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Village News 17th June 2021

• A team of eight from the Phase 2 gym in Orgreave have just completed the world renowned Channel Swim from Dover to Cap Gris Nez, France, the biggest and most testing challenge physically and mentally they have ever endured. It took them just under 15 hours to swim the 34 miles and they have raised a fantastic £12,500 for two charities very close to the organisers hearts. Birmingham Children’s Hospital restored team captain Jenny Berry to full health after a major brain haemorrhage left her unable to walk or speak at the age of 15, and the armed forces charity Care for Casualties for the numerous funerals Dan Berry has attended since leaving the military for friends who have been unable to cope mentally from overseas operations and have taken their own lives as a result. See their Facebook page P2channelswim for the full story spanning their year’s gruelling training.

• The Alrewas Elves are returning for another dunking in the Trent this Monday 21st June at 12 noon. Jen Matthewman, Jayne Grundy and Elaine Dolman will be attempting a synchronised dunking to the Macarena in aid of St Giles Hospice. They will be at ‘Elf Dunk Bay’ opposite the quarter mile bridge where anyone can go along and watch the entertainment. Any donations will gratefully received on the day or via the link As required for Elf dunking, some serious training has been undertaken 

• This Saturday at dusk, to celebrate Midsummer’s Night, the new multi-coloured flood lights in the willow trees on Alrewas Island will be switched on and accompanied by music and fireworks.

The restoration of the Island, owned by the Coltech Foundation, is coming along nicely. They are working with the Wildlife Trust, planting trees and creating bug hotels while waiting for the recultivated meadow to grow back to its former glory of the 1960’s.

• The village Table Top Sale last month raised an amazing £1000 for Alrewas and Fradley Charities, with their table on Main Street raising £590 and the rest from the other 40 plus tables around the village.  They wish to thank organisers Deb Masters and Tash Wooley and all those who attended, had a table, or donated goods, plants and jams. A special thanks to Essential Print Services who printed the maps and posters

• The Alrewas Fryer has obtained approval from Lichfield District Council and the Parish Council to put tables outside during opening hours, so you will be able to enjoy your fish and chips seated outside soon.

• Lichfield District Council are urging residents to keep the district beautiful and free of pollution by always using licensed waste carriers to dispose of your unwanted goods including fridges and freezers and not leave them outside your house. To book a scrap metal collection visit or call the Shared Waste Service on 0345 002 0022 (charged at the local rate).


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