Community - 1874 Northwich F.C.

Supporting Joshua Tree at the AJ Bell World Triathlon

Next Sunday, 09 June 2019, 2 teams representing 1874 Northwich FC will be competing in the A J Bell World  Triathlon at Roundhey Park Leeds.

We are not hardened triathletes, just reasonably active individuals who have decided to push ourselves  to support the clubs charity partners Joshua Tree   

The great work that Joshua Tree do provides a much appreciated and needed support service to families who are having to deal with the effects of childhood cancer. Not only during treatment, but supporting the families for years afterwards, both practically and emotionally. This is vital work that is additional to the amazing services provided by our superb NHS.

Joshua Tree have operated from a small office in Northwich whilst fundraising to enable them to build a bespoke support centre, this facility is now in the early stages of building and 1874 Northwich look forward to supporting the charity during the next phase of their development.

On Sunday the 1874 teams consisting of John and Maggie Coats, Steve and Deb Richardson, Tim ( he fixed the “patch” ) Johnson and Karen Harvey will be entering the Standard Relay event consisting of a 1.5km swim, a 36.2km cycle and a 10km run, culminating in a finish in Leeds City Centre.

Please support the “athletes” and help us raise funds for Joshua Tree by donating at

This is not an event to take on lightly and all the participants have been training hard, we intend to enjoy it but the main focus of doing this is to continue the tradition of our great club in supporting local charities and working together with our local community.

Look out for updates and bulletins on here and the clubs other social media channels and Thank You in advance for your support.

We are supporting Non-League day, just a bit later.

1874 Northwich support the fight against Prostate Cancer.

On Saturday 13th October the Non-League community came together to support the fight against Prostate Cancer.
Unfortunately we were playing away at Ashton Athletic on the day and unable to join in this important initiative, however the community team have been in contact with Prostate Cancer UK and we have obtained a fund raising and promotional pack so that we can join in the cause.

Prostate Cancer will affect 1 in 8 men at sometime during their lifetime and we hope that by providing a source of information in a discreet manner at the club, anyone who may be at all concerned can pick up the information pack.

This Saturday we will be promoting awareness of the condition at our home game. Information leaflets will be available along with pin badges and key rings. Following the game, this material will be available for anyone to pick up in the club shop should they wish.


1874 supporter Nik is running for The Joshua Tree

1874 Northwich supporter Nik Stanley is running in the Anderton Lift Half Marathon on the 14th October 2018.

Nik is an avid runner and can quite often be seen at the St Luke’s Barton Stadium having just run along the riverbank between Northwich and Winsford to attend a home game, however a half marathon is no mean feat especially as this one is off road. The  1874 Northwich Community Team would like to thank Nik for his efforts in supporting our charity partner

To support Nick’s fundraising for the The Joshua Tree you can visit his Justgiving page at

A thank you from the Foodbank

Once again 1874 Northwich supporters responded to a call for help from their friends at Mid Cheshire Foodbank by very quickly coming together to raise much needed donations.

The Foodbank had indicated that as the summer school holidays began, the demand for their service increased greatly. Whilst many may think that  the winter months would put the greatest strain on the Foodbanks resources, it is during the period of school holidays that many families find the additional meals required a strain. Within a few days of determining a need, the clubs Community team had put out the call for help to our supporters who responded by donating over 150kg of produce.

Pictured : Mr Rodger Spurling – Warehouse Manager – Mid Cheshire Foodbank

Thank you Thor Specialities (UK) Ltd

Throughout the year 1874 Northwich supporters have worked hard and dug deep in support of our Community Partner Charities. As you are all aware last year we worked with our friends at St Luke’s ( Cheshire ) Hospice, not only by raising funds but also providing logistical support such as organising and staging the Carboot sale and Family Fun day and most recently in providing marshals for the hospices Midnight Walk.

Thor Specialities (UK) Ltd have always been extremely supportive of the clubs community initiatives and has most generously agreed to match our fundraising for our chosen charity.

It is my pleasure to inform supporters that on behalf of Thor Specialities (UK) Ltd, I had the honour of presenting St Luke’s ( Cheshire ) Hospice with a cheque for £3570, matching the clubs fundraising for 2017/18.

On behalf of 1874 Northwich Community Football Club I would like to thank Thor Specialities (UK) Ltd and our magnificent supporters for their support of the 1874 Community team during the past season.

