Cheshire Fitcamp donates to GYCA

by gyca on 11/11/2011

Matthew Ruffley of Cheshire Fitcamp has been running a one month series of classes to raise money for gym equipment for the GYCA. Participants have worked hard at a fitness and fat loss workout program, three sessions a week for the past few weeks and can now see the results.  All the money paid to take part has been donated to the GYCA to aid with the refurbishment of our gym / sports hall. If you missed the first round of classes,  Matthew is now continuing with his classes both early in the morning and early evening three times a week.  Please contact Matthew for further information 01925 748474


Grappenhall Community Centre is gearing up for the 2011 Grappenhall Village Fete which will be held on Saturday 3rd September.

The fete will officially be opened shortly after 11am by the Mayor of Warrington, Councellor Mike Biggin.

With over 35 indoor stalls including, crafts, gifts and food, plus outdoor stalls and rides for the children, a bouncy castle, go karts, and fire engine, it will bigger and better than ever.

Our ever popular Marquee will be serving tea, coffee and home bakes, plus there will be an Art Exhibition in the Studio with paintings for sale from £10 to over £300.

Martial Arts demonstrations and taster sessions for children will also take place during the day.

The event will draw to a close at 4pm.



GYCA President Bill Williams & Chairman Ginny Mair

GYCA President Bill Williams & Chairman Ginny Mair

The 15th Annual Grappenhall Beer Festival took place on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th May 2011 and we are delighted to be able to report that it was a sell out!

Friday night was the night for serious Real Ale lovers with Cask Ales ranging from an easy drinking 3.8% ABV up to the wopping 6% Wobbly Bob.  With over 30 Real Ales and Ciders there was plenty of choice for everyone.

Live Music on Friday was provided by Slippery Hill and on Saturday the room was throbbing to the fabulous ‘No Stamp Required’

This was the first year that we had a ‘bottle bar’ selling bottled lagers and fruit beers. The Timmermans Frambozen was a massive hit and will definitely be on the list for next years Beer Festival – another very popular bottled beer was the Amigos with a hint of Tequila.

Two of the Cask Ales were Brewed by 4T’s Brewery in Warrington including the Grappenhall Ale which was a 4% easy drinking seasonal ale.

On Saturday afternoon, during the lunch time session we showed the FA Cup Final on the Big Screen. This proved to be very popular with families and couples alike.


Next Year’s Beer Festival will take place on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 May 2012.


The 15th Annual Grappenhall Beer Festival

3 February 2011

Grappenhall Youth and Community Association are excited to be able to announce the 15th Annual Grappenhall Beer Festival will take place on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th May 2011 with over 30 Real Ales and Ciders and live Music on both evenings this is set to be another sell out. If you would like to […]

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Refit of the Kitchen in Olde Barn

25 January 2011

The kitchen in the Olde Barn is in dire need of updating and a  design is in place to enable us to have a brand new kitchen area together with a designated storage room and hopefully longer term a Café Area at the rear. (April 2011) This project  has now moved on and the Association has received […]

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Grappenhall Village Fete September 2010

9 October 2010

The re-opening of the Grappenhall Community Centre in 2010 was marked by a traditional Village Fete. Held on Saturday 4th September, the fete was opened by our President, Bill Williams along with ‘Woolfie’ from Warrington Wolves and Cllr Mike Biggin from Grappenhall and Thelwall Parish Council. The weather was kind and the event attracted not […]

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