In The Spotlight
Body Mind Therapy Centre are having an open day for Maggie's Centres on Thursday, 3rd August 2017. You can have 15, 30, 45 or 60 MIN MASSAGE in exchange for what you can afford donations. Their will also be a raffle draw with some amazing prizes
Tameside Sea Cadets are amongst the first in the UK to be presented with the National Citizenship Award.
THE countdown to the Olympics has inspired a lot of action to support local good causes including the new Macmillan Tameside Unit.
Tameside Council staff and members were among many organisations, business and groups to join Active Tameside’s Road to Rio challenge.
For two weeks from 22 July to 5 August teams and individuals have clocked up the miles from running, swimming, walking or cycling to collectively reach the 5818 miles to Rio.
The challenge has gone so well that Active Tameside reached the target within the first week and are currently clocking up the miles to head home again.
An exercise bike was installed in Dukinfield Town Hall on Tuesday 2 August and staff and councillors took turns in their breaks to clock up 100 miles towards the grand total, while also collecting donations towards the fundraising.
Tameside Council Leader Cllr Kieran Quinn said: “We really enjoyed taking part in the challenge, which - as well as supporting local good causes - also helped to raise the profile of the benefits of making time in your day to be active. I think everyone returned to their desks feeling more alert and energised after their stints on the bike!”
Money raised will be going to The Believe and Achieve Trust, Tameside 4 Good and Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind as well as Macmillan’s Tameside Unit.
You can donate in centre, at the Road to Rio Just Giving page or by texting ROAD02 followed by the amount you want to donate (e.g. £2) to 70070.
Find out more at www.activetameside.com/roadtorio
WILLOW Wood Hopice is already close to the hearts of the Tameside community. But now it has also won the royal seal of approval after being recognised with a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
The accolade is the equivalent in status for voluntary groups as an MBE is for individuals and is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK .
It is fantastic recognition for the 500 plus volunteers who devote themselves to providing care for patients and their families and generating the £2.3m that is required each year to keep the hospice operational.
In recognition of the award and their continued efforts, a number of volunteers were invited by Tameside Mayor Cllr Philip Fitzpatrick to the Mayor's Parlour in Dukinfield Town Hall on Tuesday 21 June. The Council is also highlighting all the local Queen's Award winners as part of its ongoing Proud Tameside campaign, which aims to put the spotlight on people, services and places which help to improve the lives of local people.
Hospice Chairman Pat McCloskey said “Everyone at the Hospice is absolutely delighted to hear the news that our volunteers have been recognised in this way - it is a huge honour that reflects the significant contribution made by all of our volunteers.
“Our volunteers are a vital and essential link in the chain of care we provide at Willow Wood and without their unwavering support we simply would not be able to care for the thousands of local patients and their families who need our support.
“The generosity and commitment of our volunteers continues to astound me and they are truly remarkable people.”
Chief Executive, Karen Houlston said: “We are extremely proud of this recognition and enormously proud of our volunteers and we are delighted that they have been honoured with this award.
“Since we first opened our doors in1999 so many people have given their time to enable us to provide our vital services within the local community and our volunteers have been at the very heart of Willow Wood. This award is for those volunteers who are no longer with us as well as our current volunteers.”
Willow Wood has achieved many milestones since it opened 17 years ago and has played an active role at the forefront of many new and exciting developments in palliative (Hospice) care.
In the last 12 months the hospice has launched a dedicated Dementia service to those with palliative care needs and will be implementing a new end of life service for those with Diabetes in the near future. These new services, along with the Hydrotherapy / physiotherapy service, the Lymphodema clinic and dedicated Blood transfusion clinic all complement the traditional Day Hospice care and the Inpatients Unit.
The Out Patients clinic, for those living with cancer and non cancer diagnoses, including neurological conditions such as heart and lung failure, kidney disease, multiple sclerosis and motor neurone disease, saw in excess of 230 patients alone in the last year.
If you’re coming to the Stalybridge Carnival in Cheetham Park on 25 June don’t forget to visit our Open Day at the Priory Tennis Club.
Priory Tennis Club in Cheetham Park, Mottram Road, Stalybridge are running Junior Tennis Holiday Camps from Tuesday 30 May to Friday 2 June.
Hyde United secured Seven points from a possible nine over the Christmas & New year period and a home win over neighbours Glossop North End who are third sees the Tigers looking at a bright 2017.
After defeat to Boston United, Curzon Ashton bounced back in a festive Tameside Derby against Stalybridge Celtic on Boxing Day, as John Flanagan's side took on Stalybridge Celtic at Bower Fold.
A NATIONAL hero will be celebrating local stars at the Pride of Tameside Sports Awards this Friday (23 September).
A state-of-the-art gym offering around the clock access is the latest in a package of exciting new facilities to step up Tameside’s fitness.
Hyde united started their FA Cup campaign in style beating Cammel Laird 4-0 at Ewen fields.
GRASSROOTS football will benefit from a major new initiative on Thursday (August 4) when the synthetic pitch at Ewen Fields is formally "launched".
TAMESIDE’S latest leisure attraction is bound to put a spring in your step.
A Danny Wisdom goal in the 66th minute was enough to give Stalybridge Celtic the three points at FC Uniteds Broadhurst Park.
Mossley returned to winning ways at play off chasing rivals Farsley Celtic.
Ashton united were worthy winners in the Evo-Stik Northern premier Tameside Derby against Hyde United at Hurst cross.
The Tour of Tameside will return in 2016 and will take place from Friday 16th until 19th of June.
Droylsden and Mossley shared the points in a 1-1 draw in the Christmas derby at The Butchers Arms.
Oldham Roughyeds will play their home games next season at Stalybridge Celtic’s Bower Fold ground, Chairman Chris Hamilton is excited by the move to the 5,200-capacity Bower Fold.
Scott Spencer earned the Tigers a point at Ewen Fields scoring his 20th goal of the season, keeping them in 10th place in the Northern Premier, Premier Divsion.
Stalybridge Celtic knocked FC United out of the Manchester Premier Cup in an an enthralling game at Broadhurst Park.
Mossley were unlucky to go out of the FA Trophy to a late penalty at Darlington's Heritage Park on Saturday.
Donal Townson's 40 years of nurturing a love of sport in more than 30,000 primary school children across Tameside
was recognised at the Pride of Tameside Sports Awards 2015 where he was named Unsung Hero of the Year.
Hyde United were denied victory by late equaliser in the second qualifying round of the FA Trophy at Skelmersdale.
Aldwinians recorded their first victory of the season against Cumbrian opponents Wigton at Audenshaw Park.
Ashton Rugby Club U14's, U15's and U16's all made good progress in three well contested games.
Celtic battled through to the next preliminary round of the FA Cup with a goal in each half and now face North Ferriby in the next round.