Updated on 16/03/2022

Kelsall's Clubs and Organisations

Recent additions or updates are highlighted in yellow.

There are numerous clubs/organisations in the village and the neighbouring district. We would appreciate feedback from any of Kelsall's clubs/organisations that would like to be featured on this site or would like us to include links to their own web sites. Please email information to our
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Ash-worth Time Bank - Linking People Together

Ash-worth Time Bank encourages local rural people to share their skills and time with each other and also help elderly people with a variety of tasks. Membership is free as are all services. Being a member of Ash-worth Time Bank is like having an insurance policy - you never know when you may need help! Members give any time that they have available and you do not have to give help before you receive help. Ash-worth Time Bank organise social groups, events, reminiscing groups (in Kelsall, Tarvin, Ashton Hayes & Kingsley), have a lending library, art group, craft group, reading group and a Holistic Therapy Day in Kelsall each month, which is free to all carers and people who has suffered a bereavement. We also organise a Pilates and Tai Chi class in Ashton Hayes each week. Ash-worth Time Bank have over 320 members and 10 organisational members. They are there to help you - why not give Susan or Caroline a phone on 01829 751398, or them, or visit Ash-worth Time Bank's website.

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Barney's Buddies

Barney's Buddies meet every Thursday morning from 10am in the Upper Room at the Methodist schoolroom on Chapel Green. It's an informal drop-in for mums, babies and pre-school children - dads, grans and carers are just as welcome. There's a play time, things to make, stories and songs with Barney the Bear, and a healthy snack for the children. £1.50 per adult including refreshments, children free.

More information from Sue Levitt (01829-741022).

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Bridge Club

Kelsall & District Bridge Club welcomes both experienced, intermediate and new players. Sessions are held at the Kelsall Community Centre on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, commencing 6:45pm till 10:00pm.

  • Duplicate Bridge on Thursday evenings
  • Chicago format on Tuesday evenings
  • Guests welcome subject to space availability

For further information, contact Nick Mayfield (01829-752105) or Sue Ward (01928-787193).

The club now has its own website where you can view results, see club news and events, personal analysis and more. Please click on the link below and let us know what you think.
Why not save this address in your favourites list. You will find results in the right hand column.

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Crossroads Care, Cheshire West & Wirral

Crossroads Care, a charity in the Cheshire West and Wirral area, has recently set up a support group at Kelsall Methodist Church for people with memory problems and their carers. We meet on Tuesdays 10am-2pm and provide support, activities, chances to learn or retain skills and build new relationships. We're keen to include our members' interests and provide everything from art, flower arranging, music, films and gardening. The club is also a valuable resource for carers, providing advice and guidance, and an opportunity to relax and be themselves. A light lunch is also provided.

Crossroads Care, Cheshire West & Wirral (0151-343-1960)

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Clatterbridge Cancer Research Kelsall Branch

Based in the village of Clatterbridge, Clatterbridge Hospital provides cancer treatment to patients across the north west of England. As one of the dozen committees in the area Kelsall Branch help raise money to fund research and treatment in the race to fight this disease. Clatterbridge fund raising in the village of Kelsall is reaching its 30th year of support for the charity. The main event, the charity gala, grew out of a 'sale of work' which the co-founder the late Mrs Lilian Lightfoot started in her garden in the 1970s following the death of her husband from cancer. The Gala, which is like a very large garden fete, running alongside a 6-a-side football competition for primary aged children, has attracted a number of local celebrities and stalls over the years. This event along with jumble sales has enabled the Kelsall branch to raise a total of approximately 200,000 over the years.

If anyone in interested in joining our committee or helping at any of our fund raising events
please contact Angela Harrop (01829-752466).

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Kelsall Family History Group


We are delighted to announce that Kelsall Family History Group will recommence meetings in September 2021 at a new venue! We are very happy to welcome everybody back and to meet new researchers too.

Our first meeting of the Autumn/Winter Programme will be at Kelsall Community Centre, The Committee Room on Tuesday 28th September, starting at 7.30pm. We will be following all Covid 19 safety protocols to ensure a safe meeting for all.

