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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.
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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.
Last Thursday thirty-five-plus members of the Marple Community attended a Defibrillator and Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) seminar given by the Community Heartbeat Trust. This means that more people in Marple Town Centre now know how to use the new defibrillator recently installed on the Regent Cinema. All local shops and offices were invited to send a member of staff to the free seminar organised by local Defib Champion Phil Cooke and Marple Civic Society. The majority of the attendees either work or live just a short distance from the new defibrillator.