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27 January, 2020


East Cheshire Hospice benefits from town council grant


East Cheshire Hospice is one of the latest local charities to benefit from the Macclesfield Town Council community grant scheme.

December will see the launch of the hospice’s latest fundraising initiative, the ‘Snowman Sprint’, and Macclesfield Town Council has supported the charity with a grant of £1,000 to purchase snowman hats for the event.

This will mean that money raised from the campaign will go directly back into the charity for supporting local people with life limiting illnesses and at the end of life.

Helena Gowler, community engagement and events officer commented: “Macclesfield Town Council is delighted to be supporting East Cheshire Hospice with a community grant.

“We welcome grant applications from community groups and charities based in Macclesfield. It is great to see all of the fantastic projects that grow out of the community grants scheme.

“We are looking forward to seeing lots of snowman sprints popping up around the town throughout December!”

Lisa Ball, community fundraiser for East Cheshire Hospice added: “We are really grateful for the £1000 grant from Macclesfield Town Council.

“The Snowman Sprint is a fantastic initiative to get Cheshire east children more active and raising vital funds for East Cheshire Hospice.

“The grant will help us purchase the snowman hats for children to wear during them run in December. We hope this initiative will raise over £70,000 for East Cheshire Hospice.”

To apply for a community grant, people are encouraged to visit the Macclesfield Town Council website.

For a chat about your project, and to discuss your eligibility, you can also contact Helena Gowler on 01625 374 142 or by emailing [email protected].