WOMEN from across Cheshire were celebrated for helping others to get active.

Active Cheshire held a celebratory lunch at Cranage Hall, five years to the day from the London 2012 opening ceremony, to honour the women of Cheshire.

The lunch was hosted to celebrate all the nominees from Active Cheshire’s #Pass On Your Passion campaign, which champions unsung heroines who inspire, enthuse and support others to get active.

Active Cheshire received more than 80 nominations from friends, family, work colleagues, participants, coaches and volunteers.

More than 120 guests attended the event, including a number of dignitaries including Fiona Bruce MP for Congleton and Sarah Callander-Beckett, the High Sheriff of Cheshire.

Nominees were invited to attend the VIP event, alongside the person who nominated them.

The nominees were all given a personal ‘thank you’ from those who nominated them and were encouraged to share their experiences and journeys.

Active Cheshire said the #Pass On Your Passion campaign, which launched in June 2017, has been a ‘huge success’.

Anne Boyd, chief executive at Active Cheshire, said: “Women play a big role in influencing those around them whether that be at home, work or within their social lives, yet within the sport and physical activity sector they are still largely underrepresented.

“We have some amazing women who work extremely hard every day to support others to become more active.

“Simply, we wanted to recognise and reward them for the dedication and commitment, whilst supporting and guiding them to continue to share their passion.”