Support from the High Sheriff of Cheshire

Everyone here was delighted when the High Sheriff of Cheshire, Mrs Sarah Callander Beckett chose Friends for Leisure as one of two charities she would support during her term of office. This was with the encouragement of the Cheshire Community Foundation, who were responding to suggestions of charities that address social isolation. There were several […]


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Late Night Liam radio show

Hello all, This is Liam Read writing to you about a show I have on Canalside Community Radio called “Late Night Liam”. Late Night Liam is a music show presented by me, Liam Read, on Monday nights from 11pm to Midnight.  I play a wide range of music from artists such as Coldplay, Radiohead, Ronnie […]

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 […]

Paws for thought

In the past, Friends for Leisure youth groups have had the opportunity to take part in animal workshops held by Creative Action Team. As this month brought us Crufts 2018, we asked Sheli from Creative Action Team a bit more about their service and how they can help children and young people with a disability. […]

Staff and trustee profiles

Activity Leader: Tess   I have been working with Friends for Leisure for over a year now and when I’m not enjoying my time spent at the Crewe youth groups I work as a teaching assistant. In my free time I enjoy visiting different countries. Some of my favourite places being California and Morocco. I […]

Help received from the Rotary Club of Wilmslow Dean

Through Rotary clubs, people from all continents and cultures come together to exchange ideas, and form friendships and professional connections while making a difference in their backyards and around the world. Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to […]

Very welcome news from the Steve Morgan Foundation

At the end of 2017, we received a very welcome telephone call from the Steve Morgan Foundation. Their trustees had decided that they would support Friends for Leisure’s work for the first time. We were all thrilled. The Foundation supports organisations that work in a very specific area, and this includes the part of Cheshire […]

Cheshire East Disabled Children’s Database

The Cheshire East Disabled Children’s Database (DCD) is a voluntary register for children and young people with a disability aged 0-18 years and living in Cheshire East. The benefits of being on the Database: be kept informed and up to date about services and activities in Cheshire East for disabled children and young people and […]

Claire’s profile

Name: Claire Hodkinson    Age: 38 I am the longest serving office volunteer here at Friends for Leisure. I have a syndrome that affects the left frontal lobe of my brain. This means that I struggle with multi-tasking, map reading, maths, time, handling money, understanding facial expressions and much more. I live with my mum […]