News

All about Jade

Hello – I’m Jade and I’m the Activity Coordinator at Friends for Leisure. I have been working at FFL since 2014, however prior to this I volunteered with the charity for 2 years. I coordinate all of our group activities, put risk assessments in place, put together our activity flyer and run CYG, Macclesfield youth […]


Fundraising news

  Friends for Leisure were thrilled to receive a cheque this week for £1,348 from the Greggs Foundation Local Community Project Fund. This grant will fund another whole term of activities in early 2019 at our Friends of Falli drama group in Macclesfield. Thank you Greggs! We’d also like to thank St. Thomas’s Church in […]


Take part in the #givingtuesday movement with FFL this November

Can you join Friends for Leisure and take part in the #givingtuesday movement this November? Tuesday 27th November is Giving Tuesday – a global movement which aims to encourage people to give to charities or causes they care about. It aims to be an antidote to the mass consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday […]


Vote for us in the Aviva Community Fund

We Need Your Vote! Friends for Leisure are excited to announce that our ‘Friends of Falli’ drama group has been approved to take part in the Aviva Community Fund competition. This Fund will finance over 500 projects, giving money to communities across the UK. But we have to get enough votes first to wow the […]


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 […]


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 […]