Following the success of last year’s Celebratory lunch, it is back this year. The lunch will be held in celebration of St.Chads Day this Sunday and will start at 1pm at Kilngreen Mission Church, Diggle.
St.Chads Parish includes of three worship centres which are based in and around Uppermill and Diggle. A few hours before the lunch, [...]
Guide Dogs is searching for volunteers from in and around Saddleworth, to board its trainee dogs.
The charity has been in touch with Saddleworth News, to explain that it is looking for boarders that will keep trainee dogs in their homes, as well as feed and groom them. Guidelines from the dog’s trainer will also [...]
A student from Dobcross is participating in the Greater Manchester Marathon this April. Sean Holmes, who is currently studying at the University of Cumbria, will be raising money for Water Aid.
The run is more than 26 miles and will take in some of Manchester’s key landmarks. Around 5,000 people are expected to participate, all [...]
Beer Walk June 2011
One of Saddleworth’s biggest fundraising events has been cancelled.
The Saddleworth Beer Walk, which helped raise up to £45,000 each year for local good causes, has been called off for financial reasons.
According to the Oldham Advertiser, organisers from the Saddleworth Round Table have been told they’d need to [...]
Coffee Morning – Uppermill
The coffee morning held at St Chad Parish Centre in Uppermill last Saturday made £240.
The money was raised to help and support Edward Ackroyd and his family. Eight-year-old Edward has been diagnosed with muscle-wasting disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which leads to paralysis and limited life expectancy.
Edward’s grandparents Sue and [...]
This month’s coffee morning at St Chad Parish Centre in Uppermill will support parishioners Sue and Tony Ackroyd, as they raise funds for their grandson Edward.
The eight-year-old has been diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).
DMD is a muscle-wasting disease which leads to paralysis and limited life expectancy. Most of the [...]
NHS Oldham, Oldham Council and Age Concern have come together to promote ‘Top Tips’ for preparing us for winter this year.
After a winter snowfall, getting out to local shops can be tough. Those worst hit through the winter season are the elderly who live alone, and Saddleworth has the highest proportion of elderly folks [...]
Cllrs Enid Firth and Ken Hulme getting into the swing of things. (all pictures courtesy Ken Hulme)
Here are some photos of last Friday’s Old Thyme Ball, held at the Civic Hall in Uppermill in aid of the Saddleworth Parish Council Chairman’s charities.
This year’s Chairman, Cllr Bill Cullen, has selected three main good [...]
A Saddleworth singer will be returning to our area to perform at a fundraising jazz night later this month.
Ella Rooke, who is originally from Greenfield but now lives in London, will do two sets at the event, to be held at St Edward’s Parish Hall in Lees on Saturday 15 October.
A Saddleworth cyclist will be getting on his bike in aid of a good cause later this month. Robert Newton of Uppermill will be raising money for the British Heart Foundation when he takes on a 36-mile ride in Sherwood Forest on Sunday 16 October.
Robert explained to Saddleworth News that he [...]
A Saddleworth man is beginning an epic charity challenge, with the target of running the length of the Pennine Way in ten days.
David Couch from Greenfield is raising money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.
It’s a personal cause for him, as nine years ago David was himself diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. [...]
The Saddleworth branch of the WI has organised a charity fundraiser, to be held at the Band Club in Dobcross on Friday 4 November. It’s a carnival party night, and the fun will begin at 7:30pm.
Along with live Latin music and a disco, there’ll be a raffle, [...]
The regular monthly charity coffee morning at the St Chad Parish Centre in Uppermill takes place this Saturday, 1 October.
This month the good cause to benefit is the Genesis Breast Cancer Appeal, the only British charity dedicated solely to the prevention of breast cancer. More details about the charity can be found at its [...]
A coffee morning in aid of Macmillan takes place in Diggle this Friday. It’s at Wrigley Mill between 10am and 2pm.
Entry is £2, and that gets you coffee and a cake. There’ll also be plenty of stalls and a tombola.
The Diggle event is one of many taking place around the country in aid [...]