Charity news

Vintage tractor plough raises over £12,000 for prostate cancer charity

Vintage tractor plough raises over £12,000 for prostate cancer charity

By Jonathan White
A fundraising marathon vintage tractor ploughathon took place at Aston, near Wrenbury, has helped raise a huge £12,000 for charity.

The “3 Men and a Furrow” 24-hour vintage tractor ploughathon involved three friends – Ian Bulkeley, Fred Mottram and Gary Walker.

May 1, 2022
Alextra accountants team up to tackle Potters ‘Arf for charity

Alextra accountants team up to tackle Potters ‘Arf for charity

A team of 12 employees at South Cheshire accountants Alextra are to tackle the “Potters ‘Arf” half marathon in aid of charity.

They will be raising money for Douglas Macmillan Hospice, known locally as the Dougie Mac.

April 23, 2022
Nantwich Foodbank manager warning as food and energy costs rise

Nantwich Foodbank manager warning as food and energy costs rise

The manager of Nantwich Foodbank has issued a warning that rising food and energy costs is pushing more local families into poverty.

Damien Gear said they were anticipating a return to the huge numbers who needed the Foodbank during the first year of the pandemic in 2020.

April 22, 2022
Orphaned seal pup cared for at RSPCA Stapeley spotted in Wales

Orphaned seal pup cared for at RSPCA Stapeley spotted in Wales

A grey seal pup who rehabilitated by the RSPCA in Nantwich after being orphaned during Storm Eleanor in 2018 has been sighted again as an adult – nearly four years later.

Tolgus, named after a Cornish tin mine, was found on Constantine Bay during severe weather that swept across the country.

April 17, 2022
Nantwich train driver completes Ukraine mission to free children

Nantwich train driver completes Ukraine mission to free children

A Nantwich train driver has helped a team of volunteers drive buses across to Ukraine to transport children to safety from their war-torn country.

Mark Hardy-Johnson, who drives train by day, signed up to help when he saw an appeal on social media for drivers.

April 17, 2022
Nantwich barbers stage raffle in aid of Ukraine families

Nantwich barbers stage raffle in aid of Ukraine families

A Nantwich barbers is raffling of a series of fabulous prizes in aid of the Disasters Emergency Committee to help Ukraine refugees.

Zebi and Julie, owners of Gentleman Jacks Barbers on Hospital Street, are selling raffle tickets for £5 each.

April 12, 2022
Radio star helps launch Nantwich kindness campaign

Radio star helps launch Nantwich kindness campaign

A rising star of BBC Radio was back in her hometown to help launch a campaign highlighting the good deeds of Nantwich people.

Natalie O’Leary, 30, who hails from Nantwich, joined with hairdressing salon owner Steven Burgin to launch “One of a Kind” which will reward local people who go the extra mile to support the community.

April 6, 2022
Leighton Hospital nurse set for Everest challenge in aid of charity

Leighton Hospital nurse set for Everest challenge in aid of charity

A nurse at Leighton Hospital’s Emergency Care Department is to trek to Everest Basecamp to raise money for Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity (MCH Charity).

Sister Steph Plimbley will start her trek on Thursday (April 7) and continue for 12 days.

April 5, 2022
Nantwich charity auction and quiz raises thousands for Parkinson’s

Nantwich charity auction and quiz raises thousands for Parkinson’s

A charity auction and quiz night run by The Nantwich Clinic has helped to raise thousands of pounds for Parkinson’s UK.

The event was held at the organisation’s new Health Hub off Newcastle Road, with more than 50 local business people attending.

April 5, 2022
Four running Wistaston boys raise more than £2,000 for Ukraine families

Four running Wistaston boys raise more than £2,000 for Ukraine families

Four young friends from Wistaston have completed their fundraising running challenge in aid of refugee families in war-torn Ukraine.

Reuben Knott, William Burton, Henry Carless (all aged 8), and Harry’s brother Jacob (11) have already raised more than £2,200 and donations are still flooding in.

April 3, 2022
Nantwich duo to tackle Ultra Challenge for charities

Nantwich duo to tackle Ultra Challenge for charities

Two Nantwich residents are embarking on an Ultra Challenge in April for the charities MIND and National Autistic Society.

Matt Pitt and his brother-in-law Andrew Esplen will set out on April 30 and aim to walk the 107km coastline around the Isle of Wight in just two days.

March 29, 2022
Nantwich pupils raise more than £2,000 for Ukraine appeal

Nantwich pupils raise more than £2,000 for Ukraine appeal

Young pupil at St Anne’s Primary in Nantwich put their best feet forward to help raise more than £2,000 for the Ukraine appeal.

The big-hearted children took part in a sponsored run and walk to raise money for the appeal through the charity, CAFOD.

March 26, 2022
St Luke’s Hospice launches ‘Bring a Bag to Work Day’

St Luke’s Hospice launches ‘Bring a Bag to Work Day’

St Luke’s Hospice in Cheshire has launched its latest donation drive “Bring a Bag to Work Day” and local businesses are being urged to get involved.

On Wednesday March 30, volunteers from the Hospice will collect donation bags from workplaces of all shapes and sizes to help stock local St Luke’s charity shops.

March 24, 2022