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The Marple Website is proud to have been involved in or supported numerous community projects since it began in 1998. The more recent ones are detailed here. Older projects can still be found on the original Marple Website and will gradually be migrated to this section as time allows.

Get in touch with The Marple Website to feature your Community Project or News here.

Marple Santa Dash 2020

Marple Santa Dash 2020 Postponed

The Marple Santa Dash organised by Romiley and Marple Lions on behalf of Kidney's for Life has become one of the most popular fixtures in the Marple Christmas calendar and it's with a very sad heart we share the news that it has been postponed.

Marple Santa Dash 2020 is postponed

The Lions are refusing to use the word "cancelled" and are determined to hold a delayed event at the earliest practical opportunity. Maybe there will be an Easter Santa Dash next year - let's hope so!

Read more: Marple Santa Dash 2020

Marple Poppy Appeal 2020

Marple Poppy Appeal 2020 raises £12,079.75!

Final update from the Marple Poppy Appeal Team...

The final news for 2020 is that despite the fact there were no poppies to sell, there were no collection pots out in shops, pubs, restaurants etc. and despite having to shut down the Asda stand on Wednesday evening 4th November, loosing Thursday, Friday and Saturday, which are historically the busiest days, the Marple Poppy Appeal Team still managed to collect £12,079.75p, which is absolutely amazing!

Wall of Remembrance in Marple Memorial Park

Well done to the Marple Poppy Appeal Team and everyone who sponsored, donated or helped.

Read more: Marple Poppy Appeal 2020

Plan Bee Honey Bee Sanctuary

Plan Bee Honey Bee Sanctuary to the rescue!

During the Covid-19 Lockdown heatwave in May 2020 the bees living in our Dove Cote in the garden started swarming regularly. At the beginning of July a breakaway group formed on a post near our back door, which was a little too close for comfort. So we contacted Plan Bee Honey Bee Sanctuary and they came to our rescue immediately. Read the full story...

Bee Hive sponsored by The Marple Website 

Read more: Plan Bee Honey Bee Sanctuary

Marple Mutual Aid

Marple's Mutual Aid Group, an amazing success story!

Like most people in Marple, we received a Marple Mutual Aid leaflet through our door and we saw the article on the cover of the Marple Review that was distributed just before lock-down. Learn more about the incredible local volunteers who drove this initiative to success.

Community was the key word for Marple Mutual Aid

Read more: Marple Mutual Aid

Nearly 60 years of fun with Marple Carnival!

Nearly 60 years of fun with Marple Carnival on hold!

1962 Carnival programme

Sadly, following an unbroken run since it was resurrected in 1962, the Coronavirus pandemic has called a temporary halt to Marple Carnival after 57 years of continuous annual fun.

Over all those years many people have contributed a great deal of time and effort to make Marple Carnival the success story it has become. Some families like the Burtons, Arderns, Bluffs and Armitts have dedicated 20 years or more to that amazing success story.

A version of this article first appeared in the June 2002 issue of local free paper the "Community News". A shorter version was included in the 2002 Carnival programme to commemorate 40 years of celebrations, when I was also honoured to design the programme cover.

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