Charity News

Bonfire and Fireworks Spectacular Supports Stratford Cricket Club

Bonfire and Fireworks Spectacular Supports Stratford Cricket Club

The Estate’s annual Bonfire and Fireworks Spectacular, held at The Bell on Friday 2nd November, proved a huge success with the crowds and for Stratford Cricket Club. The Bell provided a BBQ and bar whilst DJ Bobby Hunt entertained the adults and children alike. Glowing swords, headbands and windmills could be seen in abundance in the dark, the club ran a tombola and the fireworks were a huge hit.

Emma Holman-West Meets HRH The Princess Royal

Emma Holman-West Meets HRH The Princess Royal

Sept 25th, 2018

Alscot held a series of events and fundraising initiatives to support the Stratford Hospital Cancer and Eye Ward £1million Appeal.  We were very proud and honoured to be invited to the official opening of the new Stratford Hospital, on 25th Sept, where Emma was introduced to HRH The Princess Royal. Emma was an active part of the board and involved in the furnishing of the wards. It was imperative to Emma that the wards were comfortable for patients, their families and supporters, who can spend many hours at the hospital receiving cancer treatments.

Alscot's Friendly Cricket Match

Alscot's Friendly Cricket Match

July 2018

What a glorious evening, on Thursday 19th July, as Alscot hosted the annual cricket event and the Alscot XI took on the RCMA Select XI. The Estate opted to 'bat' first and went about it exceptionally well. The top order were in fluent mood and were soon piling on the runs. After a well-deserved drinks break (with the odd beer doing wonders for the RCMA sporting abilities), RCMA struck back well with a cluster of wickets and kept Alscot to 159 in their 20 overs.

Successful Fundraising For GWCT

Successful Fundraising For GWCT

Over 60 guests attended a charity drinks event held at Alscot Park on 14th June 2018 to support GWCT (Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust). The Bell, Alderminster delivered exquisite canapes whilst guests were invited to bid on auction items, all kindly donated to the charity, Emma and Andrew Holman-West were pleased to host the event in their home which raised in excess of £12,500 for GWCT.

Just Small Change - Supporting Entrepreneurs in Kenya

Just Small Change - Supporting Entrepreneurs in Kenya

Alscot is pleased to support Just Small Change, a charity set up in 2011 by a local couple Peter and Jane Donoghue following a visit to Tanzania and Kenya in 2010. It's aim is to grow livelihoods and overcome poverty one small business at a time through business development.

Working through partner organisations in developing countries, Just Small Change facilitate local microfinance schemes which respond directly to the needs of vulnerable rural and urban communities.

 

Savills Corporate Event at Alscot Supports Local Cricket Club

Savills Corporate Event at Alscot Supports Local Cricket Club

Alscot was pleased to host 40 Savills Land Agents from across the UK for their annual two day corporate gathering. There was a variety of interesting and relevant speakers, and land agents took part in a tour across the Estate where pit-stops had been arranged in order to show the diversity of the Estate land. Later on the delegates enjoyed gin from Alscot based distillers Shakespeare Distillery and dinner at The Bell, Alderminster - the Estate's own country pub. 

 

A Special Venue for a Special Charitable Evening

A Special Venue for a Special Charitable Evening

The Partners of Knight Frank hosted a private dinner and special concert at Alscot Park on 4th May 2017.

Orchestra of the Swan, an international professional orchestra based in Stratford upon Avon, are mid-way through their 21st anniversary season, an important milestone, and one which Knight Frank were thrilled to mark with this significant sponsored event.

David Le Page lead the Orchestra as they played Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, in the stunning and magnificently preserved Grade I Rococo gothic style house, to invited guests.

Emma and Andrew Holman-West are avid supporters of the Orchestra and were delighted to contribute their private home, Alscot Park, as the perfect venue for such a special fundraising evening.

Orchestra of The Swan record Charity CD at Alscot Park

Orchestra of The Swan record Charity CD at Alscot Park

It was an absolute privilege yesterday to host such a special evening with David Le Page and the Orchestra of The Swan. The special recording of Vivaldi's Four Seasons was performed at Alscot Park by the orchestra in front of an intimate audience, who are kindly sponsoring the CD to support Stratford Hospital Cancer & Eye Ward Appeal. CD available to buy for £10 http://www.orchestraoftheswan.org/shop/four-seasons/