Great Christmas Gifts After Grant Giveaway

GOOD causes across the Lichfield district have received the perfect Christmas gift from We Love Lichfield.  The fund, which gives grants of up to £1,000 to local district based voluntary groups, made its presentations recently at the Lichfield Garrick Theatre with recipients joined by the cast of the panto Cinderella.  Patron and advisor of the We Love Lichfield Fund Simon Price said: “The aim is to give away money to people who make a difference in our community. The volunteers in this district are fantastic and we simply couldn’t do without them.”

“The fund is really now starting to gather some momentum.  We have given over £30,000 away to 80+ organisations since we started three years ago.  Our next step is to get more people to pledge money to the We Love Lichfield whether it be a fun run, car wash or whatever.”

“An interesting development is the number of businesses who have made We Love Lichfield their 2015 ‘Charity of Choice’.  Having the support of local businesses is a great coup for a young and growing fund and I’d like to thank amongst others Acorn Group and Darnford Moors Golf Club for their support during the coming year.

Kerry Mornington of Violets in Bloom is one of the recipients.  She said: “Thank you so much”, she told the attending audience. “This is amazing.” The money will help establish a children’s memorial garden in Fradley in memory of her daughter Violet who died last year as a result of a rare disease aged only five.

The picture above is an amazing photo of all the recipients, the We Love Lichfield advisors and the cast of Garrick Theatre panto Cinderella on stage at a very special day:


Here’s a full list of the recipients:




5th Lichfield (St Chad) Brownies

Local Brownie pack

To purchase craft items, and plastic storage boxes and to replace stock which was damaged by mice last year and had to be thrown away.

Boley Park Pre School

Pre school for children aged 2-5. Operate from Boley Park Community Hall

To develop and enhance the outdoor area by purchasing practical and sensory equipment – plants, seeds, planters, gloves etc.

Burntwood Family History Group

Family history research group. Meet twice monthly at the Old Mining College Chasetown.

Funding to be used to continue research, production of biographies in book form to give to the soldiers’ families, display boards, identification badges and polo shirts for our exhibitors.

Chasetown Townswomens Guild

Ladies group who’s aim is for the betterment of women and raise money for local groups. Meet monthly –  speakers,trips trips, demonstrations, cream teas, BBQs, crafts, walks and help one another where possible.

To purchase a projector.

Fradley Preschool ABCs        (known as Fradley Toddler Group)

Weekly play sessions for pre-school children and their parents/carers.There is no other playgroup facility within Fradley.

To fund 4 x visitor fun days for the enjoyment and education of the toddler group members.

Lichfield Diamonds LFC

Football based sessions in the districts primary and secondary schools for girls aged from 6 – 16 and for ladies from 16 upwards.

To purchase a new set of aluminium goals that are lighter, will not rust, are more stable and have a longer working life (15 years). To replace old unstable goals which are unsafe.

Lichfield Museum Bowling Club

Social and competitive crown green bowling club.

To pay for a professional sign writer to inscribe the names of all the past Presidents on a President’s Board (which we have already obtained) and to continue this process in future years.

Parkinsons UK

Support group run by a team of volunteers for people with Parkinson’s and their carers.

The money will fund room hire, taxis, speakers and 2 excursions.


A group to bring people together in the community to increase confidence and stop isolation.

To purchase a new music player and CDs to play music while doing craft sessions and to be able to dance.

The Gardening Group @ ExtraCare Charitable Trust

A group which encourages disabled residents to work with the able bodied to provide flowers, tubs, baskets and filled flower beds around the building.

To purchase an extra high level gardening container for the grounds.

Lichfield and District Live at Home Scheme

Offer services and support to older people helping them lead independent, active and fulfilled lives and to live securely.

 To purchase a laptop and MiFi for the scheme.

Violets in Bloom

A small local charity which helps bereaved parents in the Lichfield and surrounding area.

To pay towards design, landscaping, materials, greenery, benches and a central statue in the memorial garden.

Whittington Community Computer Group

A group for people to come together and learn about computers, make  friends and enjoy lunches together several times a week.

To pay towards  room hire costs,  Wi-Fi and broadband for Whittington village Hall

Whittington Primary School PTA

A local PTA which holds fundraising events to benefit the pupils of the school.

To purchase a robust shed for storage of PTA equipment.