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Sports stars curry cash
Posted on October 26 2006 at 3:02:04

The Deedar Indian Restaurant in Barnt Green held a curry night with a difference, welcoming Warwickshire cricketer Dougie Brown for a charity evening in support of Cure Leukaemia.

Cofton beats its boundaries
Posted on October 26 2006 at 2:21:04

Villagers took part in a very successful Beat the Bounds and Pig Roast sponsored by Cofton Hackett Parish Council, writes Coun Brian Bridgewater.

Fundraiser for blood charity
Posted on October 25 2006 at 5:04:03

Sue Evans and friends are holding a fund-raising event at her home – The Barn, School Lane, Alvechurch –  to raise money for Tainted Blood.

Village writers make their marks
Posted on October 25 2006 at 4:44:14

A Barnt Green schoolgirl has won a national creative writing prize with a story written in class when she was just 11 years old.

Alive and kicking!
Posted on October 25 2006 at 4:24:25

Bromsgrove Arts Alive, a new umbrella group promoting arts in this area, held its first big event to encourage the public to find out more about the opportunities on their doorstep.

Bash raises cash
Posted on October 25 2006 at 3:22:25

A special event held in Barnt Green during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month raised £10,000 for the Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity.

Are you the mystery artist?
Posted on October 25 2006 at 2:59:25

This lovely hand-painted Christmas card was found during recent renovation work on the former Grammar School building in Alvechurch.

Auction service launched
Posted on October 25 2006 at 2:15:25

Alvechurch estate agent Michael Pretty has launched an auction service employing the skills of auctioneer Ian Matthews, who has more than 40 years’ experience in this area.

Coffee for charity
Posted on October 25 2006 at 2:14:25

A Macmillan Cancer Support “Biggest Ever” coffee morning at Rectory Cottage, Old Rectory Lane, Alvechurch, raised £607 (and 131 pesetas!).

New members for hall committee
Posted on October 25 2006 at 2:12:25

Alvechurch Village Hall Committee has been bolstered by the appointment of Chris Davies as treasurer and Frank Molloy as vice-chairman.

A ‘grand’ time for The Midland Sinfonia
Posted on October 25 2006 at 1:11:37

The Midland Sinfonia has been performing classical music at St Laurence Church in Alvechurch since its formation in 1995.

Sue’s reward
Posted on October 24 2006 at 6:14:26

Barnt Green fundraiser Sue Medcalf has won a top charity award for her work in developing one of the region’s biggest fundraising events.

Rising to the challenge
Posted on October 24 2006 at 2:06:25

Jo Wyatt has risen to the challenge issued to former Barnt Green Brownie, Guide and Ranger members to help the appeal for a new scout and guide hut in the village.

Traditional supplies online
Posted on October 24 2006 at 1:57:25

A Barnt Green grocers is aiming to bring traditional, local shopping into the 21st century.

Bikers’ cash boost
Posted on October 24 2006 at 1:52:25

Teenage motorcyclists David Hughes and David Corbett, of Stratford Pyramids MCC handed over a cheque for £450 for Andy’s Fund to Andy’s father, Glenn Perrygrove, and fund trustee Sharon Williams.

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