During my time with Cheshire Community Foundation the most surprising aspect for me was how many charities need supporting around the Cheshire area and how they are constantly under pressure to find the funding to keep their individual charities operating. CCF help the charities become aware that they are able to assist by matching required needs with appropriate funders.

During the week, we met a charity based in Knutsford, who found it challenging to find funding due to the fact they are perceived to be based in an affluent area. Without volunteering for CCF I would have never realised the amount of charities needing assistance and the operational struggle of funding them.

Amy Barnes-Batty