How is your community pulling together to support one another?

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Community spirit is shining across west Cheshire as people pull together to look out for each other. There are small acts of kindness everywhere, with people being good neighbours, flourishing new community initiatives and residents volunteering to help tackle the virus.

There are so many inspiring stories highlighting the part everyone can play to make a real difference. We want to capture stories from your community here.

Community spirit is shining across west Cheshire as people pull together to look out for each other. There are small acts of kindness everywhere, with people being good neighbours, flourishing new community initiatives and residents volunteering to help tackle the virus.

There are so many inspiring stories highlighting the part everyone can play to make a real difference. We want to capture stories from your community here.

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    No homeless in Chester....... being fed each day by artisan food outlets, churches and others.

    by Steve@Seed, 12 months ago

    Many organisations and individuals had been working together including businesses, social enterprises, faith groups, volunteers to house the homeless.

    Somehow the Covid19 allowed every homeless person to be accomadated and fed, predominantly by local artisan food outlets, every day.

    A mention to Soul Kitchen playing a leading role in this and the organisations they work with.

    No homeless in Chester....... being fed each day by artisan food outlets, churches and others.

    No homeless in Chester....... being fed each day by artisan food outlets, churches and others.


    T: @soul_chester

    F: Soul Kitchen Chester

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    Ellesmere Port Help Scheme

    by CllrNicole, about 1 year ago

    The Ellesmere Port Help scheme was set up by the local MP and Councillors as soon as lockdown began. Since then, it has been able to support hundreds of residents who are struggling to get supplies and prescriptions.

    Many residents are facing financial hardship or have to self-isolate because of the coronavirus. The Ellesmere Port Help scheme delivers food packages, along with other supplies such as toiletries, cleaning products, pet foods and baby packs, direct to their doors.

    Our volunteers work tirelessly – shopping, packing and delivering much needed parcels across the town and funding has been received from Essar... Continue reading

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    How you can get involved in activities on VE Day

    by Comms@CW&C, about 1 year ago

    Here's a timetable of events for tomorrow and where you can find them:


    Friday, 8 May

    • Chester Town Hall bunting and VE Day flag.
    • 10.30am - VE day flag West Cheshire Museums (West Cheshire Museums Facebook pages)
    • 10.30am - VE day flag video (Facebook @cwaclibrary)
    • 11am - poem (Facebook @cwaclibrary)
    • Noon - VE Day service (https://youtu.be/O08WJffxur4)
    • Noon - montage of Cheshire war related photos (Facebook @cwaclibrary)
    • 12.30pm - Chester Bandstand presents a VE Day Tribute (Facebook @chesterbandstand)
    • 1pm - Wartime songs with Doodlebugs – video (Facebook @cwaclibrary)
    • 2.30pm - poem (Facebook @cwaclibrary)
    • 2.55pm - The Last... Continue reading

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    Neston Angels #NeverMoreNeeded

    by Neston Community Youth Centre, about 1 year ago

    For the past 7 weeks, Neston Community Youth Centre have continued to support local people and as of today we have registered almost 600 local people aged from 3 to 101 to receive support with shopping, prescription deliveries, contact calls, foodbank and much more.

    None of this would be possible without the support of Ellesmere Port and Neston Community Transport, West Cheshire Foodbank and an incredible team of 137 volunteers.

    Last week we provided 'Goody Boxes' for carers working in Local Care Homes.

    Anyone in the CH64 postcode area can get in touch for support at www.nestoncyc.org.uk or on 0151... Continue reading

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    COMMUNITY FOOD RESPONSE IN BLACON. BLACON ACTION TEAM

    by SL, about 1 year ago

    BLACON ACTION TEAM @BlaconTeam

    The Blacon Action Team is a collaboration between The Blacon Community Store, Blacon Beacon, West Cheshire Foodbank, Here and Now, Kidsbank Chester, Holy Trinity Church, Cheshire West Communities Together, Welcome Network, Cheshire West and Chester Council and the local schools. We were fortunate in that the Blacon Beacon (Pantry for Blacon CIO) a new charity whose prime purpose is to provide food for those in poverty in the local area of Blacon, Chester, had just finished building, decorating and furnishing a room for food storage in Blacon Holy Trinity church hall when the lockdown happened. We... Continue reading

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    Fitness with Fern - Going live

    by Little Actors Theatre Company, about 1 year ago

    Every Friday at 10am Little Actors Theatre is offering a fitness workshop - suitable for all. Professional actor Fern Evans is also a qualified fitness coach and is leading these fun sessions each week as well as her You Tube recorded sessions. All free and everyone welcome.


    Contact mail@littleactorstheatre.com for the Zoom link.

    Fitness with Fern on You Tube





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    VE Day Over 50s coffee morning

    by Little Actors Theatre Company, about 1 year ago

    Little Actors Theatre is hosting a virtual VE Day themed coffee morning for the over 50s on Friday 8th May at 11.05am. Straight after the minutes silence, join us on Zoom for chat, reminiscence, readings etc to commemorate the 75th anniversary of peace in Europe. Contact mail@littleactorstheatre.com for the Zoom link. If you need a hand setting up Zoom call 0151 336 4302 for assistance prior to the event.

    Here's our timetable for al our weekly activities:

    Weekly schedule

    Workshop/
    Group
    Day/Date
    Time
    Public/Private
    mail@littleactorstheatre.com
    Actor





    Fitness with Fern
    Everyday
    You Tube
    Public
    Fern
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMgRleGj030





    DramaTots – pre-school/
    infants
    Tuesday
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    The Boaty Theatre Company

    by HealthboxCIC, about 1 year ago

    The Boaty Theatre Company is a local charitable theatre company with community at their core. Their new home "The Boat Shed" Creative Community Hub (108 Whitby Road) is situated in the heart of Ellesmere Port Town Centre and - despite these unnerving times - the Boaty Creative and Educational teams have been hard at work and are continuing to support the community through a range of remote services and interactive online programs, including various writing, drama and music activities.

    The Boat Shed has also been designated for use for those needing to escape the risk of domestic violence and for... Continue reading

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    Struggling a little bit with lockdown?

    by Chapter - mental health charity, about 1 year ago

    Chapter, your local mental health charity is offering goal-based support calls to help you feel a little more in control of your life right now. Anyone living in the Cheshire West area can access this support - spread the word! www.chaptermentalhealth.org/coronavirus-support

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    Moulton Village pulling together

    by Emma Nancy, about 1 year ago

    Our local community was quick to react and mobilised ourselves to create localised Whatsapp groups which cover every street in Moulton so that residents can keep in touch with each other and request help or offer support – we allocated a leader for each street group and created a further whatsapp group for the leaders so that we can share updates and concerns, posting these updates to our street groups

    Led by Angela Bush, we sourced free food via the Olio app, which volunteers collected each day and advertised on the app as available so that residents could request items... Continue reading

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