From 2006 to 2010 The Marple Website was able to make donations ranging between £500 and £1,200 a year with a grand total of £4,700 from sales of our Marple calendars. Beneficiaries included the Iron Bridge Restoration Project, Friends of Memorial Park and Marple Locks Heritage Society, Memorial Park Infants Play Area, Find a Cure for Martha (Kidney Research) and New Horizons.
Since 2011 donations have been made from the banner advertising income and that year £1,000 was donated to Friends of Marple Memorial Park for their Diamond Jubilee Project.
In 2012 The Marple Website became the main sponsor of the Marple Christmas Cracker with a donation of £1,000 to Marple Business Forum.
In 2013 £500 was donated to Marple Skate Park Project - this was matched by Forever Manchester, effectively doubling our money.
In 2014 a further £1,000 was donated to the Skatepark Community Match Funding.
In 2015 £500 was donated to Friends of Marple Memorial Park and £350 to sponsoring Marple Athletic JFC Under 12s for the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons.
In 2016 a further £1,000 was donated to the Skatepark Project, taking the banner advert contributions over 6 years to £5,350 and the overall total donated to local causes by The Marple Website since 2006 to £10,050!
In 2017 donations of £40 were made to Mellor Archaeological Trust, £40 to Friends of Our Valley, £182 to Friends of Marple Memorial Park, £20 to sponsorship of the Marple Street Poppies and £50 to the Town Centre Defibrillator Appeal. In addition, an investment of £1,000 was made in the Northumberland Arms Community Pub by becoming a share holder. This took the running total of funds invested in the local community by The Marple Website to £11,382 in the last 11 years.
In 2018 the Treasure Hunt in Memorial Park and the Street Poppy Appeal were sponsored for £50 each, tickets for Open Gardens in Marple were sponsored for £155, £100 was donated to Friends of Marple Memorial Park towards the new Ocean See-Saw in the Infants Play Area, £100 was donated to Marple Carnival to help keep it going in 2019 and 4 x £50 Christmas donations were made to New Horizons, Friends of Rose Hill Station, Friends of Marple Station and Compstall Community Council.
The grand total of funds donated to local causes by the Marple Website is now £12,037, an average of just over £1,000 a year over the last 12 years.