Self Care and Stress Awareness

This month, Friends for Leisure have been looking at self-care as it was self care week between 12th-18th November and National Stress Awareness Day on 7th November.  Macclesfield youth group kicked off the month with a yoga session. The group discussed stress-what it is, how does stress feel and ways that we can de-stress. The […]

East Cheshire NHS Trust: Open 2 Autism

  East Cheshire NHS Trust is working hard to make services more accessible for people with autism and their carers.  Our Open2Autism approach involves training staff so that they are aware of what a person’s needs may be. We have Autism Link staff in wards and departments and we promote our approach so that people […]

FFL Poetry Competition

Open to anyone and everyone.  The winner will be chosen by local poet Angela Marie James       

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 […]

Safe Opportunities Story


Papyrus-Prevention of young suicide

World Suicide Prevention Day is an annual awareness raising event. Join us each year on 10 September and reach out to people who may be struggling to cope. Suicide is the biggest killer of young people – male and female – aged under 35 in the UK. Yet suicide is a taboo subject, it is […]

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 […]

Photo competition!

TAKE PART IN FRIENDS FOR LEISURE’S PHOTO COMPETITION.  We would like our young people, volunteers, parents, carers, EVERYONE to get involved in this competition.  How can I get involved?  It’s simple! Take a picture either on your camera or mobile phone that represents ‘friendship’. Send your entry in to with your name, age, contact […]