Stephen Richardson

1874 Northwich Community Development.



Club link up with Joshua Tree for 2018 / 19

As we approach another season 1874 Northwich Community team are able to announce that our main charity partner for the coming 12 months will be

It has always been our aim to support our local charities, ensuring that as a club we can give as much back to the local community as possible.
From small beginnings THE JOSHUA TREE have grown to be an extremely important part of the support network in the North West for families going through the trauma of childhood cancer.
They provide practical and emotional support for children and their families, whether that be on a 1:1 basis or through group sessions.
Currently based in the centre of Northwich, they are poised to begin the construction of a bespoke support facility in the area and 1874 Northwich are looking forward to sharing that journey with them.

Along with THE JOSHUA TREE, the club will also be aiming to support another charity close to the hearts of many involved with 1874 Northwich F.C. and that charity is CRY or Cardiac Risk in the Young.

A national charity, but one with close links to the sporting community, we will be engaging with them and will be looking to run a number of fundraising and awareness sessions during the coming season.

The links with our charity partners are deep and lasting, and whilst our official collaboration with St Luke’s Hospice is coming to an end, as a club we have made many friends there and will continue providing support in whatever way we can as demonstrated by our provision of volunteer marshalls for the upcoming Midnight Walk and our future commitment to organising the Family Fun day at St Luke’s Barton Stadium.

Sunshine and Smiles at the 2nd Annual Carboot and Funday at St Luke’s Barton Stadium

Family Fun day and Carboot sale.

As the on field season came to an end, the 1874 Community team were busy arranging once again to host the 2nd Carboot sale and Family Funday at the St Luke’s Barton Stadium.
Once more we were blessed with good weather and the crowds flooded in enjoying the healthy number of stalls and the numerous attractions.
The fairground rides, crazy golf, bouncy castle and other numerous side shows kept the visitors occupied, whilst at the same time the volunteers in the café ensured that the Burgers, Hot dogs and drinks kept everyone happy.
Throughout the afternoon our magnificent U7’s put on a display of their footballing skills and we were musically entertained once again by our friends from Ageless Ukes.
The Funday held at the Stadium is fast becoming an important part of the fundraising calendar for the hospice, this year the day will have benefited the hospice by well over £2000 and whilst our 2 year charity partnership with the hospice is coming to and end, as a club we have committed to continue our support of the Funday and will be offering our support and assistance in ensuring that it continues.

Big Coat Day at 1874

30th December 2017

At our home league game against Irlam Town, we are asking supporters to donate any Winter coats they they no longer require to a collection being made by the club. The coats will be passed to the Northwich branch of the Salvation Army who will arrange distribution to the homeless and rough sleepers in the area.

We are looking for any warm coats, in wearable condition, that you feel that you no longer need. This is the perfect opportunity to recycle that coat that has been hanging on the rack, the one that you don’t wear but it’s to good to throw out.

If Santa brings you a new coat for Christmas, how about donating your old one?

Big Coat Day is 30th December 2017, but if you have any questions please  ask Steve Richardson, Phil Burgess or any club community volunteer.

The Salvation Army will also be pleased to accept Hats, Scarves and Gloves.

St Luke’s Selection Box appeal – update.

Further to our appeal to 1874 supporters for Christmas Selection Boxes, our first consignment is ready to be delivered to St Luke’s Hospice.

As always our amazing supporters have come up with the goods and our first delivery will consist of 54 selection boxes and this is just the first part, we have more.

The Selection Boxes will be used by the hospice as part of their Christmas Santa tour around the local area. The St Luke’s Routemaster bus has been transformed into Santa’s grotto where local children get the chance to meet Father Christmas and his elves.

The collection of Selection Boxes is just the latest endeavour by the club to support St Luke’s Hospice and the amazing work that they do.

Update 21/11/17

Following further donations we have another 138 selection boxes to deliver to the hospice, making 193 so far.

Supporting Lilliesfund this Saturday

At Saturdays game against West Didsbury and Chorlton FC we will be holding a bucket collection at half time in support of a young local girl named Lillie. Lillies family are raising money in order to adapt their house to meet Lillies needs.

Please read Lillies story at  your support will be greatly appreciated.

Update 21/11/17

Our half time collection in support of Lillie and her family resulted in £187 being raised. 

Thank you to all who donated.