Below is a brief history of the orgainsation.
|1989||AIR was founded after the Senior Citizens Club at that time ceased to exist.|
Clifford and Marjory Gray MBE thought about how they could get retired people together. So they advertised in the local newspaper and 30 people attended the first meeting. These became the founding members of AIR.
|1990||The first Anual General Meeting (AGM) was held, the first newsletter was published and the first Gadabout was organised.|
|1991||Became a registered charity. The Social Committee was formed. The first overseas holiday was arranged.|
|1994||Awarded best retirement organisation in the North West by the United Co-operative Society.|
|2009||20th Anniversary Celebration.|
|2015/16||Senior Citizens Hall (now Macclesfield Community Centre) saved from demolition (full report in ‘Documents’).|
|2019||30th Anniversary Celebrations.|
|2020||Awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest honour for volunteer groups in the UK.|