Mayor of Macclesfield, Councillor Janet Jackson recently hosted the HOPE in East Cheshire organised Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, at Macclesfield Town Hall, which put the spotlight on supporting the elderly throughout our towns and villages.
This year’s Prayer Breakfast was held in support of numerous local charities and focused on ‘Hopes and prayers for the challenges facing elderly people and those who support them.’ Representatives from MHA Live at Home, Age UK, Macclesfield Primary Care Network, Cheshire East Carer’s Hub, East Cheshire Hospice and Golden Memories spoke about their organisations and those they support, and led the prayers. Also in attendance was local MP, David Rutley, senior executives from Macclesfield District General Hospital, Cheshire Police and local firms, representatives of the schools and college, town and borough councillors, Church Leaders, and trustees and volunteers from organisations throughout the Macclesfield area.
During the presentations, a number of organisations, including Golden Memories, focused on the challenges faced by dementia sufferers and their carers, and the vital work that is being done to support them.
Now in its 15th year, the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast is an important opportunity to thank the local organisations that make such a positive difference in the communities in and around Macclesfield. If anyone would like to get involved in HOPE or any of these initiatives, they are invited to contact Pip Mosscrop, the Co-ordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOPE in North East Cheshire brings together some thirty-nine churches of many denominations in Macclesfield, Bollington and the surrounding villages. HOPE organises joint gatherings, such as the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast for worship and prayer, and encourages shared initiatives in mission and service.