Six year old Evaline could not believe her eyes today when a lorry turned up outside her classroom with a huge picture of her on the side. Evaline, who has cerebral palsy, has been attending conductive education classes at Stick ‘n’ Step’s Wallasey centre for three years. She had no idea that long term supporters of the charity, Wirral waste company, B&M Waste Services, had chosen her as ‘the face’ of their awareness raising campaign.
B&M Waste has worked with Stick ‘n’ Step for many years, sponsoring some of their fundraising campaigns and this year, funding a place for a child to attend weekly classes for a whole year. Having seen Evaline working so hard to learn to walk independently, the B&M team decided that a picture of her on the side of one of their lorries would be a great way to boost awareness of the charity’s work across the region.
Neil Curtis, Managing Director at B&M Waste Services said, “We are very excited to unveil the latest recycling vehicle campaign and we are delighted to see that Evaline is so pleased with it. We want to do all that we can to promote the work of this great charity having seen the ongoing results that Stick ‘n’ Step can achieve.”
Head of Fundraising Jenny Snell says, “B&M have given us fantastic and wide-ranging support, from sponsoring our Wirral Walk team earlier this year to our new Wheels Out for Winter campaign. We are so appreciative of local companies like this who do so much to help us.”
Evaline’s mum Becky said, “We managed to keep the picture on the lorry a total secret from Evaline and she is really thrilled, as well as being very surprised. She has achieved so many milestones since coming to Stick ‘n’ Step. We never thought she would come as far as she has so quickly and we are very grateful for the support she has received.”
Stick ‘n’ Step offers support services to children with cerebral palsy and their families. The charity provides the children with totally free of charge conductive education sessions, allowing them to gain the skills they need to live independent lives. 94 children from across the region attend these sessions weekly or twice weekly at the charity’s Wallasey and Runcorn centres.