In pre-NHS days nurses would routinely lodge in Nurses Homes whilst training and working. Without NHS support these Homes needed funding. In season 1937-8 MRUFC staged a Charity Match to raise funds for the Nurses Home. The match, pitching Macclesfield and District against Manchester and District took place at the Moss Rose, home of Macclesfield Town Football Club. This would be the first of a few such ventures.