Get Up and Go to help The Movement Centre

Have you
eaten too much over Christmas? Are you keen to do something about it and work
off all those mince pies? If so, it’s time to Get Up and Go and help a
Shropshire-based charity.

The Movement Centre team including Ann Norwood, Curtis Langley and Johnny Wilkes. Front on bike: Sam Dorricott - Centre volunteer.
The Movement Centre team including Ann Norwood, Curtis Langley and Johnny Wilkes. Front on bike: Sam Dorricott – Centre volunteer.

It’s that
time of year when festive excesses take their toll and January is the ideal
opportunity to get the body back on track to a healthier lifestyle. What better
way to do that than with some good exercise while raising funds for a great
local charity in the process!

Get Up and
Go! is a virtual fitness event which will kick-off the 2021 fundraising efforts
of The Movement Centre in Oswestry. People are being asked to sign up now and
walk, run or cycle five, 25, 100 or 250 miles virtually during the month.

All money
raised will support the amazing work The Movement Centre is doing in giving
children the chance to gain more control of their movement and reach their full
potential through Targeted Training therapy – the only therapy of its kind in
the world.

The six or
12-month tailored physiotherapy course includes the use of a specialist
standing frame and has been helping to transform the range of movement of
children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities affecting their mobility
for the last 25 years.

It helps
children gain head control so that they can interact with those around them,
become able to sit unaided and for some children it can lead to gaining the
ability to walk – giving them a level of independence which would not otherwise
be possible.

Curtis
Langley, of The Movement Centre, said: “Fundraising is extremely important for
us in order to continue the often life-changing and unique treatments we are
able to provide for so many families.

“We are
kicking off 2021 with our virtual fitness event where we are asking people to
join us on our first fundraiser of the year, Get Up and Go! It’s also the
perfect opportunity to work off all those mince pies and other excesses of
Christmas.

“The event
runs through January and we are asking people to challenge themselves by
picking one of the four distances – either five, 25, 100 or 250 miles, and then
complete their chosen mileage – walking, running or cycling during the month.

“One of
these distances should be easily achievable by everyone and all people have to
do is sign up and then get on with the challenge. Participants can then send us
a screenshot of their monthly mileage.

“Ticket
prices are
£12.50 and we would be delighted if you could commit to raising a minimum
sponsorship of £25.

“We have a limited amount of medals available for taking part – so sign up today to ensure you don’t miss out!

“This is a
great opportunity for people to help us raise money so more children are able
to access the unique treatment provided by The Movement Centre – 25 years of
giving children the chance to reach their full potential through Targeted
Training therapy.”

To sign up for Get Up and Go!, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/get-up-and-go-sponsor-a-child-virtual-event-tickets-132800270183

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