Health

Four Crewe and Nantwich blood donors honoured for saving lives

Four Crewe and Nantwich blood donors honoured for saving lives

Four dedicated blood donors from Crewe and Nantwich have been recognised for rolling up their sleeves to help save lives. The donors were honoured at an awards event held by NHS Blood and Transplant in Chester.

November 27, 2013
Leighton Hospital teams top league in Macmillan Cancer fundraiser

Leighton Hospital teams top league in Macmillan Cancer fundraiser

Leighton Hospital teams raised more than £4,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support – the highest of any hospital in Cheshire. The teams ran various coffee and cake events, to top the Cheshire fund-raising league for the second year running.

November 8, 2013
Nantwich MP Edward Timpson backs St Luke’s Hospice campaign

Nantwich MP Edward Timpson backs St Luke’s Hospice campaign

Crewe & Nantwich MP Edward Timpson has backed the St Luke’s Hospice 25th anniversary campaign to raise vital funds. The Cheshire hospice has launched a “Regular Giving Campaign” to encourage more donors to come forward.

October 28, 2013
Crewe & Nantwich rugby star breaks neck in freak tackle accident

Crewe & Nantwich rugby star breaks neck in freak tackle accident

A Crewe & Nantwich RUFC player is battling to save the use of his legs after a freak accident on the pitch. Vagrants star Kieran Flynn (pictured) broke his neck in a horror tackle during a pre-season clash against Christleton.

September 19, 2013
Nantwich “Full Monty” calendar raises £5,000 for charity

Nantwich “Full Monty” calendar raises £5,000 for charity

A Nantwich “Full Monty” calendar made by 11 South Cheshire lads has raised a stunning £5,000 for charity. Brothers Roy and Neil Aspinall persuaded their friends to put the calendar together a year ago, as revealed by Nantwichnews.

September 18, 2013
Learning disability service switch made from Nantwich to Crewe

Learning disability service switch made from Nantwich to Crewe

A council-run short-break service for people with learning disabilities has completed its move from Nantwich to Crewe. The Cheshire East Council service, formerly provided at accommodation on Queens Drive, Nantwich, is now open at Lincoln House.

September 18, 2013
Nantwich Foodbank feeds almost 300 children in six months

Nantwich Foodbank feeds almost 300 children in six months

Nantwich Foodbank has fed more than 620 people in just six months – including nearly 300 children. The startling figures were revealed by organisers of the foodbank, run by the Trussell Trust.

September 17, 2013
Workers raise cancer cash at North West Triathlon in Nantwich

Workers raise cancer cash at North West Triathlon in Nantwich

A team of workers who took part in the North West Triathlon in Nantwich, raised more than £6,000 in honour of their boss. The 37-strong team from Health Shield, who were among 900 competitors, participated in aid of Beating Bowel Cancer.

September 11, 2013
New Nantwich housing development plagued by giant rats

New Nantwich housing development plagued by giant rats

Developers of a new Nantwich housing estate are battling a plague of giant rats, councillors were told. It’s feared building work on the Stapeley Gardens site, off London Road, has disturbed a nest of rats on land close to the development.

September 11, 2013
Amputee army hero to visit Nantwich Mountain Trike firm

Amputee army hero to visit Nantwich Mountain Trike firm

A triple amputee army veteran will be visiting a Nantwich company which helped him adapt to his injuries. Andy Reid will call in on The Mountain Trike Company, based in Walgherton, along with local MP Edward Timpson.

September 4, 2013
Nantwich residents invited to Leighton Hospital Macmillan Cancer event

Nantwich residents invited to Leighton Hospital Macmillan Cancer event

Nantwich residents are invited to the Macmillan Cancer Unit at Leighton Hospital for coffee and cake as part of a national fundraising day. The Macmillan team is taking part in Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday September 27.

August 30, 2013
Over 50s in Nantwich invited to Health & Wellbeing Fayre in Crewe

Over 50s in Nantwich invited to Health & Wellbeing Fayre in Crewe

People over 50 across Crewe and Nantwich are being invited to a Health & Wellbeing Fayre in October. The event has been organised by Crewe Senior Forum in partnership with Crewe Local Area Partnership, and aims to celebrate “Healthy Ageing”.

August 22, 2013
Volunteers buy new wheelchairs for Leigton Hospital patients

Volunteers buy new wheelchairs for Leigton Hospital patients

A volunteers group has been thanked for helping buy new wheelchairs for hospital patients. The Royal Voluntary Service has worked with Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) to bring in 40 new wheelchairs for visitors and patients at Leighton Hospital.

August 19, 2013