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

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of the charity’s rich history – told through rarely seen archive images, blogs, newly commissioned films and historical documents - pays homage to the charity’s remarkable legacy.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

    Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service will be holding fire station open days in 2017 and you're encouraged to take your family and friends along to these free events. Open days

    • Crewe fire station open day - 9th June from 10am-4pm
    • Knutsford fire station open day - 23rd June from 11am-4pm
    • Alsager fire station open day - 1st July, time tbc
    • Winsford station open day - 21st July from 11am-3pm
    • Runcorn fire station open day, 22nd July, time tbc
    • Frodsham fire station open day - 28th July from 11am-3pm
    • Wilmslow fire station open day - 4th August, time tbc
    • Northwich fire station open day - 11th August, time tbc
    • Macclesfield fire station open day - 12th August, 12noon-4pm
    • Tarporley fire station open day - 18th August, time tbc
    • Penketh fire station open day - 25th August, time tbc
    • Warrington fire station - 2nd September, time tbc
    • Birchwood fire station - 8th September, time tbc
    • Lymm fire station - 15th September, time tbc
    • Congleton fire station - 22nd September, time tbc