Community spirit is alive

Hosts 1I 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

Lord Lieutenant joins forces with Knutsford Hosts

Hosts 2KNUTSFORD 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

Tabley House hosts Welcome Event

The Knutsford Hosts were honoured to have David Briggs, the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire present Knutsford Hosts badges to the new hosts at our welcome event at the splendid Tabley House.

After the event David said:

“I am delighted to support Knutsford Hosts. For me this is an outstanding example of real community spirit. Local people do not give money but, often more importantly, they give of their time and their skill to help others.  On Thursday evening I was so impressed as many local people agreed to either help to preserve the many treasures at Tabley Hall or to give of their time to improve the experience of visitors to the Hall. Continue reading

Popular town volunteer group celebrates its first birthday

Hosts badgeKNUTSFORD 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

Lord-Lieutenant presents badges to eleven new Hosts

October hostsThe Knutsford Hosts volunteering project continues to go from strength to strength with eleven new hosts receiving their badges from David Briggs, Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire.

The welcome event was hosted by Knutsford Town Mayor Cllr Neil Forbes at the Town Council Offices. David Mooney and Paul Newman of the Old Sessions House provided refreshments for the event.

“As we’ve operated independent businesses in Knutsford for well over 30 years, we are delighted to provide support for Knutsford Hosts and thank them for donating their time and efforts to promote our fabulous town and support so many organisations and charities,” said David.

Speaking at the event, David Briggs said he was thrilled to see the enthusiasm of everyone for the Knutsford Hosts initiative. Continue reading