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Going the extra mile for Friends for Leisure

Going the extra mile for Friends for Leisure On Wednesday 11th July, our Macclesfield youth group will be going the extra mile for Friends for Leisure by taking part in a sponsored walk. This session was requested by the group as they would like to help raise funds for the charity (which we think is […]


Hello John!

Trustee Profile: John Wilde Some of the young people from Crewe Youth group thought of some questions to ask John: What do you do to help FFL? To help FFL run smoothly , FFL uses a database. I’m learning how to develop the database and repair it if it goes wrong. I’m enjoying this but I […]


Walking with Friends

The members of our Macclesfield Youth Group want to do their bit to help raise funds for Friends for Leisure. On the evening Wednesday 11th July, they will be holding a sponsored walk. With the kind permission of the Kings School, they will be using the playing area to walk circuits.  Please would you help […]


Thanks to United Way

We have just come to the end of a grant from United Way and have been reviewing how helpful this money has been. We asked for a contribution to the salary of one of our key staff members – Hannah – who is the Project Worker for the south part of the borough. We know […]


Macclesfield Town successes!

A team of Friends for Leisure staff and supporters was at the Moss Rose ground for the Macclesfield Town football match against Dagenham and Redbridge on Saturday 28th April, to hold a bucket collection. Our result was nearly £300! The match result was 2-0 to the home team which had already won the National League […]


Katie’s thank you

Hi, my name is Katie Hughes. Over my many years at Friends for Leisure, I have enjoyed cinema, swimming, watersports, martial arts, games in the park, crafts, disco, drumming with Musical Moments, the Animal Lady, falconry, making milkshakes and cocktails, making pizza, going for meals out, seeing shows including the Ghost Train and Elf the […]


Meet our trustee Judy

 My name is Judy Gratton and I have been a trustee since 2014. I became involved with Friends For Leisure through Wistaston Young Drama Group who provide drama sessions on Saturday mornings at Wistaston Memorial Hall. As a trustee I am involved with participation, helping to build up communication between all involved with Friends For […]


How you can help

“Giving is not just about making a donation, it’s about making a difference” Kathy Calvin Friends for Leisure is always very pleased when we receive donations. They all help us to keep making a difference for disabled children and young people who are experiencing difficulties with their social lives. The picture shows 1) the total […]


Garfield Weston Foundation grant success

          Cheers went round the office at the end of January, when we opened a letter from the Garfield Weston Foundation. It told us that we had been awarded a grant of £15,000, which we can use towards our “core costs” of rent, telephone calls, postage, or management and administration. We […]


Fun evening in Congleton

The two Friends for Leisure youth groups in Congleton will be coming together for one night to raise vital funds for the charity. CYG and 15Up will be hosting a coffee and cake fundraiser on Thursday 22nd March, 5pm – 6:30pm at Trinity Church Hall, Wagg Street, Congleton, CW12 4BA. Fundraising activities will include: Delicious […]