ACT AGM Monday September 15th 2014

Lounge logoAlvechurch Communities Together (UK Reg. Charity No. 1154840) will be holding it's Annual General Meeting at The Lounge, Alvechurch. This is an open event and is you chance to find out more about ACT and The Lounge and some of the work it has done, as well as the work it intends to do. Everyone is welcome to attend and is carried out in an informal manner and you will have your chance to ask questions to many of the people involved in the charity.

The Lounge will be hosting a FREE lemonade factory where you can come along and make some real lemonade and even print your own labels. It will be running from 12pm to 4pm on Sunday 31st August. So feel free to drop in and make some tasty lemonade. Oh did we say it was free?

Lounge LogoAlvechurch Communities Together Management Group is very aware that we do not use the word thank you enough to our volunteers. We are very grateful for the help that you give us and appreciate that the project would not be where it is without the support of all those that help at the Lounge on a voluntary basis As a volunteer I am sure it is sometimes difficult to get an overview of what is actually happening with the project and almost impossible to spend some quality time with othervolunteers and staff.

We should therefore like to invite you to The Lounge on Monday 14th July at 7.30pm to share in some light refreshments, hear an overview of the successes and challenges of the project and meet other volunteers and staff in a relaxed atmosphere. In the meantime Sally and Emily are planning to set up a display in the Library during Volunteers' Week (2nd -6th June) to highlight the good work that is done by our volunteers and to encourage and inspire new people to support us in this way. With this in mind we have attached a questionnaire that will help us to get a volunteers' perspective on working at the Lounge. Please can you return to us by the end of this  month? It is very important to us that you have your voice heard. Thank you once again for all your help and look forward to seeing you in July


The live music event hosted by The Lounge was a fantastic result.


Max Lyrical Photo by Bob mantomUnlike another event that happened later that night, Alvechurch Communities Together are pleased to say that the live music night held on the 14th of June 2014, was a huge success. The night time live music event  raised in the region of £1500, after the costs of hosting were taken into account, which goes some way to running The Lounge and all the associated community projects. We would like to thank everyone who attended, took part in the raffle or in anyway helped out. A big thank you also goes out to Max Lyrical who provided the nights music entertainment, without whom, this would never of happened.
 On the night, along with the music (and dancing), there was a fantastic South American themed buffet, a ad-hoc win a bottle competition and the raffle.
Also we would like to thank the following companies for their kind donations for the raffle:
  • Alvechurch Boat Centre
  • Red Lion/Vintage Inns
  • The Weighbridge
  • Tudor Rose Fish Bar
  • The New Dilshad
  • Crows Butchers
  • The Co-op 

So once again thanks to everyone involved in this event and we look forward to your continuing support.

The next skiffle afternoon is going to be on July the 7th at The Lounge

Treble Clef

Once again the 5,6 Specials will be playing live at The Lounge and everyone is welcome. As always we strongly recommend you book in advance by buying your tickets from The Lounge as this is proving more and more popular each time. and we can't guarantee you can get in otherwise.

Knit and Natter

Just a reminder that the Knit and Natter happens alternate Mondays at The Lounge.


It's open to everyone, no matter your abilty, so why not come down, have a cuppa, a knit and a natter!

The next June event is Monday 23rd, then after that, July 7th and 21st, everyone welcome.

To celebrate RGS' Open Gardens, we will be open extra hours.

On Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd of June 2014, The Lounge will be opening outside our normal hours.

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The Opening hours (in addtion to the regular opening times) will be as follows:
Saturday 2pm to 6pm
Sunday 1pm to 5pm
So when you are out and about, admiring the gardens that Alvechurch, Royney Green and Hopwood have to offer, drop in for some refreshments and enjoy the family friendly atmosphere that the Lounge offers.
For more about the NGS Open gardens visit

Doing A Fun Run or Cycle Ride?

Are you aiming to challenge yourself this year and fancy raising some money at the same time? We need your help.

The Lounge and Alvechurch Communities Together have created a fundraising page with BT's My Donate, to make it easier for anyone to take part in a sponsored event and raise money for The Lounge and all the work it does.

What is BT My Donate?

Simply put it an on-line sponsorship form where you can create your own page, take part in an event of your choosing and help raise money for the Lounge. People can go to your profile and sponsor you, or simply donate funds to The Lounge.

Why have we chosen BT Donate over Just Giving or many of the others out there?

Simply put, we want to maximise our return and not pay more out than we get in. Whilst there is nothing run with many of the others, people may be surprised that many of these donation sites are FOR profit organisations , with set up fees, commission, annual and monthly fees, whereas BT only takes the cost of processing the credit card, so in effect make a loss in providing the service.

This give a rough guide to the fees charged, although a little out of date.

Why don't you use Gift Aid?

We are working to get this sorted ASAP, but in the meantime, you can still donate or raise money via sponsorship.

How can I find out more or create my page?

Simply follow the link below and click on the links.



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