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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Young Carers Awareness Day 2018

Thursday 25th January is Young Carers awareness day! Who are young carers and what do they do? The Carers Trust describe a young carer as ‘someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol’. They are the same as any other […]


Kooth – someone to talk to online

For someone to talk to online, you can go to Kooth.com. You can see their leaflet here.


Cheshire East substance misuse service

Cheshire East Substance Misuse Service – Young Persons Service Cheshire East Substance Misuse Service is part of Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust providing support to all residents of Cheshire East. The Young Persons section of this service caters for anyone under age 25 and has recently gone through an exciting redesign with CWP […]


Life is better for young people who are involved in helping others

We have just received a grant from the Youth Social Action Fund, as a result of signing up to the iWill and Step up to Serve project. The money will be used to provide an extensive and very useful programme of training for our young volunteers over the next 12 months. It will also help […]


The hunt is on!

We have 49 disabled boys and young men registered with us who would like their own “buddy” or friend, and would like this to be a male volunteer. So we have launched #TheManHunt. Do you know anyone who might be interested?