For 2017 there are several events being scheduled by the Alresford Pigs Association.
The Duck Race
Most important perhaps is the Duck Race, which is only held every two years. This is held in the beautiful grounds of the Weir House, thanks to the generous support of the Hollingberry family. The Race Day is to be on Father’s Day, Sunday June 18th, with races starting probably at around 12 noon.
Why not enter your own (plastic) duck? Contact the Pigs to hire a duck, paint it in your own colours, and give it the name you want to see win.
The Alresford Show
The Pigs help man the show, in terms of car parking, manning the gates, providing safety stewards, etc: the helpers come from many local sports clubs, school PTAs, playschool and toddler group organisers etc. To have your organisation included, and benefit from the funds provided to support these helper organisations, once again, contact the Pigs. The actual show date is Saturday 2nd September.
Summer evening drives for OAPs
Throughout the “Summer”, in other words during the months of June and July, the Alresford Pigs organise evening trips on the town Minibus, usually visiting a local beauty spot and a pub for a drink. Previous trips have gone into the New Forest and to the coast, for example at Bosham, or Portsmouth, or the Hamble.
The trips are on Tuesday evenings, and typically are between about 6pm and 10pm: there is no charge. This year there will be the new town Minibus, so will be in even more comfort! Parties are typically organised by local Groups, like via organisers at Makins Court, Ellingham Close and the Giles Group. Once again, contact the Pigs to be included in the list of potential passengers.
Pigs Outings Dates for 2017:
Giles Group, via Jeanne Nicholls: 20 June, 18 July
Ellingham Close, via Una Yeates: 13 June, 11 July
Makins Court, via Audrey Chalk: 27 June, 25 July
Bramble Hill, via Joan Wimbleton: 6 June, 4 July
For 2017, the Christmas trees are scheduled for erection on Saturday 25th November 2017. To book a tree, again please use the standard Pigs contact numbers or visit the Pigs website. The date for the removal of the trees in 2018 will probably be Saturday 6th January! (That’s not funny, its my birthday…..)
The big Christmas tree in Broad Street will be put in place on 22nd November….. it comes down on 2nd January 2018. (Sounds like a long way ahead)
Arrival of Father Christmas!
Santa has woken up and set a date: its going to be 13th December. See you in Broad Street!
Local People Helping Local People
If you think that the Alresford Pigs, which is a local charity established to help people in the local area who are in difficulties of any form, could possibly help you personally with a problem, then use the contact information below and ask for someone to contact you.
Contact the Pigs:
The website is www.alresfordpigs.org
Phone us: to leave a message dial 01962 658961
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org