18th October 2017

Crewe Youth Group steps up to help

Crewe Youth Group members, encouraged by Hannah, who runs the group, decided that they wanted to help Friends for Leisure with their fundraising. Cuts to local authority funding mean that raising the money needed to offer our services to disabled children and young people has become a much bigger task. 

It was a really successful and buzzing event. The young people did a fantastic job in managing the different fundraising activities and speaking to members of the public.

There were fundraising activities including ‘guess the name of the meerkat’, ‘guess the number of sweets in the jar’, raffle tickets for a prize hamper, cake sale, drinks for sale, book sale and a message board for the young people to write comments on.

On the other side of the room was a market place of different stall holders including the following services: Creative Action Team and their 2 dogs; One You Cheshire East, Cheshire Young Carers, Cheshire East Parent Carer Forum, Everybody Sport, Coppafeel!, Minerva Arts, Cheshire Dance, Kooth, Body Positive and Action on Cancer who ran an activity focusing on keeping the mind and body healthy to prevent cancer.

We also had a signposting table full of flyers from other services including Macmillan, Scope, o2 online safety, NSPCC, Cheshire and Warrington Carers Centre and more.

Others that visited the event included Councillor Suzanne Brookfield, Community Specialist Practitioner Ewan Armitage and also the Crewe Town Council Mayor Diane Yates and her Consort who stayed for most of the evening and spoke to both staff, young people and their families.

Councillor Brookfield got in touch the next day to say, “Great turnout for Friends for Leisure fundraiser at North Street last night. Fab work. Had to stay away from the cakes, sorry….too tempting!”

Well done and thanks to Hannah for organising this lovely event. The proceeds on the night were £186.