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 […]

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 […]