Charity news

Nantwich nurse beats breast cancer and holds “Debbie’s Not Dead” party

Nantwich nurse beats breast cancer and holds “Debbie’s Not Dead” party

A Nantwich nurse fought off breast cancer and held a “Debbie’s Not Dead” party to celebrate and raise more than £2,000 for St Luke’s Hospice.

Deborah Brown, 41, was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer after feeling ridges in her breast last Easter.

February 19, 2019
Second hen re-homing event in Nantwich after huge success of first

Second hen re-homing event in Nantwich after huge success of first

A second hen re-homing event is to take place in Nantwich after one held last month was hailed a huge success.

In January, 437 hens were saved from slaughter and adopted as pets from the British Hen Welfare Trust Nantwich collection point.

February 18, 2019
Donna Louise Hospice receives £26,760 cheque from Weston Lights fundraiser

Donna Louise Hospice receives £26,760 cheque from Weston Lights fundraiser

Weston Christmas Light Display organiser Graham Witter has handed over a cheque for £26,760 to The Donna Louise Hospice.

Graham’s lights display once again broke records and proved a massive hit during the festive period.

February 15, 2019
More than 100 attend Overwater Wheelybus officially launched

More than 100 attend Overwater Wheelybus officially launched

More than 100 people attended the official launch of the Overwater Wheelybus in Audlem near Nantwich.

The Wheelybus is a project led by Rodney Cottrell and wife Christine, who have operated the Audlem Lass, the Overwater Wheelyboat and now the Overwater Wheelybus over the past eight years.

February 10, 2019
St Luke’s Hospice Patient Comfort appeal reaches £32,000 target

St Luke’s Hospice Patient Comfort appeal reaches £32,000 target

St Luke’s Patient Comfort appeal has reached its target raising £32,000 to improve patient comfort at the South Cheshire hospice.

Donations will be used to buy items on the Nurses’ Christmas Wish List for the hospice.

February 10, 2019
Brine Leas pupils help raise £40,000 in Rudolph Runs hospice event

Brine Leas pupils help raise £40,000 in Rudolph Runs hospice event

Nantwich pupils who took part in Rudolph Runs for St Luke’s Hospice have helped to raise £40,000 towards patient care.

Fundraisers at St Luke’s were overwhelmed by the response to the festive fun runs with 43 schools, nurseries and Girl Guide groups signing up and hosting their own Rudolph Run in December.

January 22, 2019
St Luke’s Hospice Christmas Tree Collection raises more than £27,000

St Luke’s Hospice Christmas Tree Collection raises more than £27,000

The St Luke’s Hospice Christmas Tree Collection Service has raised a staggering £27,000.

In total, 2,652 Christmas trees were collected and recycled between January 10 and 13.

January 21, 2019
South Cheshire fundraiser tackles Land’s End to John O’Groats for charity

South Cheshire fundraiser tackles Land’s End to John O’Groats for charity

By Jonathan White
South Cheshire fundraiser Roy Price is training hard for his latest fundraising event.

Roy, 51, is riding a bicycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) in May this year to raise money for cancer charity ‘The Joshua Tree’.

January 20, 2019
Hospice hails Graham’s Weston Christmas Lights after raising £26,760

Hospice hails Graham’s Weston Christmas Lights after raising £26,760

Graham Witter has been hailed a hero by hospice chiefs after raising an incredible £26,760 for local children and young people with life-limiting conditions.

Graham once again transformed his family home in Weston near Crewe into a magical light spectacular in December.

January 16, 2019
Revamped St Luke’s Hospice “Midnight Walk” to include men

Revamped St Luke’s Hospice “Midnight Walk” to include men

The biggest St Luke’s Hospice fundraiser of the year is receiving a New Year makeover – and for the first time will include men!

The “Midnight Walk”, which has seen thousands of women taking part in a sponsored walk between Nantwich and Crewe for the past 14 years, will look a little different this year, say organisers.

January 3, 2019
Nantwich mum’s charity mountain climb for children’s trust

Nantwich mum’s charity mountain climb for children’s trust

A Nantwich mum with a phobia of heights is embarking on a mountain climb challenge in Africa to help raise funds for a local Adventure Farm trust.

Sarah Smith, 43, is hoping the charity trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro will raise more than £2,000 to fund youngsters’ breaks at the Adventure Farm Trust in Altrincham.

January 2, 2019
Race for Life events in Nantwich and Delamere cancelled for 2019

Race for Life events in Nantwich and Delamere cancelled for 2019

Cancer Research UK Race for Life events will not take place at Reaseheath College in Nantwich and Delamere Forest in 2019, organisers have revealed.

They say they are having to reduce the number of the “smaller” events in the county.

December 27, 2018
Crewe & Nantwich Round Table break record with Santa’s Float collection

Crewe & Nantwich Round Table break record with Santa’s Float collection

Crewe and Nantwich Round Table have broken festive records this Christmas after collecting more than £11,000 on Santa’s Float.

The float has spent the last two weeks on its traditional tour of all corners of Crewe, Nantwich and surrounding villages.

December 21, 2018