Volunteering in your community

Disability charity Leonard Cheshire is looking for Enabling and Befriending volunteers for its Oak Gardens Supported Living service in Penketh.

Enabling volunteers assist a disabled person out in the community to take part in leisure activities and social events, activities could include visiting the shops, cinema or museum. Befrienders visit a service user in their own home to assist with developing reading or writing skills, baking or crafts, or simply for a cup of tea and a chat. However much free time you have it can be put to good use and will really make a difference to someone’s day. For an informal chat about opportunities suited to you contact the Volunteer Coordinator:
Catherine Smith on 07738 033 564 or email Catherine.smith@lc-uk.org

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Fidlers Ferry Power Station
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Penketh is a small village situated on the outskirts of Warrington in the North west of England.

Penketh is just under 3 miles from the west of Warrington (Map), and can be easily found by travelling from Warrington Town Centre along Sankey way (A57) followed by the (A562) Penketh Road. Penketh is conveniently situated close to Warrington's motorway network (M6 and M62) therefore Liverpool, Manchester and Chester are all within easy reach. Penketh has a population of over 10,500 people, with around 3,800 households. The Unofficial title for a Penketh born and bred resident is a "Penkethite"

Fidlers Ferry Power Station is one of the major landmarks of Penketh, situated in Cuerdley just on the outskirts of Penketh, the power station supplies electricity to the North West of England.

Penketh has a variety of public houses all supplying quality beers and foods, and all within easy walking distance of each other.

There are many local shopping facilities around Penketh including Honiton Square with its banks, video shop and estate agents.

Being situated on the Banks of the River Mersey, and with the first English Industrial Canal (The Sankey Canal) running through the centre of Penketh there are many scenic walks along the canal banks, and through the local farming fields.

Penketh has many local amenities including library, swimming baths, hall, youth centre, and medical surgery; There are playing fields and children's facilities at Greystone Heath and Withenshaw recreation grounds. Penketh has its own High School situated in Heath Road and 4 Primary Schools. There is a boatyard at Fidlers Ferry marina, and a Tennis club is situated of Hall Nook. Penketh holds a Carnival each year marked by a street parade and fair on Greystone Recreation Ground. There are 3 Churches in the parish of Penketh all of which take part in the annual Walking Day.

Donkey Rides at Penketh Carnival
Donkey Rides at Penketh Carnival

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