News

Fundraising activities

There has been such a lot going on in the fundraising department recently, with more community events coming up. These are: Monday 4th December, from 6pm, out collecting with Santa in West Heath, Congleton – come and join us if you can, but give us a call first so we know to expect you.  01260 […]


What’s been happening at our activities recently?

In the past couple of months we have seen more new young people registering with Friends for Leisure, more young people attending an activity for the first time and many of our sessions being almost at full capacity. Across Cheshire East we have provided a variety of different sessions including a tennis session at Congleton […]


The Inclusion Pledge

The Inclusion Pledge In September, as part of our disability awareness sessions, we launched the inclusion pledge and asked schools, colleges and other organisations to get involved to #BeTheGameChanger. We regularly hear from our registered families about their child being socially isolated including not being invited to birthday parties and sleepovers, being bullied at school […]


What is 15UP?

15UP- based at New Life Church, Congleton, CW12 4EY (unless otherwise stated) £4 – bring extra for tuck shop 6:30pm to 8pm every other Thursday – term time only 15 Up is a group that has been going since April this year. It is specifically for young people over the age of 15 years and […]


Connected Communities newsletter

We’re delighted to see that our short article about the new partnership between Friends for Leisure and Everybody Sport and Recreation has been included in the November/December edition of the Connected Communities newsletter. Click the image above to see the full newsletter and read about what’s going on across Cheshire East as well.


#GivingTuesday

After all the excitement of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday gives people the opportunity to support people who need help. Friends for Leisure is raising money to make sure that, when our young volunteers go out with their disabled friend, they are not out of pocket. We just want to help disabled young […]


Vale Royal Disability Service newsletter

Click on the robin image to see the newsletter from VRDS for November 2017.


Parent Carer Support and Information Service E-news 8/11/17

Here is the link to the latest newsletter


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 […]


Dave walks the wall

One of our trustees, Dave Powell, recently walked the length of Hadrian’s Wall with his dad and friends. As last year, Dave chose to use the walk to raise funds for Friends for Leisure as well. Thank you, Dave!