Macclesfield - Where the whole community benefits!
Many community groups benefit from donations through Ritchies Community Benefit Program, but in the community of Macclesfield they decided to do something different.
Rather than have some small groups getting only $10 a month or missing out because they didn't have enough supporters, community groups in Macclesfield decided to group together as the Macclesfield Community. They have received almost $93,000 to date (end of March 2008).
This money is looked after by the Macclesfield Primary School and distributed to the other recipients every six months.
The money is divided between Macclesfield Primary School; Macclesfield Fire Brigade; Avonsleigh Pre School; Macclesfield Pony Club; Macclesfield Netball Club; Macclesfield Scout Group; Macclesfield Auskick Clinic and Macclesfield Landcare.
What a great idea!
You can nominate Macclesfield Community when you apply for your Ritchies Community Benefit Card. Their CB number is 93946.