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Spider therapy helps improve quality of life
8:40am Thursday 17th May 2012 in Voluntary
This week is Cerebral Palsy Awareness (May 12-19) and children’s disability charity Footsteps Foundation celebrated by throwing open its doors and hosting an Open Day at the Footsteps Centre in Dorchester-on-Thames.
It was an opportunity for people to learn more about the charity and see the ‘Spider’ in action — a specialist piece of equipment used to develop the physical abilities of a disabled child. The Footsteps Centre is the only place in the UK to use ‘Spider’ therapy in this unique way.
Pip, founder of Footsteps Foundation said: “More families are needing the financial assistance of Footsteps Foundation as they cannot afford ongoing physiotherapy. We want to improve the quality of life for disabled children and we hope that the Oxfordshire community will come together to help make this happen.”
At the Open Day, the charity launched its own campaign ‘Footsteps Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week’ to appeal to people in Oxfordshire to come together and help raise awareness and funds for locals to by donating an hour of their salary. All proceeds will help disabled children to reach their full potential through the Footsteps physiotherapy programme.
The charity is also selling raffle tickets throughout the summer for the chance to win some great prizes including dinner, bed & breakfast at The White Hart Hotel, an M&S hamper worth £100 and a magnum of champagne among many other prizes.
Footsteps Foundation has various volunteering opportunities available including positions on the fundraising committee and support at events.
To get involved in Footsteps Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week or for more information about volunteering with the charity, please contact Clare at email@example.com or call 01865 340376.