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

  • Wed

    Last year an online version of the Macclesfield Open Art Exhibition was held to raise money for East Cheshire Hospice.

    The exhibition was free to enter but instead of the usual entry fee, artists were asked to make a donation to the hospice if they possibly could.

    There was a great response with 236 artists submitting a total of 651 works. The standard of the work was extremely high and a substantial amount of money was raised for the hospice.

    Last year’s Visitor's Choice picture - ‘Ed’ by Tony Needham

    The exhibition was intended as a one-off as it was assumed that by 2021 there would no longer be a need for online exhibitions. But with both ‘real’ exhibitions and fund raising activities still being cancelled or postponed, and in particular following the postponement of Art Fair Cheshire – which raises a considerable amount of money for the hospice – it was decided to revive the online Open.

    The aim is not only to put on a good show and provide artists with a platform for their work, but to raise as much money as possible for the hospice.

    This year’s Open will be the same as last year’s and will run on the website from the beginning of September until the end of October. 

    As before, there is no entry fee but we are again asking all artists submitting work to make a donation to East Cheshire Hospice if they possibly can, with a link provided on the website.

    All of the work submitted will be shown.

    Any artist wishing to take part should visit the website –  – where they will find full details of how to apply.




  • Sat
    9.30 am to 1.30 pmSt Michael's Church, Market Place, Macclesfield

    The annual and ever-popular Rotary Club of Macclesfield Castle Charities Bazaar will be back next month encouraging everyone to support a number of local charities.

    As we ‘go to press’ Christies, East  Cheshire Hospice, Save the Children, ROAR and the Children’s  Society are signed up to promote their Christmas offerings and entice you along to St Michael’s Church, Market Place, Macclesfield on Saturday 6th November from 9.30 am until 1.30 pm.

    The stalls will be laden with all things Christmas, for all the family, including toys, home made sweets, Christmas cards, bric a brac and everything associated with the Christmas season.

    If you would like to  book a stall or just more information about the day or Rotary please contact: To book a stall or request more information about the bazaar or Rotary please contact: Judith Nicholson e

  • Fri
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