Charity news

Nantwich Buddies help Cheshire East with Afghan refugee donations

Nantwich Buddies help Cheshire East with Afghan refugee donations

Big-hearted volunteers have come forward to help Nantwich Buddies deal with a flood of donations for incoming Afghan refugees.

Nantwich Buddies offered to assist Cheshire East Council with sorting public donations for those families being rehomed in the borough.

August 26, 2021
Assistant Principal at Cheshire College completes charity cycle challenge

Assistant Principal at Cheshire College completes charity cycle challenge

One of the bosses of Cheshire College has completed a mammoth cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats and back in aid of charity.

Mark Parsons, Assistant Principal of Curriculum, took just 18 days and has raised more than £7,000 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

August 21, 2021
Paddleboarders pass through Nantwich on 1,600km challenge

Paddleboarders pass through Nantwich on 1,600km challenge

A couple aiming to become the first to Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) from Land’s End to John o’Groats passed through Nantwich on their journey yesterday (August 14)

David Chant and Sophie Witter are paddle-boarding the whole 1,600km journey in a bid to raise more than £24,000 for three charities RNLI, Wilderness Foundation UK, and Frontline Children.

August 15, 2021
Fireman from Nantwich tackle endurance charity challenges

Fireman from Nantwich tackle endurance charity challenges

A firefighter from Nantwich is nearing the end of a series of endurance challenges in aid of two worthy causes.

Richard Douglas, Blue Watch Crew Manager in Crewe, vowed to complete seven challenges in a bid to raise at least £1,000 in aid of Tiny Changes mental health charity and Hope House children’s hospice.

August 15, 2021
Nantwich wildlife lover tackles ultra marathon in aid of RSPCA

Nantwich wildlife lover tackles ultra marathon in aid of RSPCA

A wildlife lover from Nantwich is to take on an “ultra marathon” to raise funds for RSPCA.

Lidia Izaola, who works at Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Nantwich, will be running 50km to raise funds to help animals in need.

August 11, 2021
Bridgemere visitors help raise funds for Daisy’s Dream charity

Bridgemere visitors help raise funds for Daisy’s Dream charity

Visitors to Bridgemere near Nantwich helped raise £100 for Daisy’s Dream – a local children’s bereavement charity.

Fundraisers spent two days at Bridgemere Garden Centre where they collected £99.22 for the cause.

August 3, 2021
Cheerbrook team raises £5,000 for local district nurses

Cheerbrook team raises £5,000 for local district nurses

Staff at popular Nantwich farm shop Cheerbrook cooked up a treat for charity by raising £5,000.

The team embarked on a Snowdon trek and raised the staggering amount in aid of Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity and local District Nurses.

July 29, 2021
Crewe Vagrants hockey players tackle challenge for stricken team-mate

Crewe Vagrants hockey players tackle challenge for stricken team-mate

A group of Crewe Vagrants hockey players are taking on a 40-mile walk in honour of their team-mate who is battling Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.

Seventeen of Steph Thompson’s friends want to raise awareness of the Blood Cancer which has hit the popular Brine Leas School teacher for a second time.

July 29, 2021
Nantwich artist Tony donates artwork to Nantwich Town FC

Nantwich artist Tony donates artwork to Nantwich Town FC

By Jonathan White
Nantwich artist Tony Denton has donated his painting of the Nantwich Town FC crest being painted to the club.

Tony, accompanied by son Harvey, presented his 2ft by 3ft canvas artwork to Nantwich Town FC chairman Jon Gold on the pitch at the Optimum Pay Group Stadium earlier this week.

July 18, 2021
Officer hit by Covid pedals from Nantwich to London for charity

Officer hit by Covid pedals from Nantwich to London for charity

A police officer from Nantwich has cycled from his home town to London in aid of charity – despite suffering long Covid!

Chris Buckley, an officer with the Regional Commercial Vehicle Unit at Cheshire Constabulary, pedalled to the capital to raise vital funds for Nantwich Foodbank.

July 13, 2021
Charity-funded “scalp coolers” help South Cheshire cancer patients

Charity-funded “scalp coolers” help South Cheshire cancer patients

Charity-funded scalp coolers are helping Crewe and Nantwich cancer patients keep their hair while undergoing chemotherapy.

Two coolers have been funded by Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity to help with treatment at Leighton Hospital’s Macmillan Cancer Unit.

July 13, 2021
Seahorse swimming star Ethan completes fundraising challenge

Seahorse swimming star Ethan completes fundraising challenge

A Nantwich member of the Seahorse Swimming Club for people with disabilities has completed a fundraising challenge- despite disruption caused by Covid.

Ethan Carroll, 18, was encouraged at the start of 2020 to take on a challenge of swimming 20 lengths of the pool on 20 occasions at the Lifestyle Centre in Crewe.

July 10, 2021
Audlem pilot to pedal 420 miles in aid of friend battling tumour

Audlem pilot to pedal 420 miles in aid of friend battling tumour

An airline pilot from Audlem is swapping the cockpit for the saddle – to cycle 420 miles in three days in aid of a friend battling a brain tumour.

Shaun Rayne, 49, has set himself the massive challenge to raise money for Headcase Cancer Trust after his good friend Rick Youle was dealt a devastating blow.

July 9, 2021