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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.
This weekend you will see almost 200 Street Poppies appearing on the lampposts of Marple, Marple Bridge, Compstall, Mellor and High Lane as the Marple Poppy Appeal commemorates 198 men from the district who lost their lives during WWI.
The Marple Website is proud to be one of the first sponsors of Marple's Street Poppies in 2018 with a donation of £50 to the Marple Poppy Appeal.
The Friends of Marple Memorial Park have erected 20 poppies commemorating men with links to the park - mainly the Carver family and men who worked at Hollins Mill before going to war. Other volunteers, including Marple Firefighters, have been out erecting poppies in the main streets of the area.
The final counting is completed and the 2018 Marple Poppy Appeal has raised an amazing record total of £22,129.37. Very well done to organisers Kevin Murray, Mike Openshaw and Ron Townley plus everyone who helped in many different ways.
The Marple Website would like to share three great opportunities for funding with groups in the Marple, Marple Bridge, Mellor, Compstall, Strines, Hawk Green and High Lane areas.
These are the Stockport Hydro's 2019 Environmental Challenge and two live schemes from Forever Manchester.
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.