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Nantwich COVID-19 survivor raises funds for Leighton Hospital life savers

Nantwich COVID-19 survivor raises funds for Leighton Hospital life savers

An 80-year-old coronavirus survivor from Nantwich is raising money for the hospital that ‘saved her life’ – by completing a track race in her wheelchair.

August 4, 2020
RSPCA warning after sick puppies die in Cheshire East area

RSPCA warning after sick puppies die in Cheshire East area

The RSPCA is urging people to be cautious buying puppies after a spike in reports about sick dogs in Cheshire East.

The charity and Cheshire East Council have had 10 incidents reported since the beginning of the year.

August 3, 2020
Crewe and Nantwich Weaver Rotary produce pandemic e-booklet

Crewe and Nantwich Weaver Rotary produce pandemic e-booklet

Members of Crewe and Nantwich Weaver Rotary have produced an e-booklet describing their experiences of working in or being helped by NHS during the pandemic.

The idea was started by Pat Harborth, a Friend of Rotary, and she gathered friends and family to contribute to the e-booklet.

July 31, 2020
Wistaston family’s £120,000 fundraising bid for son’s life-saving treatment

Wistaston family’s £120,000 fundraising bid for son’s life-saving treatment

A Wistaston family has launched a bid to raise £120,000 to fund life-saving treatment for their son with a rare form of cancer.

Georgy Capener has been accepted by a specialist in Asia to undergo a stem cell transplant which cannot currently be funded by the NHS.

July 29, 2020
Wistaston mum raises thousands in aid of 11-year-old battling cancer

Wistaston mum raises thousands in aid of 11-year-old battling cancer

A mum from Wistaston has raised more than £6,000 for Cancer Research UK in honour of an 11-year-old boy who is battling cancer for the second time.

Joanna Edge, 43, rallied over 100 friends and family to collectively walk a million steps a day throughout June to raise the life-saving funds, as revealed by Nantwich News in May.

July 15, 2020
Police Crime Commissioner secures £300K for victims’ organisations in Cheshire

Police Crime Commissioner secures £300K for victims’ organisations in Cheshire

Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner has secured grants for organisations supporting survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence through the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 4, 2020
Cllr Mick Warren

Cheshire East Council launches Covid-19 community response and recovery fund

Cheshire East Council has today (June 29) launched the Covid-19 community response and recovery fund.

It aims to support voluntary, community and faith organisations who offer essential help to residents during the pandemic.

June 29, 2020
Nantwich volunteer helps Christies patients during pandemic

Nantwich volunteer helps Christies patients during pandemic

A Nantwich volunteer has been among vital charity staff who have stepped in to help Christie patients during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Staff at the charity wanted to help cancer patients directly and so were allocated to a variety of different roles across the hospital.

June 24, 2020
Fund hands out £500,000 in Coronavirus grants across Cheshire

Fund hands out £500,000 in Coronavirus grants across Cheshire

A major fund launched to help people affected by the coronavirus pandemic has distributed over £500,000 in grants across Cheshire.

Nantwich Foodbank are among the beneficiaries of the Covid-19 Response Fund set up by Cheshire Community Foundation in April.

June 24, 2020
Nantwich fire crews plan 436-mile bike ride in 24 hours

Nantwich fire crews plan 436-mile bike ride in 24 hours

Nantwich fire crews are planning a mammoth 436-mile fundraising bike ride – in just 24 hours!

And they’ll be doing it in full firefighter kit – but won’t be leaving their Beam Street station.

June 23, 2020
Generous Nantwich residents donate 210 bags in Foodbank drop

Generous Nantwich residents donate 210 bags in Foodbank drop

Generous Nantwich residents have donated a staggering 210 bags of food for the town’s Foodbank in just two hours.

Nantwich Food festival volunteers organised its third “drop and go” collection event at Brine Leas School earlier today (June 22).

June 22, 2020
Wistaston photographer helps raise £1,230 for Mid Cheshire Hospitals

Wistaston photographer helps raise £1,230 for Mid Cheshire Hospitals

By Jonathan White
A Wistaston photographer has raised £1,230 for an NHS charity by taking photographs of families outside their home during lockdown.

Steph Longley, owner of ‘SL Photography’, specialises in taking pictures of new-born babies, children, and families, either in people’s homes or on location.

June 19, 2020
Nantwich artist’s canvas sells in auction in aid of NHS charity

Nantwich artist’s canvas sells in auction in aid of NHS charity

By Jonathan White
A one-of-a-kind canvas by a Nantwich artist has been auctioned off with proceeds going to an NHS charity.

The artwork called ‘Support the NHS’ was created by talented Tony Denton and was inspired by NHS staff who work on the frontline.

June 3, 2020