Fund Raising

Moor Pool is embarking on a large fundraising campaign to help secure the local Moor Pool open spaces and community buildings. Plans are also in hand to convert a local disused building to an eco classroom and provide a community park which Moor Pool lacks.

More information on these plans are in the document 'The Way Forward' and plans for a Moor Pool Trust

Quick Links:

  • Moorpool Fundraising Web Site

  • Moorpool Skills Bank

  • EasyFundraising web site

    Alex - April - July 2014

    Alex has raised over £2,900 to date

    1Alex’s Easter Egg Raffle was popular again with both residents and regulars at our local shop, run by Raj. The draw was made on the 15th April at 3.00pm and the winner was Raj herself. Raj immediately unwrapped the large chocolate egg and started sharing it with her customers. What a lovely gesture Raj!
    2“My challenge is to leave the Moor Pool Estate from the Circle, Harborne, Birmingham and reach the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France without any money or any member of the family helping me and to raise over £1,000 to help save Moor Pool Estate (an Urban City Garden, influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement.” Alex Millicheap May 2014

    I have already raised nearly £3,000 for the Moor Pool Heritage Trust and I would love my final target to exceed £4,000. Can you help me please by donating through either the new Moor Pool Heritage Trust Fund-Raising web-site or by contacting either myself or my mom at: I have been busy liaising with various individuals to help me reach Paris safely. My itinerary so far includes:

    1. Being collected from the Moor Pool Circle by Lord Michael Whitby and chauffeured down to the House of Lords for lunch and then waved off for my next adventure.

    2. Gisela Stuart will await my arrival in the House of Commons and Gisela will present me with a ticket to Paris, kindly donated by National Express.

    3. Having said farewell to Gisela, I will walk across to Victoria Station and take the National Express Coach to Paris.

    4. On arrival in Paris, I have a short walk to reach the Eiffel Tower.

    5. I will keep everyone up-to-date about my challenge through “facebook”. I have spent most of my summer and Easter holidays in France and I have been to Paris for a week with King Edwards VI Camphill School for Boys. I can speak French and will always have my small French dictionary with me at all times! My mom also has friends in Paris with whom I can contact in the event of any difficulties.

    As I said in the June edition of the “Harborne, Edgbaston and Moseley Life” local newspaper;

    “I am looking forward to my challenge. I love travelling and this idea seemed a good way to raise money to save Moor Pool Hall. It’s a special place for me and everyone who lives on the Moor Pool Estate. I’ve had birthday parties there and it’s given me and my family lots of happy memories. I don’t want to see it close.”

    Please help me to achieve my £1,000 target for this challenge. As a Community, we have nearly reached our overall target off £50,000.

    Alex - November 2013

    Update: Alex has sold all 100 squares and raisied £1,200. The first draw was held at the coffee morning on the 30th and the winners were Louise and Nigel who live on Carless Avenue.

    1. Informal meeting to organise the MPHT Charity Ball in the summer, 2014 this coming Sunday (17th November) at 11:00am at 55 Carless Avenue. All welcome.

    2. Alex has set himself a bigger target for the MPHT fund-raising this year (2013/2014) at £2,000. Please can you support him?

    3. Alex's 100 Square. Spaces still available at £12.00 for the year. The first draw will be on Saturday 30th November at the MRA Coffee Morning. In addition, a huge thank you to all those who have already contributed.

    4. Monday 16th December - Christmas Lunch, including Festive Entertainment. Jayne is organising a Christmas Lunch at Moor Pool Hall (large) from 12:30 - 2:30pm. The cost is £15.00pp (children under the age of 3 - no charge) and includes: a drink on arrival, children from Saint Thomas' Primary School's Nativity Choir, Festive sandwiches, crisps and salad, xmas pudding with bandy sauce, mince pies and a glass or two of sherry followed by tea/coffee with mints. To end the afternoon there will be a fun game of "Open the Box". Book either through Jayne or Raj at our local shop. You will need to have purchased a ticket by no later than Wednesday 11th December, 2013. All welcome - 0 -110 years!

    5. Wednesday, 18th December - Saint Thomas' Primary School have invited all residents and friends to their Infant Nativity Play. The school have offered to collect us (approximately 1.30pm) from The Circle and deliver us back at approximately 3-3:30pm.In certain circumstances the school is happy to collect individuals from their home. But, please let Jayne know a couple of days in advance.24 places available. Cost £2.00pp.

    6. Volunteers needed to help with any of the above, especially with the preparation of the Christmas Lunch (sandwich making, decorating the hall and serving food).

