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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.
2017 was a record-breaking year for the newly formed Marple Poppy Appeal Team and an amazing sum of over £15,000 was raised for the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal.
2018 is an extra special year for the Poppy Appeal across the country as it is the Centenary of the End of WWI. The Marple Team are working even harder to build on last year's success.
The Marple Website would like to share three great new opportunities for funding with groups in the Marple, Marple Bridge, Mellor, Compstall, Strines, Hawk Green and High Lane areas.
These are the Vernon Building Society's Community Awards 2018 and the latest schemes from Forever Manchester's Auto Trader Community Fund and the CDL Fund.
Organised by Compstall Community Council, the event was a roaring success with hundreds of people attending from the village and further afield.
A local artist, Tracy McGuiness-Kelly, is working on a major new collaborative mural project in association with Friends of Rose Hill Station.
The plan is to cover several panels of the concrete wall in the car park area of Rose Hill Station with painted wooden discs of different sizes to reflect the many features of life in the Marple area ...
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.