As the new 2017/18 football season approaches, the 1874 Northwich Community team are devising new ways to promote the club’s name and support St Luke’s.

The community led football club started their fundraising in 2016 where they nominated St Luke’s as their Charity of the Year. They have since successfully organised a series of events to raise money and have pledged to continue their support throughout the forthcoming season.

Kicking off their support for 2017/18, they are inviting their supporters to join them throughout July as they embark on the 1874 Northwich Extreme Ironing Challenge. It will see their unique 1874 Northwich Ironing Board travelling by road, foot and bike and attending a number of public events and overcoming challenges.

About the Ironing Board Challenge

The unique fundraiser will make its first appearance this Saturday at the Northwich Carnival followed later that evening at our Midnight Walk with supporter Maggie Coats, set to carry it throughout the 13 miles around the streets of Crewe and Nantwich! It will continue its journey making appearances at several of 1874 Northwich’s pre-season fixtures.

The final test will come when it accompanies a team of supporters who will climb Mount Snowdon on 30th July where, on reaching the summit, an 1874 Northwich shirt will be ironed.

Everyone at St Luke’s would like to thank 1874 Northwich for their ongoing fundraising and wish them luck with their latest challenge!

To find out more about their unique fundraising challenge and to donate, please visit their JustGiving page.