Activity centre heads onward and upwards

New bouldering wall now open at MAC Activity Centre

The Multi Activity Centre (MAC) in Macclesfield celebrated the opening of its new indoor bouldering wall - the first and only one in the area - with local MP David Rutley formally opening the facility at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday 20th January 2017.

You may remember we first reported on the centre’s ambitions prior to its launch (read more).

The addition of the new bouldering wall is the realisation of a long-held ambition of its founder, Andy Brooks, who’s been keen to expand the range of activities on offer there.

The construction of the specialised bouldering wall was made possible by the generous sponsorship of Decipher, a quantity surveying and construction management company based in Macclesfield.

The centre has also seen support from Macclesfield Town Council as well as Cheshire East Council, both providing financial support for the project.

Mr Rutley, who is the co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Mountaineering and a lifelong climbing enthusiast, was delighted to be given the opportunity to open and test out the new climbing facility, which is the first bouldering wall to be built in the town.

The MAC is a community interest company and is committed to improving recreational facilities for the people of Macclesfield and the wider community.

The organisation aims to keep its prices low and re-invest any profits into further improving the facilities and activities on offer there.

The main activity at the centre is roller-skating, but there is also a cafe and a community room being actively used by all age groups.

The centre’s team has already won a number of prestigious local awards too - most recently at the Everybody Awards (Health and Wellbeing Provider of The Year) and the Cheshire East Local Hero Awards (Social Enterprise of The Year).

The MAC Activity Centre is able to host hockey training sessions, roller disco evenings, birthday parties - and many more besides.

Following Friday’s ceremony, David commented: “It has been an honour and pleasure to officially open the bouldering wall at the Macclesfield Activity Centre.

“This is a great addition to the facility, which has quickly established itself within the local community.

“I would like to thank Andy Brooks, who founded the MAC, for his vision in developing the project, and also Decipher and Macclesfield Town Council for their generous support.

“I look forward to seeing the Activity Centre continue to make positive progress in the year ahead.”

The centre is currently fundraising to replace its floor, following damage (now repaired) which occurred over the wet and cold winter months.

For more information, please see: macactivitycentre.co.uk

Click this link to view the JustGiving fundraising page.

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