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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.

Recent News

We recently welcomed Mrs Chris Evans from Fradley, as a Trustee, welcome Chris!

Kim Brookes, our Treasurer is co-ordinating our collecting boxes and small change boxes, if you want one, or yours is full, please contact Kim on 01283 791572.

We continue to support needy individuals and groups in our villages, and recently assisted a young family struggling with Nursery fees. We have just donated £1000 to Alrewas and Fradley Rainbow, Brownies Guides and Rangers to help with the new National Guiding programme being introduced across all sections.

Annual Quiz

Many thanks to all who attended, took part in and supported Alrewas and Fradley Charities’ Quiz last night, to the winning team, and to all our Trustees for their help, particularly to our Quiz Setter and Scorer, Elaine and David. With the raffle, the event raised £750!

We also announced the launch of our Monthly Magic Numbers prize draw. It's only £20 a year to join, with 3 cash prizes every month, 55% going to the Charity and 45% to the prizes and no admin fees...

If you would like to join, please contact

Barn Dance and Hog Roast

We'll be holding a Barn dance and Hog Roast at Fradley Village Hall on Friday September 27th.

Click Here To download more information.

Many thanks to all who support us through Standing Order and our collecting boxes, it is very much appreciated and continues that great tradition (since 1692!) of giving something back to the villages we love, to support those less fortunate and groups in need.

Do let us know if you hear of any causes you think we could be supporting, if you would like a small change collecting box, and if you would like to make a donation to our ancient Charity.

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.

Click Here to download our flyer with further information on our charity and how you can help us.

The vein finder has landed!

“Good news for Children’s Ward at Burton Hospital!
In August 2019, Burton Hospital received a very special gift from the fantastic fundraiser, Alfie David Plimmer.

Aged 12, Alfie has suffered with nephrotic syndrome, a kidney disorder, since he was a toddler and has frequently been treated in Burton Hospital. Earlier this year, whilst very poorly, staff struggled to find a vein which was very stressful for Alfie. When friends saw him becoming upset, they decided to raise funds to provide equipment solely for use on Ward 1, so that Alfie and other children would be able to go through the process much quicker and easier in the future.

The community of Alrewas rallied around with individuals, local businesses and the Alrewas and Fradley Charity assisting and the funds were soon raised to buy a device commonly known as a Veinfinder. It can be difficult to find veins for taking blood in young children and the brilliant Accuvein 500 is an infrared device that highlights the veins for the doctor to make it easier and less stressful.

If any of our fantastic supporters have been inspired to fundraise for these brilliant devices, perhaps for the Geriatric Ward or A&E, they cost just under £4,500.

Alfie's consultant, Dr Muogbo, thanked everyone for all of their efforts and generosity in raising the funds and purchase of the Veinfinder. He said the kit would be put to good use and that the improved venepuncture experience for our children would be worth every penny spent.

In the group photo is Alfie and his family, Dr Muogbo, Dr Horton, chair of the Alrewas and Fradley charity and The Rev John Allan - Deputy Chairman and Caroline Dodd, senior sister

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