Charity events

Do you have a charity event planned? If it’s happening in Macclesfield and the surrounding areas then our Charity events section is the place to tell our readers.

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

  • Fri
  • Fri
    Bollington Recreation Ground

    The Bollington Festival has been an important part of Bollington life since its inception sixty years ago. The aim of the Festival, which takes place roughly every four years, is to promote civic pride, community spirit and inclusivity.

    The Bollington Festival is a registered charity, run entirely by volunteers and supported by grants and donations. It is thought to be the only Festival which is run this way, in the whole of the UK.


  • Sat
    Crick Marina West Haddon Road, Crick, GB NN6 7SQ

    The 2024 Crick Boat Show, on May 25-27 at Crick Marina near Daventry, is the UK’s largest inland waterways festival, perfect for a family day out by the water.

    The annual event, organised by Waterways World in partnership with us and Crick Waterside & Marina, is expected to attract over 26,000 visitors. The event will also feature an extra Trade & Preview Day on Friday 24 May, sponsored by Haven Knox-Johnston and for advance ticket holders only.

    As well as being the canal world’s biggest marketplace, showcasing the inland waterways industry with over 200 exhibitors, Crick Boat Show offers a fantastic day out with dozens of boats to view, free boat trips, live music, children’s activities, a real ale bar, and a wide variety of food and drink stalls. Entry to the show is free for children aged 16 and under on Saturday 25, Sunday 26 and Monday 27 May.

    Top 10 things to do at this year’s show:

    1. Enjoy a boat trip

    visitors to Crick can take a free boat trip along the Grand Union Canal aboard canal boats run by volunteers from the LNBP Community Boating. The half-hour trips run every 10 minutes from 10.10am each day of the show. Visitors can book their free trip at the Trip Boats Marquee on the Quayside when they arrive at the show.

    2. Listen to live music

    15 live bands will be performing throughout the show in the Real Ale Bar, for the show’s Music Festival sponsored by Aquavista. Young Elton will headline on the Saturday evening (25 May), and Fleetwood Bac will headline on the Sunday night (26 May). Evening entertainment, which is included in the price of the same day ticket to the show, runs from 7.30pm to 11.30pm.

    3. Sample the Real Ale & Cider Festival

    The show’s Real Ale & Cider Festival goes hand-in-hand with the live music in The Crick Tavern, offering the choice of 50 cask ales, 20 ciders and perries and over 20 gins. And thanks to sponsors LeeSan, the bar is going plastic-free this year, with drink ‘papers’ instead of glasses.

    4. Climb aboard the latest luxury boats

    Dozens of luxury new boats will be on display, showcasing all the latest lifestyle extras, space-saving ideas and green technology. From king-sized-beds, mood lighting and solid oak kitchens, to underfloor heating, electric engines and solar panels.

    5. Step back in time

    Thanks to the Historic Narrow Boat Club (HNBC), seven historic boats will be on display at the show, offering an insight into how the working boat families lived when canals were the transport arteries of the Industrial Revolution. The Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum’s cargo carrying ‘Sculptor’ and the tug/icebreaker ‘Sandbach’ will be among the historic boats on display.

    6. Enjoy some retail therapy

    With over 200 exhibitors from across the canal world, as well as dozens of new boats to look round, Crick offers shoppers the very latest in boating products and services, as well as crafts, gifts, clothing, jewellery and hats.

    7. Discover what it takes to keep canals alive

    We're hosting a series of afternoon talks and events where you can find out more about the amazing 2,000 mile network of canals and rivers that the Trust cares for.

    8. Take a boat handling lesson

    Two-hour boat handling training sessions with RYA accredited trainers from Watercraft and the Narrowboat Skills Centre will be taking place at the Show (25-27 May). Lessons will cover the basics of casting off, mooring up, boat etiquette, rope handling, boat jargon and lock navigation. Sessions are charged at £39 per person. Places are limited so advance booking via is essential.

    9. Get some expert advice on boating

    The show’s free Boat Ownership Seminar programme features advice from Waterways World’s Technical Editor Mark Langley for both new and experienced boaters. Seminars include advice on buying a new or second hand boat, living afloat and boat maintenance. And there will be Masterclasses from a number of exhibitors, with topics including managing water on the canal network with Adam Comerford, national hydrology manager for the Canal & River Trust.

    10. Vote for your favourite boat

    Visitors to the show can vote for their favourite boat and the result will be announced mid-afternoon on Monday 27 May. Sponsored by Haven-Knox Johnston, there are two categories to vote for: one for the most admired narrowboat; and one for the most admired widebeam. Everyone who votes is entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Marks & Spencer voucher and voters can also enter a draw to win a year’s free boat insurance.

    For more information and to book tickets, camping pitches and moorings, visit or call 01283 742970, Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.

  • Wed
    1 pm to 4 pmBanbury Park, Macclesfield, SK10 2NW


  • Fri
    Tytherington Dr, Tytherington, Cheshire, Macclesfield SK10 2HJ

    Join us this June at Marlborough Primary School for a spectacular quiz night!

    Get your thinking caps on and join us for the Hospice Quiz. Our quizzes are great fun and a wonderful way for us to stay connected with our community while raising much-needed funds. There’s no question you’ll have a great time!

    £10 per person (includes entry to the quiz and cakes).

    Please note that this year sandwiches will not be included. However, you are welcome to bring a picnic, and we will be awarding a prize for the best/most creative!