Our speaker will be Michael Couper who will talk about making those outstanding family history discoveries that change our research – a EUREKA MOMENT- and make is so satisfying! The meeting will start at 7.30pm and last about 60 minutes.

In future meetings we will be exploring the Delamere Family of Vale Royal, and advanced techniques for recording your research digitally (latter talk tbc).

Everybody Welcome. To celebrate the re-opening for our first meeting only we will be charging just 1 as an Introductory Offer! Come and hear what we do as Family Historians and how you too can have your own Eureka Moment! For further information please contact linda_clarke@btinternet.com or check out our Facebook page for a flavour of our activities.

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Kelsall and District Gardening Club

Gardening Club

The Kelsall and District Gardening Club welcomes everyone who is interested in plants and gardens. We aim to extend our knowledge and experience of horticulture with talks, visits and exchanges of information. Club members benefit from a 10% discount at Morrey's Forest Nursery and at Okells' Garden Centre (Duddon).

As Gertrude Jekyll said "...love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies but grows and grows to an enduring and ever increasing source of happiness". And according to Monty Don "Find an aspect of gardening that makes you happy - independent of what it looks like - and you will be hooked for life. And that is a promise".

For further information please contact Lesley Rimington (01829-759015) or David Shakspeare (01829-751637).


Kelsall Gardening Club Programme 2021/2022

December14thTuesdayQuiz with David Beattie and Christmas Social.
February8thTuesdayPictorial Garden Plants, Kevin Pratt of Village Plants Nursery.
March8thTuesdayGarden Design Starting from Scratch, Jane Allison of Mayfield Plants.
April12thTuesdayPropagation, Anne Harrison.
May10thTuesdayThe Making of Summer Baskets, Anthony Norman of Conquest Plants Nursery.
May14thSaturdayPlant Sale, Kelsall Village Green.
June14thTuesdayNGS Garden Visit.
July12thTuesdayNGS Garden Visit.
September13thTuesdayOrchids, Kathryn Robey and Zdenek Valkoun-Walker of Dorothy Clive Garden.
October11thTuesdayCompanion Planting, Nutrients and Natural Pest Control, Tomas Remiarz.
November8thTuesdayAlpines of Patagonia, Tim Lever of Aberconwy Nursery.
December13thTuesdayQuiz and Social.

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Good Companions Club

Kelsall and District Good Companions Club
The Kelsall and District Good Companions Club is a social club for over-60s from Kelsall, Ashton and surrounding areas. It is run under the umbrella of the RVS (Royal Voluntary Services), and celebrated its 60th birthday in 2017. The Club meets fortnightly on Thursday afternoons at 2:15pm in the Methodist Church Hall in Kelsall. The programme includes speakers, slide shows, musical entertainment, quizzes and competitions, tea parties and local outings. Jean Fisher has produced an interesting history of the club. New members are most welcome, especially older people who are new to the village. Help with transport can be arranged. The annual membership subscription is 14. For further information please contact Mary Diggle (01829-752608).

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Handy Jigsaws

Handy Jigsaws is an entirely FREE jigsaw lending library available to all Kelsall residents offering...

  • Quality brands - Gibsons, Ravensburger, Falcon & HOP
  • Up to 100 titles to choose from
  • 500, 636, 1000, 250XL & 500XL piece counts and "Dementia-friendly" range
  • Delivered to your front door
  • Yours to enjoy for up to 1 month
  • Collected from your front door

For details visit - dabhandpuzzles.uk/handy-jigsaws

Or call Delia: 07803 203617 or 01829 458259

Launched in consultation with Kelsall PPG, Handy Jigsaws is a long-term initiative to support the local community and the Kelsall Wellbeing Hub.

Handy Jigsaws is run by Dab Hand Puzzles & Pastimes, a Kelsall-based small enterprise.

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Baby and Toddler Group

Kelsall Baby and Toddler Group

My name is Charlie Fuller and I am pleased to inform you that I have now taken over running the Baby and Toddler group at the Kelsall Community Centre. The first day of opening is on Wednesday the 14th July, 9.30am to 11am and there is a small fee of 2.50 per family, for ages 0-preschool. The group is informal, fun and relaxed, an ideal place to meet other parents, grandparents, carer’s and for children to interact with others and have fun. We have lots of different toys, soft play and activities, story time, crafts and songs.

