A Big Thank You….

Just a quick note of thanks to everyone who braved the terrible weather last Saturday at our Car Boot Sale & Pig’s Sty.

All of the money raised will now be allocated to good causes within our community.

We hope to see you again in the sunshine at our next event!

Car Boot and Pig’s Sty – Saturday 20th August 2016

At Perins School

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Perins Car Park – Please fill this space with your car boots

We have given nearly all your donations away. :)

We need more donations to pay for the continuing requests from those in need in Alresford and the surrounding villages.

Please sell, buy and consume at the car boot sale to contribute to our charity’s coffers.

When

Saturday 20th August
08:00 Sellers
09:00 Premium Buyers
10:00 Freemium Buyers
14:00 Pack Up

Where

Perins School : Car Park, Pound Hill, New Alresford , SO24 9BS

Contacts

Andrew Wilcox — 07813 211451  :  andrew@clara.co.uk

James Lees — 01962 732573  :   james@lees92.plus.com

Featuring

Bill’s Burger Bar • Home Made Cakes • Tea, Coffee & Soft Drinks • Ice Cream

For the full details please visit the Car Boot and Pig’s Sty 20th August 2016 page

Who’s up for a Great Night Out?

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Whilst we take most pride in donating our funds (& time) to local needy causes, we also need to raise funds. This was the latest challenge for Steve Tan & his fundraising team – with the outcome being the promise of a great night out!

Why not join us at Perins Skool Hall on Saturday 8th October (8pm – midnight) for an Back to Skool Disco – with live music, a busy bar and disco beats from days gone by.

Watch this space (or our Facebook/Twitter sites) for further information – though meantime, please save the date!!

Splashing Out in Ropley!

When the Ropley School Family Swimming Club approached us in search of their final funds to secure the future of their much used and much loved pool, we were delighted to paddle forward and help out.

With every child at Ropley Primary School swimming at the pool every week during the summer season, along with Ropley Pre-School pupils and many other local children, this is a recreational facility that was seen as very important to maintain.

Pictured below at the pool’s opening ceremony is Andrew Wilcox , presenting a cheque of £500 to RSFSC committee members, Mandie Jordan – Treasurer and Debbie Cant – Chairperson.

Here’s to an active, safe and happy summer for all swimmers!

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A Late Christmas Gift for the Grateful Pigs

For some lucky people, Christmas comes early – this year Christmas arrived late for us!

For the third year running, innovative local business, Long Barn teamed up with talented local artist Jen Boardman to sell her beautifully designed and decorated, limited edition Alresford Christmas Baubles. With 50p donated to us for every bauble sold – 550 sales later, a cheque for £275 was at the ready!

With the presentation delayed due to the refurbishment of their lovely café, Long Barn’s founding partner Richard Norris was pictured recently along with Jen, handing the cheque over to 2016 Chair Pig Dave Liddiard.

A BIG thank you to Long Barn, to Jen and to everyone who purchased these delightful decorations.

Alresford PIGS Chairman receiving a cheque from the long barn

Technological Pigs Online & Ready to Help….

With their previous 10-year old device running out of steam, The Alresford Pigs recently teamed up with local business, Cato Computers in Four Marks to purchase and deliver a brand new Laptop PC to Cherry Tree Pre-School in Cheriton.

Pictured below is Andrew Wilcox handing over the new machine to a delighted Jo Ferguson, the Pre-School Manager.

We hope that this will prove to be a highly educated donation….

 

PIGS donating a laptop to Cherry Tree Pre-School

170+ Thank You’s!

A very Happy New Year to everyone…..and WOW what a spectacular Christmas it was in our lovely town…

Not least because of 170+ sparkling Christmas trees (with an accompanying 2,500+ coloured lights!)

A MASSIVE thank you to everyone who bought a tree – and an equally MASSIVE thank you to the Pigs who organised everything so swimmingly (…particularly in the rain last Saturday when all of the trees were removed).

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Big Hearted Pigs Happy to Help!!

Some local projects take a lot of cash and a lot of effort to get them up-and-running. This certainly applies any community heartbeat defibrillator scheme – and Alresford’s is no different, particularly as it has involved the placement of seven new units throughout the town, with an eighth planned by the end of the year.

With funds in relatively short supply, we were delighted to step forward to make a large enough contribution to make this important project possible.

Pictured below at the ‘launch’ of one of the new units are 2015 Chair Pig, Bill Biggs and fellow Pig, Chris Lillywhite, along with Dr. Peter Stokes from the The Alresford Community Cardiac Defibrillator Scheme committee.

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Donating at the Double!

Immediately after the memorable Duck Race, we are delighted to report that off went our ‘school and youth needs committee’ to hand out two donation cheques.

First up, Deputy Chair Pig Dave Liddiard visited Sun Hill Infants school to see their brand new ‘guided reading books’ in action. Having been approached by the ‘Friends of Sun Hill Infants’ group we were pleased to make a £2,000 donation to replace the school’s out-of-date collection.

Then off went the team for another well appreciated donation – the sponsorship and supply of team kits for the terrific Perins sports teams, ahead of their sporting adventure in South Africa. We wish them all the best and if they play as well as they look, they are bound to be a big success!

Good luck to all of the teams and all the best to the teachers, organisers and supporters!

A Big Duck Race THANK YOU!

We would like to do a big ‘shout out’ to the main Duck Race sponsor, Hydrotech, the 7 Race sponsors – Butler & King, C.E. Evans & Son, HBS Fuels, Hellards Estate Agent, Meardean Electrical Supplies Ltd, Philip Prado Estate Agents & Sousa Richards Solicitors and all 32 individual sponsors of every participating Duck (…no matter how fit and water-worthy they were!)

Equally importantly, we’d like to thank everyone who attended and helped to raise a record amount of money….cash which has been gratefully received and will be spent in the community on a whole host of local needy causes.

A HUGE thank you to you all!

 Trophies being presented at the Alresford Duck Race

Celebrating over 40 years in Alresford

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