Charity news

Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Cholmondeley for One in Eleven appeal

Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Cholmondeley for One in Eleven appeal

A teddy bear’s picnic fund-raising event is set to take place at Cholmondeley Castle near Nantwich this weekend. The event is set to raise vital cash for the One in Eleven Appeal to create a new neo-natal unit at Leighton Hospital.

July 30, 2012
Shavington pupils raise funds for Age UK Cheshire

Shavington pupils raise funds for Age UK Cheshire

Youngsters at a Shavington school helped to raise £100 for Age UK Cheshire. Staff and pupils from Shavington Primary collected the money from several events, including a Christingle service and nativity show.

July 30, 2012
Sainsbury’s Nantwich raises £6,000 for St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice

Sainsbury’s Nantwich raises £6,000 for St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice

Supermarket staff and shoppers in Nantwich have helped to raise more than £6,000 for St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Employees and customers at Sainsbury’s on Middlewich Road raised the money through various stunts and events.

July 26, 2012
Nantwich “Societies Spectacular” is a town square hit

Nantwich “Societies Spectacular” is a town square hit

By Claire Faulkner Nantwich Town Square was packed as visitors enjoyed the first “Societies Spectacular” in summer sunshine. The event, organised by Cllr Stuart Hutton, introduced people to the range of clubs, organisations and societies in the town.

July 22, 2012
Monster Mash Ball at Nantwich Civic Hall in aid of St Luke’s Hospice

Monster Mash Ball at Nantwich Civic Hall in aid of St Luke’s Hospice

A Monster Mash Ball at Nantwich Civic Hall will help raise vital funds for St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. The charity auction on September 21 will also feature live music, magicians and other entertainment, say organisers.

July 20, 2012
Wistaston dad and son complete 190-mile Pennine ride

Wistaston dad and son complete 190-mile Pennine ride

By Jonathan White A father and son duo from Wistaston completed the 190-mile long Trans Pennine Trail from Liverpool to Hornsea in aid of their village church. Saddle-sore Howard and Ben Barker pedalled their way across the country to raise fund for St Mary’s Church.

July 19, 2012
Wistaston couple’s garden party raises Diabetes UK funds

Wistaston couple’s garden party raises Diabetes UK funds

By Jonathan White A couple who staged a garden party at their home on Westfield Drive,Wistaston, helped raise valuable funds for diabetes sufferers. Sheena and Ken Sambrook opened their house and gardens for the event which takes place on the second Wednesday in July.

July 17, 2012
Wistaston dad and son’s charity ride to help repair village church

Wistaston dad and son’s charity ride to help repair village church

By Jonathan White A Wistaston man and his teenage son are to tackle a 190-mile charity bike ride on the Trans-Pennine Trail. Howard Barker and his son Ben, 15, are cycling from Liverpool to Hornsea in aid of their local church.

July 13, 2012
Nantwich-based TheFunkyChoir receives Wulvern backing

Nantwich-based TheFunkyChoir receives Wulvern backing

A Nantwich community choir has received a cash boost to kit its members out in funky new t-shirts! Members of faith-based TheFunkyChoir.com have received funding from local housing provider Wulvern.

July 12, 2012
Nantwich knitters urged to help Age UK Cheshire’s Big Knit bid

Nantwich knitters urged to help Age UK Cheshire’s Big Knit bid

Age UK Cheshire wants nimble-fingered knitters from Nantwich to give them some needle – and create woolly hats for Big Knit 2012. Now in its ninth year, Big Knit raises funds for winter projects to help keep older people warmer in winter.

July 12, 2012
Wistaston couple stage garden party for diabetes charity

Wistaston couple stage garden party for diabetes charity

A Wistaston couple are opening their garden to the public to help raise money for diabetes sufferers. Sheena and Ken Sambrook, of Crewe and South Cheshire Voluntary Group of Diabetes UK , are staging their garden party on July 11.

July 3, 2012
Nantwich Oxfam store stages “silent auction” for Bookfest

Nantwich Oxfam store stages “silent auction” for Bookfest

Oxfam in Nantwich is to stage a  “silent” auction  as part of the nationwide BookFest celebrations. The charity bookshop on Pepper Street, Nantwich, is  staging the auction for unusual and collectable books.

July 3, 2012
Nantwich college students raise £9,000 for Oliver King Foundation

Nantwich college students raise £9,000 for Oliver King Foundation

Nantwich-based students have donated more than £9,000 to raise awareness of a life-threatening condition affecting young people. Proceeds from Reaseheath College’s RAG (Raising and Giving) activities were handed to the Oliver King Foundation at the students’ summer graduation ball.

July 2, 2012