2015 Nominated Charity – Chester Plus
They are a registered charity that runs a peer led user support centre which has a variety of offerings. Positive Health & Mental Well Being.
They offer two open drop-in sessions a week, every Monday and Wednesday from 10am – 3pm. These are open to anyone aged 18 or over to support their mental well-being.
They also offer a number of other classes, groups & activities that are open to members of the charity. http://www.chesterplus.org
2014 Nominated Charity – Chester Womans Aid
Ran entirely by volunteers that helps women and children affected by domestic violence. Alongside raising awareness of issues, Chester Women’s Aid distributes grants to women and children moving into and out of refuge accommodation when they are ineligible for support from statutory agencies or other sources. http://www.chesterwomensaid.org
2012/13 Nominated Charity
Miles of Smiles
The Miles of Smiles Appeal was setup in 1992 to send sick, disabled and under-privileged children from Chester and district, Wirral and North Wales on the trip of a lifetime.
Previous Charities we have supported
2011 Nominated Charity – Homestart is parents supporting other parents – to help build a family’s confidence and ability to cope.
2010 Nominated Charity – Save the Family aim to keep homeless families together and they are unique in the UK in their pioneering work. They provide key life skills training to enable families to resettle in the community and not become homeless again and they give families an example of normal family life and ensure the children continue their education. 81% of their families successfully resettle and do not become homeless again.
2009 Nominated Charity – St John’s Ambulance Cheshire Young Carers is for young people aged 6-18 who spend time caring for a person in their family. They run a meeting group, which meets for 4 sessions per week in the evenings and some weekends, that gives children a break from caring through fun and educational activities. A free transport service is provided from the young carer’s home to the youth club or to the activity venue. They also run week long residential trips, play-schemes and parent visits. A 24-hour emergency support line is also available. They cover the Chester, Ellesmere Port and Neston and Vale Royal areas.
2008 Nominated Charity – Every year 300 babies are born in the Chester area needing the expert support of the Special Care Baby Unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital. Research demonstrates that these sick and premature babies can have their chances of survival and long term development substantially improved if fed with breast milk. Cheshire and North Wales Human Milk Bank collects and processes breast milk for these poorly children.