●● MACCLESFIELD Lions has selected its new president.
John Williams from Rainow will take the reigns to raise funds that are then donated to good causes in the town. With a brass band concert, golf day, the Bollington BikeFest and a Swimarathon the club raised and donated around £18,000 over the last year. At the handover of the chains, outgoing president Chesney Orme said: “The thank you cards we receive not only put a smile on our faces but make the membership of our organisation more and more worthwhile.” The club recently donated funds to two primary schools to enable them to purchase and train in the use of defibrillators. They also helped to fund the attendance of children on a trip to Anglesey, that would not have been possible being from a single-parent families. Macclesfield Lions are on the look out for new male members aged 18 plus. Anyone interested should call 01625 573740. ●● THE British Heart Foundation shop on Mill Street, Macclesfield, helped the county raise £777,000 in a year, it has been announced.
The cash will be used to fund lifesaving research into heart disease.
The money has also enabled the BHF to fund life saving equipment and heart support groups in the area. Mel Davies, BHF area manager, says: “We’re truly overwhelmed with the ongoing generosity of the local community in Cheshire. We’re so grateful to all our supporters and want to thank every single person who has joined us in the fight against heart disease.
“People often don’t realise that the sofa or dress they donate to or buy from their local BHF shop actually raises vital funds and helps pay for anything from a defibrillator for a community centre to a heart support group.”