Local charity honours two new Ambassadors from Formby - Lily Kendall and Neil Lofthouse
Local cerebral palsy charity, Stick ‘n’ Step is proud to announce the appointment of two new Ambassadors, notable Formby residents Lily Kendall and Neil Lofthouse. This title has been bestowed to honour their hard work, support and commitment over a number of years.
Neil Lofthouse’s son attended Stick ‘n’ Step and Neil himself has been a huge advocate of the charity since its early days. He has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for the charity over the years and he dedicated a lot of effort into helping to make the charity’s Formby shop the success it was. Neil Lofthouse commented: “Stick ‘n’ Step has been an important part of the Lofthouse’s family life for over 13 years. We have had so much support and friendship from the team there and we feel it is important to be able to give something back. I feel very honoured to be asked to be an Ambassador for the life-changing work that it does, and I am looking forward to continuing to champion the charity in the future.”
Lily Kendall, wife of the late Howard Kendall, former Everton player and manager, has also accepted the role of Ambassador. She explains: “Howard was a huge supporter of Stick ‘n’ Step during his lifetime and I feel that it is a fitting tribute to continue his good work. Stick ‘n’ Step has made an incredible difference to the lives of so many families in the North West area – and even further afield – and am excited to help spread the word.”
The appointment of Lily and Neil signifies the continuation of Stick ‘n’ Step’s strong relationship with the Formby and Liverpool area. Speaking on the appointments, Sarah Smithson, Operations Manager at Stick ‘n’ Step said: “We are thrilled to welcome Neil and Lily even further into the Stick ‘n’ Step family and we feel very proud that they have accepted our invitation to be Ambassadors. Our involvement with Neil and his family goes back many years and we are pleased to strengthen this connection. Neil also originally introduced us to Howard Kendall and we are delighted that Lily, his wife, will be carrying on the support that her late husband Howard Kendall gave in abundance to Stick ‘n’ Step throughout his involvement with us.”
Stick ‘n’ Step provides support services to children with cerebral palsy and their families. The charity works with over 70 children, allowing them to gain the skills they need to live independent lives through conductive education sessions. The specialist sessions are not offered by the NHS and are provided free of charge to the families by Stick ‘n’ Step.
For more information about Stick ‘n’ Step and how you can help, visit www.sticknstep.org or call 0151 638 0888.