Thursday, April 2, 2020
Families Matter

This coming Sunday, (14th JULY 2019) Hyde United’s Walker Lane ground will host a fun-filled, family-fun Charity Football Match in support of CALM, the Campaign Against Living Miserably.

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.

Organised by James Clayton, who lost his best friend to suicide 2 years, is, with friends and family, the aim is to raise funds and raise mindfulness among the communities, that 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health issue at some stage in their lives, and also to make men between the ages of 25 and 50 who maybe suffering deep depression in silence, aware that there is someone there to listen and help them.

Entry to the ground is: £1 for children & £2 for adults on the turnstiles, with all the money raised on the day going to help CALM keep their phone lines open.

Sponsored jointly by Onward Homes & MediaCo, the Charity Event will run from 12.00pm till 5.00pm with the actual Football Match featuring: Lee’s United vs Chappy Athletic kicking off at 2.00pm. with both teams going ‘hell for leather’ to pick up the Lee Randall Memorial Trophy.

Visitors on the day will also be treated to a whole host of other activities, including,

*The appearance of Tom Cassell AKA ‘Syndicate’
*SLBC FIFA Tournaments UK will also be there, come along show how good your skills are on FIFA.
* There’ll be lots of stalls with people selling their amazing products
*Evolution Smart – Brian Mcmanus will be showing off his smart car repairs business,
* Bulldog Valeting & Detailing
* There’ll be a fun ‘Beat the Goalie@ penalty shootout, competition.
* Face painting by Regan Brierley
* With a live band the Rubber Ducks playing from 3pm in the social club
* The bar & cafe will also be open for refreshments


There’s no better way for young children to learn new skills, whilst having fun, than by spending time in a garden, – planting, tending and growing their own food.

As most parents will tell you, children enjoy being outdoors and love digging in the soil, getting dirty, creating their own mini-planting areas and watching their plants grow.

Recently and with this in mind, children and staff from Bradley Green Primary Academy, accompanied by over 20 parents, spent a wonderful afternoon at Acresfield Community Gardens.

Members of the community have worked so hard to create this wonderful place for all members of the community to share and they were delighted to welcome 53 children and 26 adults as well as 2 siblings in prams to experience the benefits of growing interesting plants such as, brightly coloured sunflowers and vegetables that grow quickly corn, pumpkins, tomatoes and big juicy strawberries.

The community volunteers who tend the gardens were delighted to share their wealth of their knowledge with all the visitor, both young and old, and they encouraged the children to plant carrot seeds, inspect the onions and garlic they had planted earlier in the year and pick those enormous juicy strawberries from the strawberry plants they had weeded and picked the brown leaves from on a previous visit.

They also discussed flowering plants and very kindly gave some planters to the children to take back to school.

Acresfield Community Gardens is like a jewel in an urban setting and highlights just what can be achieved when a community comes together and works hard it reach a goal.

They are currently trying to gain some funding so they can put flagging down to enable people with mobile issues greater access.

Washing cars, mowing lawns and cleaning windows …just a few of the many tasks facing Alan Bancroft over the coming months.
He aims to tackle 50 challenges before his 50th birthday in September next year to raise funds for St Ann’s Hospice.

Alan is a man on a mission as a way of thanking the hospice for caring for his mum Dot (68) who died of cancer in 2010.
Alan has also lost childhood friends Diane Cooke, a patient at the Little Hulton hospice, and Pam Rhodes to cancer in the last few years.
Alan, who lives at home in Flixton with dad David and brother John, has already raised £330 from a static bike ride at Sainsbury’s in Urmston where he works.

Alan said: “St Ann’s has a huge place in my heart for many reasons. The hospice went out of their way to give my mum the best few weeks of her life they could and even lent her a bed so we could take her home to be more settled. “Mum had a heart of gold and always had a glint in her eye. She was my rock and I’ve also lost two other wonderful friends, both only in their 40s.”

Alan has already run 10ks and held a car boot sale and one of his toughest challenges will be the next Manchester marathon. He has done three parachute jumps, though not on the scale of the 13,000 feet tandem jump he plans.

Bag packing, taxi services, a Manchester to Blackpool bike ride, cutting hedges and taking people’s rubbish to the tip are also to come.

To support Alan go to

Hundreds of families from across Greater Manchester had a very bubbly time in the sunshine, as they gathered in Wythenshawe Park for St Ann’s Hospice’s latest fundraising event.

The hospice’s very first Bubble Rush run went with a pop, as participants took on a 5km course, complete with bubble stations pumping out masses of multi-coloured foam.

