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 […]

Friends for Leisure fundraiser

Friends for Leisure has two youth groups in Congleton that will be coming together for one-night to raise vital funds for the charity. Please pop along on the night. If you can let us know that you are coming that would be brilliant as that will help us to know how many cakes to bake. […]

Charity of the Year

Friends for Leisure has been very fortunate to have been chosen by several organisations and dignitaries as their “Charity of the Year”. We would like to thank everyone for their support. Sarah Callender Beckett – High Sheriff of Cheshire Mrs Sarah Callander Beckett, High Sheriff of Cheshire, has set up a fund for her year […]

Support from Sandbach Striders

Earlier this year, we were contacted by Cheryl Hutchins, Chair of the Sandbach Striders running club for adults, who had some marvellous news for us. Every year, the club holds a 10K run, with a family fun day, where they raise a considerable amount of money for charity. With the encouragement of one of their members, […]

Fundraising activities

There has been such a lot going on in the fundraising department recently, with more community events coming up. These are: Monday 4th December, from 6pm, out collecting with Santa in West Heath, Congleton – come and join us if you can, but give us a call first so we know to expect you.  01260 […]


After all the excitement of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday gives people the opportunity to support people who need help. Friends for Leisure is raising money to make sure that, when our young volunteers go out with their disabled friend, they are not out of pocket. We just want to help disabled young […]

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 […]