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Community Directory

Organisation Name Description
Alternative Futures Group

Alternative Futures provide bespoke care services and person centred support for people with diverse disabilities, including, adults with severe and enduring mental health problems, learning disabilities,autism, complex needs and dementia.

Alzheimer's Society

Support, information and guidance for people with a diagnosis of dementia, their carers and families.
Provided on a 1:1 basis via home visits.
Run a range of support groups within the community.

Appleton Cricket Club

Cricket has been played at Appleton’s Lyons Lane ground since the early 1900’s. Appleton Cricket Club was formed in 1976 from an amalgamation of cricket teams from Radiation, a local works team, and Winwick, who formerly played in the grounds of the hospital. Appleton replaced Winwick in the Cheshire Cricket Association, fielding two league teams in the first and second divisions.

In 1996 the club secured the purchase of their ground with assistance from the National Lottery Grant Scheme, and in 2006 Appleton proudly opened their new Pavilion.

The club run teams for men, women, boys and girls. The club's facilities have also been used for county training/county disabled team training in recent seasons.

Additionally volunteers at the club are invited to The England and Wales Cricket Board Volunteer initiative once every year.

Appleton District Trefoil Guild

A Trefoil Guild is a branch of Girlguiding and its members agree to support the guiding ethos - including the pledge to help other people. Many members pass on their skills and knowledge to local guiding units, from helping Brownies work towards a badge to preparing older girls for a camping adventure. Many members are unit leaders or helpers in Girlguiding units.

But it’s not all about the girls - there are plenty of opportunities for members to try something new, take on a new personal challenge and escape the daily routine. The best thing is that what you do is up to you!

Across the UK, there are over 1,100 Trefoil Guilds with over 20,000 members - some meet every week, others less frequently, perhaps in the evening or in the afternoon.

Appleton Thorn Primary School Parent Teacher Association

Every parent and carer is automatically a member of the PTA, which is an extremely active body. The group have their own committee and are a registered charity existing to support the school through fundraising and events that enrich children’s and parents’ / carers’ experiences of Appleton Thorn.

Last year the PTA held a number of events including, the village firework display, chocolate bingo and children’s discos. The funds generated over the last four years have been used to equip every class in the school with an interactive touchscreen televisions, help fund new computers in the computing suite, enhance the playground with wooden play equipment, an outdoor classroom facility and to furbish the hall with an audio and lighting system.

Appletots Playgroup

Appletots is an organisation that has provided baby and toddler activities
for over 40 years in the Appleton Parish. It is run with the help of
volunteers and rents the Appleton Parish Hall every Friday morning.

Armed Forces Community Support Hub

The Hub is built upon a unique partnership between SSAFA, CAB, The Royal British Legion, NHS, Help 4 Heroes, and St Loye’s Foundation. We have facilities for service providers as well as networking and partnership working opportunities.

We are located on the upper mezanae in The Gateway. We aim to draw together the service providers, agencies, organisations and charities that assist military personnel. There’s support with housing, employment, welfare, health and wellbeing under one roof. We promote inter-agency working and improved access to services, information and advice for the Armed Forces Community.

Arthritis Action

Arthritis Action offers hands-on, practical help for people with arthritis to improve their quality of life whilst living with the condition.

We run an Arthritis Action Group at Orford Jubilee Hub every 6 weeks where people with arthritis can meet, share tips and experiences, and hear from local speakers.

Arthritis Action

Arthritis Action offers hands-on, practical help for people with arthritis to improve their quality of life whilst living with the condition.

We run an Arthritis Action Group at Orford Jubilee Hub every 6 weeks where people with arthritis can meet, share tips and experiences, and hear from local speakers.

Be your own kind of beautiful

Be your own kind of beautiful delivers positive thinking training for individuals, organisations and in the workplace.

Beat Eating Disorders

Beat's support services are based in Birchwood, Warrington.

Bewsey Barns Bowls Club

We provide shortmat indoor bowls for adults every Thursday evening 8-10pm.
No bowls needed use the club. Experience not needed, we'll teach you! Refreshments provided.
First session free then £2 per session

Birchwood C of E Primary School PTA

We are an organisation run by parents and staff of the children at Birchwood Primary School. We arrange social events and raise funds that will benefit the school community.

