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Coventry Foodbank proudly presents ‘The Night Before Christmas’

Coventry Foodbank has launched its latest festive fundraising campaign to help tackle the rising food crisis. The Foodbank is appealing for support to help meet increasing demand through a new fun five-part video, filmed in collaboration with two local dance groups. The light-hearted social media campaign with a serious message, aims to raise awareness as […]

Rotary champions peace opportunity for school

With so much conflict throughout the world, and with so many countries resorting to warfare and locally with the increase in knife crime, encouraging young people to think about what peace means to them and how conflict can be avoided without resorting to violence, has become even more important. To support schools with their peace […]

Historic hotel is back with a bang

Fireworks are set to light up the skies over historic Wroxall Abbey, in Warwick, with the return of the hotel’s Bonfire Night party. Tickets for the family event, on November 3rd, give visitors access to the bonfire, fireworks display, food and entertainment, including bouncy castle and a live DJ. People will be able to choose […]

TV celebrity prevents rain from dampening spirits at fun day

TV host Alison Hammond was among the good sports who turned out to lend their support to a Family Fun Day in aid of Warwick children’s charity Molly Ollys. The event, organised and hosted by Knowle and Dorridge Cricket Club in Solihull, raised more than £2,500 and was attended by more than 200 people. Many […]

‘Rotary has been my lifeline – and now we need a lifeline for Rotary’

Henley Rotary Club, Anna Devey

“Rotary has been my lifeline and now we need a lifeline for Rotary” – These are the words of the first female President of Henley Rotary ahead of its 50th anniversary next year. For Anna Devey, from Shrewley, the message couldn’t be more heartfelt as she appeals for more members to help secure the future […]

Creative collaboration tailor-made for a good cause

A special creative collaboration is set to raise thousands of pounds for a local children’s charity later this month. Local people will have the opportunity to bid on pieces in a limited-edition womenswear collection designed by Leamington artist Gemma Grao Art and tailors Clements and Church, in aid of Molly Ollys. Tickets for the exclusive […]

Warwick Rotarians visit Riding for Disabled headquarters

Members of Warwick Rotary Club have paid a visit to the new Riding for the Disabled (RDA) Head Office and Training Centre in Shrewley, where they were given a talk and a tour of the facilities. RDA UK is now based at Lowlands Farm, a site formerly owned by Ro Pudden MBE who established the […]

Children support children with Night At The Museum fundraiser

A sleepover with a difference in Warwick will raise funds for a local children’s charity next month when youngsters reenact the movie A Night At The Museum. Members and leaders of the 10th Leamington St Marks Rainbows will be camping out in Warwick’s Market Hall Museum in aid of Molly Ollys which supports children with life-limiting […]

Appeal for support to help launch new bereavement cafés

A woman whose own experience with grief inspired her to launch bereavement cafés, is now appealing for volunteers to help open one in Stratford and Nuneaton. Tracey McAtamney who runs the Surviving Bereavement Foundation, needs help to keep pace with the demand for her monthly cafés which were first established in 2019. The popular two-hour […]

Children’s charity gears up for next 180-mile cycle challenge

Following the success of last year’s charity cycle ride from York to Shrewley which raised more than £73K, Warwick-based Molly Ollys is gearing up for another similar challenge on the 7/8/9th July. This year’s route will be around 180 miles, going through the beautiful countryside from Exeter to Shrewley over three days. Cyclists interested in […]