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Food Festival donation event for Nantwich Foodbank hailed huge success

Food Festival donation event for Nantwich Foodbank hailed huge success

A Nantwich Food Festival “Advent” donation event in aid of the town’s Foodbank has been hailed a major success after filling NINE vans full of food and gifts

Scores of residents dropped by throughout the day at Brine Leas School on Saturday with their generous donations, despite the terrible weather.

December 1, 2020
Marathon effort raises £2000 for Wistaston boy battling cancer

Marathon effort raises £2000 for Wistaston boy battling cancer

A fund to support a Wistaston boy suffering from a rare form of bone cancer has been given a £2,000 boost thanks to a novice Nantwich runner!

Ed Potts began training for the London Marathon earlier this year and when the event was cancelled due to Covid he ran around South Cheshire instead to raise money for Georgy Capener.

December 1, 2020
Big-hearted Nantwich pupils raise funds for Foodbank and Georgy’s Fight

Big-hearted Nantwich pupils raise funds for Foodbank and Georgy’s Fight

Big-hearted pupils at Millfields Primary School in Nantwich have been hard at work raising funds for two great causes this term!

Pupils and their families have held a series of fundraising activities in aid of the Nantwich Foodbank and Georgy’s Fight.

November 11, 2020
Leighton Hospital specialist nurse wins charity award

Leighton Hospital specialist nurse wins charity award

A specialist nurse at Leighton Hospital has been presented with an award by charity Pancreatic Cancer UK.

Vicky Woodall has been honoured for being an “Outstanding Healthcare Professional” at a virtual prize giving ceremony coinciding with Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

November 9, 2020
Spooky Reaseheath College students raise funds for Make-A-Wish

Spooky Reaseheath College students raise funds for Make-A-Wish

Reaseheath College students in Nantwich have enjoyed spooktacular fun while raising funds for their RAG charity Make-A-Wish UK.

A sponsored dress up day, a social evening packed with games, a themed quiz and a scary film night were all part of Halloween activities, held under controlled and heightened hygiene measures at the Nantwich campus.

November 2, 2020
Crewe and Nantwich Talking Newspaper receives cash boost

Crewe and Nantwich Talking Newspaper receives cash boost

The Crewe and Nantwich Talking Newspaper has received a £250 donation from Taylor Wimpey North West.

The funds will go towards the cost of vital equipment, including USB sticks, listening equipment and postal wallets.

November 1, 2020
Nantwich woman’s head shave raises more than £1,000 for charity

Nantwich woman’s head shave raises more than £1,000 for charity

By Hannah Youds
A Nantwich woman has taken part in a sponsored head shave in support of Macmillan Cancer Care.

Haze Birchall, 43, a member of the Nantwich and Border Counties Yacht Club, raised £1,152.50 for the charity.

November 1, 2020
Sensory charity DSN appoints new Cheshire chief executive

Sensory charity DSN appoints new Cheshire chief executive

Cheshire sensory charity DSN have appointment Mark Lunney as its new chief executive.

Mark, previously the CEO of Age UK Mid Mersey, joins DSN having worked across Merseyside and Cheshire for over seven years supporting older people.

October 15, 2020
Cancer survivor’s charity walk in aid of Leighton Hospital

Cancer survivor’s charity walk in aid of Leighton Hospital

Jonathan White
A breast cancer survivor is embarking on a 155-mile charity walk in aid of Leighton Hospital where she was treated.

Kim Smith, 60, made 10 visits to the Breast Care Unit at Leighton Hospital in Crewe whilst being treated for her cancer.

October 7, 2020
RSPCA sounds horse welfare warning amid 84 incidents in Cheshire

RSPCA sounds horse welfare warning amid 84 incidents in Cheshire

RSPCA has voiced fears a recession will bring “welfare catastrophe” for horses after responding to 84 horse incidents in Cheshire during lockdown.

The charity is bracing itself for an influx of sick and abandoned horses following the pandemic
that will cripple resources.

October 4, 2020
“Ultimate Book of Nantwich Town” to raise funds for charity

“Ultimate Book of Nantwich Town” to raise funds for charity

By Jonathan White
An historian’s “The Ultimate Book of Nantwich Town Football Club” aims to raise vital funds for local charities.

Michael Chatwin’s ‘The Ultimate Book of Nantwich Town Football Club’ is an exhaustive compilation.

September 28, 2020
Nantwich salon’s Sandstone Trail trek for water charity

Nantwich salon’s Sandstone Trail trek for water charity

Hairdressers at a Nantwich salon are stepping out on a sponsored walk to raise money and awareness of a charity bringing clean drinking water to families in developing countries.

September 18, 2020
Children’s shoe recycling hub launches in South Cheshire

Children’s shoe recycling hub launches in South Cheshire

A children’s shoe recycling hub is being launched in South Cheshire with support from housing association The Guinness Partnership and charity Sal’s Shoes.

The hub will collect and redistribute school shoes to children living in the Crewe area.

September 18, 2020