News

Crewe Youth Group steps up to help

Crewe Youth Group members, encouraged by Hannah, who runs the group, decided that they wanted to help Friends for Leisure with their fundraising. Cuts to local authority funding mean that raising the money needed to offer our services to disabled children and young people has become a much bigger task.  It was a really successful […]


Dave walks the wall

One of our trustees, Dave Powell, recently walked the length of Hadrian’s Wall with his dad and friends. As last year, Dave chose to use the walk to raise funds for Friends for Leisure as well. Thank you, Dave!  


United Way #GiveLocal grant awarded

We’ve had great news – the employees and committee of United Way from Costco in Chester, have chosen to support Friends for Leisure for a second time, with a grant of £1,000! Friends for Leisure has been awarded a grant to help us offer support to families in the Crewe area, where Hannah is Project […]


Family Fun at The Limes, Sandbach

We had a great time at the very successful family fun day and music festival on Bank Holiday Saturday at The Limes. It was organised by Conor Thackray, one of our wonderful volunteers, with Mark and Julie from the pub. Friends for Leisure had its own fundraising stall, and, with Julie’s raffle and donations, received […]


Support from Keele University students

A few weeks ago, we were contacted by a group of students at Keele University, who are the committee for the Athletics Union. They were planning a long bike ride around 18 universities and wanted to know if we would like them to donate their sponsorship money. Of course, we were delighted and said yes! […]


Easter egg raffle

Tesco have donated a very big egg to Friends for Leisure and it will be raffled at our group activities. Yum!


Voting open for Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund

Galaxy are looking to help small, local community projects and groups through their GALAXY Hot Chocolate Fund. From November 7th 2016 until February 26th 2017, they are seeking to award a total of seventy, £300 donations to help community groups and people across UK and Ireland. Five donations will be awarded each week, four by their panel […]


New business partnership – you can help

Local insurance company, JSW Insurance, have generously offered to make a donation to Friends for Leisure for every insurance policy taken out with them, when the charity is mentioned by the customer. A copy of this leaflet will be coming out to you with the next activity brochure.


Success in Crewe

Gillian and Sue attended a public event to make a short presentation about Crewe Juniors, asking the audience to vote for us to receive funding for the group. The event was the Crewe Your Decision Day, where the public were asked by Cheshire East Council to decide where a large pot of public health money […]


Sheep Races – fun for all the family!

Sheep Races – Fun for all the family!           North Rode Sheep Races Saturday 3rd September 2016 Oaklands Farm, North Rode, by kind permission of Mark & Sue Bullock Gates open 4pm, 1st Sheep Race 4.45pm Grand Raffle, Cow Pat Bingo, Wool Sack Race (Teams of 4) Meet the Alpacas, Childrens […]