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Special needs youngsters compete in second Rotary Cricket Tournament

Sporting youngsters with special needs in Warwickshire were among those who competed in a cricket competition organised by Erdington Rotary Club. More than 120 children from 11 schools in the area were bowled over to be invited to the Special Needs Six-A-Side Softball Indoor Cricket Tournament, in Stockland Green. Taking part from Warwickshire were Corley […]

Leamington distillery packs a punch with latest sporting ambassador Johnny Nelson MBE

Former professional boxer and well-known boxing pundit Johnny Nelson MBE is putting his weight behind a Leamington distillery brand which is inspired by boxing. Johnny announced his collaboration with Warwickshire Gin Company during a recent visit to the county where he met local amateur boxers at Cleary’s Boxing Gym. Nelson, now a boxing pundit & […]

Landlords mark decade at historic pub with two-day family festival

Families are being invited to a new two-day festival to help the licensees celebrate a decade in charge of their popular village pub. Nick and Emma Woodhouse say the event, on June 29th and 30th, is their way of saying thank you to the community which has supported them since arriving at the Fleur de […]

Fundraisers offer food for thought on Foodbankathon

Fundraisers offered ‘food’ for thought on Monday when they took to Coventry’s streets to raise awareness and funds for the city’s foodbank. Coventry Foodbank founder Canon Gavin Kibble MBE was joined by supporters dressed as food items, as he took on a 34km route around the city’s 15 foodbank centres. The second Foodbankathon, starting from […]

ALSO24 Festival latest line-up announced

More than 100 events have been added to the line-up for ALSO Festival’s upcoming 11th edition: ALSO24, taking place 12th – 14th July at Park Farm, Compton Verney, in Warwickshire, including Stratford’s own BAFTA Award-winning creatives, The McLeod Brothers. This year’s theme of Heavenly Bodies sets out to create a magical, immersive festival experience akin […]

Join Founder along 34km foodbank fundraiser

The Founder of Coventry foodbank is taking steps to raise awareness and funds as demand on the facility continues to intensify. Canon Gavin Kibble MBE is inviting members of the public to join him on all or part of The Great Coventry Foodbankathon – a 34km route stopping at all of the city’s 15 foodbank […]

Sunday Lunch Club’s latest fundraiser is very close to founder’s heart

Jo Wheelwright-Horne, Stratford

Jo Wheelwright-Horne was inspired to establish Stratford’s now hugely successful Sunday Lunch Club after experiencing the loss of her mum to a brain tumour. After eight years and more than £100k raised for local charities, Jo now finds herself rallying the Club’s members to support another cause close to her heart – her husband’s cancer […]

Parents hope to run up total for Warwick charity close to their hearts

Parents Chris and Jenny Byrne will be powered on to cross the finish line at the London Landmarks Half Marathon on Sunday, to support the Warwick charity which helped them through their daughter’s cancer battle nine years ago. The couple, from Wolverhampton, are running through the capital in aid of Molly Ollys, the children’s charity […]

Bargain bridal gowns set to raise funds for charity

Brides-to-be will have the opportunity to bag a bougie bargain while also supporting two Warwick charities, at a fundraising Wedding Fayre in Warwick. More than 40 brand new wedding dresses and accessories in a variety of styles and sizes will be available to buy at knockdown prices during the one-off event, organised by The Gap […]