Sheffield United’s Chris Basham has completed a move to South Yorkshire’s Paces and signed on the dotted line as a new Ambassador for the specialist centre, charity and school for children and adults with Cerebral Palsy and motor disorders.
The 32-year old defender has been a supporter for some time and said he was ‘incredibly proud’ to be invited to be a more formal part of the organisation in the future.
The Blades star will take part in fundraising activities, work with the children at Paces School and promote the charity’s work in the role.
The appointment adds to the strong relationship between the Premier League club and Paces, which has worked with individuals living with neurological conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, strokes, MS, Parkinson’s, and brain injuries since 1997.
The charity teaches children life-changing skills using conductive education – such as sitting, standing, walking, speaking, communication and self-care – in an environment they can have fun, develop friendships, and feel like they belong.
Chris Basham said:
“I was incredibly proud to be asked to take on the role as an Ambassador for Paces. The work which they do is amazing, and it truly changes the lives of all of the children, adults and families who they support.
“Here at Sheffield United Football Club, we have supported Paces for many years and it has been fantastic to be part of their journey. This year has been incredibly tough for absolutely everyone, but to see how the whole team – from the children, adults and the staff have met the challenge and continued to spread the amazing word of Paces is something everyone should be extremely proud of.
“I can’t wait to continue to support them on their fundraising journey and see what is next for Paces”.