Protect your family and support Paces

We’re encouraging everyone to make sure they have written a Will this summer.

Paces is working with solicitors across South Yorkshire who will write or update your Will for free in August in return for a donation to the charity.

Wills make sure your loved ones are looked after, belongings go to the right person and funeral wishes are carried out after death. However, studies show that at least half of us have never made one, leaving us at risk of having what happens to what we leave behind decided by others.

To encourage us all to make a Will, the charity is working with five solicitors in Sheffield, Doncaster and Chesterfield who will kindly donate their fee in return for your Will to Paces. The suggested donation is £95 for a single Will and £150 for a joint Will.

Appointments – in person, over the telephone or remotely via online video calls – can be made now for Paces’ Make a Will Month in August by visiting www.makeawillmonth.co.uk.

All donations will go towards supporting children and adults with motor disorders such as Cerebral Palsy.

Julie Booth, Head of Fundraising at Paces, said:

“Make a Will Month gives everyone the chance to support us – so we can help the children, adults and families who we support – by ensuring you are supporting yourself and your family – by ensuring your affairs are in order for the future.

“I’d like to thank all the solicitors giving their time and skills for free and would encourage anyone who hasn’t made a Will to take up the opportunity of doing so this summer.”

£100,000 and counting as donations keep coming for Tobias

Sheffield’s Tobias Weller, the nine-year-old Paces School pupil who has caught the attention of the nation, has now raised over £100,000 with his Marathon Challenge.

He completed the 26.2 mile walk on Sunday cheered on my family, friends and neighbours and since then the money has kept pouring in. From having raised £30,000 a week ago, the total went over £100,000 today.

The money is being split between his school, Paces, and the Sheffield Children’s Hospital, where he regularly visits for treatment.

Julie Booth, Head of Fundraising for Paces Sheffield, said:

“We are so incredibly proud of Captain Tobias!

“His strength and determination to complete a marathon is an inspiration to us all. Paces share of the funds will be used towards our recently launched capital appeal to raise £3.5 million to build a new school and centre which will allow is to support up to three times as many children and adults.

“We are delighted that Tobias has chosen to support our charity with this and we simply can’t thank him enough!”

Donate to Tobias here >>

£80,000 (and counting) as Tobias finishes his Marathon Challenge

What a weekend it’s been. Tobias, our amazing Paces School pupil, has completed his 26.2 mile Marathon Challenge over 70 days.

And the amount of money he’s raised keeps going up – currently (as of 11am on Monday morning) it’s at £81,000. You can still donate here >>

Watch a video of the weekend that saw Captain Tobias capture the nation’s hearts: