Last week we were lucky enough to welcome more ATOS graduates who helped us to push forwards with our refurbishment programme. Some of the team painted fences, our outside classroom and our downstairs corridor whilst another group helped us out with some desk-based research. Thanks everyone!
Mark & Spencer’s Nantwich store have recently visited the Wingate Centre as part of their ‘Spark Something Good’ campaign, where they get involved with community projects and inspire their customers and employees to roll up their sleeves and achieve something good for their local area.
Thanks to them we now have a freshly-painted first-floor common room complete with a new sofa for our guests to enjoy, pictured here with Jo, our Residentials Co-ordinator. Thanks everyone!
A huge welcome to Ener-G Yoga with Gemma Hinde who is now delivering beginner’s vinyasa flow yoga here at the Wingate Centre. Please contact Gemma directly on 07775 932982 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Thank you to the Rotary Club of Whitchurch whose President, Walter Schafer, can be seen here giving a cheque for £1,000 to our Grants & Trusts Fundraiser Victoria Robinson. This wonderful donation will be used to provide a disability changing room and shower facility in our gymnasium and will benefit so many of our gym users. From them and us, a very heartfelt thank you.
Huge thanks to the North Staffs NCS (National Citizen Service) team for raising over £450 for the Wingate Centre by spending a day during their recent social action project doing a sponsored bikeathon!
To raise the money they set up a Just Giving page and asked friends and family for donations, which they collected over a week. Thanks everyone!
The wonderful graduates from ATOS have been at it again! The new cohort recently organised and participated in a fundraising evening that raised over £1000 in aid of the Wingate Centre. Activities included a ‘sponsored male hair waxing’ (ouch!), a charity rap single, games and a raffle. We really are very proud of their achievement – a huge thanks go to each and every one of them.
The #ClimbKili2017 team reach the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of RedShift Radio, the Wingate Centre, C.R.Y for Matthew and Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
On 23 Sept, a group of walkers began a nine-day trip to climb Kilimanjaro in aid of four organisations in South Cheshire: Wingate Centre, RedShift, Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity and CRY for Matthew.
A variety of activities took place throughout September as part of the #ClimbKili2017 campaign, from a send off dinner at The Residence on September 15th to a broadcast, from the mountain, on 28th September as part of the RedShift Community Hub MeetUp held here at the Wingate Centre. There was also a fantastic auction with some amazing prices on offer to help raise funds for the campaign.
We are delighted to report that the #ClimbKili2017 team have only gone and done it! 6 of the 14 reached the peak and the rest reached the summit including RedShift Radio presenters Paul And Liz! We are truly in awe of their amazing achievement and we simply can’t thank them enough. Our warmest thanks go to everyone who has supported them in all their fundraising efforts too.
Once again our thanks and admiration go to our friends at Bakkavor Bread who, for the second year running, have triumphed in Tough Mudder North West. For those of you who don’t know, Tough Mudder is a 10 mile military-style obstacle course across some very difficult – and muddy – terrain. They’ve braved all this in aid of the Wingate Centre and to help the children who visit us. We truly are in awe of them!
Once again some of the fantastic graduates from ATOS have been helping us get the Wingate Centre clean and tidy after a busy summer season. 22 graduates visited us in September and they’ve been cleaning and painting and generally working really hard. Some of the graduates also helped us back in the office with some desk-based research – thanks everyone!
Catherine Cook, our new Marketing & Fundraising Manager, was invited to Combermere Abbey’s Open Gardens Afternoon on September 27th, to chat to visitors about the work we do here at the Wingate Centre. Some of the proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to the Wingate Centre to support our life-changing work. Thanks to everyone who came along.