Organisers from the charity are hoping the sponsored event has raised lots of money for the local patients and families the hospice cares for.

Eamonn O’Neal, Chief Executive, said: “It’s fantastic to see people from our local communities across Greater Manchester all coming together and having fun at an event like the Bubble Rush. People of every age took part, getting messy and having a great time in aid of our patients.

Picture by Chris Bull for St Ann’s Hopsice 30/6/19
St Ann’s Bubble Rush at Wythenshawe Park.

“As a charity that needs to fundraise £20,000 a day so we can carry on providing specialist care to our patients and their loved ones, we rely on the kind support and generosity of local people. We’re always amazed by the unceasing passion for St Ann’s that people across Greater Manchester show us, and seeing everyone gathered together at the weekend raising money was one of those occasions. Huge thanks to everyone who took part. We hope you had a great time, and we can’t wait to see how much everyone has raised in sponsorship.”

Participants each received a special medal on the day, with everyone over the age of three also receiving a t-shirt for completing the course.

To return your sponsorship or find out more about other events and ways of supporting the hospice, please visit, call 0161 498 3663, or email

GREATER Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) is urging people to stay safe near water with temperatures set to sore this weekend.

Temperatures could go above 30 degrees this weekend and while we want people to enjoy the hot weather, everyone is asked to do so safely and responsibly.

People are being urged to never swim in open water, as while it may seem like a tempting way to cool off, the drop in temperature can cause shock and increase breathing rate. Muscles will stiffen and fatigue will set in very quickly, making it impossible to swim to safety, even for the strongest of swimmers.

Unknown risks, such as rocks and broken bottles can also be hidden beneath the water and there is often no supervision by lifeguards to help if you if you do get in trouble.

GMFRS Area Manager Damian O’Rourke said: “When it comes to swimming in open water, our message is simple – don’t do it. We know that when it is hot it can be tempting, but is not worth the risk.

“Please go out and enjoy the sunny weather this weekend but don’t put your own or anyone else’s safety at risk. If someone does get into trouble, don’t try and rescue them yourself, but dial 999.”

To see our safety information and messages, which includes water safety, please visit:

Hyde Rotary President, Karen Dorney visited the Christie and ‘Maggie’s Centre’ in Manchester to present her final cheques in this her presidential year, the two charities are close to the club’s heart.

The £1000 presented to the Christie will go towards a state-of-the-art radiotherapy treatment unit and at Maggie’s our cheque for £750 will support patients from the Christie who require aftercare.

Karen said; following the presentations, “During in my year, we have supported many local organisations and individuals who need financial support; to visit these two centres today really brought it home to me that we have the best cancer hospital in the country, right here on our doorstep and also in Maggie’s, a place where people can go when receiving treatment at the Christie or rehabilitation post treatment.

Where a person has been promised an interest in a property and has upon reliance of that promise incurred expenditure or made sacrifices that he would not otherwise have made, the law provides a remedy in circumstances when it would be unconscionable or inequitable for the person to benefit.  Recent cases to come before the courts considering the principal of ‘proprietary estoppel’ (meaning creating a proprietary interest in land in the absence of correct formalities) include farming businesses.

One such high profile decision awarded most of a family farming business to the family’s youngest daughter.  In this situation the parents had four children, the father having died in 2014 leaving his entire estate to his wife, the mother of the four.  The youngest daughter then brought a claim that promises had been made, denied by her mother,  to her that the farm would come to her when both parents retired.  The court found in the daughter’s favour. The decision is likely to force her elderly mother to sell the home which she has occupied for 40 years to pay the award to her daughter.

In a similar case, wills were made by the parents leaving the farm property and business between two sons.  One of the sons worked long hours on the farm for low pay continuously for over 30 years.  This son was in partnership with his father but following a fall out this partnership was dissolved.  The son was also given notice to quit the cottage in which he lived.  The parents then created new wills in which the son was disinherited.

The court found that there had been an assurance or promise by the parents upon which the son relied, the son having acted to his detriment and been encouraged in his belief without correction.

How we can help

Though many cases that come before the courts relate to farms the principle applies in many situations.

Should you need to make a claim, our experts are highly experienced in this particular area of law and we can also assist if you are defending a proprietary estoppel claim.

Contact our expects:

Laura Stansfield at

Sue Darlington at

Susanne Furness at

Mark Hirst at

You can also contact us on 0161 330 6821 or, you are welcome to attend any of our free legal surgeries – no appointment necessary.


Hyde Town Team would like to say a massive thank you to all the school children that got involved with the Dinosaur model making competition which took place in April.

