Christmas Raffle Tickets Now on Sale

£1 per ticket.  Drawn Fri 18 Dec 2020 1230 The Wingate Centre.

Prizes include Afternoon Tea for 2 Cheerbrook Farm, Rodney Densem Wine Hamper, JS Bailey Ltd Cheese Hamper, Christmas Food Hamper plus runner up prizes. 

If you would like some tickets please ring 01270 780 456 or email sarah@thewingatecentre.co.uk

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Photo Funky Choir L-R Brent Robinson, Founder, Rona Moroney, General Manager, The Wingate Centre, Jenny Sproston, Choir Member and Trustee of The Wingate Centre and Rosemary Cheetham, Choir Member and Treasurer.

Wingate 2020 Campaign

Despite the challenges of lockdown and all the restrictions that are currently in place our supporters have been continuing to fundraise for The Wingate Centre #Wingate2020 Campaign and have come up with all sorts of inventive fundraising activities. 

TheFunkyChoir.com have been very creative with their fundraising and have done all sorts of fundraising ranging from Busking, coffee mornings, various cycle challenges, selling plants at their gate to ironing, pet portraits and even an ABBA Singalong party!  Brent Robinson, Founder of TheFunkyChoir.com said “I challenged the choir members to raise £20 in 20 weeks and have been very impressed with their creativity.  We are so pleased to have raised £4,119.92 for the Wingate Centre and have lots of fun doing a variety of activities.  It is great to support such a worthwhile local charity”.

Matthew Roberts along with his dad Gareth have been doing 20-mile cycle rides 20 times all over Cheshire.  Matthew finished his challenge by cycling his last cycle to the Wingate Centre where the Gym staff were waiting for him and presented him with a medal and certificate.  Matthew raised £1,510 and his dad Gareth who has accompanied him on the all the rides said “We have had a great time doing all these cycle rides and wonderful to be raising money for the Wingate Centre which means so much to Matthew who loves coming”.

Photo of Matthew Roberts

Rona Moroney, General Manager said “12 months ago we set ourselves a challenge to find local companies, organisations or individuals to each raise £2020 for the Centre during 2020.  We had a great response with #Wingate2020 campaign being well supported by people in the local community. Thanks to people like this supporting us we are able to carry on the great work at the Centre”.

Can you join the #Wingate2020 challenge between Sun 29 Nov – Fri 18 December 2020 to help us raise the last £6,000 towards our £20,000 target.  You can do any activity connected to 20  i.e. walk, jog or cycle or bounce on a trampoline 20 times or bake 20 cakes and sell them at work.  Let us know what you are going to do and start getting sponsorship for your activity. For more details please contact our Fundraising team on 01270 780 456 or email fundraising@thewingatecentre.co.uk

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The Wingate Centre celebrates after receiving £75k from the National Lottery to help youngsters with disabilities

We are celebrating after being awarded £75,000 in National Lottery funding to support our vital work with children and young adults living with disabilities. We will use the funding to run more activities for local children and provide respite support for parents.

We have been running sessions for 50 local youngsters 5 days a week, including rebound therapy and 1-2-1 fitness classes. The sessions enable young adults to make friends, whilst learning new skills and having fun. It is a chance for them to gain greater confidence, self-belief and collaboration skills.

The new funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, which distributes money raised by National Lottery players for good causes and is the largest community funder in the UK, will see these sessions recommence from October 2020.

Rona Moroney, General Manager at The Wingate Centre, says: “We’re delighted that The National Lottery Community Fund has recognised our work in this way. Now, thanks to National Lottery players we will be able to continue our plans to broaden the range of opportunities available to local people with disabilities. We believe that everyone should have equal access to positive opportunities and experiences that improve their quality of life and wellbeing regardless of ability.”

We are now welcoming many youngsters back to enjoy recreational activities for the first time in 6 months. For young adults like Matthew, this has been a real delight.

Matthew’s mother says “Matt was so excited when lockdown rules were relaxed a little and he could return to The Wingate Centre. It was such a big thing that he could not only get back some form of routine but he could continue with his weekly gym and trampoline sessions. He was so pleased to see his friends that he had been unable to see, including all the Wingate staff. The smile he had on his face when he returned home said it all.”