Charity of the Month: St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice

The charity for the month of October is St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. This hospice has a skilled team consisting of nurses, therapists social workers, benefits advisers, counsellors, befrienders and a Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy team. It was set up in 1988 and it has been providing palliative care which goes beyond the scope and the finding of the NHS.

I got to hear about St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice some days ago from their fundraising team, and a quick look on their website told me all I needed to know. This charity is mainly funded by donations; about 85% of the care is funded by charity donations from the community and all the services provided by the hospice are free for the patients and their families.

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Charity of the Month: St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice

St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice also has 9 shops and a furniture warehouse which helps raise funds for patient care. The shops have a lovely range of clothing, furniture, and accessories. Watch this video below to find more about the shops and how they work:

During a typical 24 hours at the Hospice our staff will support around thirty local people and their families through a range of services including complementary therapies, one to one care and bereavement support – St Luke’s Hospice.

How to Support St Luke’s Hospice Charity

So how can you support this charity? If you are able to, here are some quick ways you could help people get the care they need:

  • You can donate. If you are a UK taxpayer, you should remember to gift aid your donations to make them go even further.
  • If you live in Cheshire, you can visit one of the 9 shops to grab some bargains.
  • There are fundraising opportunities available.
  • Also, there are volunteering roles available.

There are so many other ways to support this charity from as little as £1, please click here for more information. You can also read about other charities here.

5 Places to visit in Northwich Cheshire

I have lived in Cheshire for almost 10 years now and I love it here. It is quiet and peaceful, with a laid back approach to life, which is how I like it. Northwich is a small town in the Cheshire county. It is a peaceful place to explore and live in, which is why it was named as one of the best places to leave in the UK by The Sunday Times. If you have had the opportunity to visit Northwich, you would know why this little town is a rare gem. I discovered the lovely place back in 2010 and although it was so different from what I was used to back then, I knew there was something special about the town.

 

 

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Here are some fun places to visit in Northwich, Cheshire –

 

Delamere Forest

We have had the opportunity to visit Delamere Forest and the twins really enjoyed it. They really loved the Gruffalo Trail in the forest. They enjoyed following the signs on the trail and discovering the characters. It is a fun place to visit if you are around the Northwich area. You can easily spend the whole day here with your family.

Delamere Forest that would interest both adults and children. If you are into being outdoors, exploring nature, Delamere Forest would be a great place to visit. It is one of the top 10 places to visit in Northwich on the Trip Advisor website and and the general reviews are fab.

 

Northwich Memorial Court

Northwich Memorial Court is another replace worth visiting in the town. It is a brand new leisure and entertainment centre, home to 2 swimming pools and a 95 station gym. You can exercise, swim, rent a hall for a party or yoga here. There are usually loads of shows/activities going on in Northwich Memorial Court on weekly basis. The centre has completely changed Northwich for the better.

 

Arley Hall & Gardens

Arley Hall & Garden is a beautiful garden in Northwich. It is another Cheshire tourist attraction worth exploring. It is one of the most attractive stately homes in the North West, which is why it is a popular filming location. Peaky Blinders, The Voice, Coronation Street, Hollyoaks and many more TV shows have been filmed at Arley Hall & Gardens. It is truly a tourist gem. We love it!

 

Lion Salt Works

Lion Salt Works is a tourist attraction that tells the story behind the salt making industry in Northwich. I think it is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area and you are interested in the history of the town. You can easily spend about 2 hours here exploring the amazing museum.

 

Barons Quay Shopping Centre

Barons Quay Shopping Centre is home to Odeon Cinema, Costa, H&M, Asda, Sports Direct and other shops. It is a beautiful new shopping centre and we love visiting it. The stunning design of Barons Quay catches my attention every time I visit. It is clear a lot of thought was put in while designing the shopping centre.

 

So these are my top 5 places to visit in Northwich. What do you think of these places? Have you visited any of these tourist attractions in Northwich? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week ahead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheshire Feels Like California

The Lovely Weather in Cheshire

I was telling a friend the other day, how crazy this whole weather thing is. I would never have predicted the warm weather we are currently experiencing. Cheshire feels like California. The weather has been dead warm for weeks now which is very usual for us here in Cheshire. And it has been pretty warm in most parts of the UK. We usually have a very short summer, much later in the year. But this year, we skipped spring altogether, and dived right into the warm weather.

I like the weather to a certain extent. It feels great to not hear the corny jokes about how horrible the British weather. They get boring sometimes. It also feels great to be able to style our summer pieces.

We have been making the most of the lovely sunshine as much as possible. Our summer wardrobes are looking good. We are enjoying the fact that we can wear less and lighter clothes. The kids have worn shorts all week, and we always have our sun cream with us for protection. How is the weather where you are?

 

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Bring on the Weekend

The weekend is almost here and I am seriously looking forward to it. I am looking forward to it so much that I have been busy reading a book with funny weekend quotes and Saturday quotes to get me even more in the mood. My Hay Fever has been a lot better this week thanks to changes in my lifestyle. I have been implementing the Hay Fever Tips I shared on the blog some weeks ago, and my overall health has improved. I hope it keeps improving. Hay Fever is one of the most uncomfortable illness to have.

This week has been very busy and it has been hard being on top of everything thanks to the half term holiday we enjoyed the last week. We spent the holiday in Chelmsford, Essex; and we had a terrific time with the family. We didn’t want the holiday to come to an end. Which is always the case when we get together with the crew. How was your half term week? Do you have any weekend plans?

 

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Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain

I have been reading Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain by James Bloodworth and it is quite an interesting read. It is all about the author going undercover to work in many companies to discover what life is really like for the workers. I found the book informing, enlightening and very disturbing. It is shocking to see how big corporations treat their staff. And how many people live from hand to mouth. Reading this book has made me even more grateful for even the little things. I hear about how many people struggle to survive on low-income jobs, with many on zero contract jobs in London and I find it worrying. It is a book worth reading for sure. 

Reading  Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain also brought back memories of some of the previous jobs I had. I once worked in a call centre in Bristol whilst studying for my masters in International Human Resources at the University of the West of England (UWE). I had a zero hours contract with the company. But the good thing then was I wasn’t bothered. I had enough money to survive at uni, the money from job was just extra money to shop with. But that isn’t the case with many others. Many people solely relied on the income to survive and having a zero hours contract meant work was never guaranteed. 

I still remember how many times I would be booked to come into work, only to get a call an hour or 2 before to be told I was no longer needed for the day. It was my first job in the UK, and this was around the year 2008/2009. It was quite experience, and I would never forget it.

 

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Good all that is now a distant memory and this is now my reality. When I remember where I am coming from, I am thankful, and it makes me work even harder. I am looking to keep doing what I do and improve in what needs improvement. My plan is to work on my blog SEO and draw in even more traffic. I found an SEO services London company, and I am seriously considering having them on board.

How do you attract more blog traffic? Please share your tips. Have you ever visited Cheshire? What do you think of the county in general?

 

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