Sponsored by Philip Harris the UK largest suppliers of science equipment to schools and colleges, the judges found it extremely difficult to pick the winning entrant as there were so many incredible dinosaur designs to choose from.

Speaking on behalf of the Hyde Town Team, Roger Bamford said, “We were delighted by the enthusiasm and were impressed by all the creative entries we received.”

However, there had to be a winner and the judges decided that 5year old Amelia from Bradley Green Primary Academy, should win the day, and take the £100 voucher for science or school equipment back to her school.

David Sedgwick, from Philip Harris told us, “We were delighted to sponsor this fun competition as it not only introduced children to an early science project, but it also encouraged children to think creatively and young Amelia’s Dino’ model showed real imagination.

Amelia’s teacher Ms Lucy Blackshaw, added,”It has been wonderful to be part of this community event. The families all supported their children in creating some incredible Dinosaur models, discussing the shapes they used and carefully considering their colours choices, whilst thinking about the types of Dinosaur they were making. Well done to all the entrants!”

Echoing Ms Blackshaw’s comments, Vicky Cameron, reiterated, “As Principal, it’s great that so many families have got involved in another Hyde Community Event!”



Encl: Photo: 5 year old Amelia with David Sedgwick and Teacher, Lucy Blackshaw and Bradley Green Academy Principal, Vicky Cameron.


Paul Daley, 67, has been caring for his friend Yvonne, 58, who was diagnosed Alzheimer’s disease in 2014. He is one of an increasing number of unpaid carers supporting friends or family in the Tameside and Glossop area.

Yvonne lived with her diagnosis for quite some time before telling family and friends, including Paul. He said: “She wasn’t prepared and didn’t initially want to tell anybody”.

Previously caring for his mum for many years before supporting Yvonne, Paul, who supports the Tameside Council-backed Carers Week campaign, finds he enjoys the caring role and feels he is good at it.

Paul said: “Yvonne has good and bad days and is unable to cook any more so I’m able to support her. She’ll get tired at the end of the day but does keep herself very busy and is even an ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society, giving talks on living with the disease. Yvonne enjoys a good chat and you generally can’t shut her up once she starts!”
Paul has regular carer’s assessments with Tameside Carers Centre and the support he has received has been invaluable.

He said: “It can be a tough ole life, but you just get on with it. We’re lucky that Yvonne’s family is also very supportive along with the team at the Carers Centre so I can take breaks when I need to”.

The pair has been involved in an innovative project at Manchester Airport which supports carers and people with an invisible disability or illness (including Alzheimer’s disease). Individuals are now able to request a lanyard which will identify them to staff as someone who may need additional support or understanding.

Cllr Eleanor Wills, Tameside Council Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Population Health, said: “Carers provide invaluable support to their friends and loved ones and there are inspiring stories like Paul and Yvonne’s across Tameside. If you do need support, please get in touch with our fantastic team at the Tameside Carers Centre who can look at your needs and the person you care for and put you in contact with the right services.”

Paul and Yvonne feel they are a really good team, supporting one another when they can and following their motto ‘live for today!’

Anyone looking after a loved one can contact Tameside Carers Centre on 0161 342 3344 or free advice, support and advocacy.


A local charity is holding two special fundraising events in Greater Manchester this summer, to help raise funds to support local people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

St Ann’s Hospice – which cares for and supports thousands of local people each year at its sites in Heald Green, Little Hulton and the Neil Cliffe Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital, as well as via a range of community and outreach services – is holding two family-friendly summer fairs to kick off the holidays in style.

The summer fairs will take place on Sunday 21st July from 12 noon to 3pm, and will be held at the hospice’s sites on St Ann’s Road North in Heald Green and on Meadowsweet Lane (off Peel Lane) in Little Hulton.

Each fair will include a range of stalls and refreshments, as well as activities like face painting, tombola’s and raffles.

Eamonn O’Neal, Chief Executive of St Ann’s, said:  “St Ann’s will be celebrating its fiftieth anniversary in 2021, and we’re proud to have been part of our local communities for all of those years.  We simply couldn’t care for our patients and their families without those local communities, and we really value the amazing support we receive every single day from people across Greater Manchester.

“Our annual summer fairs are always a highlight of our fundraising calendar, and we look forward to seeing families and friends gathering together to have a great time whilst raising money for our patients.  Everyone is welcome, and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone again this year.”

Entry to the fairs is just £1, with accompanied children free.

For more information on the summer fairs, or other forthcoming St Ann’s fundraising events or activities, please call 0161 498 3631 or visit the website at