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.

Bizzybods, Nantwich choose the Wingate Centre as their Charity of the Year

Thank you so much to Mandy and the team over at Bizzybods in Nantwich. This gorgeous independent children’s boutique has chosen to support the Wingate Centre this year and we couldn’t be prouder. From raffles to egg hunts and collection boxes, the Bizzybods team have been working hard to raise money on our behalf and they’ve raised an incredible £146 in the last few weeks alone! If you are in Nantwich over the Easter weekend please do pop down to Bizzybods, Nantwich and take part in their egg hunt – all proceeds go towards helping to brighten the lives of children and young people with disabilities. Thanks to everyone who has taken part so far.

Audlem Charity Shop support the Wingate Centre with a £4000 donation

It was a pleasure to meet Karen Jeffries and the team at the Audlem Charity Shop last week. The Audlem Charity Shop is a lovely little independent charity shop in the heart of the picturesque village of Audlem in South Cheshire, staffed by volunteers. Everyone there  works so hard to raise funds for a number of local organisations, including The Wingate Centre. We were delighted to receive a very generous donation of £4000 which will really help to make a difference to the lives of children and young people with disabilities. Thanks to everyone involved.

 

 

 

 

We were all very saddened to hear the news this morning of the passing of Sir Ken Dodd, comedy legend and our long-standing Vice President, yesterday. He brought us all much joy and our thoughts are with his family and friends. RIP Sir Ken; thank you for everything.

 

 

The Sanofi Holmes Chapel team support the Wingate Centre with their Christmas Calendar

A huge thank you to the team at Sanofi in Holmes Chapel who selected the Wingate Centre to be their nominated charity to receive the proceeds of the sale of their Christmas calendars last year. We were blown away by the donation and by the talents of the team’s children whose artworks featured on the calendar. Well done to all the children involved and thank you for supporting our very special visitors with your very kind donation.