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Papyrus-Prevention of young suicide

World Suicide Prevention Day is an annual awareness raising event. Join us each year on 10 September and reach out to people who may be struggling to cope. Suicide is the biggest killer of young people – male and female – aged under 35 in the UK. Yet suicide is a taboo subject, it is […]


National read a book day: book reviews and more

On 6th September, it was National read a book day. Dash’s mum is back this month with some book recommendations for both young people and parents/carers living with Autism. You can follow her family’s journey with Autism and ADHD on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thelifeandtimesofdash/  …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. All three books are available to buy online for less than £10 each, even […]


Have you heard about Cheshire East Carers’ Hub?

The Cheshire East Integrated Carers Hub is delivered by n-compass northwest, in partnership with Child Action Northwest and The Alzheimer’s’ Society. The Carers’ Hub provides a single point of access for all Carers including adult, parent and young carers. The hub will ensure that Carers of all ages will have access to information, advice and […]


Inner Trust-Stepping stone of life

Some of our young people will have met Spencer through Friends for Leisure when he has provided some fantastic DJ workshops at some of our youth groups.  Spencer is also the founder of Inner Trust which offers counselling and support to children and young people. Find out more below.    Inner Trust provides counselling and […]


Claire joins the FFL team

Hi everyone! My name is Claire Addis and I am the new Fundraising Co-ordinator for Friends for Leisure, taking over from Sue Conway. My job at Friends for Leisure will be to make sure we raise lots of money so that we can keep providing all the fantastic groups and activities that we offer! Sometimes […]


Local business support Friends for Leisure

Friends for Leisure, is about to benefit from the generosity of guests at the highly prestigious Summer Swing Charity Golf Day and Gala Dinner. This annual event, held at The Mere Golf and Spa, was hosted on 12th July by Andrew Chatterton, Managing Director of Franklyn Financial Management Ltd of Congleton. Most of the money […]


Meet one of our new activity leaders, Cathy!

    I’m 51, married to Andy and have two sons. George is 27 and lives in London now but will soon be moving to Sydney, Australia with his Australian girlfriend, Lauren. Jack is 23 and is living back at home following completion of his degree and a diploma at university. He is also interested […]


Photography Competition Winner

This month, we held a small photography competition asking you to send us a photo with a theme of ‘friendship’.  Dominic from Town Hall Studios in Congleton voted for the winner. Drum roll please! … Abi, our Volunteer Coordinator, took the winning photo.  She explains her photo: ‘I’m super lucky that my sister is my […]


Thank You Sue

On Friday 31st September we sadly said goodbye to Sue, our Fundraising and Marketing Coordinator.         Sue has been with Friends for Leisure since January 2011 and the team are very grateful for all that she has achieved for the charity.       Over the years, Sue has raised an amazing £718,000.00 for Friends […]


FFL are looking for some new trustees to join the team!

Would you like to contribute to the development of Friends for Leisure? Friends for Leisure is looking for new members to join the Board of Trustees. Our current Board members possess a wealth of experience in the health and social care, legal, education and business sectors. However, we are keen to enhance the skills set […]