northwich-1874We are thrilled to welcome 1874 Northwich FC as a charity partner for the next two years. Both the club and the Hospice will work side by side to support and fundraise in the local community.

Joint partnership

The club was formed in 2012 by a group of local football supporters, and in a joint initiative with Winsford United and Thor Specialities (UK) Limited, 1874 Northwich will support St Luke’s initially for two seasons. Thor Specialties (UK) Limited have even secured naming rights to the Barton Stadium which has been renamed ‘St Luke’s Barton Stadium’.

Angela Slack, Community Fundraising Manager said: “We’re so excited to welcome this new partnership. We feel like this is a real opportunity for us to reach local people and promote our message to the wider community.”

In addition to this, Thor Specialities (UK) Limited will provide a pitch cover for the stadium to help with pitch maintenance.1874-images


On Saturday 12th November the stadium hosted a special anniversary birthday match between Northwich 1874 and Atherton Collieries which saw the away side winning 3-0. A birthday cake was raffled for St Luke’s raising a fantastic £243!

Thank you to everyone at 1874 Northwich for your support and best of luck for the remainder of the season!