Paces welcome Harry as charity's new ambassador

A young man with cerebral palsy has benefited so much from sessions run by Paces that he is to become an ambassador for the Sheffield charity which supports children and adults with motor disorders and complex brain injuries.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 4:16 pm
Harry Withers

Harry Withers first became involved with the organisation in 2017 when he started attending adult sessional group sessions. Since then, he has become a governor of Paces School and is currently studying for a masters’ degree in psychology and education at the University of Sheffield

Harry has been supported by conductive education through his life and travelled to Budapest, where the holistic educational approach was developed, when he was just two years old.

Paces brought the approach to Sheffield in 1997 and is now a UK-leader in delivering the package which aims to help children and adults obtain the greatest level of independence through a range of supportive physical interventions.

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Harry said:

“I am incredibly proud to have become an Ambassador for Paces and I am really grateful for the opportunity. Being an advocate of conductive education and speaking of its wonders is a real passion of mine.

“I have been following the work of Paces for several years now and the work and care of the staff is truly incredible.

I feel that Paces are making great strides in the support they can offer to children, young people and adults and it is a really exciting time to be involved with the charity”.

Dr Spencer Pitfield OBE, Chief Executive of Paces, said:

“I am delighted to welcome Harry as an ambassador for the work we do here at Paces to support children and adults with Cerebral Palsy and motor disorders.

“As someone who is passionate about conductive education, knows the importance of the holistic approach to education and has benefited from the way we use it to support and inspire people here at Paces, there is no-one better to champion our charity.

I can’t wait to work with him even more closely in future as we begin to write our new chapter in a new home.”