News

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!  


Parent Carer information service newsletter

The Cheshire East Parent Carer Information and Support Service have published and sent out their newsletter for September 2017. Click the image below to see it.


New board members wanted for Healthwatch

  Are you someone with a passion for making things better? Do you think you could make a positive contribution to leading an organisation representing the people of Cheshire in shaping how health and social care services are delivered? Would you be comfortable to challenge and hold service providers to account? Healthwatch Cheshire CIC is […]


United Way #GiveLocal grant awarded

We’ve had great news – the employees and committee of United Way from Costco in Chester, have chosen to support Friends for Leisure for a second time, with a grant of £1,000! Friends for Leisure has been awarded a grant to help us offer support to families in the Crewe area, where Hannah is Project […]


Family Fun at The Limes, Sandbach

We had a great time at the very successful family fun day and music festival on Bank Holiday Saturday at The Limes. It was organised by Conor Thackray, one of our wonderful volunteers, with Mark and Julie from the pub. Friends for Leisure had its own fundraising stall, and, with Julie’s raffle and donations, received […]


Online safety

We’ve received an email newsletter from the NSPCC that talks about online safety and social media. Click this link to see it.


Work Taste

We have been learning about the Rossendale Trust’s Work Taste programme. Many of the tenants at the trust, near Sutton, expressed an interest in spending some time in a real working environment, so the Work Taste initiative was set up to make it happen.  People who join the programme have one-to-one support from one of […]


New funding from the Coop

Friends for Leisure is delighted to have been chosen to receive Cooperative Community Funding from Macclesfield. With the launch of the new membership package, if you are a member of the Coop (which costs £1), and buy Coop own-brand goods, you will receive 5% back and 1% will go to the charity of your choice. […]


Support from Keele University students

A few weeks ago, we were contacted by a group of students at Keele University, who are the committee for the Athletics Union. They were planning a long bike ride around 18 universities and wanted to know if we would like them to donate their sponsorship money. Of course, we were delighted and said yes! […]