Team Commando triumph at Delamere Forest

Matt and Spencer deserve a standing ovation for tackling the Delamere Forest Commando Trail in Sunday’s blistering heat to raise money to brighten the lives of the children who access our services. From them and us – thank you guys – we are truly honoured 

If you are up for a challenge like Matt and Spencer please do get in touch – we’d love to show you around our Centre so you can see for yourself how your support really does make a difference

 

Fitness Fun at our new after school sport’s club

We are delighted to introduce you to some of our Wingate All Stars!

All Stars is our new after-school sport’s Club for children with disabilities who have been enjoying fun balance and Rebound Therapy in our gymnasium as well as soft archery, low level basketball hoop shooting, boccia, table tennis targets, outside play and more!

Our huge thanks go to The Remembering Nell Foundation for choosing us as one of their three charities for 2018 and purchasing our new All Stars equipment.

All Stars runs on Friday evenings between 5pm and 7pm. Booking is essential. Please call Natalie on 01270 780456 to reserve your place.

The Wingate Centre made up with new bed thanks to Redrow Homes

Our warmest thanks go to Redrow Homes for supporting us this Spring.

We desperately needed a ‘rise and fall’ bed to help provide a safer and more accessible sleeping environment for our holiday guests. Having already raised £2,000 from our own fundraising activities we were still short of £1,250 to purchase the bed, so, our Fundraising Co-ordinator Victoria Robinson approached Redrow’s Nantwich Community Fund and asked them if they could top up the funds. And they did, by donating the full £1,250 required!

Jason Newton, sales director for Redrow Homes (NW), said: “It’s incredibly important to us that aside from building new homes, we become part of the existing community and help it thrive.”

“As soon as we saw the application from the Wingate Centre we knew it was a perfect fit for our ethos of encouraging excellence, health and well-being, plus supporting the development of the young. They’d already achieved so much with their fundraising and it was a pleasure to help them reach their final goal, especially when it will make such a difference to the care the children receive at the centre as well as make it easier for the carers themselves.”

 

Our heartfelt thanks to Councillor Penny Butterill for her generous donation to the Wingate Centre

The new Mayor of Nantwich Cllr David Marren has officially taken over the chains of office for 2018-19 from Cllr Penny Butterill before the Nantwich Town Council meeting on May 24th.

At this year’s Mayor-making Ceremony, outgoing Mayor Cllr Butterill presented the Mayor’s donations from 2017-18 to her three chosen causes. Donations of more than £5,500 were split between the Wingate Centre, Nantwich Museum and Macmillan Nurses.

A tearful Cllr Butterill added: “It’s been a great honour and privilege to be Mayor this year, I’ve met so many wonderful people. And without my consort and husband Doug, I could not have carried out this job.”

Thanks to Nantwich News for the editorial.

 

8 year-old Joshua Duathlon’s for the children at the Wingate Centre!

Thank you so very much to 8-year-old Joshua from Crewe who decided he wanted to raise money to help other children by taking part in a sponsored Duathlon. He ran 200m, cycled 1k and then finished off with a 500m run, raising an incredible £85 for the Centre! Thank you Joshua!

All Stars After School Club launches Friday 15th June thanks to the generosity of the Remembering Nell Foundation

On Wednesday 9th May we were delighted to welcome Sam and Emma from the Remembering Nell Foundation, along with Amy Welch from Granada Reports, to the Wingate Centre to meet some of the people who will be joining-in the fun at our brand new All Stars Sports Club!

All Stars will launch on June 15th 2018 and will run on Friday evenings, 5-7pm. We know from experience and feedback that our children can’t always easily access after-school activities and we want to change that by making sporting activities accessible to all. All Stars will offer fitness, fun and friendship to 5-16 year-olds and includes activities such as football, rugby, kurling, archery, boccia, hockey and more, as well as offering parent/carers the chance to catch up over a coffee.

It is thanks to the Remembering Nell Foundation that we are able to launch All Stars next month. Their generosity has funded our new All Stars equipment, from giant games to dodgeballs and sports nets. Nell, loved to help others, so, to build a lasting legacy to her and celebrate her life, Nell’s family and friends have set up a foundation in her name. Nell’s Foundation will help to improve the lives and wellbeing of young people in the North West by supporting and introducing people to new charities and we are honoured to have been chosen as one of their three nominated charities for 2018.

Interested? Then please give Natalie, our Head of Coaching, a call on 01270 780456 or email her at gym@thewingatecentre.co.uk.

Please note that advanced booking is essential.

The team at Crewe Hall have fun fundraising for the Wingate Centre!

A massive thank you to the team over at Crewe Hall for supporting us with some fantastic fundraising activities recently, from quiz nights to bake sales. A huge thank you also goes to chef Andre for braving a sponsored leg wax!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Remembering Nell Foundation choose the Wingate Centre as one of their 2018 charities

 

On April 21st we were invited along as guests to Nell’s Spring Ball, an amazing launch night for The Remembering Nell Foundation, where it was announced that The Wingate Centre has been chosen as one of their three charities for 2018.

Nell Jones, a 14-year-old student from Holmes Chapel, was one of the youngest victims of the Manchester Arena attack in May 2017. Nell, loved to help others, so, to build a lasting legacy to her and celebrate her life, Nell’s family and friends have set up a foundation in her name. The Remembering Nell Foundation will help to improve the lives and wellbeing of young people in the North West by supporting and introducing people to new charities.

Nell’s Foundation have pledged to support the Wingate Centre by purchasing the required equipment for our new ‘All Stars Sports Club’, a Friday evening club which will provide both fitness development and social opportunity for young people with disabilities. Nell’s Foundation also hopes to support a residential stay in our Holiday Centre, enabling a group of young people with disabilities to have the holiday of a lifetime.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to Nell’s family and friends and to everyone involved in Nell’s Foundation and to its’ many supporters. We are so very proud to be a part of this wonderful legacy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sir Philip Craven MBE inspires guests at Wingate Charity Luncheon

We had a fabulous time at our Charity Luncheon on Wednesday April 25th. We were honoured to be joined by Sir Philip Craven MBE who was a truly inspirational and engaging guest speaker. It was also our pleasure to welcome along sportsman and Bronze Paralympic Medal-winner Andy Small, who took time out of his busy training schedule to join us for lunch. Our thanks also go to the team at Wrenbury Hall who looked after us so very well (and the food was incredible!) and to all the local businesses who donated some fantastic raffle prizes, including Chester Races, Crewe Hall, Cholmondeley Castle Gardens, The Residence Nantwich, Hair Tontsch & Georgie & Co Beauty. Last, but definitely not least, a huge thank you to everyone who joined us to support our amazing cause – your generosity will make a real difference. Thank you.

30th Birthday Fundraising Appeal

For all the news on our 30th Birthday Sponsored Bounce, Birthday Party and Fundraising appeal, please head over to this page.