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Astbury Water Sports programme

Click the image above to download the programme of water-based activities being offered at Astbury Mere during school holidays.    


Going the extra mile for Friends for Leisure

Going the extra mile for Friends for Leisure On Wednesday 11th July, our Macclesfield youth group will be going the extra mile for Friends for Leisure by taking part in a sponsored walk. This session was requested by the group as they would like to help raise funds for the charity (which we think is […]


Volunteer Week 1st-7th June 2018

Volunteers’ Week is a chance to say thank you for the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. It takes place 1-7 June every year and is an opportunity to celebrate volunteering. Friends for Leisure have an amazing team of volunteers – who are truly brilliant, and we could not exist without them. […]


Celebrating Volunteers’ Week!

Across the country, organisations are celebrating the wonderful commitment and work of volunteers. Friends for Leisure couldn’t operate without our volunteers, and there are no words to express our gratitude – except, Thank you! Here are some of the reasons our volunteers gave for volunteering…


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 […]


Congratulating Cameron

Hello, I’m Cameron. I am a young person at the 15 Up group of Friends For Leisure in Congleton. One of our activities was located at The Old Saw Mill, Congleton and I heard that they were looking for volunteers, so I applied. The Old Saw Mill is a small community café on a side road […]


Disabled Access Day

What is Disabled Access Day? Disabled Access Day began as a day to celebrate good disabled access to help people try something new. The day highlights great access that already exists in some places such as touch tours, relaxed performances, sensory experiences, level access and welcoming staff! It is sponsored by Euan’s Guide which is […]


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 […]


Personal Achievements

We asked our young people and volunteers to tell us about their recent personal achievements. We think that it is important to share your achievements and encourage others to try new things-no matter how big, or how small. Logan (aged 12) is really interested in Status Quo and because of that; his parents bought him […]


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 […]