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International Women's Day 

We were delighted to host an International Women's Day celebration for local women who completed the Strong women resilience  course.  A huge thank you to Laura Armitage from Tatton Park for an inspiring talk.

Bags of change

Thank you to the staff and customers of Waitrose in Knutsford for selecting us a community change recipient in December.  Here's Centre manager Sarah Riley collecting the cheque for £129.

Scarecrow workshops 

Thanks to our partners at Tatton Park for delivering two brilliant scarecrow workshops at The Welcome in preparation for the parade 16th - 24th Feb. 

Money Matters

Thanks to all our partners that supported the Money Matters event on Tuesday 5th February. Staff from Job Centre Plus, the Citizens Advice Bureau, Cheshire Neighbours Credit Union, One You and Great Places Housing Association were on hand to give advice on Universal Credit, affordable credit and debt management.

Kids Christmas Party
Friday 21st December

4pm to 6pm

Over 60s Christmas Lunch
Monday 17th December

12pm to 2pm

Christmas Swop Shop
Saturday 8th December

11am to 2pm

The Welcome Winter Warmer
Wednesday 7th November

Come along between 4pm and 6pm to find out everything you need to know about how to save money and stay star this winter. Refreshments & Activities provided for the kids

Gingerbread Decorating
Friday 2nd November

Gingerbread Decorating - 10am to 11am
Youth Group Gingerbread Making 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Sarah Pownall

The Welcome is delighted to introduce our newest member of staff, Sarah Pownall. Sarah joins us as our Support Worker and Volunteer Co-ordinator. Please pop into The Welcome to say hello or you can email her at sarah.pownall@thewelcome.org.uk

Youth Club

The new Youth Club, known as L BLOCK is now up and running.  It meets on Monday night at the Sport Centre and Tuesday night at The Welcome. Please come along and join us.

Curious Critters

As part of the summer activities for children, The Welcome held the very popular Curious Critters event when local children get to learn about and touch all sorts of exotic animals including snakes!

Thank You Julie

Please come and help us give Julie King a great send off and a huge THANK YOU  for all the support she has given to the Community - We will miss her!  Thursday 26th July at The Welcome between 4 & 7pm.  Food & Soft Drinks will be served.

RSVP to 01565 750905 or just "pop in".

Kids eat FREE at
The Welcome this Summer

Please come and join us between Thursday 26 July and Friday 31 August 2018,

Are you over 65?

If so, come and enjoy a free afternoon tea on Tuesday 17th July between 2 and 4pm at The Welcome, provided by Manchester Airport.

To book your ticket contact community.relations@manairport.co.uk or call and leave a message on 0161 489 5877 

Summer BBQ

Please come along to the Mayor of Knutsford's Fundraising Summer BBQ and support The Welcome, which is one of the Mayor's Charities. The event is being help at the Knutsford Town Council Gardens, Toft Rd, WA16 6TA from 6.45pm on Friday 6th July.  Tickets are £20 each and more details can be obtained from Annabel Irvine on 01565 653929 or annabel.invine@knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk

Neighbourhood Plan 

Come along to a drop in session on the Neighbour Plan in The Welcome between 3pm and 6pm on Tuesday 19th June to understand what it is and find out how to comment on it. Cllrs Tony Dean and Stewart Gardiner will be in attendance along with volunteer residents. You will also be able to find out more about the Local Plan allocation of housing at the two site at Parkgate and Longridge.

Thank You Lunch

On Friday 18th May 2018, Ester McVey MP and David Briggs, the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, hosted a very successful and enjoyable lunch at The Welcome for all our supporters, including the Mayor of Knutsford, Cllr Peter Coan.  We are very grateful for all they do to allow us to continue to be a "hub for everyone".

The Welcome - Rebranded

Have you noticed the new Welcome brand? We are really pround of it and would like to thank Matt Townsend and all the staff at ULTIMATE for their help in designing and implementing this exciting new initiative.

BLOCK - our Youth Group

This is a Youth Club for the over 12s with weekly activities, music, cooking and sport.  There is also a range of half term and summer activities and outdoor pursuits.  Come along and meet our Youth Worker, James

Cheshire Community Fund

Many thanks to Cheshire Community Fund who have recently organised a donor to replace a roller shutter and funded extended Friday night opening hours for the Community Cafe.

