The Knutsford Hosts is run by volunteers for volunteers as a Community Association. Our overheads are minimal thanks to the generosity of individuals and some local businesses who support us in various ways.
One main cost is that of ensuring we hold Public Liability Insurance so Hosts are protected. And thanks to the Knutsford and District Lions Club, that insurance has been renewed for another 12 months.
Another main cost is that of manufacturing our pin badges which are presented to new Hosts at our welcome events. Thanks to a Cheshire East Council Community Grant we have been able to commission a new batch.
I WOULD like to say the biggest, most heartfelt ‘thank you’ to the wonderful Knutsford hosts for their massive contribution to Knutsford this year.
We now have more than 60 hosts and they give their time and skills selflessly.
Come rain or shine, they have contributed well over 1,800 hours of voluntary time to both promote this wonderful town and to support the activities and groups that are the backbone of our community life. Continue reading
KNUTSFORD came together on Christmas Day to help provide a special festive meal for residents.
Knutsford Lions have held the annual dinner for those who living on their own for the past 30 years.
The Lions were supported by the Knutsford Hosts at this year’s dinner, with Cllr Tony Dean, Mayor of Knutsford, also popping in to visit.
The Lions said: “Once again we provided lunch for about 40 people who would otherwise have been on their own on Christmas Day. We are particularly grateful to the volunteers who helped with the preparation and serving of food, entertaining and taxiing of our guests.”
From Knutsford Guardian
In the run up to Christmas 2015 the Hosts were busy helping Knutsford and District Lions with their annual street collection, supporting the Town Council at the annual Christmas Market and the Tatton Yule Yomp.
We also found time for a festive get together for a drink in the Lord Eldon.
KNUTSFORD Hosts welcomed its newest members at a special event at Tabley House when David Briggs, Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, presented the badges.
“I am delighted to support the Knutsford Hosts”, said David Briggs.
“For me this is an outstanding example of real community spirit. Local people can give money but, often more importantly, they give of their time and their skill to help others.” Continue reading
KNUTSFORD Hosts, the town-wide volunteering scheme is celebrating its first birthday today
Launched Sarah Flannery and backed by an Awards for All grant from The Big Lottery Fund, the Hosts’ six-month pilot scheme started with six partners and no Hosts.
One year on, the scheme has 20 partners, more than 40 Hosts and has established a real presence in Knutsford and beyond. Continue reading