Strictly Come Dancing Star Coming To Lichfield

Lichfield is set to be bowled over by a charity cricket evening starring Strictly Star Graeme Swann

 

We Love Lichfield, Lichfield Cricket Club and The Lord Taveners are hosting a charity evening of sporting chat and entertainment with all the money raised going to good causes across the District

 

Following on from the huge success of last year’s inaugural event, Lichfield Cricket Club, in association with We Love Lichfield and The Lords Taverners, are hosting a Gala Dinner on Friday 28th June. Ex-England cricketer, Ashes hero and Strictly Come Dancing star Graeme Swann is the main speaker, with Radio 5 Live presenter Pat Murphy once again MC for the evening.

 

The dinner, which includes a four-course meal, will take place in a marquee at Lichfield Cricket Club on Eastern Avenue, Lichfield with Gold Package tables of 10 available for £1,000 and standard tables available for £650. There will also be tables available for individual ticket purchases, with single tickets priced at £65.

 

In addition to the meal and Q&A with Graeme Swann & Pat Murphy, there will also be an auction and raffle, with other games taking place throughout the evening in what promises to be another memorable night supporting three fantastic causes, with all money raised being reinvested in the District of Lichfield.

 

Simon Price, CEO of cutlery firm Arthur Price and Patron of We Love Lichfield said: “Last years inaugural event was fantastic, and we are going to push out all the stops to make the 2019 evening even better.  But don’t think this event is just about cricket. Graeme will chat about his celebrity life after cricket including his ‘fab-u-lous’ time on Strictly. It’s set to be a great evening for individuals, families and friends and it’s a great corporate opportunity for local businesses.”

 

For any ticket enquiries or sponsorship opportunities, including further details on our Gold Package, please contact Tom Stone on 07557 962159 or email Lichfieldcc@outlook.com

Support For National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas is magnificent.  If you haven’t been please, please visit.  Solemn yet joyous, emotional yet inspiring it is a world-class memorial to our brave soldiers and civilians over the years.  Arthur Price is delighted to announce that we are supplying the Arboretum’s restaurant with new cutlery and, in recognition of the NMA’s charity status, we have  been able to significantly gift many pieces from our cutlery range.

Mark Ellis, NMA Commercial Director said: “We have a policy of using local suppliers where at all possible, so we are delighted to be working with them and our thanks goes to James and the Arthur Price team for supporting us in this way.”

James Price, Sales Director said “As a company close to the Arboretum we are proud to be working with such a wonderful charity and we look forward to a successful partnership”.

Pictured is James Price and Arboretum Head of Commercial, Mark Ellis in The NMA’s restaurant.

£1275 raised for We Love Lichfield at charity auction

A GLITTERING charity auction has raised £1,275 for the We Love Lichfield fund.

The event at Swinfen Hall Hotel on Tuesday, August 7, celebrated the first anniversary of J’AIME magazine and saw local auctioneer Richard Winterton take the rostrum with a relish.

Five superb lots were on offer. Star of the auction was a fantastic package for four tickets for the British GT race at Donington Park on September 23, courtesy of J’AIME’s motors expert Martin Plowman, who will be racing on the day.

A bonus hospitality package was also included and the lot went on to raise £570 on the night.

Two tickets to a Sauce Supper Club pop-up restaurant event – a tasting menu hosted by a top chef, usually at a Lichfield venue – plus a signed menu and a meet-and-greet with the chef on the evening, courtesy of Sauce founders Beth and Jon Toovey made £380.

A motor racing simulator experience for two, courtesy of Symdeck, raised £130.

A pair of silver, diamond and ruby earrings courtesy of Allen Brown Jewellery, fetched £95 and a signed photograph taken by the late Lord Lichfield, courtesy of Simon Price, raised £100.

Mr Winterton, pictured above during the auction, said: “I went to the last We Love Lichfield ceremony giving out the latest round of grants and it was just amazing to see the smiles on people’s faces signifying what these grants mean to each and every charity. It is just wonderful and we support the fund wholeheartedly. I was delighted to see if we could raise a bit more with a special auction.”

