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Inspire Cheshire West has closed.

Thank you to everyone who took part. Your contributions, stories, ideas and experiences about life under lockdown restrictions were a valuable resource to the communities of west Cheshire.


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.

Inspire Cheshire West has closed.

Thank you to everyone who took part. Your contributions, stories, ideas and experiences about life under lockdown restrictions were a valuable resource to the communities of west Cheshire.


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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Inspire Cheshire West has closed. Thank you to everyone who took part. Your contributions, stories, ideas and experiences about life under lockdown restrictions were a valuable resource to the communities of west Cheshire.

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    BRIDGING THE GAP

    by Jane colville, over 2 years ago

    People from Ashton Hayes and surrounding villages are supporting each other over this very difficult time through a partnership between the Parish Council, the Community Shop, the Church and OPAL ,a local charity supporting older people and Timebank , another local charity.

    Around 90 local volunteers are involved and over 100 people are receiving support of some kind . they are those who are having to stay in and cannot obtain shopping easily and people who often need emotional support , friendship and contact with people. The scheme provides an emergency shopping service that is very popular and provided on... Continue reading

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    Charlie and Sophie mission

    by Marcus kerr, over 2 years ago

    With the current situation with christelton residents unable to get out to visit family members who have passed away. My children decided to put a flower on every grave in christelton church so I decided to do the first 300 with them and fundraising has allowed us to do nearly 1000 alread. There is about 1900 graves to go. My daughter's idea and great lesson to help others and make people smile in tough times. The messages we have had from people have been overwhelming and it has been a mission well worth the effort. Charlie and Sophie are now... Continue reading

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    Residential school opens its doors to health professionals

    over 2 years ago

    A residential school in Winsford that usually provides accommodation for their pupils has been able to open up their doors and offer a place for members of their health care team to stay while they are working on the frontline carrying out COVID-19 tests for NHS staff and their families.Hebden Green School in Winsford is a specialist school for children with a broad range of physical disabilities, medical needs and associated learning difficulties. The school has a dedicated team of health professionals, including physiotherapists and nurses, who work alongside the education team to provide individual medical support for their pupils.The... Continue reading

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    Lilybetts Catering

    by HealthboxCIC, over 2 years ago

    You think you can’t get those lovely mouthwatering home cooked foods, well think again. Dawn and Danielle are Lilybetts catering. After not being able to operate as usual due to the lockdown, Dawn and Danielle needed to think fast. They have now changed their business in order to be able to provide the community with some fantastic home cooked food. They have had calls from families as far away as Cyprus making sure their loved ones at home in the UK get some great home cooked classics. From Lasagne to beef casserole and some lush puddings, Dawn and Danielle are... Continue reading

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    Bibbity Boppity Boo

    by HealthboxCIC, over 2 years ago

    Bibbity Boppity Boo is a music and movement workshop promoting Makaton sign language, run by Ellesmere Port single parents, Kirsty Stanger and Carly Davies. Since lockdown they have started an online version of their amazing workshops that includes 7 free classes per week. They are in their forth week and have provided education and entertainment to over 2000 children, including singing, dancing and teaching them sign language. Kirsty and Carly are also making face masks for members of the community free of charge whilst still managing to run their ow homes and look after their own children. Hearing the feedback... Continue reading

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    The Groves Support Group

    by HealthboxCIC, over 2 years ago

    Six-year-old Cal Graham from Ellesmere Port has been helping to deliver essential food and drink to residents that are isolated due to lockdown. Cal would normally be out there playing football with his mates but since lockdown Cal wants to put his time into helping others. With a little help from his dad Gary, Cal has been helping by gathering all those basic foods we need in our homes, fruit, veg, eggs, milk and other essentials and delivering them to people living in the Groves area of Ellesmere Port who cannot get out due to the current situation. The Groves... Continue reading

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    Milestone Mums

    by HealthboxCIC, over 2 years ago

    Sarah Finlay is the founder of Milestone Mums, mother and baby group in Ellesmere Port - it's a group for mums with mental health problems with babies between 0-2 years ran on a voluntary basis. During the lockdown Sarah has continued to stay connected to her online group, sharing ideas and tips for self care and wellbeing. When they meet at group face to face or online they talk openly about the highs and lows of motherhood and discuss ways to overcome the challenges and how to stay present and take notice on their mental health journey. Sarah has been... Continue reading

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    Soul Kitchen

    by Soul Kitchen Chester, over 2 years ago

    Have gone from providing hot meals for approx 40 people every Saturday night to orchestrating the provision of meals for approx 150 people in temporary accommodation in Chester.

    Supported by local restaurants, businesses, individuals and church groups, Soul Kitchen and its volunteer base are ensuring that this vulnerable group are supplied with hot nutritious meals seven days a week.

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    Sebastian’s Kindness Bakery

    by Huntington Clerk , over 2 years ago

    Huntington Parish Council and the whole Huntington community would like to thank Sebastian and his parents for raising community spirit so brilliantly. Every day, he bakes numerous cakes which he then gives away in his ‘bakery basket’ that he has set up outside his house. He then posts a photo on social media and makes so many people smile at his kindness and fantastic ideas! We hear his chocolate Brownies and Lemon Drizzle cake are amazing, just like him!!

    Thank you so much Sebastian and his family !

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    Library Service delivers audio books to 101 year old customer

    by Cheshire West and Chester Libraries, over 2 years ago

    Following a request from Councillor Rachel Williams, the Library Service were able to provide a selection of audio books for a Malpas customer. Roz, who is 101 and registered blind, would normally visit our mobile library service, which is not running at the moment. Roz enjoys a good murder mystery but had come to the end of her current supply of audio books. We were happy to help!