Macclesfield Town successes!

A team of Friends for Leisure staff and supporters was at the Moss Rose ground for the Macclesfield Town football match against Dagenham and Redbridge on Saturday 28th April, to hold a bucket collection. Our result was nearly £300! The match result was 2-0 to the home team which had already won the National League […]

How has FFL helped my son?

How has FFL helped my son? My son has Autism. When my son was in year 4 he stopped all activities. He didn’t want to go to school. He lost all his confidence. He couldn’t  keep up with his peers’ social development and felt alone and rejected.   He was assessed by FFL and invited to […]

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 […]

Meet our trustee Judy

 My name is Judy Gratton and I have been a trustee since 2014. I became involved with Friends For Leisure through Wistaston Young Drama Group who provide drama sessions on Saturday mornings at Wistaston Memorial Hall. As a trustee I am involved with participation, helping to build up communication between all involved with Friends For […]

How you can help

“Giving is not just about making a donation, it’s about making a difference” Kathy Calvin Friends for Leisure is always very pleased when we receive donations. They all help us to keep making a difference for disabled children and young people who are experiencing difficulties with their social lives. The picture shows 1) the total […]

Support from the High Sheriff of Cheshire

Everyone here was delighted when the High Sheriff of Cheshire, Mrs Sarah Callander Beckett chose Friends for Leisure as one of two charities she would support during her term of office. This was with the encouragement of the Cheshire Community Foundation, who were responding to suggestions of charities that address social isolation. There were several […]


                                                                 We know that exercise is good for our physical health but it can have particular benefits to our mental health as well. By […]

Late Night Liam radio show

Hello all, This is Liam Read writing to you about a show I have on Canalside Community Radio called “Late Night Liam”. Late Night Liam is a music show presented by me, Liam Read, on Monday nights from 11pm to Midnight.  I play a wide range of music from artists such as Coldplay, Radiohead, Ronnie […]

Paws for thought

In the past, Friends for Leisure youth groups have had the opportunity to take part in animal workshops held by Creative Action Team. As this month brought us Crufts 2018, we asked Sheli from Creative Action Team a bit more about their service and how they can help children and young people with a disability. […]