 

Simon Price, Patron of We Love Lichfield said: “Thanks to all for raising an amazing amount in just a few moments.  Thanks to Richard Winterton for compering and to Allen Brown, Sauce Supper Club, Symdeck and Martin Plowman for gifting the prizes.  An a happy first anniversary to J’aime and a thanks on behalf of We Love Lichfield.”

 

We Love Lichfield’s (L-R) John Heeler, Simon Price and Julian Fisher with J’aime Editor Amy Norbury

Care Home Makes £1000 Donation To We Love Lichfield

Newly built The Spires care home in Lichfield has presented local charity We Love Lichfield with a cheque for £1,000.

Recently appointed general manager of The Spires care home presented the charity group with a giant cheque for £1,000 to Arthur Price CEO and Patron of We Love Lichfield at The Spires information and marketing suite, Stafford Road, Lichfield.

Simon Price said, “Thanks to everyone at Barchester for their kind contribution to We Love Lichfield. The Spires Home looks amazing and it’s great to have another business raising money for The Fund.”

Lisa Downes, General Manager at The Spires, said: “We are always keen to show as much support as we can to local charities. The ‘We Love Lichfield’ charity supports amazing local charities and good causes in the Lichfield district, we are so happy to be supporting the charity and the local community. We look forward to future fund raising events for them in the future where our residents will also be involved.

Aptly named after the three spires on Lichfield’s famous Cathedral, The Spires, owned and operated by Barchester Healthcare, and will provide high-quality residential and dementia care for older people in the neighbouring community and will open its doors to residents this summer.

Construction Firm Lays Foundation For Future Grants With Donation

Manchester based McGoff Construction has made a £500 donation to We Love Lichfield. The firm has been working in Lichfield for the past six months constructing the 70 bed; The Spires care home for client; Barchester Healthcare on the Stafford Road, Lichfield

Simon Price, Arthur Price CEO and Patron of We Love Lichfield received the donation and said: “A huge thanks to McGoff. It’s wonderful to hear that a firm from out of the area, who have got to know the district during the build project heard about our work and thought they’d like to make a donation.”

Sarah Sanderson, Sales & Marketing Manager at McGoff Construction said; “As with all of our construction projects across the UK we are committed to supporting local communities in any way we can. We Love Lichfield is an excellent initiative which is purely focused on supporting local community groups and organisations, helping to create a lasting legacy for the district.”

We Love Lichfield is a local fund that provides small grants to a wide range of projects based in Lichfield District. The fund aims to give away £25,000 every year to community groups and organisations through small grants forever. For more information please visit: http://welovelichfield.com

McGoff Construction Ltd is a UK based, privately owned, multi award winning construction and integrated support services business based in Altrincham. An Investors in People Gold accredited business, McGoff Construction directly employs over 100 people and operates on a national basis for an impressive blue-chip client base. For more information please visit: http://www.mcgoffconstruction.com/

Simon Price Appointed Vice-Chair Of Community Foundation

The Community Foundation For Staffordshire has appointed two new Vice Chairs as it targets becoming one of the biggest of its type in the UK. Simon Price, CEO of cutlery firm Arthur Price and Stafford-based procurement consultant Jonathan Andrew will help steer the community grant and fund management organisation through the next few years as it expands, whilst ensuring it delivers its key objectives of helping those in need.

 

Jonathan is a former President of Stafford Chamber of Commerce and spent 10 years volunteering for Young Enterprise in Stafford.   Before he started Baswich Business Services, he was the Deputy Chief Executive of Business Link Staffordshire.

 

Simon Price, is the Chief Executive of cutlery and gift firm Arthur Price.  He is the fourth generation to be at the helm of the of the 115 year-old company. Patron of community fund We Love Lichfield, ex Sheriff of Lichfield, Simon has been a Foundation Trustee since 2013

Their respective roles are to support the growth of the Community Foundation For Staffordshire as it targets fund value of £20m by 2025.  Simon will focus on raising awareness of the Foundation and leading its local community funds. Jonathan will lead on governance and ensuring the grants awarded make an impact.

Steve Adams, Chief Executive of The Community Foundation For Staffordshire said: “We are growing every year and expect to have funds valued at £20m by 2025 which would see us as one of the biggest of its kind in the UK.  We celebrate ten years in operation in 2018 and have grown significantly in the past few years giving away over £1m per year across the county.  The positions of Vice Chair have been created to ensure we not only hit the target, but mostly importantly increase the amount we can distribute to those in need and organisations that make a difference to our communities.”

