April 16, 2020
AN ONLINE Elvis tribute show has brought in thousands of pounds for the NHS after social media users donated money while enjoying a resident’s hour-and-20-minute live-stream performance. Mark Clay, from Saverley Green near Fulford, has managed to raise over £5,300 for frontline health workers to help them battle the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The 50-year-old has done a lot of charity gigs around the area for a number of years and, after talking with wife Claire, decided to still put on a show for a good cause on Saturday despite being in lockdown.
January 23, 2020
A NEW life-saving piece of equipment has been installed at a tourist spot in the Moorlands. The community public access defibrillator has been put in place at Hales Hall Caravan and Camping Park in Cheadle. The defibrillator has been put in place after collaborative working between staff at Hales Hall along with the charity AED Donate.
November 28, 2019
TWO inspiring students are hosting a festive event this weekend, as part of their fund-raising to take part in a world challenge. Archie Whitehead and Alfie Bednall, who both attend Thomas Alleyne's Sixth Form in Uttoxeter, are currently raising money to go to Malawi in July 2020 with the World Challenge organisation. As part of their on-going fundraising to fund the rip, the duo are hosting a Christmas Gift Fair at Denstone Village Hall on Saturday, November 30 from midday until 4pm.
November 21, 2019
THE FOUNDER of a global charity has visited a Moorlands school to speak to youngsters about how the cash they are raising is being spent. Founder and Global Chief Executive of Mary’s Meals, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, took time out of his busy schedule recently to visit Painsley Catholic College in Cheadle. Magnus addressed all the students at the school along with representative students from its feeder primary schools; St Filumena’s in Caverswall, St Giles’ in Cheadle, St Joseph’s in Uttoxeter, St Thomas’s in Tean, St Mary’s in Leek and The Faber in Cotton.
October 18, 2019
A HEADTEACHER who lost close family members to pancreatic cancer is to swim 50 miles to raise funds for those combatting the disease. Rebecca Walker will swim 4,034 lengths of Bannatyne Health Club and Spa’s swimming pool during November as part of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in a bid to raise £2,000 for the cause.
July 25, 2019
A SCHOOL choir is continuing to raise funds for a hospice. The Cheadle Academy Sixth Form Choir began singing together in supermarkets during the festive period of 2017, following the sad death of their teacher Craig Beverley who passed away in October 2016. Since then they have raised thousands for the Dougie Mac charity which supported Craig and his family before he passed away after losing his battle with cancer.
June 27, 2019
A POST office counter clerk is taking on a 'hair raising' challenge – all in aid of charity. Dawn England, who works at Cheadle Post Office, has decided to have her long brunette locks shaved off in a bid to raise cash for the Douglas Macmillan. Dawn, who has worked at the Cheadle Post Office for 17 years, will be having her head shaved to a number two cut at a special event at the Lamplighter in Cheadle on Sunday, August 25 at around 5pm.
May 16, 2019
DUCK race a success for community fund-raising group. On a dry Bank Holiday afternoon with a fast flowing river, more than 750 yellow ducks were released into the River Tean by Cheadle Lions as they ran their annual fundraising Duck Race. After a swift but competitive race all ducks safely reached the finishing line. The main results were as follows: First Place No 74 A Pitt, Second Place - No 602 J Hare, and Third Place - No 401 J Crampton.
February 7, 2019
A FUN day is being held in memory of a Moorlands woman who sadly lost her battle with cancer. Kathleen Dyas, who lived in Blythe Bridge, passed away in August 2016 at the age of 66. Her daughter, Liberty-Skye Dyas, has since been fund-raising in her mum's memory and has already raised more than £6,000 for charity by hosting dog shows.
November 29, 2018
A YOUTH organisation in Uttoxeter is currently fund-raising for refurbishment works at their headquarters as well as new equipment. The Uttoxeter Detachment of Army Cadets has plans to paint the two teaching rooms at their detachment which is situated in Oldfields Hall in Uttoxeter.