The 2016 Bolesworth CSI International showjumping extravaganza provided the Neuro Therapy Centre in Saltney with great opportunities to showcase its work when it was chosen as the charity partner for the event.
The centre was given a stall within the food and lifestyle area of the event and also had a number of raffles running throughout the four days, as well as their special guest Gromit, the Shetland Pony.
A number of the charity’s trustees were also able to network on Ladies Day and at the Bolesworth Business Lunch.
A key highlight of the Neuro Therapy Centre’s promotion was the opportunity to be involved with the event’s education day. The centre’s physiotherapists designed a special exercise session for children which taught them the importance of exercise and also gave them the chance to find out about the loss of senses that people with neurological conditions experience.
Jane Johnston-Cree, centre manager and head neuro physiotherapist at the Neuro Therapy Centre, said: “Many of the conditions that we support at the Neuro Therapy Centre mean that people experience difficulty in undertaking activities often taken for granted and we wanted to convey this to the children to help them understand issues such as vision and co-ordination problems.
“Regular exercise and physiotherapy is the essence of our centre, so again we wanted to showcase this and teach children why that was importance. The children had great fun with the activities.”
The Saltney-based centre, which celebrated its 30th anniversary during 2015, supports people with a wide range of neurological conditions including MS, Parkinson’s, ME and MND and their carers.
Many of the incurable conditions supported are progressive but the regular physiotherapy and exercise programmes offered at the centre make a life-changing difference to its members.
The Neuro Therapy Centre is an independent charity, with members from across North Wales, Cheshire and the Wirral, which relies on donations in order to support and grow its services.