we missed you). Thank you to you all, and we hope you continue to support The Movement Centre, have a great day!
At Christmas, The Movement Centre were asked to support a local rotary group on the Santa sleigh tour. We had a team of 9 who joined some rotary members to walk around the streets of Oswestry, where families could come out and see Santa on his sleigh.
We had great fun, and seeing the children’s faces as Santa flew by on his sleigh, it was a picture. Oswestry Cambrian Rotary provide Santa and Sleigh for the annual Christmas Parade in Oswestry on the first Saturday in December. Then they collect money around the streets of Oswestry and surrounding villages up to Christmas eve. Money collected is distributed to local charities and organisations and other charities supported by Rotary.
Curtis, Fundraising and Marketing Officer from The Movement Centre went along to the cheque presentation at Oswestry Cricket Club. It was a great evening where over 10 charities collected a share of the donations. We can’t thank the rotary club enough.
New year resolutions are something everyone does. Some people start running, some give up chocolate, others set themselves a challenge. The normal challenges people set themselves are marathons, triathlons, eating challenges, giving up challenges, but this challenge is something new.
Kyle Worrall, of Shrewsbury has set himself the challenge of completing 5,000 Press-Ups or more within an allotted time, and all in the name of charity. Kyle works as a care assistant and fitness instructor in Shrewsbury, and wanted to use his fitness background to complete this fitness challenge. Kyle said “I wanted to do a challenge that seemed impossible, to prove to myself and others that you can accomplish more than you think”.
He then continued “I wanted to do this challenge for charity and chose The Movement Centre because they give children a shot at a better quality of life. The Movement Centre teaches them that they can achieve more than what others think they can, and this is something that I value a lot”.
This 12 hour push up challenge will take place on 22nd February at Anytime Fitness in Shrewsbury and Kyle is inviting any fitness fanatics to join him in his fundraising, and join him for an hour of press ups. If you would like to join Kyle then get in touch with The Movement Centre.
After visiting The Movement Centre, and learning more about the work they do, Kyle wanted to raise enough money to cover half a course of therapy for one child. Kyle would like to invite anyone wanting to sponsor him to complete this challenge to donate through his JustGiving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kyle-worrall, or sponsorship forms at Anytime Fitness Gym.