Thursday, August 17, 2017
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A Hattersley car boot sale has raised more than £800 for the We Love Manchester Fund.

The special event took place on Tesco’s car park of Stockport road, recently (30th July) attracting dozens of Hattersley and Mottram residents.

Those attending got the chance to pick up a bargain, and try their luck on in the prize tombola, while the youngsters got to ‘hook a duck’ and take part in a lucky dip.

The fundraiser was hosted in partnership with Peak Valley Housing Association and Tesco Extra Hattersley.

More than 40 sellers hired pitches on the day, and the money raised will now be donated to the We love Manchester emergency fund in aid of the 22 victims who lost their lives in the Manchester terrorist attack in May.

Sonia Heaton, Community Champion from Tesco Extra Hattersley said: “This is another example of the great community spirit in Hattersley. Residents and local businesses working together, we really wanted to contribute some fundraising to show our support to those affected by the terrorist attack”

Sandra Harrison of Peak Valley Housing Association added: “It was a great event! We have a great working relationship with Tesco and jointly we are already putting together plans to do more projects.

The skip day was organised by Peak Valley Housing Association, to help tenants dispose of any bulky items.

The tidy-up took place last Wednesday (2nd August) and residents braved the summer showers to have a good clear out.

A large skip was positioned on Phillip Way, and unwanted household items included old mattresses, sofa and a bike.

Peak Valley Neighbourhood Manager, Sharon Dawson, said: ‘The skips are a good opportunity for customers to have a good clear out and we are pleased that so many people braved the rain, got involved, and got rid of unwanted items.

We plan to host more skip days in the near future, so if you would like to bid for a skip in your area, please get in touch with your neighbourhood officer.’

Carla Pollitt of Philip Way, said: ‘The skips are a brilliant idea, really helpful for tenants.’

On Wednesday the 9th August, a number of young people from Hyde Team17 & Stockport Team 23 attended an event in recognition of teenagers who have successfully turned their lives around. 

The event, at Hyde’s Grafton Centre, was attended by Prince’s Trust Programme Executive, Gill Lysons and Senior Officers from GMFRS, who came together with friends and proud family members to mark the occasion and celebrate in their successes and shine a spotlight on some amazing young people, who bravely shared their individual stories, in an effort to inspire and motivate others.

The GMFRS Prince’s Trust team managers awarded certificates of achievement to all the team members who had used their experience gained on the Prince’s Trust course to overcome issues and barriers and develop new skills to improve their future prospects.

It was a pleasure to hear of the transformation that many of these young individuals had achieved whilst on the 12 week course.

Some told of their low self-esteem and a lack of confidence which led them through a cycle of school and employment problems. Others had encountered tribulations which had stemmed from emotional issues and thrown up huge life challenges. Nearly all stated that before enrolling on The Prince’s Trust scheme they had little confidence in themselves, no real ambitions for the future and believed they would never amount to anything.

However, since being part of the group, they had gone from withdrawn individuals all lacking confidence, to a group of self assured young men and women with the ability to inspire others.

Whilst attending course, all mentioned the residential period where they took part in a number of activities which required them to work as a team. They also spoke enthusiastically about their work experiences during placements in live working environments, fundraising activities and their community projects.

The young people involved in the programme were: Robert Connolly, James Crowther, Samantha Gray, Gabrielle Grindrod, Daniel Lindley, Elizabeth McCann, Emily Oldham, Dominic Saxton-Williams, Matthew Thomond, David Wilson, Edward Finn, Amy Tilzey, Gillian Mellor, Jamie Ashall, Raja Ahmed Saveel, Chris Marsden.

The Team Leaders were: Mike Dixon & Ashling Long along with Team Managers, Emma Sercombe and Tim Dibble.

The Personal achievement certificates were presented to the Team members who had taken part by the Director of Emergency Response, Dave Keelan for Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service, and the closing speech was given by Paul Starling, GMFRS Borough Manager Stockport & Tameside.

Recruitment starts now for the next Prince’s Trust Team 18 starting on Monday 25th September 2017.

To register your interest, contact GMFRS on 0800 555 815 or contact Emma Sercombe, Team Manager on 07973 966 407 for more information.


Hyde United Football Club is very pleased to announce that Specsavers Hyde are to become the new ‘Marketing Partners’ for ‘Roary’ the clubs Tiger mascot.

Made locally in Denton by master mascot makers FRENZY CREATIVE, Roary will be making his first official public appearance on the pitch at Hyde’s next home game on Tuesday, 15th August when they play Prescot Cables (7.45 kick off)

Roary will also be used to promote and market Specsavers Hyde in what the management call ‘a variety of novel ways.’

Specsavers Hyde director Diane Wood said, “As well as Hyde’s home games, he’ll be at events from the town’s popular monthly Artisan Markets to the Vintage Car Shows, Christmas festivities and special events in and around the town, and will represent Hyde United, together with Specsavers Hyde at community events, corporate days and will even make an appearance during school visits.”

Roary the Tiger will also be out and about around helping out the Town Team, especially at weekends, charity fundraising and during the school holidays, giving away prizes, stickers, have his photo taken with children or just wanting handshakes.”

Matthew Thornton, co-director at Specsavers added, “Roary’s likeness will also be showing up in competitions, and, the larger than life Roary will be spotted throughout the season at other community events all around the town where he’ll always be up for a photo’ selfie!

As part of Hyde United and Specsavers desire to interact with local schools by offering sporting advice and sight and hearing tests, Roary will join in with Hyde’s Football Academy to encourage sport participation and offering FREE entry to Hyde’s home games and promoting the clubs community involvement. So if you’d like to welcome Roary, the club’s new mascot, to your neck of the woods, Roary would be delighted to pay them a personal visit.

