This is the place for Health events taking place in and around Macclesfield – publicise them here.

If you have an event you want publicised here then please email us via the contact form


  • Wed
    10 am – 3 pmThe Space Centre, 15-17 Mill Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, Sku 7NN
  • Mon
    3.30 to 5 pmThe Space Centre, 15-17 Mill Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, Sku 7NN

    Launch 3.30 is an ASC After-school Club for the whole family to attend.

    Mon-Thurs 3.30-5pm during term time starting from Jan 2018, check out the website calendar for the dates.

    This is chance for the whole family to come together for a chat, chill and play after school,, (this includes siblings)

    Price is £2.50 per child inc drink and biscuit - parent/carers are free but the cafe will be open for light snacks and refreshments. Members will receive a discount in the cafe.

    We will have games, crafts, lego, trains and more but we ask parent/carers to supervise their children at all times.

    These sessions are open to all ages including college students who can attend on their own.

    Tel: 01625 617884 Email

  • Tue
    Redbank House, Cheetham Hill


    The spinal carriages are the repairs to the spinal carriage and wheelchair loans that DL used to provide for free to disabled adults and children.

    Disabled Living - one of Manchester’s oldest charities - is delighted to announce the official launch of its brand new exhibition From Donkeys to Innovators.  Opening on Tuesday 10 April at the charity’s Redbank House in Cheetham Hill, this celebration of the charity’s rich history – told through rarely seen archive images, blogs, newly commissioned films and historical documents - pays homage to the charity’s remarkable legacy. This permanent display will have several public open days throughout the year in which these often unheard voices, unique stories and changing experiences of disabled people from across the UK can be shared and preserved.

    Actress Cherylee Houston, best known for playing Coronation Street’s Izzy Armstrong since 2010, has narrated and appears in one of three new films specially commissioned for the exhibition. This particular film – to be screened at the exhibition launch - gives a unique platform and a voice to young disabled people who talk about their experiences and hopes for the future. The film has also been made primarily by the young people themselves, over a training weekend in which they learned editing and filming skills. It also afforded them the opportunity to meet with and interview older people with disabilities to create a film in which two generations compare and discuss the differences and challenges of living with disabilities. The additional two films chart and bring to life the charity’s past up to the present day.

    The sun ray room (wired domes with children lying under lights) is a facility offered at the Marple Orthopaedic Hospital hospital and was built into the last extension.
    The Open Air Wards were also built at the Marple Hospital at the same time as the sun ray room. It was believed as the best treatment for conditions such as TB.

    Rare archive images are also going on display to showcase the charity‘s extensive timeline, its name changes and the varied roles it has played in enhancing the lives of thousands of people of all ages with disabilities from across the country. From the introduction of the first ever wheelchair loan service in 1903, to the opening of Peacefields in Marple, a children’s respite holiday home in 1913 that developed into the Children’s Orthopaedic Hospital, to its first residential home for disabled adults in North Wales in 1949 – these largely unseen photographs will illustrate how Disabled Living has played an integral and vital role in both the UK’s social history – from its early beginnings as the Band of Kindness and Children’s Help Society - and also in the support of disabled children and adults’ independence.

    An unfortunate fire in 2009 resulted in the loss of many of the organisation’s precious archive materials. But true to the charity’s indomitable spirit and survival instinct, and invaluable support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Disabled Living has been able rebuild its heritage. It has spent much of its past 120th anniversary year of 2017, running events and opportunities in order to create From Donkeys to Innovators.  These events have enabled past and present services users, volunteers, employees,  and partner organisations to come forwards with their stories, experiences, archive materials and images so that they can be both preserved and featured in this brand new exhibition. All archive material will be saved and safely maintained in Manchester Central Library’s Archives+.

    Debra Evans, Chief Executive of Disabled Living, comments: “Disability heritage has been very poorly documented in the past, and whilst improvements are being made, it is still very much a hidden heritage. We are so proud of all we have achieved since launching 120 years ago and that through this exhibition, we can finally show off the many lives we have supported and enhanced over the years. There are incredible stories from of the individuals involved both past and present with Disabled Living which up until now have remained untold or largely unheard.  So it is really great we can launch this exhibition to celebrate and share our heritage, preserving it for the future and demonstrating what a great impact the charity has had, and hope it will continue to have, in years to come.”

  • Fri

    Welcome to East Cheshire Hospice news

    We have had such an amazing year so far for support and fundraising at East Cheshire Hospice for our 30th Anniversary celebration. We now have a few more festive events planned to round off the year in style!

    Light up a Life

    Christmas can be a really hard time for those who have lost someone, so each year we hold a special service dedicated to those we have lost. Providing an opportunity to remember and reflect. This year we are opening up the service for all to attend on Saturday 8th December from 3pm at St Michaels Church in Macclesfield Town Centre, please do join us.

    You can also dedicate a bauble to any lost loved ones, which will then be hung from the Christmas Tree in the Hospice Chapel throughout the festive period. If you would like to do this, please click here to make a donation and dedicate a bauble.

    Pinches Community Christmas Carols

    One of our big supporters this year, Pinches Medical, are hosting a Christmas Carol Concert at the bandstand in South Park on Friday 21st December in support of us here at East Cheshire Hospice from 5.30 - 8pm. Please go along to this wonderful festive event to support us and Pinches Medical. There will be donation buckets available at the concert if you would like to support our fundraising efforts.

    What's on

    Here are some of the events coming up over the coming month in support of the Hospice. If you'd like to know more, please just click on the event name.

    Family Christmas Bingo - 7th December

    Accordion Concert - 7th December

    Christmas Market & Fun Day - 10th December

    Pinches Community Christmas Carols - 21st December

    Christmas Raffle - 22nd December

    Great Langley Duck Race 2018 - 26th December

    Snowman Sprint - Throughout December

    Volunteers needed!!

    There are a few great volunteering opportunities at events over this festive period.

    • Sunday 9th December 2018 - Tatton Yule Yomp - 8am to 2pm: Marshalls
    • Friday 21st December 2018 - Pinches Community Carol Concert - 5.30pm to 8pm: Bucket Collectors & Stall Holders
    • Friday 21st December 2018 - Tesco, Hibel Road - 10am to 12noon: Bag Packers

    If you would like to help and volunteer at any of these events, please contact Lisa on

    For more information about anything mentioned in this email, please contact the fundraising team on 01625 433477 or email We hope to see you at an event very soon!