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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 here.
221 people took part in the 2017 Marple Santa Dash, enabling us to pay £2,210 into the Lions Club Charity Account. £2,100 was raised in the Dragon Miniature Railway's Father Christmas Grotto and a further £880 hosting breakfast and teatime sessions with Father Christmas in the Marple Garden Centre (Wyevale) Restaurant.
A new booklet has been published by local artist and writer Chris Hague that will raise funds for local charities, including New Horizons.
The booket costs £5 and ALL money raised will go to local causes.
The Marple Website would like to share two great new opportunities for funding with groups in the Marple, Marple Bridge, Mellor, Compstall, Strines, Hawk Green and High Lane areas.
These are Stockport Hydro's Envirommental Challenge 2018 and Forever Manchester's launch of the Auto Trader Community Fund on Wednesday 13th December.
This local landmark on Cobden Edge has for the past two years been a T shape, since storms in December 2015 blew off the top which was found to be rotten.
As the cross was originally erected in March 1970 by the then Marple Council of Churches, the Churches in the area have taken on the responsibility of restoring it. You can donate on-line to the Mellor Cross Appeal with Gift-Aid via this link or by clicking the MyDonate Button.
The Marple Website can't claim huge credit for the success of this project but since learning of its impending closure, back in October 2016, has tried hard to use the Community Forum and Social Media to promote the pub's plight and support the campaign to save it.
Like many other local people, the web site has also shown its support for the plans to turn it into a community pub by putting hand-in-pocket and investing £1,000 to become a share holder.
For various reasons the Poppy Appeal in Marple fell into decline last year. Jack Turnbull had taken over the lead role but sadly became ill and passed away in November 2015. Long term volunteer Ron Townley, who had organised the appeal on his own for well over 15 years was suffering from ill health and wasn't able to fill the breach left by Jack on his own, so the appeal suffered.
This year, former Marple business owner Kevin Murray took on the role of Poppy Appeal organiser for 2017 and with the help of ex-fireman Mike Openshaw and octogenarian Ron, the new team were determined to get things back on track and aim for a record breaking year.
Marple Bridge Association Chairman Phil Cooke is a man on a mission who, since achieving the installation of life-saving defibrillators in Marple Bridge and Compstall, has turned his attention to Marple Town Centre. Working with Marple Civic Society, Phil recently secured £1,000 of the £2,000 worth of funding needed for this from Marple Area Committee.
The Marple Website is pleased to have been able to promote the appeal and help to raise the balance of funds needed for this important project.