Pete Ainger, Hyde United’s Community General Manager, commented, “The club are absolutely delighted Specsavers Hyde have agreed to support the club in this way. “It will help us to market the team, the club, the Academy and the community facilities outside of matches, and also continue to provide some family fun and entertainment for the fans during homes games.”

When you pop your change from a round at your local, or after paying for your newspaper into the countertop charity can, do you ever wonder what it means to the charity. Well, if the can is for Willow Wood it means a great deal.

All those odd pennies really do add up. In the last financial year alone the total raised from our green collecting cans was just 45p short of £23,225, an amazing sum. To put it into perspective that would pay for over 88 hours of loving care for our patients and their families – care that is so vital to our community.

So if you have ever put your change into one of our cans, or if you have one in your shop, pub, restaurant or reception, please pat yourself on the back; you are helping us maintain our specialised services to the people of Tameside and Glossop.

If you do have a business and would like to support us in this way just give the fundraising department a call on 0161 330 7788. That’s all you have to do. One of our volunteers will then bring a can out to your premises and will call round to collect and bank the money on a regular basis. We can also provide cardboard loose change boxes for your home if you’d like to support us and keep your mantelpiece free of piles of pennies at the same time!

Volunteers come in all shapes and sizes – could one of our roles be the perfect fit for you?

There are over 600 volunteers currently giving freely of their time and their skills in every department of Willow Wood, from counselling to catering, from therapists to typists and from computer support to choir members.

Two areas where we really need additional team members at the moment are for weekend retail and café staff.   Don’t worry if you’ve never worked in these areas before as full training will be given and you’ll always be working with other members of Willow Wood’s team.

Think you could spare us a few hours each week? Either ring our volunteer and community manager, Mandy on 0161 330 1100 or go to our website, and download a volunteer application form from our volunteer page.

We’d love to welcome you as a member of Team Willow Wood.

The Tameside Stadium will be ringing to the rafters on Saturday 2nd September when Curzon Ashton are holding a FREE community day before kick off against fellow high flyers Salford City FC in their home league fixture.

The day which has been organised in partnership with Tameside’s emergency services and the British Legion, is been planned to run from 12.00noon to kick off at 3.00pm.

The fun-filled event aims to bring the local community together to enjoy a range of activities, including: Floating Archery (from One Adventure), Face Painting, Police Horses, A shooting Range, Football Games from GMFRS, Bouncy Castle (kindly donated by The Engine Room), Demonstrations from the Emergency Services and a variety of stalls promoting the activities of local community groups.

Andy Cheshire, Community Development Manager at Curzon Ashton said, ‘The community fun day will give all Tameside families the opportunity to enjoy a range of fun-packed activities absolutely free of charge. We have worked hard over the summer to get as many people to come along to our matches as possible and support the highest ranked team in Tameside and this is another initiative to encourage people to pay us a visit’.

So, make a date in your diaries for Saturday 2nd September – when everyone in the local Tameside community and beyond is invited to come down and enjoy a footballing day out and some quality fun time with their families.

– Wednesday, 27th September, 1-00pm to 3-00pm: Inspirations, a talk by Eva Thomas

– Wednesday, 25th October. 10-30am to 12-30pm: Informal Stitch & Chat session.

1-00pm to 3-00pm: Stitching Matters with guest speakers from the Altrincham Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild. Bring your own packed lunch, drinks provided.

– Wednesday, 29th November.  Christmas buffet lunch, followed by Quiz & Christmas activity

There is no meeting in December 2017.

The Glossop Branch meet at Glossop Cricket Club, North Road, Glossop SK13 7AS

Admission for members is £2-00, visitors’ £3-00.  This includes refreshments. Disabled access. New members will always be welcome.


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On Saturday, the 12th August 2017, Hyde Town Team will, be hosting their 2nd annual BLUE LIGHT EVENT, on Hyde’s Civic Square.

Among the many attractions, will be the Town Team’s ever popular TOMBOLA Stall.

However, although there will be some fantastic prizes up for grabs, the team are still seeking donations for their ever popular, ongoing fundraising stall. These donations can be in the form of cash, gift cards, vouchers, prizes, gifts and/or other in-kind donations that may be used for incentive-based prizes for the Tombola that will occur during this and future town centre events.

Your generous donations can be given to: Neil Openshaw at the event, or can be dropped in to Lee-Print: Shirley House, Oldham Street, Hyde, Cheshire SK14 1LJ  

Last year, hundreds of Hyde Shoppers and visitors turned out to show support for their community when the Town Team hosted their very first ‘Blue Light Day’ with all the monies raised helping to fund further events. This year, all the money raised on their Tombola Stall, will be going towards a fighting fund to create a fabulous, vibrant Community Christmas Market Extravaganza, combined with a fun-filled Christmas Lights Switch-on Event.

For our Tombola prize donations to date, we would like to thank all the Hyde based businesses that helped us: Love Bling, Vodafone, CSSC News, Amazing Nails, Sue Ryder, Salvation Army, Mint Menswear, O2, Bon Marche, Greggs, 526 Phones, Emma & Steele Hairdressing, Stafford Jewellers, and many more.

The Town Team would also like to say a big ‘thank you’ to the volunteers, who constantly give their time most generously.

Apologies to anyone accidently not named. If you helped in any way, they thank you.

If you can’t make this event, on Saturday the 12th August, the Hyde Town Team hope to see you at the many events they are planning to host throughout the rest of the year.