A campaign to raise enough money to support 25 children to reach life-changing movement milestones has been launched as part of celebrations for a Shropshire charity’s 25th birthday.
The Movement Centre team is calling on people to support its 25/25 fundraising initiative to mark a quarter of a century of helping children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities affecting their mobility.
The charity, based in Oswestry, turns 25 in 2021 and is aiming to raise more than £150,000 – the full amount needed to transform the lives of 25 children through Targeted Training – the only therapy of its kind in the world.
Targeted Training consists of a 6 or 12-month course of tailored physiotherapy, including the use of a specialist standing frame, to make a fundamental difference. Children can gain head control so that they can interact with those around them, become able to sit unaided so they can play with their toys – and for some children it can lead to gaining the ability to walk – giving them the chance to enjoy all the opportunities and freedom this offers.
The individual cost to the centre of a course of Targeted Training is £6,250, with £156,250 being the total to cover 25 courses. With other sources of funding and contributions, the charity is able to support more than double this number of children each year, but this campaign will play a big part as the charity marks 25 years since opening.
How businesses can support us
In 2021 we are celebrating 25 years of supporting children with additional needs, and we want you to join us for our celebrations.
We are asking your business to support us in 2021, raising vital funds for our work with children, and we would be delighted if you could pledge to raise £6000. Your £6000 would help us reach our ambition of supporting more children in 2021. We are delighted to announce our new Campaign to raise money to support children to reach life-changing movement milestones. Whilst celebrating The Movement Centres 25th birthday.
Raising your funds can be done in many different ways including- accessing our free places in running events, taking on a virtual event, attempting to beat other businesses at our golf day. It can even be as easy as your staff joining our weekly lottery, or staff donating the cost of their lunch for a month!
We are living through very strange times, and the support of the local and wider community like yourselves has become even more important.
Join us and have a huge impact on children’s lives!
How individuals can support us
Join us in 2021 for a multitude of events, including our annual golf day, pick yourself up a running place at one of the fantastic events we are partnered with, or make a monthly donation to help us reach our target.
The Movement Centre rely on the kind support you give to us every year, so let’s celebrate our 25th birthday in style.
Working together for a better future
Becoming a corporate partner of The Movement Centre offers a fantastic opportunity to engage customers, clients and staff while helping children from across the UK to gain movement control, completely changing their lives. Working in partnership with your company, we can help you to benefit others while also meeting your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) needs. You can support The Movement Centre in a number of exciting ways. There are so many different ways you can partner with us, from Charity of the Year partnerships, to sponsoring our materials and events or by creating staff fundraising opportunities.
Working with The Movement Centre will give you and your team a big sense of achievement and pride! We would love to invite you along to The Movement Centre so that you can meet the team, and feel apart of our team!