Anyone who wants to find out more about The Community Foundation For Staffordshire call 01785 339540 or visit www.staffsfoundation.org.uk

The Community Foundation is a team of professional local community fund and grant managers based in Stafford.  Non-profit making, they create and administer benevolent funds and grant giving schemes for philanthropists, business, central Government and local authorities who want to create a lasting local legacy giving away over £1m every year to Staffordshire voluntary organisations and charities.

Picture caption:  L-R.  Steve Adams, CEO of the Community Foundation; Simon Price, Jonathan Andrew, Roger Lewis, Chairperson of the Community Foundation.

Large We Love Lichfield Donation

Arthur Price has announced that it’s Perfect Christmas event in November has raised £1760 for We Love Lichfield.  The event was a roaring success with over 140 people attending the special evening event and through raffle ticket sales and a donation by Arthur Price of £10 during November 2017 for every £100 spend in its Lichfield shop, the event raised a large amount for The Fund.

 

The event was hosted by Arthur Price in association with other Lichfield businesses who all staged Christmas demonstrations.  These included Le Reve Bar of Bird Street, local celebrity private chef Simon Smith, Worth Brothers of Beacon Street, Jemma’s Floral Displays of Tamworth Street, Catherine’s Cakes on Burntwood and Robert Broad Travel.

 

Arthur Price CEO Simon Price, Patron of the We Love Lichfield Fund said: “Another £1760 in the pot means we have more money to give away to voluntary groups across the district. I’d like to thank all the business who supported the event and who together have raised such a fantastic figure.  It really does show that the District of Lichfield is a great place to live and work”

 

Launched in 2011, the We Love Lichfield Fund considers applications from local groups across the District in need twice a year.  Companies and individuals are welcomed to donate or fund-raise for the Fund. All money is invested through a permanent endowment fund registered by charity the Community Foundation For Staffordshire on behalf of We Love Lichfield in line with charity commission guidelines. The interest and dividends earned on the invested money is then distributed by the ‘We Love Lichfield Fund’ as small grants across the district. The beauty of this model is that it will provide a source of on-going funding that can be used for many years to come.  For more information visit: welovelichfield.com

 

Pictured: (L-R) Celebrating Lichfield are Sharon Cassidy, Simon Price and Bev Shepherd in the Arthur Price Lichfield Shop.

Large We Love Lichfield Donation

Arthur Price has announced that it’s Perfect Christmas event in November has raised £1760 for We Love Lichfield.  The event was a roaring success with over 140 people attending the special evening event and through raffle ticket sales and a donation by Arthur Price of £10 during November 2017 for every £100 spend in its Lichfield shop, the event raised a large amount for The Fund.

 

The event was hosted by Arthur Price in association with other Lichfield businesses who all staged Christmas demonstrations.  These included Le Reve Bar of Bird Street, local celebrity private chef Simon Smith, Worth Brothers of Beacon Street, Jemma’s Floral Displays of Tamworth Street, Catherine’s Cakes on Burntwood and Robert Broad Travel.

 

Arthur Price CEO Simon Price, Patron of the We Love Lichfield Fund said: “Another £1760 in the pot means we have more money to give away to voluntary groups across the district. I’d like to thank all the business who supported the event and who together have raised such a fantastic figure.  It really does show that the District of Lichfield is a great place to live and work”

 

Launched in 2011, the We Love Lichfield Fund considers applications from local groups across the District in need twice a year.  Companies and individuals are welcomed to donate or fund-raise for the Fund. All money is invested through a permanent endowment fund registered by charity the Community Foundation For Staffordshire on behalf of We Love Lichfield in line with charity commission guidelines. The interest and dividends earned on the invested money is then distributed by the ‘We Love Lichfield Fund’ as small grants across the district. The beauty of this model is that it will provide a source of on-going funding that can be used for many years to come.  For more information visit: welovelichfield.com

 

Pictured: (L-R) Celebrating Lichfield are Sharon Cassidy, Simon Price and Bev Shepherd in the Arthur Price Lichfield Shop.