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22,000 Leighton Hospital children boosted by charity’s cuddly toys

22,000 Leighton Hospital children boosted by charity’s cuddly toys

A charity that donates cuddly toys to distressed children at Leighton Hospital is celebrating a milestone.

Cheshire Freemasons launched their “Teddies for Loving Care” (TLC) scheme for Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which manages the hospital, 12 years ago.

March 20, 2017 0 comments Charity news, Health, Human Interest, News
Nantwich volunteers helps raise £18,000 in month-long hospice campaign

Nantwich volunteers helps raise £18,000 in month-long hospice campaign

Nantwich and Crewe fund-raisers have helped St Luke’s Hospice net £18,000 in a month-long campaign.

Volunteers have held buckets, sold cakes, knitted hearts and wore red.

March 10, 2017 0 comments Charity news, Health, News
Nantwich Museum receives £1,000 donation from Rotary Club

Nantwich Museum receives £1,000 donation from Rotary Club

Nantwich Museum has received a £1,000 donation to help fund its Dementia Friendship Group.

The money was raised by members of the Rotary Club of Nantwich.

March 5, 2017 0 comments Charity news, News
TAPPS pantomime Cinderella entertains local audience

TAPPS pantomime Cinderella entertains local audience


A panto by The Andrews Panto & Plays Society (TAPPS) helped to raise almost £800 for South Cheshire causes.

The pantomime ‘Cinderella’ was held at St Andrews Church Hall, on Bedford Street, Crewe.

March 4, 2017 0 comments Charity news, News
Malbank pupils awarded £200 by Asda Community Champion

Malbank pupils awarded £200 by Asda Community Champion

Staff and students from Malbank School and Sixth Form College’s technology department have been awarded a £200 grant from Asda.

The Nantwich pupils have benefited from the supermarket’s Community Champion scheme.

February 25, 2017 0 comments Charity news, News, Schools & Colleges
South Cheshire student raises amazing £22,680 with Christmas lights

South Cheshire student raises amazing £22,680 with Christmas lights

By Jonathan White
A South Cheshire student raised a staggering £22,680 for charity by setting up a Christmas lights display at his family’s farm.

Graham Witter, 22, a final year Business Management degree student, opened the display up to the public at Carters Green Farm in Weston throughout December.

February 19, 2017 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
Fat Face staff in Nantwich raise £873 for St Luke’s Hospice

Fat Face staff in Nantwich raise £873 for St Luke’s Hospice

Staff at Fat Face in Nantwich raised £873 from their anti-Black Friday campaign and Snowdon trek in aid of St Luke’s Hospice.

Fat Face boycotted ‘Black Friday’ in 2015 and the company made a statement against the discounting epidemic by creating a bold campaign called “Thanks for Giving”.

February 17, 2017 0 comments Charity news, News
Rising number of Nantwich coffee shops led to Swirlys closure, says hospice

Rising number of Nantwich coffee shops led to Swirlys closure, says hospice

The Swirly Whirlys hospice outlet in Nantwich is being closed because of increased competition from the town’s coffee shops, St Luke’s admits.

We revealed earlier this week how the Pillory Street outlet, first opened in 2012, is closing its doors next month.

February 12, 2017 1 comment Charity news, Human Interest, News
Ride to Remember raises £360 for dementia garden at Leighton Hospital

Ride to Remember raises £360 for dementia garden at Leighton Hospital

Hospital staff in South Cheshire took part in the ‘Ride to Remember’ and helped raise more than £360 for a dementia-friendly garden.

Trust staff at Leighton Hospital, Victoria Infirmary, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre cycled on a stationary bike for 10 minutes.

February 11, 2017 0 comments Charity news, Health, News
St Luke’s Hospice charity shop Swirly Whirlys to close in Nantwich

St Luke’s Hospice charity shop Swirly Whirlys to close in Nantwich

A charity shop opened by St Luke’s Hospice in Nantwich is to close less than five years after opening – because it is not raising enough money.

Swirly Whirlys, on Pillory Street, which specialises in crepes and ice cream, will close in March, it has been announced.

February 8, 2017 3 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
Olympic trampoline star Bryony to help Wingate Centre bounce-a-thon

Olympic trampoline star Bryony to help Wingate Centre bounce-a-thon

Olympic trampoline medallist Bryony Page will be back in Nantwich next month – to help the Wingate Centre in Wrenbury stage a fund-raising Bounce-a-thon!

The silver medal winner from Rio will be at the centre on March 19 for its 25th anniversary of the opening of the gymnasium.

Nantwich visually impaired residents urged to apply for adapted radios

Nantwich visually impaired residents urged to apply for adapted radios

Visually impaired people in Nantwich are being encouraged to apply for free specially adapted radios from a charity.

British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWBF) provides the equipment to those with sight loss who meet its criteria.

January 30, 2017 0 comments Charity news, Health, News
Wingate Children’s Centre boosted by Nantwich housebuilder

Wingate Children’s Centre boosted by Nantwich housebuilder

A Nantwich children’s charity has received a funding boost from a local house builder.

Wingate Children’s Centre, in Wrenbury, which uses sport to help children with physical or learning disabilities, is offering improved gymnastics lessons.