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Diggle Duck Race: 17th April

The ducks are already in training for this year’s Easter race. https://www.facebook.com/events/263040387466933/?ti=icl

Diggle’s Christmas Lights Switch-On: 4th December

Event: The Diggle Christmas lights switch-on

Location: Diggle Band Club on 4th December 2016 at 2:30pm

2:30pm Mulled wine and minced pies

2:45pm Diggle School Choir and Diggle Band perform a selection of Christmas carols

3:30pm Procession to the Christmas tree site lead by Diggle Band

3:45pm Short service and community carol singing led by […]

Diggle children get planting for polio

Diggle Primary School, Rotary Club and the Diggle Community Association (Photo: ©stuartcoleman)

Thousands of primary and secondary school pupils are planting purple crocus bulbs this week as part of a project by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) to stamp out polio across the globe.

The Grow Your Own Crocus competition was […]

Diggle Diamonds Need Your Votes

by Mike Hall

Diggle Diamonds has just been shortlisted for an award run by the Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving initiative. If they are to be selected for funding, they need your help and votes.

To show your support for the work they do please visit Grassroots Giving Applications and give them your vote.

Diggle […]

Turnpike Challenge 2016

2015 Turnpike Challenge (Photo:© StuartColeman)

by John Stocker

The second Turnpike Challenge Charity Bike ride was again held on the morning of Father’s day, 19th June. The joint venture between Saddleworth Rotary and Saddleworth Clarion Cycle Club attracted 60 riders of all age groups including one energetic Rotarian – John Ainley. The weather was […]

The Turnpike Cycling Challenge


Saddleworth Rotary and Clarion Cycle Club are once again running the Father’s Day Turnpike challenge, a 25 mile bike ride into the dramatic scenery of the Pennine moors. The ride is fully supported with roaming Clarion riders and a van. There is a half way refreshments point and at the end of the […]

Charitable hero Jo runs 32 miles for The Christie

By Jo Taylor

My good friend Jo Cunningham has come up with the (mad) idea of completing many challenges throughout 2016 to raise money for The Christie hospital, where I am treated every 3 weeks for secondary breast cancer.

Jo Cunningham and Howard Chambers

A few weeks ago we completed a 20 mile marathon […]

Diggle Mum Raises £2545 for The Christie

Local resident who is dealing with secondary breast cancer, Jo Taylor, completed, with her friends and supporters, a marathon 20 mile sponsored walk on Saturday 20th February raising over £2545 for The Christie.

Although the weather conditions were difficult, a mixed group of twenty-one people, including Jo’s two children, Regan and Faron, completed the walk […]

First Turnpike Challenge ride raises £650 for charity

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Climbing towards Standedge (Photo: ©Stuart Coleman)

by Aimee Howarth

Daring riders tackled the first ever Turnpike Challenge Charity Bike Ride to raise £650 for Prostate Cancer UK.

Fifty-nine cyclists of all ages took on the 25-mile trip over the Pennines on Father’s Day in cool and showery conditions. The event was a joint venture […]

Adventures in the Wild by John Beatty

John Beatty

A presentation by one of the UK’s most exciting and stimulating nature, travel and adventure photographers.

Tickets £10

Available at Uppermill and Greenfield Post Offices.

All proceeds to Community Action Nepal

Introduction by Paul Braithwaite