PACE is an Aylesbury-based charity that helps provide essential support to children with motor disorders, such as cerebral palsy. The group was first established in 1990 in converted farm buildings, and since then has been growing in strength and support, up to today where it operates across four sites and works with over 100 children.
Rated as “Outstanding” by OFTED’s 1012 report, PACE has been instrumental in improving the lives of many children and their families across the country, both in their charity work and with their independent special school, catering for children with motor disorders.
Despite their incredible fundraising totalling over £3.1 million in 2012, the charity has continued to organise fundraising events to help increase awareness of their activities, and ultimately, raise more money to get more resources to help the children.
Last October, six teams took part in the PACE Flag Relay, an event starting at Aylesbury and travelling through Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, and Oxfordshire. At the end of the friendly competition, the flag was raised at the Waddesdon Manor, in Buckinghamshire, to celebrate the completion.
The event was a huge success, raising an excellent £10,000 for the charity.
Flagmakers are delighted to have been asked by PACE to produce the iconic flag which was the centre-piece of the relay, being carried by all six teams across all counties involved.
We produced the double-sided flag with PACE’s logo, using Jet Flag material, and competing the flag with a rope and toggle, ready to fly. The job sheet of the flag can be seen on the right.