Six local charities have once again benefitted from generous donations from the Macclesfield Sheepdog Trials Association, and Macclesfield MP, David Rutley, was on hand to help present the cheques, totalling £2,400, to the nominated organisations. The ceremony took place ahead of the Macclesfield Sheepdog Trials on the weekend of 2nd and 3rd August 2019.
Representatives from Macclesfield Multiple Sclerosis Society; the British Heart Foundation; the Rossendale Trust; Macmillan Cancer Support; East Cheshire Hospice; and Ronald McDonald House, each received a cheque for £400, which will help to further support the vital work of these important charities within local communities in the year ahead. The proceeds were raised from last year's very successful Macclesfield Sheepdog Trials.
Ahead of the presentation ceremony, David, who is Patron of Macclesfield Sheepdog Trials Association, was honoured to say a few words to thank the Sheepdog Trials organising committee and volunteers on all that it does to organise this much-loved fixture in the local calendar, and for the positive difference that its fundraising efforts makes in and around local communities.
This year's Macclesfield Sheepdog Trials will take place over the weekend of Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd August. As well as the sheepdog trials themselves, there will be plenty of fun to be had for all the family, with craft stalls and trade stands, fairground rides, food and musical entertainments. There are more details about this year's Sheepdog Trials at: www.macclesfieldsheepdogtrials.co.uk
Speaking after the ceremony, David said, "Once again, the generosity and hard work of the Macclesfield Sheepdog Trials Association has benefitted a number of local charities whose work is so important in our communities. I am grateful to all involved for all that they do to raise much-needed funds and hope that many local residents will support this year's Sheepdog Trials next month."