A Spud and a Pud

Are you a Carer?  If so, come along to The Welcome on Wednesday 11 October between 12 & 2pm for a free home cooked meal, a chat and relax with other Carers and find out what services are available to help you. For more information please call the Cheshire and Warrington Carers Trust on 01270 257331.

Connected Communities

The Welcome was officially opened as a Cheshire East Connected Community Hub on Friday 29th October 2017 by the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, David Briggs MBE, KStJ

Job Centre Plus at The Welcome

As part of the Connected Communities initiative, Job Centre Plus will be providing drop in support at The Welcome weekly between 10am and 12pm every Thursday from 12 October 2017

Knutsford Police

Officers at Knutsford Police Station have recently donated an Xbox and TV to The Welcome for use by the youths who live in the area. Many thanks to the Knutsford Guardian for the photograph. 

20 Years Young

The Welcome recently celebrated 20 years of supporting the Longridge and Shaw Heath communities. Many thanks to the Knutsford Guardian for the photograph

Over 60s Tea Party

Manchester Airport hosted an over 60s Tea Party at The Welcome for local residents on 18 July 2017

Garfield Weston Foundation

The Welcome is pleased to announce that it has recently be awarded £15,000 over three years by the Garfield Weston Foundation towards operational costs.

The Henry Smith Charity

The Welcome is pleased to announce that it has recently been awarded £75,000 over three years by The Henry Smith Charity towards our operational costs.

New Roller Shutters

Many thank to Oliver Valves who generously paid for the replacement of a broken roller shutter

A Refurbished Welcome

The Welcome has recently reopened following refurbishment.  Many thanks to all the Volunteers who made this possible and the Dulux Paint Centre in Wimslow who supplied the materials.  Thanks to the Knutsford Guardian for the photograph.

Public Health PB Awards

The Welcome has successfully bid for funding for an over 60's luncheon club.  On Saturday 3rd December, the people voted at Shaw Heath Social Club at a well attended event. The Welcome would like to thank all those who turned up to vote.

Christmas Lunch

Please join us for Christmas Lunch at The Welcome.  Lunch consists of a Prawn Cocktail starter, Turkey with all the Trimmings (with a vegetarian option of Goats Cheese and Onion), Traditional Christmas pudding followed by Mince Pies and Coffee - all for £12.50.

For more details, please follow the link

Wreath Making

Save money buying xmas wreath by making your own.
All materials are provided.
Thursday 1st December at 3.30pm at The Welcome

World Food Day

As part of World Food Day, The Welcome distributed 38 bags of food to local families on the Longridge and Shaw Heath estate. The food was donated by Sainsbury's, the Co-Op and as a result of Harvest Festival collections at local schools. 

Rotary Club of Knutsford

The Welcome is delighted to announce that it has recently installed a defibrillator which has been kindly donated by the Rotary Club of Knutsford. Many thanks to the Knutsford Guardian for the photograph.

The Welcome on TV

 A BBC TV crew for North West Tonight and Sunday Politics visited The Welcome on Friday 14 October 2016 to record the visit of George Osborne MP, our Patron.  This content is expected to be shown over the weekend of 21/23 October 2106.

Citizen Advice Bureau 

The Citizens Advice Bureau will be running a weekly drop in session on Wednesday afternoons at The Welcome.  Please feel free to come along if you have any questions or issues about subjects like housing, benefits, employment and debt.

  Queens Birthday Tea

  Seventy local residents attended a Birthday Tea to mark Her Majesty's 90th Birthday
  in The Welcome on 28 July 2106.  This events was supported by Manchester  

The Welcome at Petty Pool

On 18 February 2016, the Knutsford Rotary Club brought 29 children from The Welcome to Petty Pool in Northwich. The children all participated in a number of challenging activities including abseiiling, archery and orienteering.  By all account everybody had a great day!

The Welcome becomes a Community Hub

Cheshire East have appointed The Welcome as a Community Hub for the delivery of local services.  This is one of only two Community Hubs in the Cheshire East area.

Fundraising Lunch

On Friday 16 January 2015, the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, David Briggs MBE KStJ hosted a fundraising lunch at home in aid of The Welcome. The main guest was the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP who is also our Patron. The event which was attended by a significant number of local business people was a great success.

Queen's Award for Volunteers

ON 12 October 2013, HRH, the Duchess of Gloucester visited The Welcome to present the Queen's Award for Volunteers.