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Cheshire Community Fund

Many thanks to Cheshire Community Fund who have recently organised a donor to replace a roller shutter and funded extended Friday night opening hours for the Community Cafe.

A Spud and a Pud

Are you a Carer?  If so, come along to The Welcome on Wednesday 11 October between 12 & 2pm for a free home cooked meal, a chat and relax with other Carers and find out what services are available to help you. For more information please call the Cheshire and Warrington Carers Trust on 01270 257331.

Connected Communities

The Welcome was officially opened as a Cheshire East Connected Community Hub on Friday 29th October 2017 by the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, David Briggs MBE, KStJ

Job Centre Plus at The Welcome

As part of the Connected Communities initiative, Job Centre Plus will be providing drop in support at The Welcome weekly between 10am and 12pm every Thursday from 12 October 2017

Knutsford Police

Officers at Knutsford Police Station have recently donated an Xbox and TV to The Welcome for use by the youths who live in the area. Many thanks to the Knutsford Guardian for the photograph. 

20 Years Young

The Welcome recently celebrated 20 years of supporting the Longridge and Shaw Heath communities. Many thanks to the Knutsford Guardian for the photograph

Over 60s Tea Party

Manchester Airport hosted an over 60s Tea Party at The Welcome for local residents on 18 July 2017

Garfield Weston Foundation

The Welcome is pleased to announce that it has recently be awarded £15,000 over three years by the Garfield Weston Foundation towards operational costs.

The Henry Smith Charity

The Welcome is pleased to announce that it has recently been awarded £75,000 over three years by The Henry Smith Charity towards our operational costs.

New Roller Shutters

Many thank to Oliver Valves who generously paid for the replacement of a broken roller shutter

A Refurbished Welcome

The Welcome has recently reopened following refurbishment.  Many thanks to all the Volunteers who made this possible and the Dulux Paint Centre in Wimslow who supplied the materials.  Thanks to the Knutsford Guardian for the photograph.

Public Health PB Awards

The Welcome has successfully bid for funding for an over 60's luncheon club.  On Saturday 3rd December, the people voted at Shaw Heath Social Club at a well attended event. The Welcome would like to thank all those who turned up to vote.

Christmas Lunch

Please join us for Christmas Lunch at The Welcome.  Lunch consists of a Prawn Cocktail starter, Turkey with all the Trimmings (with a vegetarian option of Goats Cheese and Onion), Traditional Christmas pudding followed by Mince Pies and Coffee - all for £12.50.

For more details, please follow the link

Christmas
Wreath Making

Save money buying xmas wreath by making your own.
All materials are provided.
Thursday 1st December at 3.30pm at The Welcome

World Food Day

As part of World Food Day, The Welcome distributed 38 bags of food to local families on the Longridge and Shaw Heath estate. The food was donated by Sainsbury's, the Co-Op and as a result of Harvest Festival collections at local schools. 

Rotary Club of Knutsford

The Welcome is delighted to announce that it has recently installed a defibrillator which has been kindly donated by the Rotary Club of Knutsford. Many thanks to the Knutsford Guardian for the photograph.

The Welcome on TV

 A BBC TV crew for North West Tonight and Sunday Politics visited The Welcome on Friday 14 October 2016 to record the visit of George Osborne MP, our Patron.  This content is expected to be shown over the weekend of 21/23 October 2106.

Citizen Advice Bureau 

The Citizens Advice Bureau will be running a weekly drop in session on Wednesday afternoons at The Welcome.  Please feel free to come along if you have any questions or issues about subjects like housing, benefits, employment and debt.

  Queens Birthday Tea

  Seventy local residents attended a Birthday Tea to mark Her Majesty's 90th Birthday
  in The Welcome on 28 July 2106.  This events was supported by Manchester  
  Airport



The Welcome at Petty Pool

On 18 February 2016, the Knutsford Rotary Club brought 29 children from The Welcome to Petty Pool in Northwich. The children all participated in a number of challenging activities including abseiiling, archery and orienteering.  By all account everybody had a great day!

The Welcome becomes a Community Hub

Cheshire East have appointed The Welcome as a Community Hub for the delivery of local services.  This is one of only two Community Hubs in the Cheshire East area.

Fundraising Lunch

On Friday 16 January 2015, the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, David Briggs MBE KStJ hosted a fundraising lunch at home in aid of The Welcome. The main guest was the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP who is also our Patron. The event which was attended by a significant number of local business people was a great success.


Queen's Award for Volunteers

ON 12 October 2013, HRH, the Duchess of Gloucester visited The Welcome to present the Queen's Award for Volunteers.