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Tuesday, 24 November 2020

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Disabled children will gain crucial support thanks to Sheffield charity grant

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MORE than 50 local children with cerebral palsy and other motor disorders will be given help and support, thanks to a grant of £59,400 from Yorkshire West Riding Freemasons to the Paces Sheffield charity.

Paces specialise in helping children with motor disorders from the point of diagnosis through to them attending school. They help the children develop key gross and fine motor skills that they will be able to use in everyday life such as moving from sitting to standing, going up and down steps, picking something up from the floor all with the aim of helping the children develop increased mobility and improving self-care skills.

Providing outreach support to these children helps to enhance the child’s ability to develop self-help skills, such as eating/drinking and toilet training, therefore encouraging independence from an early age.

Paces, which is a specialist centre, school and charity, also delivers an Adult Day programme and also an Adult Sessional Programme, where they support those living with the effects of a stroke, MS, Parkinson’s and brain injury. In these sessions, they re-teach the skills which have been lost due to their illness.

The charity is currently supporting 78 families and the demand for their services continues to grow. Over the last three years, they have had to turn away over 100 families who wish to use the school as they simply do not have the capacity. The grant from Yorkshire West Riding Freemasons will have a significant positive impact on improving their ability to help more people in need.

The grant from Yorkshire West Riding Freemasons comes through the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF), which is funded by Freemasons, their families and friends, from across England and Wales.

Head of Fundraising at Paces, Julie Booth said:

“We’re very grateful to Yorkshire West Riding Freemasons for their generous grant. This wonderful donation will make a huge difference in the lives of the children and their families, helping them to reach their full potential.”

David S Pratt, Provincial Grand Master of the Freemasons Province of Yorkshire West Riding, said:

“I’m very pleased we’ve been able to help Paces with their hugely important work with children who require specialist help with key movement skills. What they learn with Paces helps them develop the vital self-help abilities they need to move into education.”

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