Facebook page: Facebook or email: kccbabyandtoddlers@gmail.com

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Designing bike helmets during a visit by Community Safety Wardens

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Designing bike helmets during a visit by Community Safety Wardens
Kelsall Brownies at PGL weekend at Boreatton Park

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Kelsall Brownies at PGL weekend at Boreatton Park

Kelsall Brownies

In the 100th Anniversary year of Girlguiding UK, Kelsall Brownies are still very much alive and active. There are currently 28 girls in the pack (24 being the optimum number) and the waiting lists for the next few years are filling up rapidly! This year is particularly exciting as we are working on all kinds of activities that lead towards special badges that are only available in the Centenary year. In September 2009 we took over the PGL centre at Boreatton Park in Shropshire along with hundreds of other Brownies to celebrate the start of the year, and had a weekend packed with all kinds of activities in perfect weather. We plan to close the year in the same way, but this time with a mixed group of Brownies, Guides and Senior Section.

During the year we choose badges to achieve as a Pack, and enjoy interesting craft evenings, sometimes with visiting experts. We spend time out of doors, in Delamere Forest, on adventure trails, on Kelsall Green with our parachute and other games, and we have Pack Holiday over a weekend each year. We always provide a 'small cakes' stall at Clatterbridge Gala and sing carols at Sable Cottage each Christmas, and try to raise funds for a particular charity every year - last year we raised over £800 for Camfed, an organisation which helps to provide education for girls in Africa. At the moment we are working on the Road Safety Badge and really enjoyed the recent visit by the Community Safety Wardens (see photo gallery).

We currently have a Brown Owl, Tawny Owl and Snowy Owl as leaders, with a parent rota to give us the necessary adult/child ratio, as well as a young leader. If you would like to get involved in any way, as a leader, or as a visiting expert or enthusiast, please do get in touch with us, also to add your daughter's name to the waiting list.

Contact: Margaret Corlett, Brown Owl (01829-752931)

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Kelsall OPAL Club (Older People Active Lives)

Kelsall OPAL Club meets every Monday (except Bank Holidays) at the Kelsall Methodist Chapel, Chapel Bank, Kelsall, Cheshire CW6 OQS.

The club caters for men and women from Kelsall and the surrounding areas who welcome a chance to get out of their own surroundings and spend time with other people, making new friends, enjoying a varied programme of activities and sharing a hot, two course lunch that is cooked on the premises. Transport within the local area can be provided by arrangement with one of our volunteer drivers, or members can make their own arrangements. If you would like to know more, please contact Zoe Blocksidge on 07562 619275 or email zoe.blocksidge@opalservices.org.uk

The time and effort provided by our volunteers is vital to the success of Kelsall OPAL Club. Some volunteers drive our members to and from the club; some do the cooking and/or help in the kitchen; and others help the members in a general way to enjoy their day with us. Most volunteers give their time on a fortnightly or monthly basis, whatever suits them. If you would like to become a volunteer, please contact Jackie Clegg on 07592 464856 or email volunteering@opalservices.org.uk

OPAL clubs also operate in Helsby, Frodsham, Tattenhall, Tarporley and Malpas. The clubs provide companionship, the opportunity to share a meal with others, a range of interesting activities, as well as plenty of laughter http://www.opalservices.org.uk/opal-clubs/

We also run two services to enable carers to receive breaks, GoOnline to help older people understand technology, New Horizons, helping people to make new social connections within their community and What's Cooking based in Frodsham, Helsby and Farndon for people who have an interest in food and cooking can meet others who share their interest.

For more information:

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Kelsall and District 'Probus' Club

This is a club for retired and semi-retired business and professional men. They meet once a month for lunch at Willington Hall, which is followed by an interesting talk on a wide spectrum of topics. In addition, the club holds monthly walks and periodic visits to places of interest to the members.

For more information about the club and how to join, please visit our website www.kelsallprobus.uk or contact the club secretary via email: secretary@kelsallprobus.uk.

