CHESHIRE residents are being encouraging by regional charity The Neuro Therapy Centre to sign up to its first Easter walk.

Over the last year the Neuro Therapy Centre has supported people with neurological conditions such as MS and Parkinsons Disease across Cheshire and north Wales through creating telephone and online services, as well as continuing face-to-face support when restrictions allowed.

Throughout lockdown the centre has faced costs of £10,000 a week to run, with only minimal income received through fundraising.

The Easter walk is aimed at people of all ages and can be carried out at a location chosen by the participants, in turn helping to provide a funding boos for the charity as well as raising awareness.

Shannah Goodrick, community and corporate fundraiser at the Neuro Therapy Centre said giving people the freedom to organise their own fundraising walk encouraged made the event more accessible.

"We know from our supporters who took part in virtual events last year that being able to choose their own distance, location and challenge date, really helps people to take part and makes an event so much more accessible," said Shannah.

"We'd love as many people to take part as possible and we have even created a fun downloadable set of bunny ears so that they can be created to wear either during the walk or as part of the celebration on completion.

"If lockdown has taught us anything it's how we can all benefit from taking exercise, especially outside on a spring day.

"Exercise is a big part of what we offer to people with neurological conditions at the Centre, and through taking part in our Easter walk people will be helping to support this work."

People can take part in the walk between March 29 and April 11. The price of registration is £5 for adults, £2 for children and £2 for dogs.

"Each week the Centre costs £10,000 to run and our events and fundraising challenges play a big part in helping the Centre to continue to offer its services," added Shannah.

"We are just asking for a small registration fee for this event, as we know that raising sponsorship can be a challenge during lockdown, but we hope that people will come together to help us raise as much as possible to help support our life-changing services."

To sign up for the walk visit