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Supporting people across Warrington to lead happier and healthier lives

For over 10 years, LiveWire has been dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our local communities.

As a non-profit organisation, we continually reinvest our resources back into our facilities and services, ensuring that we can provide the best experience for our members. By choosing LiveWire, you are not only benefiting yourself, but also supporting the betterment of your local area.

Stories of Inspiration

Discover inspirational stories of individuals who have transformed their lives through our leisure, library, and lifestyles services. These stories are a testament to the positive impact we can have on individuals and communities alike. We are here to support and guide you every step of the way.

Join LiveWire today and become part of a vibrant and motivated community that is committed to improving health and wellbeing. Take the first step towards a healthier future by exploring our services, programs, and facilities. Together, let’s embrace a life of vitality, happiness, and wellness.

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During lockdown

Just wanted to say a big thank you - As the weather worsens and Mum has to spend more and…

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During lockdown
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Just wanted to say a big thank you – As the weather worsens and Mum has to spend more and more time indoors it starts to drive her ‘dolally’ (her word) because she needs things to keep her busy. This happens every year, but this will be so much worse and was a real concern to us both. Having a safely-procured supply of decent reading material (and another person to connect with) is a massive help. I’m so very grateful for all your time and thoughtfulness.

Mum’s quite used to being asked to show off her garden! You taking the time to do something like that is such a great way to build a connection and dispel any awkwardness, I’m sure. That’s where your approach really shines through….

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Chris – Year 4 – St Alban’s Catholic Primary

We’ve loved working with Orford Hub for our swimming sessions. Our children have made so much progress and grown in…

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Chris – Year 4 – St Alban’s Catholic Primary
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We’ve loved working with Orford Hub for our swimming sessions. Our children have made so much progress and grown in confidence over the weeks. The staff are so helpful and are willing to go the extra mile to ensure every child feels safe, comfortable and able to achieve.

The swimming team at Orford explain things in a way that allows all children to understand, giving clear instructions. Some children were frightened to enter the water on week one and by the end of week ten they didn’t want to leave the pool. We cannot wait to continue working with the team.

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Stephanie – a member of the Go-Tri programme at Orford Jubilee

I thoroughly enjoyed Go-Tri. It’s so well organised but was made so much better by having the support from the…

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Stephanie – a member of the Go-Tri programme at Orford Jubilee
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I thoroughly enjoyed Go-Tri. It’s so well organised but was made so much better by having the support from the LiveWire team. Even after the event receiving feedback from the team to encourage everyone and offer advice was amazing. It has definitely encouraged me to understand what I can work on but to also look forward to taking part again.

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Dave, Sue and Evie – have been using Bewsey and Dallam swimming pool for over a year

Our granddaughter, Evie, has Dravet syndrome which is a severe form of epilepsy it also come with autism and limited…

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Dave, Sue and Evie – have been using Bewsey and Dallam swimming pool for over a year
David Sue and Evie

Our granddaughter, Evie, has Dravet syndrome which is a severe form of epilepsy it also come with autism and limited mobility and learning difficulties. We can see how much Evie gets from the swimming sessions as when she is in the water you wouldn’t know she has mobility issues.”

“Evie gets so much from these pool sessions, and we would as family like to thank all the staff at the hub for their help with Evie especially when she has seizures in the pool.

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Judith – regularly takes part in the Good Boost/Aqua Relax sessions at Bewsey and Dallam Hub

The atmosphere is relaxed, and I never feel intimidated. At the beginning, I could only perform exercises at the edge…

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Judith – regularly takes part in the Good Boost/Aqua Relax sessions at Bewsey and Dallam Hub
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The atmosphere is relaxed, and I never feel intimidated. At the beginning, I could only perform exercises at the edge of the pool but, with time, I’ve made significant progress and can now swim again, which is fantastic for me.

The staff at the hydrotherapy pool are extremely knowledgeable, supportive, and caring. They’ve been instrumental in my recovery journey. In addition, I’ve made some great friends while attending Aqua Relax sessions.

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Bill Whittaker, attends Penketh Library

“I’ve joined Penketh and Great Sankey Painting Group and I’ve been doing this a few months now. I’ve been helping put this exhibition up in Penketh Library today and it’s nice to see my work on display and be a part of it. I’ve got two paintings in it; “Poppy Field” and “Anne Hathaway’s Cottage.”

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Bill Whittaker, attends Penketh Library
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“I came into the library to look at the art books and found one that I particularly liked. It’s great because it’s very difficult for me to go out into the field to draw something so the locality of Penketh Library is vital to me. I found a scene in a book that appealed to me and it gave me inspiration. It helped me to choose the colours for the grasses, fields and the skies.

