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Sam Tyler did it in Life on Mars – and in March I’m going to do it to raise money for Stockport young carers – the Mayor’s charity. Unlike Sam, I’ve no desire to plunge to my death and wake up in 1973 so I’ll have ropes and safety gear to abseil down Stopford House. […]

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Fund your project with Forever Manchester

by Iain Roberts on 26 January, 2016

Forever Manchester administer a number of community funds that cover Stockport including the CDL Fund and the Stockport Fund for community and voluntary groups. You can find out more information and apply here.

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Mitzvah Brownies collect food for Trussell Trust

by Iain Roberts on 23 November, 2015

A big thank you to Yeshurun Synagogue, and the Yeshurun Brownies in particular, for their amazing efforts getting shoppers at Cheadle Royal Sainsbury’s to donate food to the Trussell Trust food banks.   Mitzvah Day 365 brings together people around the world to work on social projects and make our communities better places.  

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Cheadle Mosque battles the weather for Children in Need

by Iain Roberts on 19 November, 2015

The team at Cheadle Mosque battled the wind and rain to set up a “Samosa stall” after Friday prayers to raise money for Children in Need. After prayers, worshippers munched through 400 samosas and countless pizzas to raise money for Children in Need – there was hardly any room left for cake! “Children in Need […]

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#WeStandTogether in Gatley

by Iain Roberts on 19 October, 2015

I was very pleased to join Christians, Muslims, Jews, Sikhs and Hindus at the Yeshurun synagogue in Gatley, along with my colleague Cllr June Somekh, the Deputy Mayor. The interfaith event was organised by Greater Manchester Police and Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy spoke in one of his last engagements before leaving the Police to […]

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Ways you can help refugees in need

by Iain Roberts on 8 September, 2015

Many local people have asked for information on how they can help refugees. The nearest drop-off point for Syria Relief is East Manchester: Items can be dropped off to our storage unit in East Manchester. Please call first to ensure a member of staff will be present before you make your visit. The address is: Unit A4, New Smithfield Market,  Whitworth Street […]

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Seashell Trust plans expansion – and housing

by Iain Roberts on 31 July, 2015

Mark Geraghty, the Chief Executive of the Seashell Trust, came to speak to councillors in a public meeting at the Town Hall. He was setting out his plans – still at an early stage – for the charity. Founded in 1823, the Trust is one of the leading bodies caring for profoundly disabled (mostly deaf-blind) […]

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80 people braved the rain to take part in the Gatley Fun walk – with some running or cycling – to raise money for St Ann’s Hospice last Sunday. The Lib Dem team came out to do our bit, with Keith and Iain completing the walk – ten miles from the Horse and Farrier in […]

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Mark Hunter brought Deputy PM Nick Clegg to meet Dan and Joanne Thompson on Thursday. Dan and Joanne founded Millie’s Trust after the tragic death of their nine month old daughter Millie at Ramillies Hall School, Cheadle Hulme in 2012. Supported by Mark, Dan and Joanne have battled to change the law. The fight has […]

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Stockport Advice and Information for Life – SAIL – has just launched. It aims to be a one-stop shop, pointing people in the right direction for information. SAIL deals with the sorts of issues people seek help about every day, around benefits, debt, immigration, housing and more. It is particularly aimed at younger people who […]

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