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ECHO Charity


ECHO is East Cheshire NHS Trust Charitable Fund, the official charity of East Cheshire NHS Trust. ECHO raises money for not only Macclesfield District General Hospital (MDGH), but also Knutsford Community Hospital, Congleton War Memorial Hospital and all our community services.

Although NHS hospitals are funded by the government, ECHO helps East Cheshire NHS Trust go the extra mile. We aim to provide high quality care and be a brilliant place to work. We achieve this through research, training, enhanced facilities and cutting-edge medical equipment over and above what the NHS funds.

To keep up to date with ECHO follow us on social media @ECHOnhscharity.


You can make a one off or monthly donation to ECHO through our JustGiving page here.


If you’d like to make a donation by cheque, please make it payable to East Cheshire NHS Trust and return by post to:

Fundraising Department
New Alderley House
Victoria road
SK10 3BL

When you send in your donation, please specify who the donation is from, indicate which hospital, department or ward you would like to support and any other information around why you have donated.

Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)

Click here to donate make a donation through CAF.

Gift Aid

By applying gift aid to your donation, it allows us to claim extra money from the government at no extra cost to you. We can claim an additional 25p for every £1 you spend. For more information about Gift Aid, please visit the government website here. You can add Gift Aid to your donation by completing this form or through our JustGiving Page.

A contribution of 12.5% of this donation (12.5p per £1) will be deducted for administration purposes.

It’s back! Macclesfield’s annual Pancake Race will be taking place on Shrove Tuesday (21st February, 2023).                                                                                                                      

The event will see competing teams run a relay race up and down a short course between the Town Hall and Mill Street, while flipping a pancake in a frying pan. It starts at midday, with an expected end time of 1.30pm. Registration is just £20 per team, you can register a team of up to four people and multiple teams per organisation are allowed (and encouraged). 

For more information and to sign up click here.

Are you part of a choir, exercise class or community group? Does your child attend a school, nursery or social group? Do you have a partner, friend or family member who works at a business that takes part in fundraising activities?

Ask your friends or family to nominate ECHO as a charity of the year partner or for a one off fundraising event!

Amazon Smile

It’s simple! Every time you or your family and friends shop with Amazon you can donate to ECHO at no extra cost when you sign up to Amazon Smile. Once you’ve registered, for all your future purchases through Amazon, Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to ECHO. To sign up and find out more visit Amazon Smile.

Give as you Live

When you shop via Give as you Live Online you have access to over 6000 stores who offer donations to ECHO. There is no cost to you or the charity as the donations generated are paid by the store you’re shopping at. Search for ‘East Cheshire NHS Trust Charitable Fund’ to start donating today.

To speak to the fundraising team about supporting the charity or making a donation please use one of the methods below:



01625 661184


The Fundraising Team
New Alderley House
Victoria Road
SK10 3BL

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  • @ECHOnhscharity ECHO Charity @ECHOnhscharity 2 days ago

    We're very excited to have Becca's Beauty Buys back at the ECHO desk at MDGHThere are lots of lovely smelling Body Shop products available! Becca will be at the Hospital the last Friday of every month so remember to pop down and say hello!

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