A New Home For Paces!
A Sheffield charity and school which supports children, adults and families with Cerebral Palsy and motor disorders, have launched an exciting capital appeal to raise £3.5 million to build a new home.
With a prime location on the Advanced Manufacturing Park secured, the new centre will enable Paces to support three times as many children and offer even more services such as respite and hydrotherapy. Almost 100 families have been turned away in the last three years, so being able to open the doors up to more families that can take advantage of the support and the services is something they’re incredibly excited about.
The school is currently in a state of disrepair with a new home needed more than ever. With the promise of community provisions such as a sports hall, cafe and pool, it will be an inclusive centre for everyone.
The ‘A New Home For Paces’ campaign is now underway with businesses, organisations and individuals across the region being asked to come together to support the vision.
Sheffield man marks ten years since hospital saved his life
Dan Healy is taking on the Sheffield Half Marathon to raise funds for Neurocare – the city-based charity that supports the Neurology Department which saved his life ten years ago.
Dan was just 19 when he was involved in a serious road traffic accident and suffered bleeding on his brain requiring neurological surgery, twice. After having part of his skull removed and a titanium plate fitted, the teenager spent two months at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.
Neurocare is a charity that raises money to support patients receiving treatment for brain injuries, tumours and complex neurological conditions at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.
To support Neurocare’s work Dan, his brother Dec, and two friends, Josh Schwartz and Will Thompson will join thousands of runners taking part in this year’s event now taking place on Sunday 27th September.
To find out how you can make a donation, please visit http://www.justgiving.com/Dan-Healy.
Fundraiser Celebrates DECADE Cancer Free
Tony Sheppeck, Managing Director of 1st Security Solutions Ltd, is celebrating ten years cancer free after raising in excess of £35,000 for Weston Park Cancer Charity through various fundraisers
The donation figure is thought to be much higher as he offers free security services for all Weston Park Cancer Charity events at Doncaster Racecourse, as well as providing minibuses to transport equipment to events.
Tony, who was diagnosed with head and neck cancer in 2010 and referred to Weston Park Cancer Hospital for treatment, explained: “It is through their sheer dedication and kindness that I am here today – they saved my life.”
Weston Park Cancer Charity CEO, Samantha Dixon said: “It is a milestone year for Tony and a milestone year for Weston Park Cancer Charity as we mark our 50th year of treating patients.”
There has never been a more important time to support Weston Park Cancer Charity. To make a donation, visit www.westonpark.org.uk