Alrewas and Fradley Charities
Alrewas and Fradley Charities
Alrewas and Fradley Charities
Alrewas and Fradley Charities
Alrewas and Fradley Charities
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.

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.

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.

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.

Fundraising through Amazon Smile

If you are an Amazon shopper, you can raise funds for us as you shop online. Choose our Charity via the Amazon Smile programme which donates 0.5% of many purchases.

Click here to support us through Amazon Smile

Information relating to the coronavirus emergency

As of July 2020, our Coronavirus 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

Graeme Taylor and Hector Christie at the launch of “Make Tracks” their new book of walks around Alrewas, Fradley and LIchfield, at the Bank Coffee House on Saturday July 17th 2021.

The book has been sponsored by our Charity and is now available to purchase at The Bank. We hope you enjoy it!

If you know of any individual or group in financial need in our Villages, do get in touch.

It’s our Charity, it’s your Charity

Latest News

We have just published our annual report which is available to view on our Downloads section. In the report we make mention of a Field owned by The Charity, the Busall Field in Orgreave.

This will be the subject of a walk in the next Book of Walks by Hector Christie and Graeme Taylor which will be available at the Bank Coffee House soon. We would encourage you to visit the Field, and record your visit in a Book kept at The Bank.

Click here to download our latest Annual Report

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