An award for some great work in Macclesfield


undefined‘Cre8' – a church-supported social enterprise based project in Macclesfield – is to receive the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

The Revd Rob Wardle, director of Cre8, said: “I cannot express how pleased I am for the volunteers, young people, families and workers who have put so much of themselves into this project over the past ten years. They have been a huge blessing to each other and to our God, who looks over them. They all very much deserve it.”

From very small beginnings, Cre8 has grown to be a significant part of life around the Moss Rose estate in Macclesfield.

In addition to being a provider of services, Cre8 is also a community with a spiritual dimension. Many of the workers and volunteers are involved in local churches in some way.

Rob Wardle, who is also part of the ministry team at Macclesfield St Barnabas, added: “It is just hugely encouraging for all of us involved with Cre8 to receive this award. A lot of our work is with young people which can be exciting and fun, as well as disappointing and very draining at times.

Those wishing to know more about what Cre8 does should try attending its upcoming festival from 13 to 19 June. For details visit

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work in their communities.

Cre8 will receive their award from the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire later in the summer.

Pictured above - young people at a Cre8 event