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Friends of Walthew House

We are extending an invitation to our wider community to become a Friend of Walthew House.

Our charity is funded by donations and local fundraising. Being a Friend costs just £10 a year and is a greatly valued way of supporting services for people with sight or hearing loss across Stockport.

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Your annual membership helps to pay for the running costs of the building, ensuring we can keep Walthew House safe and warm for the 400+ people who access our services here each week.

Benefits to being a Friend include:

  • Discounted rate for training sessions, including introduction to British Sign Language (BSL) and lip-reading.
  • Discounted rate for workshops, such as seasonal craft sessions.
  • Discounted rate for day trips and events.
  • The opportunity to attend and vote at our Annual General Meeting.
  • Monthly ‘What’s New at Walthew’ e-newsletter.
  • An invitation to an annual reception for Friends (new for 2023!)

How to become a Friend:

To become a Friend, simply complete and return this form. Or, you can sign up over the phone by calling 0161 480 2612.

If you return by Friday 31st March you will be automatically entered into a competition to win a pet studio photography voucher worth £95 from Joanne Photography! Once we have received your form and payment, we will issue you with a Friends of Walthew House membership card.

If becoming a Friend of Walthew House is not for you but you would still like to make a donation, please call us on 0161 480 2612 or visit

How could your donation help us?

  • £5 could pay for expenses for one of our Resource Centre volunteers to support people with accessible aids and technology.
  • £10 could pay for refreshments for up to 30 people at one of our weekly social groups.
  • £20 could pay for one hour of support from our qualified independent advocates.
  • £20 could pay for a session of specialist chair-based exercise for up to 12 people.
  • £75 could pay for an hour of British Sign Language interpretation.

Thank you for your support which means so much to everyone here at Walthew House.