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Nantwich children wear Silly Socks for Down’s Syndrome fundraiser

Nantwich children wear Silly Socks for Down’s Syndrome fundraiser

Silly socks were the order of the day when a Nantwich pre-school group staged a fundraiser for Down’s Syndrome.

Children at Little Crickets marked World Down Syndrome Day by taking part in the ‘Lots of Socks’ campaign which raises money and awareness of the condition.

March 22, 2019
Young Nantwich boy with prosthetic leg to climb Snowdon for charity

Young Nantwich boy with prosthetic leg to climb Snowdon for charity

A young Nantwich boy born with a leg and part of his arm missing, is to climb Snowdon for a charity which sends seriously ill and disabled children on dream holidays.

Courageous Jack Wimpenny, 11, from Ravensmoor, has been in training as he prepares to take on the challenge.

March 20, 2019
Nantwich photographers urged to enter Cheshire Wildlife Trust calendar contest

Nantwich photographers urged to enter Cheshire Wildlife Trust calendar contest

Cheshire Wildlife Trust is calling on budding photographers to enter wildlife photographs for its charity calendar competition.

Snappers can have their top pictures featured in the 2020 calendar which will go on sale later this year.

March 17, 2019
Nantwich girl with rare brain condition to meet celebrity boxers

Nantwich girl with rare brain condition to meet celebrity boxers

Organisers of a celebrity boxing night plan to make a dream come true for a little Nantwich girl who cannot walk or talk.

Meghan Kewley, aged seven, will be a VIP guest at the charity event at Nantwich Civic Hall on March 29.

March 15, 2019
Grieving Nantwich man to tackle three marathons in aid CRY charity

Grieving Nantwich man to tackle three marathons in aid CRY charity

Nantwich man Simon Richardson has suffered more bereavement in the last three years than most do in a lifetime.

But now he’s fighting back by tackling three Marathons to raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).

March 4, 2019
Leighton doctor to run London Marathon in memory of suicide dad

Leighton doctor to run London Marathon in memory of suicide dad

A doctor at Leighton Hospital is to take on the London Marathon to raise money in her dad’s memory.

Katy Sutcliffe, who lives in Nantwich, was devastated after her father Andy committed suicide in 2015, aged just 51.

February 28, 2019
Crewe man trains for 900 Land’s End to John O’Groats charity ride

Crewe man trains for 900 Land’s End to John O’Groats charity ride

By Jonathan White
Crewe man Roy Price is on schedule as he prepares for a 900-mile charity ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) in May.

His ride is to raise money for cancer charity The Joshua Tree, which supports North West families living with life-changing experience of childhood cancer.

February 25, 2019
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