Charity news

Tree of Light in Nantwich illuminated in moving ceremony

Tree of Light in Nantwich illuminated in moving ceremony

Crowds gathered in front of St Mary’s Church in Nantwich for the switch on of the town’s Tree of Light, to remember loved ones.

The moving service was led by Rev Dr Mark Hart of St Mary’s Church.

November 5, 2018
Charity ball raises £15,600 for Lewis Crossley Trust

Charity ball raises £15,600 for Lewis Crossley Trust

A charity ball in honour of tragic South Cheshire youngster Lewis Crossley has helped to raise a staggering £15,600, his family said.

Lewis, a pupil at Wybunbury Delves Primary, died almost a year ago after a brave battle against leukaemia.

October 31, 2018
Mayor’s Charity Ball at Nantwich Civic Hall benefits causes

Mayor’s Charity Ball at Nantwich Civic Hall benefits causes

Hope House, North West Ambulance, Nantwich First Responders and Nantwich Fire Cadets have benefited from Nantwich Mayor Cllr David Marren’s Charity Ball at Nantwich Civic Hall.

The dance floor was filled with movers and groovers inspired by the Sounds of the Sixties, performed by nationally recognised tribute band The Revolvers.

October 30, 2018
Leighton Hospital unveils plaque for prostate cancer campaigner

Leighton Hospital unveils plaque for prostate cancer campaigner

Bosses at Leighton Hospital have unveiled a plaque to celebrate the founder and chairman of its prostate cancer support group.

Gary Steele MBE was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1999 and went on to found the Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group in 2000.

October 18, 2018
Whitby Morrison breaks ice cream van world record in South Cheshire

Whitby Morrison breaks ice cream van world record in South Cheshire

South Cheshire firm Whitby Morrison whipped its ice cream vans into shape – by breaking a Guinness World Record!

And there were no (traffic) cones in sight as hundreds of the colourful vehicles lined up at Wychwood Park to create the longest ever convoy of ice cream vans.

October 17, 2018
Man from Crewe climbs Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Macmillan

Man from Crewe climbs Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Macmillan

A South Cheshire man has successfully scaled Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Macmillan Chemotherapy Suite at Leighton Hospital in Crewe.

Roy Price, from Crewe, made the self-funded trip to Tanzania to climb the highest mountain in Africa in September this year.

October 15, 2018
Nantwich Christie Hospital volunteer raises £500 in 300-mile cycling challenge

Nantwich Christie Hospital volunteer raises £500 in 300-mile cycling challenge

A Nantwich man has completed the 300-mile Cancer Research Challenge to celebrate his 50th birthday!

Neil Tinsley, a volunteer for Nantwich Christie Hospital Support Group, saddled up and rode 300 miles throughout September.

October 13, 2018
Artist Christian Turner produces Nantwich 2019 calendar

Artist Christian Turner produces Nantwich 2019 calendar

By Jonathan White
Talented South Cheshire artist Christian Turner has produced a Nantwich 2019 calendar.

It is his first calendar of Nantwich and features his oil paintings of scenes within the town.

October 10, 2018
South Cheshire family conquers Snowdon in aid of CRY after uncle death

South Cheshire family conquers Snowdon in aid of CRY after uncle death

A South Cheshire mum and her young children have conquered Snowdon in memory of her brother who died of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome aged just 20.

Alison Leigh and her children Milly, 11, Phoebe, 8 and George, 7,  wanted to raise funds and awareness for CRY– Cardiac Risk in the Young, in memory of brother and uncle Jonny.

October 9, 2018
Crewe Vagrants hockey members raise more than £1,000 for Bloodwise

Crewe Vagrants hockey members raise more than £1,000 for Bloodwise

By Jonathan White
Crewe Vagrants Hockey Club presented a cheque for £1,041.46 to Liz and Mike Boffey from the charity Bloodwise at The Vagrants Ground.

The money was raised by the club via a ‘Hockeython’ 12-hour hockey game at The Vagrants Ground in Willaston earlier this year.

September 25, 2018
Team Lewis Trust to stage charity ball at bet365 Stadium

Team Lewis Trust to stage charity ball at bet365 Stadium

The family of tragic Lewis Crossley, who died of leukaemia, are to stage a charity ball in his name next month.

Lewis, a pupil at Wybunbury Delves Primary, died after a brave battle with the disease.

September 17, 2018
South Cheshire man to tackle Mount Kilimanjaro in memory of late wife

South Cheshire man to tackle Mount Kilimanjaro in memory of late wife

By Jonathan White
A South Cheshire man is heading off on a six-day hike up the highest mountain in Africa in memory of his late wife who died of cancer.

Roy Price, 51, from Crewe, is embarking on the challenge to scale Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of the Macmillan Chemotherapy Suite at Leighton Hospital.

September 16, 2018
Gin night in Nantwich in aid of cancer mum Heidi Spencer

Gin night in Nantwich in aid of cancer mum Heidi Spencer

Friends of a Nantwich mum battling cancer are to stage a fund-raising gin event to help pay for pioneering treatment.

Mum-of-two Heidi Spencer’s plight was featured earlier this year after she was found riddled with more than 25 tumours in her lungs, brain and bones.

September 12, 2018