Community - 1874 Northwich F.C.

1874 Outreach

As part of our latest Outreach Project, we are offering free entry to home games for anyone who is suffering from social isolation, battling depression, anxiety or any other mental health condition.

This offer is open for the remainder of this season and beyond. If you, or anyone you know is affected and going through a difficult time, we could offer a Saturday afternoon & Tuesday evening as a potential short period of rest, distraction or relief from something difficult and unpleasant.

As the cold, dark months arrive, we can offer a warm drink and friendly face. We acknowledge the football won’t act as a curable treatment but we have developed relationships with local charities & community groups who can offer support and guidance for anyone who is suffering.

We have a safe environment at Townfield. If you would like more information on this matter and would like to arrange attendance at a home league game, please contact fanengagement@1874northwich.com

Our Fan Engagement & Community Teams can help you with this.

World Mental Health Day

We are delighted to share the news with you today, on World Mental Health Day, that we will be welcoming volunteers from the Mid Cheshire branch of the Mind charity down to a fixture next month (Longbridge Town – Nov 30) to help raise awareness of an extremely important topic.

We will have further information regarding this soon.

It’s October… so we’re doing… #Dogtober!

We’re aiming to raise awareness for Dogs for Good – UK

DogsforGood is a charity that believe dogs can really help with our physical & mentalhealth

We’re inviting match goers to fetch along a dog to our game vs Burscough (26 Oct).

For every dog gaining entry to the fixture the 1874FanEngagement group will donate £3 to Dogs for Good – UK to compliment a bucket collection on the day.

We will hopefully have volunteers from the charity in attendance to help promote and raise awareness of the great work the charity does.

For those unaware – the charity works on three main points:


• Assistance dogs who work with adults and children with disabilities and autism.
• Family dogs who help provide live-in support for families of children with autism.
• Community dogs who work alongside specialist handlers to support vulnerable adults in the community improve their independence, well-being and life skills.

☝️How good is that? We’re happy to help do out bit to promote this

We would like to thank regional fundraiser Vicky at DogsforGood for all her help.

We encourage supporters to bring along their (well behaved) dogs to the fixture and really help make a day of it.

We look forward to welcoming you on the 26th!

Thanks also go to Luke for the graphic. He’s a good egg
Plus, many thanks to the people who have been supporting 1874FanEngagement group

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 http://Thejoshuatree.org.uk   

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  https://www.justgiving.com/1874NorthwichFC-Community

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 http://www.thejoshuatree.org.uk

To support Nick’s fundraising for the The Joshua Tree you can visit his Justgiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/Nikolaos-Stanley

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.