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Ruby Anstee – Editor
Stuart Littleford – Reporter
Allan Roach – Reporter
George Wilson – Reporter and IT

Past Articles

Saddleworth Village Games to be supported by the Co-op Local Community Fund

Reporter: Allan Roach

Saddleworth Village Games is proud to announce that it has been chosen as one of the local charities that will be supported this year by the Co-op Local Community Fund.

So what can you do to help?

Well firstly if you are not a member of the Co-op then please register either in store or on line at

It costs £1 to join, and comes with a host of benefits for you and us. In addition […]

Mossley homelessness charity receives £2,219 from Co-op member scheme

Kris Wookey and Hazel Hodkinson from Emmaus Mossley with Tracey Barnshaw from Co-op (centre)

Story sponsored by Wainwright Stump Removal:

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Great things happening in Mossley as community causes share in Co-op Local Community Fund payout.

Thousands of charities are sharing in a £9m funding boost from the Co-op. As a result of the Co-op’s membership scheme launched last September, the money will be shared by over 4,000 good causes across the country.

One of these […]

Saddleworth Musical Society present cheque to Dr Kershaws

Reporter: Ken Bennett

December 11 2016 saw Saddleworth Musical Society perform their annual Christmas concert, featuring the children of Diggle school choir.

This annual performance raises monies for selected charities which this year was Dr Kershaw’s Hospice.

The total sum raised was £1000.00 and here we see Gerard Marsden from Saddleworth Musical Society present the cheque to Joanne Sloan from Dr Kershaw’s, ably assisted by, Grace Wallace, Martha King, Thomas Wallace and Toby King from Diggle school.


Friends of Bright Futures School to host Michael Buble Tribute Night

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Friends of Bright Futures School (FBFS), the parent teacher association of Bright Futures School for children with autism, in Grasscroft, is gearing up for its next charity fundraiser.

Following the success of the FBFS Lionel Ritchie Tribute night last October 2016, which raised nearly £1,000, and other fundraising events throughout the year, the team are now getting set for a night of swing and soul with a Michael Buble Tribute night!

The event will take place at […]

The Lees Village Service Station Charity Day is back!

Charity Day – Lees Village Service Station

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Lees Village Service Station, the Gulf-branded forecourt situated on St John Street, Lees is hosting its Charity Day on Sunday 11 September and everyone is welcome.

Owned by Frank Pullen for over 20 years and run by three generations of his family, the Gulf site is proud of its close links with the community and the popularity of its annual charity day.

“Last year our customers raised £600 for […]

Santa Dash through Uppermill for local charities

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Over 100 paid up runners will be taking part in a Santa Dash along High Street, Uppermill on Saturday 5 December.

The event has been organised by Saddleworth Round Table as an extension to their Winter Wonderland event which takes place later the same day.

The Santa Dash is a 5km charity fun run through Uppermill village and Diggle.

The event should be quite a spectacle as the High Street is closed from 2pm for 10 minutes […]

Local charity to join big names in new fundraising service

Bryn Hughes – please to be chosen by uGive

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

A Saddleworth based charity has been chosen from thousands around the UK to be included in a new national charity fund raising service.

The PC Nicola Hughes Memorial Fund, based in Delph, was chosen to be listed as one of only thirty five charities that people can donate to when using the new uGive service. Other well known charities already on the list include well-known names such […]

Dan Jarvis meets with victims’ charity based in Delph

Dan Jarvis (left) with Bryn Hughes (centre) and Debbie Abrahams

Dan Jarvis – currently Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Barnsley Central and shadow youth Justice and victims minister – made a visit to Saddleworth to support fellow candidate, Debbie Abrahams, as she campaigned around Alexandra ward, and he also took the opportunity to meet PC Nicola Hughes’ father, Bryn in Delph yesterday.

Debbie said: “It’s great that Dan has taken the time out of his own campaigning to come […]

John ‘O’Groats to Lands’ End Continuous Baton Relay event to raise money for local charity

A Saddleworth charity has announced it is to hold a relay event in May to raise money for a number of good causes it supports.

The PC Nicola Hughes Memorial Fund has organised the John ‘O’ Groats to Land’s End Continuous Baton Relay on behalf of the charity.

The relay will commence at John ‘O’ Groats on Monday 18 May 2015 at 01:40 hours and aim to finish on Saturday 23 May at Lands’ […]

Ice Bucket Challenge at The Commercial this Saturday

This Saturday will see Staff at The Commercial pub in Uppermill taking part in a full afternoon of Ice Bucket challenges to raise funds for the Kingfisher Community school.

There will also be a raffle, bouncy castle for the kids, lucky dip and rides – if you want a trade stall on the day contact Louise on the above number. Stalls are £5.00.

The event will take place on Saturday October 4 at the pub from 1.00pm, and anyone wishing […]

Charity whisky tasting event at Diggle Band Club

There will be a charity whisky tasting event at Diggle Band Club.

The event has been organised by Nick Watts, from Urban Haze, to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity, and will take place on 31 May.

Everyone is welcome and you don’t have to be a whisky connoisseur to join in, even if you’re new to whisky, you’ll be made to feel very welcome.

The event includes:

Evening hosted by the amazingly knowledgeable Dr Bill Warnock Nine […]

Jack hoping to pile on the pounds for charity

Bradley Wiggins with Jack.

Eleven-year-old Jack Ireland will be pedalling for pounds when he rides his bike all the way from his home in Denshaw to Blackpool.

The Delph School pupil is taking on the challenge to raise money for his two favourite charities – the MS Society and Francis House Children’s Hospice.

The route he will be taking is nearly 60 miles, across Lancashire and finishing at Blackpool Tower.

Jack said: “I want to do something that helps […]