Bridgend chosen for the Co-op Community Fund—your help needed!

Great news! The Bridgend Centre has been chosen as a co-op community cause for their next round of funding from 24th October 2021 to 22nd October 2022. We hope to use the money raised to create a relaxing and calming outdoor space next to the river to the rear of our Education Room. Thank you so much to the co-op for selecting us.

To help us with this, from 24th October onwards, please sign up as a co-op member, log-in into the website, click on ‘choose a local cause’ and select the Bridgend Centre. If you live more than 5 miles away from us, select to search for causes up to 15 miles distance from you.  Then remember to use your membership card every time you shop with the co-op!

You can find our cause directly by clicking on this link:

Thank you so much for your support.

The current Bridgend Community Centre outdoor space. Hopefully we will have more soon!

Survey on Bridgend services

We have a new survey regarding Bridgend services. By completing this survey you are helping the Bridgend Centre to ensure that our services meet the needs of our community. It will also help us to shape our services in the future and to allow us to demonstrate to funders that our services are vital to our community. To complete the survey please click here. Thank you!

Entries to the Virtual Race open on Saturday

We are pleased to announce that on Saturday we will be officially OPEN for people to submit their times/climb towards the Bollington Nostalgia Race.

We have a range of fabulous prizes donated by a number of large and small businesses. A huge THANK YOU to all these businesses for their wonderful support.

There are a range of categories that you could win a prize in included fastest in various age range, most ascent and most fundraised.

To take part please go to our website:

Walk to Pott and Rainowlow

We still have some places left on our walk this coming Wednesday morning. It looks set to be another glorious day and it will be a pretty route as we explore Pott Shrigley and Rainowlow.

To book your ticket, please go to the Calendar on the front page of our website and select the event on the 9th June. Tickets are £3

Prizes for the Virtual Race

Those wonderful people at Patagonia have aced again and have donated two fabulous running jackets which will be awarded to the fastest man and the fastest woman in this year’s Bollington Nostalgia Virtual Race. To be in with a chance of winning you will need to enter and submit your time between 26th June and 11th July. For more information and to sign up, go our website at

Bluebell Walk

Everyone had a lovely walk this morning on the traditional annual Bridgend Walk to Harrop Wood to see the bluebells. The beautiful purple mist is really reaching its peak now and is a stunning sight.

In order for us to be compliant with UK law and Covid guidelines, we are still required to limit the number of people in our walking groups. This is to keep everyone safe and ensures they have as an enjoyable and worry-free time as possible. To make this work we have a booking system on our website to ensure the places are fairly allocated. To book your place on a future walk, please go to and click on our calendar.

If you require any assistance with booking, please do give us a call and we will talk you through it or do it over the phone for you. Thank you for your support and understanding during these unusual times.

Bollington Harriers White Nancy Challenge

Thank you so much to the Bollington Harriers for choosing the Bridgend Centre as the chosen charity for their ‘Bollington Harriers’ White Nancy Challenge’.

Between 10th and 30th April, 42 runners from the Bollington Harriers took up the gauntlet to run from the bottom of Grimshaw Lane to the top of White Nancy in the fastest time possible. Many did this multiple times! This extraordinary feat involved some serious blood sweat and tears and plenty of records were broken this year.

It isn’t too late to acknowledge this brilliant achievement and support the Bridgend Centre at the same time by donating to the event’s Just Giving page. Every penny will go towards the running of our Centre and working to ensure it stays at the heart of our community. Thank you so much to everyone involved!