New goal posts for Walking Football group

 Brilliant News!!!

I am very excited to announce that we now have proper football goal posts at our Walking Football group on Tuesdays at 2pm, Civic Centre, thanks to the amazingly kind people at “the Soccer Store” based in Crewe!

For over a year now we have been struggling using stacks of chairs as goal posts which has not been ideal.  We couldn’t afford to buy any ourselves and provision of daytime leisure activities in Whitchurch is poor.  There are no arguments now over whether it hit an imaginary cross bar – we actually have a cross bar!  Thanks to “the Soccer Store” the existing players – and hopefully new ones – can continue to benefit physically and socially from the sessions. So far we have seen some serious weight loss, improvements in strength and energy, and a boost in confidence that led to an apprenticeship ending in a full time job! Our new football nets will make the activity more attractive to new players and allow the life enriching process to continue. In a nutshell – it makes you feel good!

On behalf of all the players I’d like to say a huge Thank You to the Soccer Store

About The Soccer Store

The Soccer Store supply football goal posts and training equipment to players and teams at all levels of the game from Grass Roots right up to the top flight Professional clubs.

Their range of football equipment is sourced in bulk from respected manufacturers and suppliers giving their customers products that they can trust at prices they can afford.

There are many football equipment retailers in the UK, so why choose The Soccer Store? They are one of largest online suppliers in the UK and supply their football goals and range of training equipment to Schools, Colleges and Football Clubs and Individuals. The Soccer Store offer free and speedy delivery and expert advice when you need it. 

Visit their website to see their full range of equipment and goal posts

Quiz Night

Quiz Night on Friday 9th November 2018 6:30pm for 7pm start. Ticket price includes Fish and Chip Supper  £7.50. You can bring your own alcohol or tea ,coffee and soft drinks will be available to buy . Places limited – Please book your tickets in advance, on a first come first served basis. Teams of no more than six people. Call in or telephone the Beechtree Centre Whitchurch 01948 258220.

Exciting News

We have a new exercise class starting on Tuesday 2nd October 12:30 to 1:30 called Move It or Lose It.

Our fitness classes have been developed by experts to help you to improve you flexibility, agility, aerobic health, balance and strength for greater strength. All exercises can be done seated or standing depending on your ability.
For further details please call Wendy at the Beechtree Centre on 01948 258220 or email

Open Day at the Beechtree Centre

We are having an Open Day here at the Beechtree when you can come along and see what we do, meet the staff and volunteers and get a bit “hands on”. The day will be on Wednesday 12 September between 11am – 3pm.

Here are just some of the things on offer:

  • Healthy Cooking demonstration & food tasting session,
  • Art exhibition,
  • IT demonstration,
  • The Community garden will be open and surplus produce will be available to buy along with jams and chutneys,
  • Youth group display,
  • Inclusive sports demonstration,
  • Free entry into draw.

Everyone welcome.

The Giving Machine – help support the Beechtree


We have exciting fundraising news.

You can now help raise donations for Beechtree Community Centre without you even leaving your sofa. And it doesn’t cost you a penny!

TheGivingMachine is a fundraising charity setup to help other charitable causes raise money online. By signing up and shopping online via TheGivingMachine you will generate a free cash donation for us. With over 2,200 of your favourite retailers, including Amazon, Ebay, M&S, NEXT, Thomas Cook, Sainsbury, John Lewis and Waitrose, you are bound to find what you need and generate a donation.

In order to start raising free donations please go to
and JOIN – it’s that easy.

Make sure you never miss a donation and download the Shop&Give application.

It takes just a few minutes to install on your web browser and means that every time you click onto a retailer that supports this scheme you will get a prompt asking you to donate.

Thanks a million.

Walking For Health

Short walk around whitchurch
The Walking Group on a walk
The Walking Group on a walk

Our walks are short and over easy terrain, and are open to everyone but are especially aimed at those who are least active.
Our Walks leave at 10am from the Civic Centre.
On 2nd and 4th Wednesday there is a short walk around the town, lasting up to an hour, followed by a coffee and cake in a local pub.
On 1st and 3rd Wednesday there is a longer walk, lasting up to 1.5 hours, going out of town, followed a by a drink in a local cafe.
Please note that although we love dogs, only assistance dogs are encouraged to walk with us.Our group walks are led by friendly, specially trained volunteers who are on hand to provide encouragement and support, and make sure no one gets left behind.

Gilda on the radio

On 31st May, Gilda Nicholson, our digital inclusion officer gave a live interview on the Jim Hawkins Show on Radio Shropshire about the work of the Beechtree in enabling people to get online. You can listen to the interview until the 29th June by clicking on this link and starting the playback at 1hour and 43 minutes.