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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.

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.

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
Willaston family to stage fashion show in memory of tragic daughter

Willaston family to stage fashion show in memory of tragic daughter

A Willaston family who’s daughter died from a heart defect aged just 22, are to stage a fund-raising Fashion Show in her memory to try and save other lives.

Funds raised will go towards the Ceri Palmer (nee Howells) Memorial Fund and help pay for heart screenings of young people.

April 27, 2017 3 comments Health, Human Interest, News, Wistaston
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
Health advice for Easter weekend in South Cheshire

Health advice for Easter weekend in South Cheshire

Health bosses at NHS South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group have reassured people who fall ill over Easter they can still access help.

Opening hours for GP practices and pharmacies will be different over the long Easter weekend, with many closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday.

April 12, 2017 0 comments Health, 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
Parkinson’s UK Crewe & District branch to stage Information Event

Parkinson’s UK Crewe & District branch to stage Information Event

Parkinson’s UK Crewe & District branch is to stage an Information Event in Nantwich.

It will be held on Wednesday April 12 from 12.30pm to 3.30pm at Nantwich Civic Hall as part of Parkinson’s UK Awareness Week (April 10-16).

April 8, 2017 0 comments 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
Nantwich MP Edward Timpson to run London Marathon for Army Benevolent Fund

Nantwich MP Edward Timpson to run London Marathon for Army Benevolent Fund

Crewe and Nantwich MP Edward Timpson is to run the London Marathon to raise money for the Army Benevolent Fund and Muscular Dystrophy UK.

Mr Timpson is training for a race which he has completed 12 times since starting in 1988.

April 2, 2017 0 comments Health, News, Politics
Nantwich Elim Church fitted with public access defibrillator

Nantwich Elim Church fitted with public access defibrillator

Nantwich Elim Church and the Regents Park Business Centre is to become a community of lifesavers.

The site off London Road has been fitted with a public access defibrillator (PAD) and awarded a CPR training kit by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

March 28, 2017 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Appeal for St John Ambulance volunteers in South Cheshire

Appeal for St John Ambulance volunteers in South Cheshire

Leaders at St John Ambulance are appealing for new volunteers to step forward and train as first aiders in South Cheshire.

No prior first aid or volunteering experience is required as full training will be given by existing volunteers and trainers at a regular weekly meeting.

March 25, 2017 0 comments Charity news, Health, News