A LOCAL cerebral palsy support group has been named as the charity partner for this year's Stockport Business Awards.
Stockport CP is an independent charity and was set up in Heaton Moor in 1953.
It provides a wide range of activities and support for adults and children with physical and/or learning disabilities, and autistic spectrum conditions.
The organisation focuses on individuals with the most complex needs. And it provides support to more than 500 people with the most complex needs so they can live as independent a life as possible.
Representatives from award organisers, Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, and headline sponsors, Handelsbanken and Gorvins Solicitors were tasked with the judging of this year's charity partner.
More than 30 charities across Stockport and Greater Manchester applied for the opportunity.
Stockport CP Society chief executive Sarah Thomas said: "As a local charity, we are always delighted to receive the backing and support of events such as the Stockport Business Awards.
"Being the official charity partner will really help us to raise awareness of both ourselves and the work we do whilst raising valuable funds to support the delivery of our services.
"I'd like to say a heart-felt 'thank you' for choosing us to be involved in the awards for 2019."
The Stockport Business Awards has been a major event within the business community of Stockport since 2012.
Each year the event raises more than £4,000 for a local cause. Last year's charity partner was Stockport Signpost for Careers who benefited from the support and donations.
Marketing Manager Laura Frost of Clarke Nicklin said: "We are delighted to be supporting Stockport CP Society this year, these decisions are always the hardest as all the organisations were worthy and do such amazing work, however there can only be one charity partner.
"We hope we can raise as much as possible and help raise the profile of this incredible charity."
Organisers Clarke Nicklin is on the hunt for raffle prizes for the awards dinner on Thursday October 10.
If you would like to support Stockport CP Society by donating a prize, please contact Julie Tunstall email@example.com.