Hosts mark second birthday helping Knutsford groups

THE Knutsford Hosts, the town-wide volunteer group which acts as ambassadors to promote the town and provides support for Knutsford’s events, organisations and charities, celebrated its second birthday at the April Makers Market.

Thanks to a contribution from Equilibrium Asset Management, visitors enjoyed a piece of birthday cake whilst finding out more about the Hosts and their plans for the next 12 months.

“It was fantastic to be able to celebrate our second birthday at the Makers Market,” said Sarah Flannery, who set up the Knutsford Hosts.

“It is so good of the Makers Market team to provide community stalls and, thanks to a generous donation from Equilibrium Asset Management, we had lots of birthday cake to offer visitors to our stall.

“The atmosphere was brilliant and the street was packed, so we had a marvellous day. We were overwhelmed by people expressing an interest in becoming Hosts and supporting the work we do.

“And people from out of town said they wished that they had a similar scheme where they lived!

Colin Lawson, managing partner of Equilibrium Asset Management, said: “We have always believed strongly in supporting the communities we work in, so we are delighted to be able to support the fantastic work that the Knutsford Hosts do in the local community.

“As part of our 21st anniversary plans we are embarking on a ’21 days of giving’ campaign – which has a goal to raise £21,000 for charities chosen by our staff and clients. It is great to be able to support the Knutsford Hosts with their own celebrations to mark their second birthday and we look forward to working with them on future projects that they undertake in the area.”

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Helping out at the Easter Makers Market

Hosts spring into action to support a host of activities!

bannerKnutsford Hosts will be busy supporting activities from fundraising to tea dancing over the next few months!

3 & 4 April: supporting the Knutsford Lions fundraiser at the Aldi supermarket.

5 April: Makers’ Market stall to promote the Knutsford Promenades, and 4pm ‘social’

24 & 25 April: Knutsford Beer Festival – helping before the event, with the sponsors’ evening on Thursday 23 April, and the festival itself. Continue reading

Promoting the town at Knutsford’s Makers Markets

bannerSince the Knutsford Hosts scheme began, the hosts have worked closely with the town council and the town centre manager to help promote the town at the monthly Makers Markets – held on the first Sunday of the month.

This has included distributing the Knutsford Shopping Map which lists all the town centre businesses, and the Knutsford Town Guide.

The hosts have also carried out a number of visitor surveys and footfall counts to help provide evidence to back schemes proposed for the town centre by a variety of organisations.

If you see our banner, pictured, there’s bound to be a Knutsford Host nearby – do say hello!