The 23rd November marked the second Little Footprints Ball – an event organised to raise vital funds to support Nottingham’s only Conductive Education Centre, Footprints CEC.
Attendees enjoyed the glamorous black-tie event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nottingham and collectively raised over £14,000 – ensuring the charity can continue to provide life-transforming support for children with disabilities and their parents.
Footprints works with children with motor learning difficulties or motor development delay. The charity practices Conductive Education to develop the child’s basic motor, sensory and self-help skills in order to allow them to reach their full potential. The staff and volunteers at Footprints nurture a positive outlook and strive to help children and their parents learn together to solve problems they will face in daily life.
Organiser of the Little Footprints Ball and ambassador and volunteer for the charity, Lisa Fox, is an avid football fan and first came into contact with Footprints at a fundraising event in 2015 where she met Logan who has cerebral palsy and regularly attends sessions at Footprints. His determination has motivated Lisa and other volunteers at the Nottingham-based charity to make a difference through events such as the annual ball.
“Footprints is a cause that is extremely close to my heart,” said Lisa. “Logan is a true inspiration to not only me but all of the volunteers at Footprints because he is a prime example of how the extra fundraising support can benefit children that attend the sessions,”
She continues, “It is vital that fundraising initiatives such as the bi-annual ball take place because currently, there is not enough support for children with motor learning difficulties or motor development delay. I would urge anybody who can help make a difference to get involved with Footprints and be as creative as possible with their fundraising efforts”.
Footprints’ Communications Manager Eileen Sleaford, is delighted with the total raised and hopes to see the Little Footprints Ball continue for years to come.
“The ball was a great success and was a brilliant way to raise awareness of our work on a broad scale to a large audience,”
“We would like to say a huge thank you to Lisa and everyone who donated, attended and helped us to reach our total. The support we receive from our volunteers is overwhelming and helps to safeguard the services we provide for children such as Logan and their families,“
For more information about Footprints and to get in touch about fundraising or volunteering opportunities, please visit http://www.footprintscec.org.