Law firm supports Sheffield charity to help more families

Paces is delighted to be welcoming a new team member thanks to the support of a leading law firm.

Irwin Mitchell have part-funded the position of Family Services Coordinator for the next two years and Josie Walker has now been appointed to the role.

Josie, who has a background in both the charitable and private sector – including a period working for a hospice – will focus on developing what Paces is able to offer families of those living with motor disorders and the support provided.

She said:

“I’m looking forward to the challenges that my new role here at Paces Sheffield will bring.

“Clearly, the charity is working hard to improve further the fantastic support they give all families – whether for the young people in school or the adult provision – and, together with the dedicated team, I hope to make a real difference to people’s lives wherever possible. These are exciting times for the charity and there are really big plans to secure ‘A New Home for Paces’.

Earlier this month, Paces launched their campaign to raise £1 million towards developing a new home for the school and charity in Sheffield.

Dr Spencer Pitfield OBE, Chief Executive of Paces, added:

“We are very excited to welcome Josie to our team. The charity has exciting plans to expand the support we can give to both children in our school and adults, and family services is such an important part of how we support all those we work with.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the generosity of Irwin Mitchell. They have part-funded Josie’s position for just over two years, and without such incredible support I have no doubt we would have really struggled to find the finances to fill this important position”.

Julianne Moore, Partner at Irwin Mitchell in Sheffield, said:

“We are hugely proud to support Paces in part funding this vital role for the school.  Over the years from our long-standing relationship with Paces we have seen first-hand the positive impact the work at Paces has on children with complex disabilities and their families.”

World Cerebral Palsy Day

Saturday, 6 October is World Cerebral Palsy Day 2018 – a movement of people with cerebral palsy and their families, and the organisations that support them, in more than 65 countries.

The vision is to ensure that children and adults with cerebral palsy have the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else in our society. It is only together, that we can make that happen.

We’re proud to be part of that mission at Paces, proud of the children and adults we work with and proud of our team who go the extra mile every day to make that vision a reality.

Find out more about World CP Day here >>

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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Read more about the event here >>

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 >>

Paces appoints new Patron

The Trustees of Paces Sheffield are delighted to welcome Professor Rosemary Varley as a Charity Patron.

Rosemary, who is a past Trustee of the Charity, is Chair of Acquired Disorders of Language Communication at University College London.

She will be particularly focusing on helping Paces Sheffield to establish further research into Conductive Education for both children and adults and we look forward to working with her closely.