“I wasn’t too sure how to go about it but the books gave me an idea of where to start. It showed me that I had to draw them out in pencil on watercolour paper first. I started with the horizon and then I worked out where to put the trees and the bridge.”

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Amy, a new mum and library member

As a new mum of twins the libraries in Warrington have been a lifeline for me – giving me somewhere…

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Amy, a new mum and library member
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As a new mum of twins the libraries in Warrington have been a lifeline for me – giving me somewhere welcoming to take the babies – it gets us out of the house and helps me to meet other mums.

We love reading to them and they already seem to be listening to our voices and looking at the pictures.

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John, aged 66, has been involved in walking sports for four years

I started with walking rugby and now also volunteer for sports and social sessions. I enjoy planning and leading warm-ups.…

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John, aged 66, has been involved in walking sports for four years
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I started with walking rugby and now also volunteer for sports and social sessions. I enjoy planning and leading warm-ups. I stay active by going to the gym at Orford three times a week and love the box fit classes.”

“I’m a rugby league fan and enjoy trying new activities. The social aspect is important to me and I love being part of the welcoming community at Orford where I’ve made friends through these projects.

LiveWire Libraries, In Partnership With The Youth Sport Trust, Is Pleased To Announce This Year's Summer Reading Challenge Theme - "Ready, Set, Read!". Combining Access To Books With Fun And Creative Activities, The Challenge Is Set To Keep Children's Minds And Bodies Active Throughout The Summer Holidays. Centred On Games, Sports, And Play, The Challenge Navigates Children Through A Fictional Summer Obstacle Course. Starting Saturday 8th July And Running Until Sunday 10th September, Children Are Invited To Sign Up At Their Local LiveWire Library And Receive A "Ready, Set, Read!" Collector Folder. Participants Are Encouraged To Borrow And Read At Least Six Library Books - Or Ebooks - Of Their Choice During The Summer, Collecting Special Stickers Along The Way To Complete Their Folder And Win Incentives. Library Staff And Young Volunteers Will Be Available To Advise, Run Family-friendly Activities, And Celebrate The Joy Of Reading. For Details About Upcoming Events, Participants Can Ask Library Staff Or Check Out Our Facebook And Instagram Pages. Every Child Who Completes The Summer Reading Challenge Will Be Awarded A Certificate And A Medal, Recognising Their Dedication And Achievement. Additionally, This Year, We Are Extending The Fun To The Littlest Readers As Well. Pre-schoolers Up To 4 Years Of Age Are Invited To Get Involved With Their Very Own Mini Challenge. Embrace The Power Of Books And The Excitement Of Physical Activity In One Unique Challenge This Summer With LiveWire Libraries. It's Fun, It's Engaging, And Best Of All, It's FREE! We Can't Wait To See You There And Get Ready, Set, Reading!

Feedback from Reading Friends members

Reading Friends is a lifeline and something to look forward to, after what could be a long isolated week. It…

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Feedback from Reading Friends members
LiveWire Libraries, in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, is pleased to announce this year's Summer Reading Challenge theme - "Ready, Set, Read!". Combining access to books with fun and creative activities, the challenge is set to keep children's minds and bodies active throughout the summer holidays. Centred on games, sports, and play, the challenge navigates children through a fictional summer obstacle course. Starting Saturday 8th July and running until Sunday 10th September, children are invited to sign up at their local LiveWire library and receive a "Ready, Set, Read!" collector folder. Participants are encouraged to borrow and read at least six library books - or ebooks - of their choice during the summer, collecting special stickers along the way to complete their folder and win incentives. Library staff and young volunteers will be available to advise, run family-friendly activities, and celebrate the joy of reading. For details about upcoming events, participants can ask library staff or check out our Facebook and Instagram pages. Every child who completes the Summer Reading Challenge will be awarded a certificate and a medal, recognising their dedication and achievement. Additionally, this year, we are extending the fun to the littlest readers as well. Pre-schoolers up to 4 years of age are invited to get involved with their very own mini challenge. Embrace the power of books and the excitement of physical activity in one unique challenge this summer with LiveWire Libraries. It's fun, it's engaging, and best of all, it's FREE! We can't wait to see you there and get Ready, Set, Reading!

Reading Friends is a lifeline and something to look forward to, after what could be a long isolated week. It is a breath of fresh air and a reason to look forward to coming and socialising. The library itself offers a wonder of reading opportunities to lift the spirits.

Reading Friends is an essential part of my life. I am totally dependent on meeting people here and though I am not absolutely housebound, I rely on this group for support. The library staff who run this group are excellent in allowing time if someone has a problem – they give time occasionally for “chat”. The library itself is always very welcoming – a relaxing place.

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