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Shoulder of Mutton Family Fun Day raised amazing amount!

Saturday, 24 June, 2017

A fantastic family fun day was held at The Shoulder of Mutton on Sunday 28th May and raised an amazing £538.26 for Blythe House Hospice.

An evening of Nepalese culture raises much needed funds for a children's charity.

Monday, 19 June, 2017

The mountainous country of Nepal is perhaps not the first place that springs to mind when thinking about our area, but thanks to a link formed fourteen years ago the award-winning head of a Nepalese charity visited both Marple and New Mills, giving an insight into her work and explaining how donations were helping fund a vital children's project.

Little Hearts Matter

By Diane Inglis on Monday, 19 June, 2017

By the time he was just five years old, Max Barley, had gone through three heart operations, but four years later, the one thing that strikes you now is his huge smile.

Local Marple Charity raises One Million Pounds for Africa

By Denise Ead on Monday, 19 June, 2017

A meal to celebrate the success of the charity HUGS (Helping Uganda Schools) in raising ‘One Million Pounds’ was held recently at Stockport Golf Club. This was organised by Trustee, Bob Blundell and attended by supporters of the charity who enjoyed a delicious meal and were brought up to date with the charity’s latest news. Trustee, Joanna Bircher gave a lively and interesting presentation.

Fun for all at Glossop Caravan's popup campsite

Thursday, 15 June, 2017

Warm spring sunshine wooed the crowds to come and discover the delights of caravanning and camping at an action-packed Pop-Up Campsite at Glossop Caravans during the half-term break.

Another Famous Victorian

By Diane Inglis on Sunday, 11 June, 2017

The Victorians have long been hailed as brilliant builders and engineers, with examples of their work all around Marple and surrounding areas.

Cricket Festival bowls girls over

Sunday, 11 June, 2017

On Sunday 14th May Marple Cricket Club welcomed 168 girls representing cricket clubs from Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire and Yorkshire. The occasion was the annual Marple Girls Cricket Festival which has been running at the Bowden Lane ground for over ten years.

AcaBella – can’t stop the music

By Julia Davenport-Brown on Sunday, 11 June, 2017

AcaBella are a harmonious quartet of talented Stockport ladies who burst on to the local music scene with their first professional performance at the inaugural meeting of the High Lane WI.

Flower Festival in celebration of 150 years of worship at St. Martin’s

By Helen Rogers on Sunday, 11 June, 2017

Founded in 1867 by Ann Hudson of Brabyns Hall, worship at St. Martin’s Church began in a simple corrugated iron construction, which developed over time into the St. Martin’s Church on Brabyns Brow that people recognise today. In June 2017, to mark 150 years of worship there, the church is celebrating this memorable occasion with a Flower Festival.

Parkrun goes from strength to strength

Sunday, 11 June, 2017

Gina Hitchen and Jeremy Woodham are the new event directors of Marple parkrun, which recently hosted its 250th run and celebrated its 5th anniversary on 27 May. Both Gina and Jeremy have been involved since the beginning, sharing the commitment of their predecessor, James Kemp, who founded this event in Brabyns Park with Catherine Tombs.