Programmes for October 2017 to January 2018

Please find below the Programmes for October 2017 to January 2018.

Macclesfield Programme: Macclesfield Oct to Jan

Wilmslow Programme – Wilmslow Oct to Jan

Together Drop-in Thursdays: Together Thursdays Oct to Jan

Together Drop-in Saturdays: Together Saturdays Oct to Jan

Programmes for July to September 2017

Please find below the Programmes for July to September 2017.

Macclesfield Programme – Macclesfield July – September 2017

Wilmslow Programme – Wilmslow July – September 2017




All members, carers, parents, supporters and volunteers welcome.

Come and hear about what to expect in coming weeks and talk to Jo (Programme Coordinator) about what you want to see on the programme.
Meet Jo along with Clare and Yvonne (Time Out support workers), relax, have a cuppa, look around, help get the drop-in started!!

Members Committee Meeting

Come and share your views at our Members Committee Meeting. It’s your chance to tell us what you think of activities you have been doing. Perhaps there is something else you think we should all be trying out. Please let us know. There will be two potential new trustees visiting to find out about Time Out Group.

Everyone is welcome to join in the discussion

For those who wish to attend the next Members Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday, 20 April 2017

Date: Thursday, 20 April 2017
Time: 7.00pm – 8.00pm
Venue: Macclesfield Community Artspace
Address: The Arsenal, Sutton Mill, Heapy Street, Macclesfield, SK11 7JB

We look forward to seeing you there


Fun Runs

Marina, one of our Trustees and Volunteers, will be running the Alderley Edge 10k on Saturday 02 July 2017 and the Macclesfield Half Marathon on Sunday 24 September 2017 to raise funds for Time Out Group. She would welcome anyone else to join her fundraising this way. For those that aren’t so keen on running, there is also a 1k fun run for the Alderley Edge 10k event, and a shorter 5k run or 1k fun run for the Macclesfield one. It would be great to see many members at this event. It is a very fun morning out, great for meeting friends as well as making new ones, and a great way of raising Time Out Group’s profile in the local area.

A few members, staff and Trustees have expressed an interest in joining. If you would like to get involved please get in touch with Marina via email or any of the members of staff.

Details for these two events can be found here:

Funds can be raised in two ways. Marina can set up a charity choice page for individuals or we can go with the more traditional sponsor sheets which she can send out. Marina has now revived here charity choice fundraising page which can be found here:

There is also a 10k run at Colshaw Hall on Sunday 25 June 2017. A 5k fun run will be held there too and we will send details once they are released.

Talk Together Thursday Programme – March – June 2017

The Together Drop-in is open Thursday evenings 6 – 8.30 p.m. All Time Out Group members are welcome to come along and relax, get support, chat with others, play games or make enquiries.

To launch the Thursday openings we are running a series of activities available to anyone attending. Feel free to call in at any time when we’re open but be there 7.30 – 8.30 whenever you are interested in any of the activities listed.

Please find below the programme for the Talk Together Thursday for March – June 2017


Talk Together Thursday Programme – March – June 2017


Programmes for April to June 2017

Please find below the Programmes for April to June 2017.


Macclesfield Programme Time Out Group Programme – Macclesfield April – June 2017


Wilmslow Programme Time Out Group Programme – Wilmslow April – June 2017


Tombola Prizes and Bottle Tombola

We are trying to raise funds for our new Together Drop-in at The Paddock, Handforth.

Please could you help with our Tombola and Bottle Tombola, we are asking for anything you can donate for prizes.

We also need lots of bottles! Can be of anything Wine, Water, Tomato sauce, Coke, Lemonade, Perfume, Mayonnaise, Shampoo etc.. . Basically anything that comes in a bottle.

Donations can be dropped off at the Together Drop-in, Unit 25, The Paddock, Handforth SK9 3HQ.

We are still establishing our opening days and times, but there is usually someone in attendance on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 2 pm. We are also open on Talk Together Thursday from 6 to 8.30 pm.

Many thanks for your continuing support.

