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  • 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
    7:00 pmMacclesfield District General Hospital, Victoria Road, Macclesfield

  • 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of the charity’s rich history – told through rarely seen archive images, blogs, newly commissioned films and historical documents - pays homage to the charity’s remarkable legacy.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.”

  • Sat
    Space4Autism, The Space Centre, 15-17 Mill Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7NN

    A free workshop by Geoff Evans and Living Autism

    Saturday 21st April 10.00am – 1.00pm
    light refreshments will be provided

    People on the autism spectrum can exhibit behaviours that others find challenging Individuals with autism act in ways that people may perceive as aggressive or challenging. This is often in reaction to the way they experience the world.

    In this workshop Geoff will be looking at what contributes to behaviour in these in children with autism

    To book your place please email

  • Sat
    10 am to 1.30 pmTownley Street Chapel, Macclesfield

    The inaugural TEDxMacclesfield will showcase speakers tackling some of humanity’s biggest questions with humour, optimism and insight. The event takes place on Saturday 28th April at Townley Street Chapel, Macclesfield and will include up to eight short talks in the spirit of TED, the international non-profit organisation devoted to 'Ideas Worth Spreading'. Speakers will be filmed and the talks are then made available to a global online audience of 10 million subscribers through the TEDx YouTube channel.

    The speakers, who all have a connection with Macclesfield, will talk for 10-12 minutes each and champion an innovative idea they are passionate about. The intention is to showcase the talent and expertise in the town and give a platform to some unheard voices. Talks will be solution focused, non-political non-religious and will cover a diverse range of topics. Ideas include the challenges facing the Square Kilometer Array radio telescope project being managed from Jodrell Bank, lessons for living with mental illness, why the outdoors helps us think creatively and how we can help make the fashion industry more sustainable.

    Organisers Lynne Jones and Jude D'Souza hope the talks will spark discussion, make new connections and start conversations across the community.

    Jude D’Souza is a writer who organises cinema and spoken word events in the town through Entropy Events: “There's been a growth in arts, culture and entertainment in the town over the last 7 or 8 years which has invigorated Macclesfield and raised its profile as a destination. We want to build on that renaissance and and tap into the many amazing ideas bubbling under the surface here to show how they can change lives”.

    Lynne Jones is a journalist and producer and was one of the founders of Barnaby Festival. "It's been really exciting meeting some of the interesting folk living or working in Macclesfield who care passionately about what they do and have ideas they want to shout about. We've pulled together a great team of volunteers to organise and steward the event and we're really grateful to the businesses who are supporting us financially or with in-kind support.”

    The conference will be hosted by Geoff Bird, a producer and reporter with BBC Radio who lives in Macclesfield. Alongside the talks will be live performances and videos of TED talks.

    TEDx is an independently organised event under licence from TED. Tickets for this first event are limited by the licence to 100 and cost £19 with a limited number at £14 for 18-29 year olds. Tickets will be sold online and the organisers expect demand to be high. For information about how to get tickets go to

  • Sat
    Tatton Park

    Active Cheshire is thrilled to announce the launch of PlayFest 2018 - a spectacular event inspiring businesses, schools and communities to get together, compete, get active, play, and have fun.

    This major event will take place on Saturday 12th May 2018 at Cheshire’s prestigious Tatton Park.

    Every ticket sold will raise funds to support the work of one of the country’s best loved charities; the British Red Cross.

    The event offers a full day of activities from 9am-4pm centred around the Play to Win Competition Zone, where more than 1000 competitors will release their inner child, as they race on the world’s longest inflatable assault course – at over 1000ft long!

    PlayFest 2018 will not only provide an opportunity for teams to showcase their physical prowess and build team spirit, but also to raise funds for a great cause.

    Active Cheshire CEO, Anne Boyd said “We are delighted to announce launch of PlayFest 2018, which will celebrate the importance of active play – at home, in community and of course, in the workplace.” Anne continues, “With increasing concerns relating to sedentary lifestyles and huge decline in physical activity within the workplace, PlayFest 2018 is all about encouraging participants to play together and get active in a fun way.”

    Early bird tickets prices are available now at just £280 per team of 8 people – that’s just £35pp incl vat (which includes a donation to the British Red Cross, support from the Active Cheshire Team and a Competition Pack for all entrants). Please note that parking will be charged separately by the venue.

    Team spots are limited, so if you want to secure your place to be recognised as Cheshire & Warrington’s most Active Workplace. Call Fraser now on 01606 330212 or visit

  • Sun

    Appeal for walkers to take on Macclesfield challenge for children’s hospice

    Walkers are being asked to pull on their boots to tackle the three highest peaks of Macclesfield to raise funds for Francis House Children’s Hospice.

    A choice of two routes is on offer, both starting from Tegg’s Nose Country Park. The strenuous 13.6 mile route, with a walking time of approximately six hours, takes in the famous Cheshire Three Peaks of Macclesfield - Tegg’s Nose, Shutlingsloe and Shining Tor.

    SimTravaTeam, Francis House Cheshire 3 Peaks, 2017

    Winding through the scenic Macclesfield countryside, the walk encompasses Trentabank and Lamaload Reservoir and offers gorgeous views from all three summits. The route covers steep terrain and requires a good level of fitness.

    Maps are provided and flags direct walkers across the hillsides and forests, with checkpoints providing water and fruit for tired limbs.

    Organisers Francis House Children’s Hospice, provides respite care to children and young adults with life-limiting conditions and support for their families from its base in Didsbury, Manchester.

    More than 130 people participated in the event last year, with the option of a shorter 6.5 mile walk through woodland and moorland. The children’s hospice is keen that families and schools sign up to take part this year. The shorter walk is nonetheless challenging and is not suitable for pushchairs.

    Last year’s event raised over £14,300 and proved popular with many businesses entering teams.

    The Francis House Cheshire Three Peaks Walk takes place on Sunday June 10.

    Registration fees apply. Anyone wishing to register can visit or call Francis House on 0161 443 2200.

    Walkers on Francis House Cheshire Three Peaks sponsored walk

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