    When? Friday 7th June 2024

    Time? 6:45pm

    Where? Marlborough Primary School

    If you have any questions, please contact our events team on

  • Sat
    London to Barrow-in-Furness
    🏍️ Will You Be Joining the ‘Dave Day’ Ride? 🏍️
    Saturday, 8th June 2024 - From London to Barrow In Furness
    The National Motorcycle Museum is honoured to participate in an extraordinary event - The Hairy Bikers Ride Out in Tribute to Dave Myers. This is more than just a ride; it's a heartfelt journey of remembrance for the legendary Dave Myers of the Hairy Bikers, uniting communities and fans in a meaningful tribute.
    🔹 Route Highlight:
    Pit Stop at the National Motorcycle Museum ⏰ 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM (traffic permitting)
    Take a moment to rest and refresh at our iconic museum. Our doors will be wide open for all guest riders to explore our magnificent collection. Enjoy delightful refreshments at our café to fuel your journey ahead.
    🔹 Ride Led By:
    Si King and Jason ‘Woody’ Woodcock - With the BBC capturing every moment for a documentary, your participation will be immortalized in tribute to Dave.
    🔹 Special Announcement:
    The "Dave Day" Initiative - Transform "I’m having a great day!" into "I’m having a Dave Day!" which is a celebration of joy, remembrance, and communal support.
    🔹 Festivities in Barrow In Furness:
    Prepare for an explosion of culture with events, bands, plays, food stalls, and an exhilarating concert by a chart-topping band!
    💖 A Cause Close to Our Hearts:
    All profits from the day will be dedicated to Childline and The Institute for Cancer Research, embodying the spirit of giving and support that Dave always stood for.
    👥 Join the Community:
    The official Dave Day Facebook group is rapidly growing! With over 22,000 followers already, be part of this expanding family by joining us at:
    🏍️ Don't miss your chance to be part of this monumental ride. Sign up to the ride now and ensure your place in this unforgettable tribute to Dave Myers.
    Let's ride together in memory of Dave Myers and make this a day of tribute, friendship, and love. Every mile we cover, every story we share, brings us closer to honouring a man who touched so many lives.
  • Sat
    6:00 pmThe Stadium, London Rd, Macclesfield SK11 7SP

    Macclesfield FC home ground, The Moss, Saturday, 8th June, 6pm kick off

    Get ready for an exhilarating showdown as Macclesfield fans go head-to-head with football legends in a match that will light up the town!

    Expect Danny Adams, Darren Tinson, Karl Munroe, Michael Welch, Simon Yeo, Ben Sedgemore, Darren Lyons Stuart Whittaker, Michael Carr, Anthony Williams, Rae Ingram, Richard Eyresand, Rickie Lambert and George Abbey are all confirmed

    We're thrilled to bring you a charity football match that puts Macclesfield fans in the spotlight, taking on legendary players who have graced the hallowed turf over the years.

    Best part? It's absolutely free!

    We encourage you to make a donation at the entrance to support Mentell, a charity working tirelessly for men’s mental health.

    Mentell is a national charity which provides free, safe and confidential spaces for men aged 18+ to talk, free from advice, commitment and judgement. The spaces are online through ZOOM and also face to face.

    The closest to Macclesfield FC takes place at The Big Room CIC - every Thursday evening, 7-9pm visit for more information

    Watch Macclesfield legends in action against dedicated local fans.

    Enjoy a family-friendly atmosphere and match entertainment.

    Meet and greet with football legends after the game.

    Contribute to a great cause by supporting Mentell charity.

    How to Participate:

    Reserve your FREE ticket by clicking 'Going' on this event.

    Make a voluntary donation at the entrance to support Mentell charity.

    facebook event is here

  • Sat
    7:30 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    Where musical theatre meets circus

    It’s time to step into the light.

    Escape with us for a night like no other, where we take you into a world where the very best of musical theatre showstoppers meets jaw-dropping circus spectacular.

    A world that explodes into colour as everyone’s favourite West End and Broadway hits combine with breath-taking, amazing performances, incredible contortionists, and thrilling feats of agility and flair.

    It’s the brand-new variety spectacular everyone is talking about… welcome to Cirque, the award-winning, smash-hit sensation that is fun for all the family.

    Let the music lift you on a truly wondrous journey bursting with kaleidoscopic colour. Stars of the West End combine with incredible circus performers as the biggest hits from your favourite theatre shows are brought to the stage in unique, spellbinding style.

    An all-star cast performing the big, big numbers from your favourite shows are joined by mesmerising circus stars – making for an enchanting production that is charming and astonishing in equal measure. Enter the extraordinary world of Cirque.

    Roll up, roll up and book your seats now for an unforgettable night out – truly like no other.

    Show content varies dependent upon venue facilities and regulations. Promoter reserves the right to alter the programme



  • Sun
    11 am to 5 pmGoostrey

    All ticket sales raise vital funds for East Cheshire Hospice.

    The gardens range in size, setting and style from sweeping lawns to colourful courtyards and everything in between.

    Your map and brochure will help you decide which gardens you would like to visit – there are plenty to inspire and delight you.

    These gardens are private and we can’t thank the owners enough for offering to share them with us.

    Many gardeners are hosting their own mini events, demonstrations and refreshments, also for charity.

    We will also be holding a charity plant sale the the Bogbean so you may wish to collect them at a later time by arrangement.

    Accompanied children are also very welcome – there is something for them to spot in every single garden – full details are included in the brochure.


    Buy Tickets

    Early bird tickets are available at £10 until Sunday 19th May, so put your petal to the metal and book now via the form below.

    Or you can buy tickets in person from the below places:

    The Trading Post, Booth Bed Lane, Goostrey, CW4 8LP (cash only)

    Goostrey Mini Market, 85 Main Road, Goostrey, CW4 8JP (cash only)

  • Fri
    opposite Harrington Arms, Bosley, SK11 0PH