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One Hundred & Eighty Thank You’s!!

We would like to pass on ‘one hundred and eighty’ heartfelt thank you’s to each business and each household that purchased a Christmas Tree from us this year. Alresford has never looked brighter and more festive!

You’ve certainly done the town proud!!


Scooting to a New Record!

We are proud to say that we have a 40-year history supplying mobility scooters to those in need within our community – with this service made possible by the generosity of local people who’ve donated their scooters to The Pigs to help others in similar situations.

On a pleasant Saturday morning last month, The Pigs scooter coordinator, Nick Denbow was on hand to support 4mph scooter driver Peter Petherham (Treasurer at St. John’s) in a record breaking attempt – completing numerous circuits of the church whilst raising money for both the church & Motor-Neurone Disease charities.

Peter is pictured below with his grandson on their final lap around the churchyard – following behind is June Smith of the Alresford Giles Group.


Making Donating Quicker & Easier….

In the fast paced world that we live in, it’s not always easy for people to be able to readily find a way of donating to local needy causes, so we are delighted to announce that we’ve come up with a simple, quick and easy way to do this, and have launched our very own ‘Just Giving Page’.

To make a donation anytime, simply text ACTF17 followed by the amount to 70070 (for example, to donate £10, text ACTF17£10 to 70070) – we can guarantee that this will then be put to immediate use to help support a whole host of local needs.


Alresford Show Thank You’s

A big thank you everyone who visited our Scalextric stand on Saturday and in doing so contributed to a whole host of local needy causes in the coming weeks & months.

Thank you also to our very own Murray Walker (aka. Dave Lord) for his equipment, enthusiasm & expertise.

…and thank you also to every Pig, friend, family member or assisting local group who staffed gates & car parks, stewarded and/or supported the organisers. Without you, we wouldn’t have such a fantastic Show.

We hope to see you all next year!!


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 new image

Who’s up for a Great Night Out?

School disco poster JPG

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.

Tickets available here:

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!


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

Celebrating over 40 years in Alresford

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