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Mid Cheshire Amateur Radio Society

The Mid Cheshire Amateur Radio Society meets at 19:30 hrs every Wednesday evening just north of Tarporley, Cheshire at Cotebrook Village Hall Stable Lane, Cotebrook, Tarporley CW6 0JJ.

Come along and see what it's all about and learn something new.

More on the website http://midcars.org/


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Royal British Legion, Kelsall Branch

Kelsall has an active branch of the Royal British Legion. For membership details or how to make a donation to this very worthwhile charity visit www.britishlegion.org.uk, or telephone Don Barden, the branch secretary, on 01829-751055. More information can be found here.

"Kelsall War Memorial"
by Gordon Wilkinson

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Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Kelsall Branch

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a charity which exists to save life at sea. It provides, on call, the 24-hour service necessary to cover search and rescue requirements to 50 miles out from the coast of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. There are over 220 lifeboat stations. In its 176 years the organisation has had an outstanding record of rescues performed by volunteer crews who put to sea in extreme conditions to help those in danger or distress. Funding for lifeboats, lifeboat stations, protective equipment and a host of other essentials is provided entirely by voluntary contributions. A considerable proportion of the funds needed is raised by the efforts of almost 1,500 local RNLI fundraising Branches like ours in Kelsall. The voluntary committees of these Branches organise a wide range of fundraising events including flag days, coffee mornings, barbecues, theme evenings, fashion shows, garden parties, sponsored walks and so on - the list is almost endless.
New members are always welcome to take part in organising and running our local events. If you feel you might like to help with this enjoyable and very satisfying voluntary work please contact Edward Baskerville, the branch chairman, on 01829-751967.
To find out more about the RNLI, its lifeboats and its life-saving work please visit www.rnli.org.uk.

Click here to see the Annual Report for 2012.

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Society of Bookbinders, North Wales and North West Region

The Society generally meets one Saturday each month from 10:30am to 4:30pm in Kelsall Community Centre for workshops, demonstrations, talks etc. It also arranges visits to private presses and close-up sessions in libraries such as John Rylands, Manchester or the Hornby, Liverpool.

Our programme of events can be found on our national website
and on the internal notice board in the Community Centre.
Contacts: Joan Duncan (01829-751130) or Lester Bath (01248-602591)
Registered Charity No. 1032108

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Tarporley & District U3A

Meets monthly in Tarporley Community Centre to hear a range of interesting speakers and socialise. T&DU3A also runs a number of interest groups who meet to pursue a range of interests such as Art Appreciation, Books, Languages, Digital Photography, Computing, Local History, Walking, Bridge, Crafts and Singing. There are monthly trips out to local stately homes, theatres and gardens, and occasional longer visits - recently to Paris, Italy in planning. U3A is open to anyone who is partly or fully retired. For more see our website.

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Vale Royal Singers

The Vale Royal Singers are a well-established chamber choir. We are a group of around 20 mixed voices who give performances in a wide range of musical styles, including large-scale works with orchestra and smaller pieces by modern composers as well as arrangements of popular music, and we are one of the leading chamber choirs in the area. We perform both for charity events and for private occasions, including weddings. A number of our members, including our conductor, live in Kelsall, and we rehearse weekly in the Kelsall Methodist Church Hall.

If you would like further details of our concert programme please visit our website.

Contact: Margaret Corlett (01829 752931)

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Women's Institute

The Kelsall WI is affiliated to the Cheshire Federation of Women's Institutes and the National Federation of Women's Institutes, and provides a varied programme of activities for women in Kelsall and surrounding areas. We meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm in the Methodist Hall on Chapel Green.

We currently have over 50 members and visitors and new members are always warmly welcomed. Our activities include a weekly walking group, bridge sessions and day trips throughout the year plus regular theatre trips and craft workshops. One highlight is an annual trip to the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.

If you would like to know more about Kelsall WI, are interested in becoming a member or if you would just like to come along to a meeting to see what we do and who we are, please do get in touch. Contact the Secretary at info@kelsallwi.org.uk.

More information can be found on Kelsall WI's website and on Kelsall WI's page on the Cheshire Federation of Women's Institutes website.
Registered Charity 1021740

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