The 2.6 Challenge

Join the team at Paces Sheffield by joining us for the #TwoPointSixChallenge! It really is up to you how you challenge yourself.

You could take on a 26 mile run, jump on the trampoline 26 times, do a crazy dance for 2.6 minutes, stand on one leg for 26 seconds, the choice is yours!

All that we ask is that you make a donation to Paces Sheffield and tag your friends to do the challenge. Don’t forget to tag us on on social media too so that we can see what you’ve all been up to and you can use the hashtag #TeamPaces

Your donation means that we can continue to support children and adults with conditions such as Cerebral Palsy and other motor disorders and we are so grateful that you have chosen to support Paces.

Thank you and good luck!!!

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Paces COVID-19 Appeal

 

Urgent appeal to help families in need >> 

In these uncertain times of COVID-19, which we are all experiencing, the fear for families living with a vulnerable child or adult can be absolutely overpowering.

Although we have had to temporarily close our school for children, adults and adult sessional provisions, we still need to ensure that we can support our families remotely via Skype, email, social media and to be an ear on the end of the telephone.

In order to do this the Paces team is: 

– providing a Skype Befriending Service for families who are struggling with isolation

– offering home schooling resources to help families to support children with Special Educational Needs and their siblings too

– giving supporting advice for families who are worried about finances and paying bills

– where applicable signposting families to other agencies and charities for help and support

Please donate to our appeal >>

We need help from our local community now more than ever to ensure that we can continue to be here to support families caring for children and adults in these truly challenging times.

Thank you for all your support.

Paces Inca Trail Challenge

We’re going to be walking the Inca Trail in Peru between 6th and 15th November 2020 – and we’d love to have your support.

A team of 11, including our Chief Executive Spencer Pitfield, are going to South America to raise funds for our New Home for Paces campaign, and raising the profile of this amazing charity and School.

Any donations would be hugely appreciated for this Challenge!

You can donate now here >>

41 miles. 7 days. 1 challenge. Spencer prepares to climb Kilimanjaro for Paces.

Our Chief Executive is about to take on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Dr Spencer Pitfield will travel to Tanzania on Friday (27 September) for an 7-day challenge which will involve trekking 41 miles to reach the summit of the world’s highest free-standing mountain.

He will be accompanied on the challenge by supporters from Taylor Emmet solicitors in a bid to raise as much money as possible for the campaign to raise a million pounds to build a new home for Paces.

The Paces team will leave the UK on Friday and then spend seven days travelling from camp to camp for the arduous challenge. They are due to reach Uhuru Peak, the highest summit standing at 5,895 metres above sea level, on Friday 4 October.

Spencer said:

“This will be an extremely hard and demanding challenge, but I am looking forward to the opportunity to tackle Kilimanjaro to raise as much money as possible for Paces.

“The children, adults and families who are supported by our charity and school undergo their own personal challenges every day, which is why we want to ensure they have a new home that meets their needs. The fundraising for this trip will go towards that aim, and I hope makes a big difference.

“Thank you to everyone who has already donated and I hope anyone reading about the trip – and getting exhausted just hearing what’s involved, let alone doing it – will consider supporting us.”

You can donate to the Kilimanjaro Challenge at www.kili4paces.co.uk and Spencer will be providing updates during the trek – subject to phone signal – using the hashtag #Kili4Paces.

BBC Children in Need supports Paces Summer School

We’re very pleased to announce that we have secured £17,506 of funding from BBC Children in Need towards the costs of our Summer School programme. 

The funding is spread across three years and means we will be able to offer a Summer School programme until at least 2021.

Children in Need’s support for the Summer School is in addition to their ongoing backing for the Paces Outreach Programme, which helps families and their children who are aged 0-4 years.

Paces School will be offering two weeks’ Summer School provision for up to 16 children, starting at the end of July.

The Summer School will offer a full Conductive Education programme but it will be interspersed with a range of fun summer activities, which will take place every afternoon.

We’ll report back, when the fun starts!