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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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


Good luck Liam

Hi all, This is Liam Read writing about my experiences with Friends For Leisure as I have left since I turned 21 recently. I have been going to Friends For Leisure for 16 years and I’ve enjoyed my time there. I’m so sad that I had to leave because it has been a big part […]


Walking with Friends

The members of our Macclesfield Youth Group want to do their bit to help raise funds for Friends for Leisure. On the evening Wednesday 11th July, they will be holding a sponsored walk. With the kind permission of the Kings School, they will be using the playing area to walk circuits.  Please would you help […]


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…


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 […]


A note from Paige

Thank you to one of our young people for sending us this lovely thank you. 


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 […]