SUPPORTERS of a charity near Whitchurch have continued to raise money, despite the Covid-19 pandemic

At the start of 2020 the Wingate Centre in Wrenbury created the #Wingate2020 challenge, aimed at raising £20,000 by the end of the year,

The aim of the challenge is to do any activity connected to 20, whether that be walking, jogging or cycle or bounce on a trampoline 20 times or baking 20 cakes to sell at work.

The outbreak of Covid-19 meant plans became more difficult, but supporters have risen to the challenge anyway and to date the charity, which helps care for children with disabilities, is only £6,000 away.

One group that has been helping out is Nantwich-based, who have been creative with their fundraising ranging from busking, coffee mornings, various cycle challenges, selling plants at their gate to ironing, pet portraits and even an ABBA singalong party.

Brent Robinson, founder of said: "I challenged the choir members to raise £20 in 20 weeks and have been very impressed with their creativity.

"We are so pleased to have raised £4,119.92 for the Wingate Centre and have lots of fun doing a variety of activities.

"It is great to support such a worthwhile local charity."

Meanwhile Matthew Roberts, along with dad Gareth, have undertaken 20-mile cycle rides 20 times across Cheshire.

Matthew finished his challenge by cycling his last cycle to the Wingate Centre where the gym staff were waiting for him and presented him with a medal and certificate.

Through this he was able to raise £1,510 and his dad Gareth said: "We have had a great time doing all these cycle rides and wonderful to be raising money for the Wingate Centre which means so much to Matthew who loves coming."

Rona Moroney, general manager of the Wingate Centre, thanked all those who continued to help and support the charity.

"We set ourselves a challenge 12 months ago to find local companies, organisations or individuals to each raise £2020 for the Centre during 2020," she said.

"We had a great response with #Wingate2020 campaign being well supported by people in the community.

"Thanks to people like this supporting us we are able to carry on the great work at the centre.

"Let us know what you are going to do and start getting sponsorship for your activity.

"For more details please contact our fundraising team on 01270 780 456 or email"