Smile for Spring to support local charity

Alderley Edge Youth Council recently launched a fundraising project entitled ‘Smile for Spring’ to raise money for local charity Time Out Group.
Councillor Rachael Grantham explained “They were the natural choice as their logo is a smile and they work with adults with learning difficulties across Alderley Edge, Wilmslow and Handforth.”
She added “Time Out Group members came along to a Youth Council meeting before Christmas to tell us about the charity, how it works and what they do. They were delighted to be our nominated charity for 2017.”
The project will start with a poster competition which all three village schools have been invited to take part in. Children have been asked to design a poster advertising the sale of smiley face badges during the month of April.
A winner will be chosen from each school and they will receive a prize, plus there will an overall winning poster that will be displayed around the village.
Rachael added “We are currently speaking to the business in the village to see if they would be willing display a poster and have a box of badges on sale, during April.”

New Year, New Premises and more funding!

Salli Ward, Time Out Group Manager, and the Trustees have been hard at work over the past few months to bring some exciting new changes to Time Out Group.
For some time now, the members have been asking for a permanent site where some activities could take place, which they could use to meet with each other and increase their independence and involvement in the local community. This would also offer opportunities for volunteering, work placement, advice and member development. The members decided that this project, and the premises, should be called “Together”.
Time Out Group have now signed a lease agreement for some premises at The Paddock in Handforth which we will move into in January 2017. Salli has also been very busy writing grants, with Time Out Group being awarded funds from “Awards for All”, part of the Big Lottery Fund, specifically for running the “Together” project. We will be busy in January decorating these premises with our members and we will then arrange a grand opening with plenty of fanfare. We would welcome any help from the local community with paint, furniture or decorations for these premises.
In addition, we have also been awarded a further £2908 towards the TOGether project from Cheshire East Council. This was awarded to Time Out Group through a Participatory Budgeting event organised by the council where the public got to vote on a number local health related projects after watching 3 minute presentations from each project. Salli, Bharat and David performed a great presentation which resulted in Time Out Group receiving the most votes and the full amount of funding requested! Well done! What a great start to 2017!


The Rank Foundation has just given us £1000 towards a holiday

To find out more about the Rank Foundation and what they do please visit:



Please find attached our AGM meeting minutes. A big ‘thank you’ to the many people who helped out.




Please find below our latest newsletter. It’s packed with lots of great information and really shows how much effort has gone into fundraising events this year.

Also included;
Hear what Salli has to say about the new Sub-Groups and find out a bit more about Salli and the team
Member quotes and feedback
Fundraising/Shindig updates
Dates for your Diary/News
Our Vision/Contact Details

If you have any information or ideas for future newsletters, we’d love to hear from you.




We have been given a cheque for £470 from the green token scheme at Waitrose Wilmslow.


Morrison’s Bag packing. We raised £200.00

What a great fun day, the members were amazing. Morrison’s staff were supportive, friendly, and the feedback was that WE (TOG) were great to have in store. We raised £200.00 not bad for 2hrs and 45 mins. Thank you to everyone who donated, supported and worked hard throughout the day


Associate Membership

Any friends or relatives of Time Out Group members; anyone who supports the work of Time Out Group; anyone who wants to be able to join in the fun!
There are several benefits for Associate Members including regular updates, prize draws and other deals as we develop them. Associate Members are also part of what keeps Time Out Group going.

Find out more here:


Time Out Amazing Pledges: Amazing people needed

Time Out Group members are adults with learning disabilities who enjoy various social and sports activities that help with independence, inclusion, fitness and happiness!
We are a charity (reg. 1161863) and need funding to keep us going but, yes, we know it’s hard to give to every good cause and not always easy to donate even when you want to.
So we’re asking you to join in the fun and make us just a small amount – and we’re giving you a year to do it!! Please find more information on the form attached below:



Wilmslow Council Grant

We are excited to announce that Wilmslow Town Council have agreed to provide us with a grant of £1000.  To read more, please visit:


TSB Scheme Supporting Local Charities

TSB are running a scheme to support local charities. Please add your nomination, you would be giving Time Out Group the opportunity to benefit from their fundraising and, where possible, volunteering. They will also help raise our profile locally so we can get more supporters.


Consultation 2016

Please find attached our Consultation Results

Consultation 2016