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August 4, 2022

Donations dished out by finance staff

A number of community organisations have benefitted from the first round of donations which have been made by a new charitable foundation. Following the launch of Leek United Building Society’s Charitable Foundation in April this year, its Board of Trustees recently met to discuss the first round of grant applications that it had received.

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July 21, 2022

Civic donations handed out

Two large donations have been handed out by the former town mayor. Councillor Lyn Swindlehurst served as Leek Town Mayor for the 2021/22 civic year. During her 12 months in office she hosted a series of events which raised more than £4,000.

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July 14, 2022

Donations galore from Jubilee celebrations

More than £8,500 has been donated from cash raised at a royal themed celebration in East Staffordshire. A total of £8,552 was raised at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration which was held at Uttoxeter Racecourse last month.

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June 2, 2022

Donations galore by action group

A fundraising group in the moorlands has handed out its latest donations to the community. Haregate In Action hosts a series events in the Haregate area of Leek, with all funds raised used to improve the area.

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April 7, 2022

Aid initiative continues to strive in town

A humanitarian aid initiative in a Moorlands town is continuing to strive. We reported last month that Bank House in St Edward Street, Leek, has become a hub for people to drop off donations of items and cash to help those affected by war-torn Ukraine.

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March 10, 2022

Community pulls together for Ukraine

A community in the Moorlands has pulled together to continue collecting much-needed items for those affected by the situation in war-torn Ukraine. Last week, we reported that a group of mums who live in Leek and Cheddleton, had started a kind-hearted initiative to collect items to be sent out to those still in Ukraine, as well as to those who have fled to neighbouring Poland.

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March 10, 2022

Ukraine appeal receives ‘overwhelming’ response

A Cheadle community leader has praised the town for its gigantic response to an appeal set up to help those suffering in Ukraine amid the Russian invasion. More than 1.5million citizens have now left the country while many others continue to shelter in underground bunkers.

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March 3, 2022

Community pulls together to aid Ukrainians

A group of mums in the Moorlands have been overwhelmed by the support they have already received after starting a local campaign to help those in need in and from war-torn Ukraine. More than half a million people have fled the Eastern European country amidst the Russian invasion with civilians among those killed in the bombings and raids.

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March 3, 2022

Ukraine appeal launched in town

Two community leaders have launched an appeal to help those being affected by the terrible atrocities unfolding in Ukraine. More than half a million people have fled the country amidst the Russian invasion with civilians among those killed in the bombings and raids.

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December 30, 2021

Kind-hearted donations by police

Police officers in Leek helped spread the festive cheer ahead of the big day last week by donating items to help members of the community. Officers from Staffordshire Moorlands Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT), attended Haregate Community Centre in Queens Drive, Leek on Monday, December 20, to present them with donations including furniture, cooking appliances and tools.

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December 10, 2021

Charities handed donations from community group

Five charities have been handed generous amounts of cash from the funds of a community action group that is soon to disband. Gill Mason has been the chairperson of Cheadle-based Hammersley Hayes Residents Action Group, which is now winding down, since 2004.

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August 12, 2021

Funding appeal for animal ambulance

A dog rescue charity is appealing for donations to help purchase an animal ambulance. Luosko German Shepherd Dog Rescue in Cheadle is hoping to purchase such a vehicle to be able to help even more animals in need.

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