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.
A Shropshire family have raised over £2000 by taking part in a unique challenge to raise funds for a Shropshire charity as part of the Superhero Series. The Superhero Series is the UK’s one and only disability sports series for the Everyday Superhero. The idea is simple: To create fun, full-throttle challenges where people with disabilities call the shots and don’t have to worry about cut-off times or equipment restrictions.
Firstly, Darren and Lydia took on the swim in the cold Dorney Lake. Lydia has cerebral palsy and even though she is well practised in the cold water of a leisure pool, swimming in open water was a massive challenge for her, but one she was determined to complete.
Once Darren and Lydia had completed the swim, they then got onto a bike to complete another leg of the triathlon. They were given a bike to use on the day by Quest 88, which worked in the same way as a tandem bike. Dad and daughter cycled and laughed their way around the course with ease, and then handed over to Mum and Maddison to complete the third leg of the race.
Team Griffiths raised £1,142 for The Movement Centre, and had their fundraising efforts recognised by NatWest, where Jo works. The money was raised by the family along with Jo’s colleagues at NatWest in Oswestry, through Cake sales, a sponsored walk. NatWest match funded their fundraising with a donation £1000. This brought the total to an incredible £2142. Well Done Team Griffiths!!
Pauline Holbrook, The Movement Centre’s Head of Clinical Services, attended Lanyon Bowdler’s Brain Injury Networking Forum in Shrewsbury on 22nd November, which gives attendees the opportunity to coin the the discussions from their hugely successful conference ‘Surviving Brain Injury: The Journey’.
It is a great opportunity to meet with other individuals and organisations. Pauline is pictured with representatives from Megan Baker House who were able to share more details about their services. We believe it is very important for TMC to develop links with other organisations in our field and we are always happy to sign post families.
Megan Baker House (MBH) is a registered charity that provides on-going services for children and adults of all ages with neurological movement disorders (such as cerebral palsy, dyspraxia, Parkinson’s’, stroke and brain injury) using the methods of conductive education.
This is an educational movement approach that teaches individuals how to manage and deal with the difficulties and challenges caused by their condition, and to promote their independence and confidence.
MBH offer regular small group sessions at both centres where individuals will work on all aspects of movement, alongside cognitive skills, social skills, self-care, speech and writing.
At the new Ledbury centre, MBH is offering additional, specific speech and writing sessions, taking place once a month, for individuals with Parkinson’s.
For more information please visit their website:www.meganbakerhouse.org.uk, or to book in for a free consultation, please contact them directly via email: [email protected].
MKM Building Supplies have been supporting The Movement Centre for a long time now and this year they have not disappointed.
MKM held their annual Golf day and presented us with a cheque for £4500. On top of that 4 delivery drivers took it upon themselves to run 13.1 miles, taking on Manchester Half Marathon.
The 4 runners took on the Manchester Half Marathon in October and raised an incredible £1888, taking the total raised by MKM Building Supplies to over £6000.
We held our second charity golf day at Arscott Golf Club, on Friday 21st September and raised over £2000.
The golfers were amazing, playing through heavy rain and strong winds but there were still some great scores. The charity golf day had 16 teams of 4 battling it out to win a tailored golfing holiday to Ireland, kindly donated by Club Choice Ireland. We are so lucky that Club Choice support our charity golf day. It brings a bit of excitement to the day when there is a holiday up for grabs.
The overall winners of the competition were Jonathan Pierce and Robert Williams who were in the Harrisons Solicitors team. They will be contacting Club Choice in the next few months to organise their trip to Ireland which includes travel, accommodation and playing golf on multiple courses.
The money raised will help us continue to provide our 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.
Jonathan Pierce from the winning team said “Having played in The Movement Centre charity golf day last year we were really looking forward to this year. Arscott is a lovely course and we really enjoyed what started out as a very wet and windy morning but soon dried out to leave a pleasant afternoon.” The pair had a fantastic score and Jonathan continued to say “Rob played very well and when he did eventually slip up I was able to come in and score some points! Our thanks go out to The Movement Centre for such a fantastic day and for the great work that they do and also to Club Choice Ireland for donating such an amazing prize. We are really looking forward to our trip.”
Larry Byrne, Club Choice Ireland said “This is our second year supporting The Movement Centre and
we’re thrilled to be able to help them raise these much needed funds for their ‘Targeted Training’ programme. It was a real pleasure to be there on the day and meet the people involved in the centre and also some of the families who are benefiting from their services. Congratulations to the winners, Jonathan & Robert, who we look forward to welcoming to Ireland in the near future.”