25,000 miles to mark 25 years is certainly a long road to travel and SIL’s staff, service users and supporters are already beginning to rise to the challenge.
However, underlying this adventure is the hope that between us and with the support of those who can’t be part of the challenge themselves, we can raise funds for Megan Baker House (MBH), our charity of the Year.
MBH has been improving the outcomes of its clients since 2002, running sessional services for adults and children with neurological motor disorders using the method of Conductive Education (CE). CE is a holistic educational movement approach – a way of life and a way of thinking -where the participant is actively involved in their learning and can transfer the skills and techniques learnt in a session into all aspects of everyday life.
The CE team supports clients with conditions which include Cerebral Palsy, Dyspraxia, Parkinson’s, Stroke, Acquired Brain Injury, and Multiple Sclerosis and those they work with range from a few months old to their mid 80’s.
Based in Ledbury the charity, which relies totally on grants and donations, needs around £3,500 per annum to support each client. MBH uses CE to teach coping mechanisms and techniques to allow participants to learn to manage the difficulties caused by their movement disorder. CE is built on the concept of human potential; the idea that everyone can develop and learn regardless of their starting point.
It is this shared vision that drew SIL to MBH – both organisations use a strength-based approach to their work. It’s not what you can’t do, but what you can do that matters, and SIL and MBH work hard with the service users to ensure they reach their full potential, sometimes defying medical opinion along the way!
Every single journey made by MBH’s clients takes time and motivation. We hope that our 25,000 mile challenge will highlight this commitment and determination to overcome personal obstacles and raise money for our charity of the year.
Please donate today – every pound we raise will go to MBH helping them to continue providing the support their clients need. Visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sil-25k-challenge