March 13, 2020

New Leaf Showcase 2020

On Wednesday 11 March at Northwich Memorial Court, we hosted the New Leaf Showcase 2020, a celebration of everything which makes New Leaf great.

Since 2016, New Leaf has helped over 3800 people from across Cheshire East, Cheshire West & Chester and Warrington overcome emotional, physical and social barriers to get closer to paid work, training and education.

None of which would have been possible without funding from the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund.

New Leaf journeys

At our New Leaf Showcase we were lucky enough to have some of our bravest participants sharing with us the transformation they have made since joining New Leaf. A huge thank you to each and every person who stood on that stage to tell their story – we know it can’t have been easy but your words inspired everyone in the room.

We launched our New Leaf video which shows the direct impact New Leaf’s support has had on just a handful of its thousands of participants. You can view the full video here:


New Leaf Awards 2020

As well as hearing from the people who have benefitted from New Leaf, we also wanted to celebrate the dedicated teams who have supported them. Our New Leaf Awards 2020 recognise the individuals who work tirelessly to change people’s lives on a daily basis.

Congratulations to the winners who were nominated by their colleagues and people who have been on the New Leaf programme:

  • Excellence in Supporting Disabled People – Averil Goodier
  • New Leaf Star – Cheshire East – Yvonne Tildsley
  • New Leaf Star – Warrington – Jane Pendlebury
  • New Leaf Star – Cheshire West and Chester – Lorraine Byron
  • Excellence in Supporting Women – Clare Sing
  • Back Office Hero – Cheryl Dixson

New Leaf blooms businesses

For many people who we work with, the typical 9-5 job just isn’t something which is feasible for them. At our New Leaf Showcase, we set us a market stall full of just some of the 150 business which have blossomed thanks to the support of New Leaf.

Three years of getting Cheshire working

We are so proud of everything we have been able to achieve in the last three years and are looking forward to helping more people from across Warrington, Cheshire West & Chester and Cheshire East break down barriers and get closer to employment.

To find out more about the last three years, please have a read through our three-year report.

Huge thank you to everyone who attended our New Leaf Showcase 2020!

New Leaf Lottery Funded