The Lounge gets much needed funds from this years Picnic In The Park

Ugly bugThe Lounge youth project in Alvechurch was one of the beneficiaries of money from the Picnic in the Park held earlier this year.

Parish councillor David Matthews, Picnic in the Park committee member Louise Parkinson and parish councillor Natalie Wise presented a cheque for £558 to Sally Meredith and Dean Morgan of The Lounge – half of the total raised at the event.

Dean, who recently joined The Lounge as lead youth worker, commented: “I’m very happy to be here – I look forward to meeting as many young people as possible and making sure they are aware of the opportunities open to them.”

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Story and Images courtesy of The Village magazine

Sell your unwanted items and raise funds for Alvechurch Communites Together.

256px-EBay logoDid you know you can now help out ACT using eBay?

If you are a seller on ebay, then you may of already noticed the option to donate part of the selling price to charity. We can now Alvechurch Communities Together is one of your options. If you would like to support Alvechurch Communities Together who look after the Lounge and other related projects, simply add this as option when you are going through the selling process, just such for Alvechurch and you will see us listed. Donating some of your final sale price actually reduces the selling fees, so it's a win/win situation.

To find out more about charity listings on eBay, follow this link:

http://pages.ebay.co.uk/ebayforcharity/

If you want to see ACT's / The Lounge's profile page and listings on eBay, then follow this link

http://www.ebay.co.uk/egw/ebay-for-charity/charity-profile/?NP_ID=68924

Once again we would like to thank everyone for their continuing supoprt of the work we do, in and around the parish of Alvechurch

Thanks to those that have done the Ice Bucket Challenge and supported The Lounge. 

Homer Ice Bucket

We'd like to say thank you to those that have taken part in the (in)famous Ice Bucket Challenge, but opted to support a more local cause, that directly affects all our lives in one way or another.

If you want to support us in this way, or any by any other sponsored event, remember you can either donate directly, or set up a sponsorship page by clicking on the My Donate links on this site.

All money raised goes directly to Alvechurch Communities Together who manage The Lounge and associated projects.

We are pleased to announce some replacement computers are on the way!

SCC main logoThanks to Specialist Computer Centres and the Technology Trust we will be replacing the old and slow XP machines and making them even more useful.

SCC, who donated the original machines when The Lounge first opened have once again donated 3 more replacement pcs  free of charge,so that the old ones can be taken out of service. They will, thanks to Technology Trust and Microsoft's charity donation scheme, be running Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 2013 as we were able to purchase these at heavily discounted pricing. These two things will not only allow us to continue to offer free internet access, but in addition, allow us to extend our options for training and community improvement schemes, such as CV writing, computer skills and job applications.

At this time, we will be still utilising the old monitors as these were not available from either SCC or the Technology Trust and our budget doesn't extend to replacements at this time. We hope to have the new  computers up and running in the next couple of weeks.

Technology Trust logo

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.

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