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Nantwich Food Festival Drop-off and Go event is huge success

Nantwich Food Festival Drop-off and Go event is huge success

Nantwich Food Festival volunteers braved the bitterly cold weather to run another successful “Drop-off and Go” collection in aid of Nantwich Foodbank.

Donations came in from throughout Nantwich and as far afield as Wrenbury and Sandbach.

December 7, 2021
Reaseheath students praised for lockdown fundraising for Make-A-Wish UK

Reaseheath students praised for lockdown fundraising for Make-A-Wish UK

Students and staff from Reaseheath College and University Centre in Nantwich have been praised for raising funds for charity despite the challenges posed by Covid-19.

Members of Reaseheath’s Student Association handed a cheque for nearly £15,500 to children’s charity Make-A-Wish UK.

December 6, 2021
Three Stapeley pupils have hair chopped in aid of charity

Three Stapeley pupils have hair chopped in aid of charity

A trio of Year 3 pupils from Pear Tree Primary in Stapeley have taken the chop for a great cause.

Friends Autumn, Freya and Beth decided to cut their lovely locks to help others.

December 1, 2021
Mum’s charity bid in memory of husband backed by Nantwich salon

Mum’s charity bid in memory of husband backed by Nantwich salon

A mum-of-two gave up her crowning glory to raise money for charities close to her heart with help from a salon in Nantwich.

Wendy Brown, 44, had her waist length hair lopped off to boost finds for the British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK and Cancer Research.

November 25, 2021
New bereavement service in Nantwich earns lottery funding

New bereavement service in Nantwich earns lottery funding

Volunteers running the new Insights Listening Bereavement Service in Nantwich are celebrating after receiving funding from the National Lottery.

The £2,500 funds will support its work with people over 18 who are suffering loss, grief, and bereavement.

November 24, 2021
Nantwich Food Festival call on Christmas help for Foodbank

Nantwich Food Festival call on Christmas help for Foodbank

Nantwich Food Festival volunteers are urging residents to help Nantwich Foodbank support their clients this Christmas.

Latest figures estimate one in five of the general population live below the poverty line.

November 11, 2021
Cheshire Police launch charity canine crime-fighter calendar

Cheshire Police launch charity canine crime-fighter calendar

A fundraising calendar showcasing the role of Cheshire Police’s canine crimefighters has been launched.

Each month features one of the force’s dogs in action, highlighting the work they do supporting armed operations, chasing criminals and searching for missing people.

November 10, 2021
‘Ribbon of Poppies’ Remembrance Day display in Wistaston

‘Ribbon of Poppies’ Remembrance Day display in Wistaston

By Jonathan White
This amazing Remembrance Day “Ribbon of Poppies” cascade with silhouetted soldiers has been unveiled at Wistaston & Rope War Memorial.

The 70ft high cascade was installed by the 35th South West Cheshire (Wistaston) Scout Group, made of more than 5,000 plastic bottle ends donated by Scouts and members of the public.

November 4, 2021
RSPCA helps rehome more than 1,000 cats in Cheshire

RSPCA helps rehome more than 1,000 cats in Cheshire

The RSPCA has rehomed 1,018 cats in Cheshire as the organisation has seen a 166% increase in adoption searches for cats.

The huge surge in searches on the FindAPet website means the charity is now rehoming two cats every hour.

October 31, 2021
Nantwich man turns “mythical monk” for cancer charity

Nantwich man turns “mythical monk” for cancer charity

A Nantwich man turned himself into legendary mythical monk Friar Tuck in aid of a cancer charity.

Simon Pablo agreed to have his hair cut in the style of the monk at a fundraising event at the Boot and Shoe pub on Hospital Street.

October 24, 2021
Nantwich college first to train staff on gaming and gambling dangers

Nantwich college first to train staff on gaming and gambling dangers

Reaseheath College in Nantwich is one of the first in the region to undergo specialist training on safeguarding students from gaming and gambling harm.

More than 170 members of staff at the college took part in a training workshop, delivered by Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM).

October 20, 2021
Nantwich solicitors support St Luke’s ‘Make a Will Week’

Nantwich solicitors support St Luke’s ‘Make a Will Week’

Two Nantwich solicitors Hibberts and Poole Alcock are backing St Luke’s Hospice “Make a Will Week” campaign.

The annual event gives people a chance to make sure their Will is up-to-date and according to their wishes.

October 17, 2021
Youngsters celebrate Hello Yellow Day at Nantwich school

Youngsters celebrate Hello Yellow Day at Nantwich school

Youngsters at a village school near Nantwich had a colourful time celebrating Hello Yellow Day!

The pupils at Acton Primary dressed up in yellow to mark the day which is a campaign fighting for young people’s mental health.

October 14, 2021