Sheffield Mini & Junior Fun Run

Paces is proud to be the official partner charity of the Sheffield Mini & Junior Fun Run on Sunday, 23 September at 11.45am.

We can’t wait to be there to cheer on the hundreds of young people taking part and thank them for their support.

The Paces team will be taking part in the Sheffield Mini & Junior Fun Run, part of the Run for All Sheffield 10k event.

Taking part will be:

Paul Walters & Emily Walters (6) – they will be running the Mini 1.5km race. Paul is Paces’ Projects Officer and Emily is excited to be running with her Daddy!

Lily Mallinder (14) – the Notre Dame High School student will be running in the Junior 2.5km race. She volunteers at many events organised by Paces supporting the charity.

Please support their amazing efforts to raise funds for Paces – every penny counts! You can donate here >>

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Your chance to own a limited edition Sheffield United shirt

We are delighted to be able to offer  a limited edition signed white Sheffield United shirt from the 2017/2018 season donated by Sheffield United to us as one of their partner charities.

This is 1 of just 500 that were made and this is the last one (number 500 of 500) that has been given away by Sheffield United. It is fully signed by 20 of the first team squad.

All money raised will go towards our work here at Paces Sheffield – and the auction is taking place on eBay.

You can bid here >>

Over 100 footballers take part in World Cup five-a-side tournament for Paces

World Cup fever came to North Sheffield last weekend as a charity five-a-side tournament was held in support of Paces.

112 players across 15 teams took part in the competition at St George’s Park, Sheffield Thorncliffe on Sunday (24 June) which has so far seen over £700 raised for the charity.

Dozens of spectators turned up to cheer on the competitions with a real family fun day atmosphere which saw the tournament conclude just in time for players and supporters to watch England’s 6-1 win over Panama in Russia in the actual World Cup.

Iran were the winners of the Paces World Cup with their team, led by captain Matthew Hibberd, beating Denmark in the final.

The event was supported by both Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday with the club’s mascots Ozzie Owl and Bertie Blade joining the fun.

Spencer Pitfield, Paces Chief Executive – who played in the Paces team in the tournament – said:

“Our Paces five-a-side World Cup was a fantastic event and I want to thank everyone who made it a success – from the teams who took part to the volunteers who provided the family fun and the businesses and organisations who supported them on the day.

“The money raised will go towards supporting the children, adults and families who we support at Paces day-in, day-out. We couldn’t do that without events like this raising money so I can guarantee the money will be well spent.”

Paces receives £43,000 donation from Irwin Mitchell

We were delighted to welcome some of the team from Irwin Mitchell to Paces on Thursday (29 March) as they presented us with the £43,000 they had raised during their year supporting the charity.

Paces were voted for by staff at the law firm’s Sheffield office to be their Charity of the Year for 2017 as part of a nationwide initiative with the Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation (IMCF).

Established in 1997, the IMCF is an independent registered charity set up by the firm which has donated more than £1.6 million to third sector organisations.

Following 12 months of fundraising activities, including a campaign to raise £20,000 in a month to celebrate IMCF’s 20th anniversary, nationally, the law firm raised a £180,000 during 2017 – a record for Irwin Mitchell.

Staff in Sheffield raised funds for Paces in a variety of ways which included holding weekly dress down days, taking part in a sponsored obstacle course and by holding a festive market.

The huge donation will help the charity in their mission to improve the lives of their patrons by providing conductive education to children and adults living with motor disorders, such as cerebral palsy.

Niall Baker, Regional Managing Partner at Irwin Mitchell’s Sheffield office, said: “It’s an honour to be able to provide this donation to a truly fantastic cause in our local community.

“Last year we celebrated 20 years of the IMCF and I am delighted that thanks to the creativity and generosity of Irwin Mitchell employees, we made our anniversary year a record breaking one nationally.

“Everyone at Irwin Mitchell is passionate about giving back to the communities we operate in and making a real difference to the lives of those supported by our Charities of the Year.

“We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved last year. Hearing how this donation is going to benefit local people, who are supported by Paces, is spurring on our staff to think of bigger and better ways to fundraise for this year’s good cause.”

Dr Spencer Pitfield, Chief Executive of Paces, added: “We can only do what we do at Paces thanks to the amazing work of fundraisers who provide the money to allow us to support as many people as possible.

“On behalf of the team here, and the children, adults and families we help, I would like to thank Irwin Mitchell for their year of support.”

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