Birchwood Carnival and Festival Committee

Birchwood Carnival Committee was first established during the late 1980's.
Since this time the committee has assisted Warrington Borough Council's Ranger Service in the organisation and delivery of Birchwood Carnival. A large scale community event which takes place annualy at Birchwood Forest Park.

Birchwood Lions Club

Birchwood Lions Club was chartered in 1987 and is still going strong with 34 members who meet twice a month at the Cinnamon Brow Community Centre in Warrington, Cheshire. Last year we were involved in 30 events ranging from fun days, marathon races, Santa and his sleigh, a Remembrance Service, charity collections and car boot sales, most of which we arranged. On the social side we have enjoyed visiting speakers, tenpin bowling, nights out and parties. As well as having great fun we managed to raise thousands of pounds for needy causes.

Birchwood Repair Cafe

Birchwood Repair Cafe utilises a team of volunteers to repair items brought in by the community.

Birchwood Women's Institute

Founded in 1990, Birchwood WI has around 24 members. Meetings are normally held on 2nd Wednesday of the month at Birchwood Community High School College Building, starting at 7.30 pm. Visitors and new members welcome.


Art classes held in Warrington for all age groups.

Bridgewater Community Health Care NHS Foundation Trust

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (Bridgewater) is a leading provider of community health services in the north west of England.

Services are often delivered in patients' homes or at locations near by.

Bridgewater High School Parent Teacher Association

Our active Parent Teacher Association aims to raise funds to provide resources to enhance pupils' experience of our school which are not normally affordable from the school budget. Around £12,000 a year is raised and spent on different activities taking place inside and outside of school or for extra-curricular clubs such as orienteering, canoeing and the band. Bids for PTA assistance are submitted by teachers or pupils and are considered for approval at each committee meeting.

Our group consists of volunteers from among parents, teachers or friends who act as committee members, helpers, or both, and give assistance with running and organizing various events throughout the school year.

Bridgewater Junior Badminton Club

This Badminton club is for children aged 11-17 and meets every Wednesday 5-6pm.

Brighter Futures

The Brighter Futures team is here to support you. If you are aged between 14-19 and would like support in accessing college, volunteering, mentoring, help with finding a job, building confidence, accessing training or just writing a CV then we are the team for you.

British Deaf History Society (BDHS)

The BDHS was established in 1993 to promote and advance the interest in the discovery, preservation and conservation of the histories of Deaf people, their communities, culture and language. Its activities include the publication of the Deaf History Journal four times a year, and organising conferences and seminars as required.
A major activity of the BDHS is the continued upkeep of the The Deaf Museum and Archive, based in our Warrington premises. Volunteers are always welcome to help out in this interesting area.

British Red Cross

At the Red Cross we help anyone, anywhere in the UK and around the world, get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we’re there when you need us.

Care in the Home Service for Warrington
We provide short-term practical and emotional support at home to help people to regain their independence. For further information contact Anna Beaver by email abeaver@redcross.org.uk or Dawn Tarpey dtarpey@redcross.org.uk, or call 01925 662688

Crisis Education for Warrington
We work with Drug and Alcohol Users, Homelessness and Over 65s and the organisations that support them by providing free first aid awareness. For further information about this service visit https://www.redcross.org.uk/first-aid/learn-first-aid-to-help-those-most... or call Rachel on 07725202952 or email rsimm@redcross.org.uk

Mobility Aids Service for Warrington
Borrow or hire a wheelchair from the British Red Cross for a single trip or for short-term use. For further information about this service visit www.redcross.org.uk/get-help/borrow-a-wheelchair or call 01942 617030 or email mascarlisle@redcross.org.uk

Broomfields Youth Project

Being part of the local community, and working in partnership with multiple agencies, we look to support ANY 13-17 year olds through our intervention work as well as sign posting young people through our information, advice and guidance service.

Broomfields Youth Project (BYP)'s aim is to welcome, value and reflect the love we have been shown to the young people who come to us. We want all young people to feel like they belong and have a purpose.


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