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Did you know Saturday 1st October is International Day for Older Persons and Sunday 2nd October is Grandparents' Day?

We are coming together with Macclesfield Town Council and our special guest the Mayor of Macclesfield to celebrate older people in Cheshire East and invite you to bring your family and join us at Macclesfield Community Centre on 1st October for Older People's Day! 🎉

What competitions will there be and how do I enter?

  • Creative writing competition: To enter our creative writing competition, submit 500 words or a poem on the subject of 'What I Have Learnt in Life' to or by post to New Horizons Centre, Henderson Street, Macclesfield SK11 6RA by Monday 26th September.
  • Art competition: Bring an unframed piece of art, a drawing, or a painting with you on the day and submit it at our stall between 1 pm and 2.30 pm.
  • Handmande items competition: Bring a handmade item - think knitting, sewing, crafting or woodwork! - with you on the day and submit it at our stall between 1 pm and 2.30 pm. It doesn't have to be brand new, it can be something you made earlier!
  • Miniature garden competition: You can enter this one on your own or with your grandparents! Bring a miniature garden, whether it's in a plantpot, a box, or a tray, with you on the day and submit it at the stall on 1 pm and 2.30 pm.

There will be a small charge of 20p for each entry. Winners will be announced at 3.30 pm and the judge's decision is final. If you would like your submission back, please collect it before you leave the event as we won't be able to store it for you.

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