Volunteering celebration

The event will take place at Chester Racecourse, New Crane Street, Chester, CH1 2NP on Wednesday 14 March 2018. Arrival is 3.45pm for a 4pm start.


About the event

Cheshire West and Chester Council is hosting a special event to acknowledge and celebrate volunteers who give their time to make a positive difference to people’s lives in our local communities. Not only will volunteers be acknowledged and celebrated during this event, several free taster activities will also be available for you to enjoy and benefit from. Some sessions require pre-booking. 


Taster sessions

Inspirational ART
  • Time: 4pm - 4.45pm and 6pm - 7.30pm
  • Location: off the Long Room (first floor)
  • Booking: not required in advance, please just drop-in
With your help, local community artist, John Buchanan, plans to create a large volunteer themed piece of art.  After the event, this finished artwork will be displayed around the borough to continually promote the importance of volunteering.

Knit and Knatter
  • Time: 4pm - 4.45pm and 6pm - 7.30pm
  • Location: Long Room (first floor)
  • Booking: not required in advance, please just drop-in
Meet local Knit and Natter group members and be inspired by their creations. If you wish, you are welcome to join in, pick up tips and have a good natter. 

Pedal Powered Smoothie and activities with Health Box 
  • Time: 4pm - 4.45pm and 6pm - 7.30pm
  • Location: Long Room (first floor)
  • Booking: not required in advance, please just drop-in
Our friends from Health Box CIC will be bringing their smoothie bike which enables you through the power of peddling to blend a fresh and nutritious fruit smoothie. Plus energy truffle activity.  

Taster relaxation treatments
  • Time: 4pm - 4.45pm and 6pm - 7.30pm
  • Location: Long Room (first floor)
Take time and treat yourself to a relaxing drop-in treatment.  Andrea Bird from BAmazingU, will be offering a short taster of ’Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT, also known as Tapping), rated by Boots as the ‘No 1 way to get your sparkle back’. She’ll show you how you can use Tapping anytime, anywhere to help you let go of stress and feel calmer with just a few simple ’taps’. 

Re-balance and re-energise workshop
  • Time: 4pm - 4.45pm and 6.30pm to 7.15pm
  • Location: County Stand - room to be confirmed on arrival
  • Booking: not required, please just drop-in (20 spaces available per session)
Sarah Stanyer is an Access Consciousness Bars Facilitator, offering a variety of alternative therapies to improve your whole well-being. We are often consumed by our busy lives that we forget to stop and take time for ourselves. Come along to hear about and try useful techniques to bring you balance and energy.

Woodwork - build your own bird box
  • Time: 4pm - 4.45pm and 6.30pm to 7.15pm
  • Location: County Stand - room to be confirmed on arrival
  • Booking: not required, please just drop-in (16 spaces available per session)
You can build your own bird nesting box this year with the help of Graham Stephens from Woodwork to Wellness. This relaxed, practical and rewarding workshop is open to all ages and skill levels.

Emergency CPR Join Mark from VIVO and learn valuable skills that can save lives. This taster session is an excellent introduction to emergency first aid and often a requirement prior to undertaking full first aid training.

Song in seconds This popular session is delivered by gifted songwriter and performer Claire Mooney. Claire has over 20 years’ experience working with all kinds of groups in a wide range of community settings, running poetry, song writing, recording, audio/radio and training workshops.

Story Cafe - stories for wellbeing Join the conversational circle and share with others. Story practitioner Lisa Rossetti has “told tales” nationally and internationally. Her Story Cafes bring people together to listen to the wisdom of traditional folktales, encouraging conversations and connections with our own lives and experiences. 


Booking information

Places are limited, due to the capacity of the venue, and we expect that there will be a high demand to attend. We therefore recommend you complete and return this booking form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. You will receive an email to confirm if you have successfully secured places at this event. Please email your completed booking form to:

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