In The Spotlight
THE Civic Mayor of Tameside, Cllr Joyce Bowerman, is lending her wholehearted support to a drive to recruit more Marie Curie supporters in Tameside.
Marie Curie provides home care for people with any terminal illness as well as emotional support for their loved ones. Their aim is to help families get the most from the time they have left.
Cllr Bowerman explained: “I have personal experience of the wonderful work the Marie Curie nurses do. They cared for my father when he was dying from lung cancer and that’s why I have made them part of my charity appeal fund.
“It’s a very sad fact that someone in the UK dies every five minutes without getting all the care they could have. That’s why I want more fund-raisers in Tameside. Marie Curie believe everyone should be able to get the care they need at the end of their life.”
Marie Curie nurses work night and day and there is also a confidential helpline for anyone who has questions about any aspect of terminal illness, needs support, or just wants to talk. An online information hub has leaflets to download, films and other links.
The support groups are made up of ordinary people of all ages who are passionate about the charity and want to help it. They tend to meet on a monthly basis and organise collections and fund-raising events such as tea parties and quiz nights.
Tameside has two very successful groups – Hyde and Denton, and Ashton – but a combination of age, failing health and other commitments means that new members are needed if they are to continue their good work.
The Mayor added: “These amazing people have done, and continue to do, a really fantastic job. However, they aren’t as young as they used to be and can no longer commit themselves in the same way.
“They badly need new blood and I’m appealing to the people of Tameside to join them so that they can continue their fabulous and much-needed work.”
If you have the time and would like to join a Marie Curie support group, visit www.mariecurie.org.uk
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
The Tigers came away with a point in a hard fought game at Brighouse's St.Giles Road.
The Bloods chalked up a 7- 0 victory at Radcliffe in the Evostick North Division One in their Saturday before Christmas fixture.
Mossley were narrowly defeated in the Boxing Day clash with Glossop North End at their Surrey Street ground.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.