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Nantwich Civic Society celebrates 50th anniversary

Nantwich Civic Society celebrates 50th anniversary

Members of Nantwich Civic Society have celebrated the organisation’s 50th anniversary at the town’s museum.

The society was formed half a century ago by enlightened Nantwich residents, worried by the demolition of many historic buildings.

May 24, 2017 0 comments Charity news, Environment, News
Nantwich accountant counting on victory in Willaston Worm Charming Championships

Nantwich accountant counting on victory in Willaston Worm Charming Championships

Nantwich accountant Steven Betts has only one number in mind as he gears up for the 38th World Worm Charming Championships in Willaston.

But he won’t be counting his chickens – only his worms – in the hotly contest event which draws in competitors from around the world.

Prostate Cancer Support Group chairman steps down after 17 years

Prostate Cancer Support Group chairman steps down after 17 years

The chairman of the Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group has stepped down after 17 years.

Gary Steele founded the group after having been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Nantwich marina backs schoolgirl Emily’s Peru expedition

Nantwich marina backs schoolgirl Emily’s Peru expedition

A Nantwich schoolgirl raising money for a once-in-a-lifetime expedition to South America, has received backing from a local marina.

Emily Flattery is raising funds to help poorer communities in southern Peru as part of a Camps International project.

South Cheshire Motorcycle Club helps raise £1,900 for St Luke’s Hospice

South Cheshire Motorcycle Club helps raise £1,900 for St Luke’s Hospice

By Jonathan White
Nantwich bikers in the South Cheshire Motorcycle Club helped to raise £1,900 for St Luke’s Hospice on the ‘Charity Ride Out’

The ride followed a 35-mile route from Winsford and was led up High Street in Sandbach by the St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice Routemaster double-decker bus.

May 18, 2017 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
Nine-year-old muscular dystrophy sufferer to tackle Nantwich Duathlon

Nine-year-old muscular dystrophy sufferer to tackle Nantwich Duathlon

A nine-year-old Superhero fan is shrugging off his own life-changing condition to tackle the Nantwich Duathlon this weekend.

Thomas Robinson, who has Muscular Dystrophy, will aim to run 400 metres, cycle two kilometres and then run a further kilometre in aid of the charity that supports sufferers like him.

Head injury patients from Cheshire team up for fundraising Snowdon climb

Head injury patients from Cheshire team up for fundraising Snowdon climb

A wheelchair-bound South Cheshire man is to climb Snowdon to raise funds for Head Injured People in Cheshire.

Rick Ransome, 41, will attempt to ascend 1,085 metres to the jagged peak on May 9 in a specially adapted wheelchair made by a Nantwich firm.

Cheshire MPs team up in London Marathon to raise charity funds

Cheshire MPs team up in London Marathon to raise charity funds

Cheshire MPs Edward Timpson and Graham Evans teamed up to complete the London Marathon in aid of Muscular Dystrophy UK and The Army Benevolent Fund.

Mr Timpson, Crewe & Nantwich MP, completed his 12th London Marathon in a time of 3hrs 57mins 51secs.

May 2, 2017 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
Grieving Nantwich couple fundraise for hospice after baby son’s death

Grieving Nantwich couple fundraise for hospice after baby son’s death

A Nantwich couple are to fundraise for a hospice which looked after their tiny baby after his tragic death.

Jessica and Neil Forbes were devastated after little Johnny, born 23 weeks premature weighing just 1lb 5oz, died just a few days old.

April 28, 2017 0 comments Charity news, Health, Human Interest, News
Disabled South Cheshire teen boosted by wheelchair donation

Disabled South Cheshire teen boosted by wheelchair donation

A disabled South Cheshire teenager has been presented with a specialist sit-to-stand wheelchair by footballing legend Bryan Robson and National Children’s Charity, The Boparan Charitable Trust.

Nina Collins, 18, has severe cerebral palsy affecting all four of her limbs.

April 25, 2017 0 comments Charity news, Health, Human Interest, News
Star Wars takeover of Nantwich shop boosts deaf-blind charity

Star Wars takeover of Nantwich shop boosts deaf-blind charity

Nantwich charity shop Sense has had a Star Wars takeover this week – to help boost funds for the deaf and blind.

The store, on Pepper Street, has been promoting a prize draw to win an exclusive autograph book, signed by the cast and crew of the iconic movie franchise.

April 13, 2017 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
Big-hearted Nantwich golfers help raise £1,800 for MRI scanner

Big-hearted Nantwich golfers help raise £1,800 for MRI scanner

Nantwich members of a Cheshire golf society helped raise more than £1,800 for Mid Cheshire Hospital’s MRI Scanner Appeal.

The Piper Golf Society, founded in Chester in 1983, raised funds through their season-long sponsorship.

April 10, 2017 1 comment Charity news, Health, News
Prostate Cancer Support Group to run testing event in Nantwich

Prostate Cancer Support Group to run testing event in Nantwich

Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group will hold an annual testing session at Nantwich Civic Hall on Saturday April 8.

Testing will be carried out between 10am and 1pm by taking a sample of blood by trained phlebotomists.

April 6, 2017 0 comments Charity news, Health, News