Very welcome news from the Steve Morgan Foundation

At the end of 2017, we received a very welcome telephone call from the Steve Morgan Foundation. Their trustees had decided that they would support Friends for Leisure’s work for the first time. We were all thrilled. The Foundation supports organisations that work in a very specific area, and this includes the part of Cheshire […]

Garfield Weston Foundation grant success

          Cheers went round the office at the end of January, when we opened a letter from the Garfield Weston Foundation. It told us that we had been awarded a grant of £15,000, which we can use towards our “core costs” of rent, telephone calls, postage, or management and administration. We […]

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 […]

A hello from Dave

Some of Friends for Leisure’s young people thought up some questions to ask trustee, Dave Powell:  Trustee : Dave Powell What is your favourite music? Easy – Rock! What do you do for a living? I run an Advertising Agency. Do you like art? Yes very much, I studied art at college. Do you like being on a […]

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. […]

Cheshire East Disabled Children’s Database

The Cheshire East Disabled Children’s Database (DCD) is a voluntary register for children and young people with a disability aged 0-18 years and living in Cheshire East. The benefits of being on the Database: be kept informed and up to date about services and activities in Cheshire East for disabled children and young people and […]

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 […]

Charity of the Year

Friends for Leisure has been very fortunate to have been chosen by several organisations and dignitaries as their “Charity of the Year”. We would like to thank everyone for their support. Sarah Callender Beckett – High Sheriff of Cheshire Mrs Sarah Callander Beckett, High Sheriff of Cheshire, has set up a fund for her year […]