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Nantwich bar owner and managers sell branded products for charity

Nantwich bar owner and managers sell branded products for charity

By Jonathan White
A big-hearted bar owner in Nantwich is selling branded face masks and dog bandanas to raise money for Nantwich foodbank.

Nicholas Warren, one of the managers of Ebenezer’s Craft Beer & Gin, has launched a series of products, made locally by resident Jackie Ralphs.

September 15, 2020
Father and daughter winners of Rotary photography contest

Father and daughter winners of Rotary photography contest

A father and daughter have been named winners of a “lockdown” photography competition run by Crewe and Nantwich Weaver rotary club.

Paddy McDevitt and his daughter Luna won the contest which was organised to raise money and have some fun while supporting charities impacted by Covid-19.

September 15, 2020
Hope House Children’s Hospice reopens in Nantwich

Hope House Children’s Hospice reopens in Nantwich

Hope House Children’s Hospice has today reopened its Nantwich shop following its temporary closure during lockdown.

The move comes after new working practices were brought in to make the shop safe for customers, staff and volunteers.

September 10, 2020
Harry’s Duck Race marks 10 years with virtual event in Nantwich

Harry’s Duck Race marks 10 years with virtual event in Nantwich

The annual Harry’s Duck Race in support of Hope House Children’s Hospice is back in Nantwich to celebrate its 10th anniversary – but this time held virtually.

September 1, 2020
Police Crime Commissioner funds fight against criminals targeting elderly

Police Crime Commissioner funds fight against criminals targeting elderly

Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner David Keane has awarded funding to a charity in Cheshire East to support it to deliver scam awareness and support to older people.

Age UK in Cheshire East has received a £1,000 grant from PCC David Keane’s Safer Communities express grant fund to support its scams awareness project.

August 27, 2020
Future of Wingate Children’s Centre secured in face of Covid-19 impact

Future of Wingate Children’s Centre secured in face of Covid-19 impact

Staff at the charity Wingate Centre in Wrenbury say the venue’s future is secure, despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The closure of facilities and lockdown restrictions hit the charity hard as it was unable to raise vital donations through fundraising events.

August 26, 2020
Cheshire East welcomes latest Government COVID-19 emergency funding

Cheshire East welcomes latest Government COVID-19 emergency funding

Cheshire East Council has been given a share of £63 million of emergency funding to support groups helping people struggling to afford food and other essentials due to Covid-19.

August 25, 2020
Orbitas awards £10,000 donation to End Of Life Partnership

Orbitas awards £10,000 donation to End Of Life Partnership

South Cheshire charity The End of Life Partnership has been awarded a £10,000 donation from Cheshire East Council owned Orbitas.

The charity was hailed for its response to the pandemic, working with local communities and professionals for good quality end of life and bereavement care.

August 18, 2020
RSPCA respond to 2,000 incidents in Cheshire during lockdown

RSPCA respond to 2,000 incidents in Cheshire during lockdown

RSPCA key workers have responded to 100,000 incidents during lockdown – including more than 2,000 in Cheshire.

The animal welfare charity’s frontline officers, animal carers and vets have rescued, treated and cared for animals in need since the country went into lockdown on March 23.

August 17, 2020
Nantwich COVID-19 survivor raises funds for Leighton Hospital life savers

Nantwich COVID-19 survivor raises funds for Leighton Hospital life savers

An 80-year-old coronavirus survivor from Nantwich is raising money for the hospital that ‘saved her life’ – by completing a track race in her wheelchair.

August 4, 2020
RSPCA warning after sick puppies die in Cheshire East area

RSPCA warning after sick puppies die in Cheshire East area

The RSPCA is urging people to be cautious buying puppies after a spike in reports about sick dogs in Cheshire East.

The charity and Cheshire East Council have had 10 incidents reported since the beginning of the year.

August 3, 2020
Crewe and Nantwich Weaver Rotary produce pandemic e-booklet

Crewe and Nantwich Weaver Rotary produce pandemic e-booklet

Members of Crewe and Nantwich Weaver Rotary have produced an e-booklet describing their experiences of working in or being helped by NHS during the pandemic.

The idea was started by Pat Harborth, a Friend of Rotary, and she gathered friends and family to contribute to the e-booklet.

July 31, 2020
Wistaston family’s £120,000 fundraising bid for son’s life-saving treatment

Wistaston family’s £120,000 fundraising bid for son’s life-saving treatment

A Wistaston family has launched a bid to raise £120,000 to fund life-saving treatment for their son with a rare form of cancer.

Georgy Capener has been accepted by a specialist in Asia to undergo a stem cell transplant which cannot currently be funded by the NHS.

July 29, 2020