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Times Echo and Life / fundraiser

April 14, 2022

“Everything’s gone. It’s totally devastated”

Three brothers have launched an appeal for photographs featuring their family, after almost 60 years of memories were destroyed in a fire. Rita Halsey, aged 82, lost her home and all her belongings in the fire at Rocester, which spread through three properties in Abbey Road on March 31.

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April 7, 2022

More than £4,500 raised for house fire victims

A village community has rallied round to help families who have been affected by a fire in the area. The incident happened in Rocester on Thursday (March 31) and saw a number of families being evacuated by police from their homes for safety reasons.

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March 24, 2022

Seven cats found dumped at road side

An animal welfare society in the Moorlands is appalled by the state of seven cats which have been found dumped on a road side.

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March 10, 2022

Fundraiser for Harry and his family

A former Leek teacher and his family have made it out of war-torn Ukraine and are hoping to make their way to the Staffordshire Moorlands. We reported last week that former Leek College teacher Harry Richardson, and his family, had been forced to take shelter in a cellar under a school when war broke in Ukraine.

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February 25, 2022

Fundraiser set up for ‘beautiful’ Jacob

An online fundraising page has been set up for nine-year-old Jacob Gallon, who tragically passed away last month. The nine-year-old died after a tree fell on him while out with friends and family who were pheasant shooting amid Storm Malik at a location near to Tean.

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February 4, 2022

Stolen car fundraiser reaches target

A fund-raising page set up to raise money for a community member who had his car stolen has surpassed its target goal of £500. Mat Cartwright, landlord of the Butchers Arms in Forsbrook, set up a Just Giving page for Jack Alcock who had his motor taken after a break in at the pub saw his keys from behind the bar stolen by thieves.

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January 6, 2022

Almost £50,000 raised for charity

A fundraising stalwart is hoping to reach the milestone of raising £50,000 for charity very soon. As the Leek & Moorlands Echo went to press, Catherine Bennett was just £500 short of the amazing milestone in her fundraising for Breast Cancer Now.

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March 15, 2021

Villagers’ lockdown fundraiser for defib in memory of Rod

A GROUP of villagers have raised more than £2,000 in just 10 days to fund a defibrillator. Residents at The Terrace in Mayfield organised online raffles and sponsored events for the potentially life-saving machine.

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April 18, 2019

Eddie tops £10k target

A DARTS player from Cheadle has stepped up to the oche for Prostate Cancer UK by raising £10,000. Sales of pin badges and wrist bands, as well as darts competitions and stalls at community events have helped Eddie Bailey, 65, top £10,000 in donations. And Eddie has also been part of the nationwide Team Darts for Prostate Cancer UK, which has so far raised more than £300,000.

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May 31, 2018


FOOTBALLERS are set to bare all in a 'cheeky' one-night only performance of The Full Monty.

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May 2, 2018

Stroke survivor John crosses the finish line at 5k run

A STROKE survivor who had to learn to walk again has crossed the finish line of a 5k charity run.

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March 28, 2018

Round the clock dancers smash fund-raising target

A DANCE teacher from Cheadle has raised more than double her fund-raising target after dancing for 24 hours.

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