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 […]

Trustee Profile: David Broadhurst

Trustee Profile: David Broadhurst I wanted to be a Trustee at FFL because my son received so much support from the charity. I wanted to give something back in return. Tim had a buddy at Cubs who he loved and later a really good buddy who he met up with several times. He also enjoyed […]

Our young people talk about mental health

This month’s mental health awareness week (14th-20th May) got Crewe Youth Group talking about mental health in young people. See below to see their ideas and comments:  What do you think young people your own age struggle with the most?  bullying suicidal thoughts anxiety mood swings how to talk about problems strange feelings if you […]

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 […]


                                                                 We know that exercise is good for our physical health but it can have particular benefits to our mental health as well. By […]

World Autism Awareness Week

This World Autism Awareness Week , we have been speaking to our young people and their families about Autism and what they think other people in the community should be aware of. One of our young people’s parents explains their experience:  ‘My Son is 14 and he has autism. If you met him now and […]

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. […]

Friends for Leisure simply could not exist without our volunteers…

Friends for Leisure simply could not exist without our volunteers… At FFL we currently have a team of a staggering 133 volunteers! I am Abi Jones, and I am the volunteer coordinator here at FFL. (I am also fondly known as the volunteer catcher!) It is my job to go out and about and talk […]

What to expect from your doctor

The new booklet “What to expect from your doctor: a guide for patients” has been published by the General Medical Council.

Caring Together

A number of organisations that all provide care for people in Cheshire East has come together to decide how best to join up their work. They are called “Caring Together” and would like your help. Click on the link if you are interested in helping.