Alrewas and Fradley Charities

Welcome to Alrewas and Fradley Charities

Alrewas and Fradley Charities was originally known as Alrewas United Charities and dates back to 1692 when one William Turton left money for the benefit of our village. Since then there have been a further eight charities or wills involving our villages. In 1932 an application to the Charity Commission was made by the then Vicar of Alrewas and four others to amalgamate these charities, and Alrewas United Charities was born.

Since 1932 the trustees have met regularly, and given modest donations as the original deed instructed, “for the general benefit of the poor” including “grants or contributions for the sick and infirm, the supply of clothes, boots, linen and bedding, and the temporary assistance in money in case of sickness, special distress or unexpected loss”. In 2015, our objectives were re-drafted to allow us to support any Charitable Cause in Alrewas, Fradley, or Orgreave. in 2016 we took on the new name of Alrewas and Fradley Charities.

We currently have 13 Trustees, including 1, nominated by Alrewas Parish Council, and one nominated by Fradley and Streethay Parish Council.

We are so fortunate to live in this wonderful area and encourage everyone who feels that way, to be involved. There are many ways you can help, including regular giving by Gift Aided standing order, loose change collecting box, individual donations or legacies.

It's our charity, it's your charity!

We rely on donations from individuals, fund raising activities, and the modest rent we receive from a field, owned by the Charities, at Orgreave. Our aim is to support any individual in distress for whatever reason, whilst also supporting and encouraging local initiatives, and good causes.

Spread the Word

We are particularly keen to hear of any good causes that qualify for our support or funding, in Alrewas, Fradley and Orgreave, especially young people seeking funding for academic, musical, sporting or personal development.

Magic Numbers

If you haven’t joined our monthly magic numbers draw, for only £20 a year, you can support the work of Alrewas and Fradley Charities, giving something back to our lovely villages to help those less fortunate, and have a chance of a monthly cash prize.... and do let us know of any individual, or group who may need help.

Click here to download a Magic Numbers standing order form.

Information relating to the coronavirus emergency

As of July 2020, our Corona Virus Appeal has so far raised £7800 and to date we have committed £3000 of this:

We have started a food voucher scheme for anyone, families or individuals, struggling to make ends meet as a result of the Corona Virus Pandemic

At our Trustees meeting last week we also committed funds to All Saints School, to purchase diagnostic packs to assess speech, language, reading and comprehension, to All Saints Bowling Club for ongoing maintenance and repairs, and to Stepping Stones Nursery to help fund an individual child’s place.

If you would like to donate, please contact our treasurer Kim Brookes via email: donations@alrewasandfradleycharities.org.uk

All donations welcome, large or small, and can be gift aided.

If you are in need of urgent financial assistance for whatever reason Click here to download an urgent request form.

Incidentally if you are affected by the Corona virus and need personal help or advice, you can phone the Alrewas helpline on 0330 1332 106 to link you to a co-ordinator in the village and in Fradley you can phone 01283 293031. Both services are manned 24/7 and are being funded by Alrewas and Fradley Charities.

Many thanks, stay safe and keep in touch.

Recent Activity

We raised over £4500 through fundraising and donations in 2019, and gave away a similar amount to individuals and groups, including:

  • Sponsoring a child’s attendance at Stepping Stones
  • Purchasing a “Klaxon wheel” an amazing bit of kit which converts a wheelchair into a motorised unit complete with handlebars for a young adult with increasing immobility
  • Purchasing new equipment and training guides for Fradley brownies and guides
  • Helping Fradley Heritage Group with the cost of printing leaflets cost
  • Contributing to and overseeing the purchase of a Vein Finder for Queens Hospital Burton, as part of Alfie’s Appeal, in Alrewas.

Click Here to see our latest annual report

Latest News

Many thanks to all of you who supported and attended our fundraiser at Alrewas Cricket Club on January 11th 2020 and helped us raise @£1000 for local causes.

Particular thanks to Stephen Day, ex Cheadle MP for his masterful delivery of (mainly) Yorkshire jokes and anecdotes, keeping us entertained and laughing in our seats for nearly an hour.

And to Steve Stack of Gourmet Chef to Go for providing such a delicious meal, Tim, Sue and staff at the Cricket Club, all of whom donated Raffle prizes including Mike at Alrewas Fryer, The Bank Coffee House and Barrett and Coe, Photographic studios and to our dedicated band of Trustees for their hard work in making the evening such a success!

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