    7. Alex's Christmas Hamper 2013 - Alex / Jayne would welcome any donations to make this years Hamper as or even better than the last! Donations to be left at 55 Carless Avenue. Many thanks, in advance x

    8. Alex or Jayne can be contacted by phone: 0121 427 1673 or by e-mail at:
    Alex - October 2013

    1. The twelve month 100 Square. Alex hopes to be asking a resident to pull the first number from the bucket at the next MRA Coffee Morning in this coming October.

    2. Alex's MPHT Christmas Hamper Raffle. December 2013...Any donations for the hamper are welcome e.g. homemade mince pies, homemade jam/pickles, homegrown vegetables/fruit, yummy homemade chocolate truffles, homemade wine, homemade Christmas decorations, homemade Christmas pudding...anything....even from our local shopkeeper, Raj. x Dates to be confirmed.

    3. Alex's MPHT Christmas Breakfast at 55. A lazy Christmas breakfast get - together with friends and residents after all the pressie unwrapping. 6-8 places available. Cost £6.50 per person. Date and more information to follow shortly.

    4. Easter Egg Raffle - April 2014. More information to follow.

    5. Cowboy and Cowgirl Races on Moor Pool Estate. A highly entertaining afternoon when we let ourselves go wild and race to the finishing line. Individual teams of six to enter. Races to include children as well as adults. Corporate businesses encouraged to sponsor a race. Dates and entry forms will be made available in the New Year.

    Help Alex to race to the finishing line and reach his target of £2,00.00 for the MPHT!

    Alex - May 2012

    On Saturday 26th May, 2012 after the gentile MRA coffee morning, Alex was taken on the ride of his life!

    One of our local residents and friends took Alex on his Honda 1000cc motor bike. Alex had to wear his dad's old biker jacket, which i could tell brought back fond memories for adrian.

    I thought geoff and alex were just going to potter around Moor Pool, but no...they went all around Shropshire: Kinver, the M5 and right out as far as Bridgenorth! Once they had arrived at bridgnorth, Geoff introduced Alex to a favourite extremely busy, local "Bikers cafe" for a quick drink and then they headed home. Alex absolutely loved it and was particularly impressed with all the leather gear, the bandana's (especially those with sculls and cross bones) and Geoff's fascinating stories.

    Alex was dropped of at home for a quick change of attire and then picked back up by geoff in his vintage Morris 1934. The destination this time was Belbroughton, where they both gently made there way to the famous Fountain Pub at Clent for a light lunch. The weather, ambiance and company was wonderful!

    Alex would like to thank Geoff very much for devoting his day to help raise funds for the Moor Pool Heritage Trust.

    One unforgettable day in Alex's life!

    Latest News - April 28th - Alex has exceeded his target of raising £1,500 within twelve months. An exemplary effort by a young man who is sure to go far - and heartfelt thanks to all those who have supported him in his achievement.

    Alex - April 2012

    Current amount raised by Alex towards the Moor Pool Heritage Trust is £1,352.51 (6/4/2012)

    Target set by Alex is £1,500 by the end of April 2012

  • The winner of the March 100 Square was Mick O’Malley. His prize was £25.00, which I believe will be going in the direction of the Skittles Club! 100 and still in!

  • April 100 Square – Alex and Jayne (mom) will be on their rounds again soon. Please support, as Alex needs help to reach his April fund raising target of £1,500.00

  • Alex’s Easter Egg Raffle was won by Vivienne, Moor Pool Avenue. Thanks for your support Vivienne. ENJOY!

  • Alex is holding his April High Tea on Sunday 15th April from 3.00pm. Please continue to contact Alex or mom (Jayne) if you would like to join us. The High Tea consists of all homemade cakes, various yummy sandwiches, proper tea made with tea leaves in an old Wedgwood teapot and good neighborly company! Cost per head is £5.00 and all donations go to Alex’s Moor Pool Heritage Trust Fundraising Activities. Contact mobile: 07722 169364 or e-mail

  • Alex’s Chocolate Dinner Party (limited places available) on Saturday 21st April from 7.30pm. Dress code: Chocolate! Cost per head is £12.00. All donations will go to Alex’s Moor Pool Heritage Trust Fundraising Activities. For further information / menu see contacts above or look here

  • Grow Your Own Competition – Just get on with growing vegetables, fruit, flowers. More information to follow shortly. Open to all residents, especially young people including the serious gardeners and us novices/Arty types! There will opportunities for creative entries too! Competition entry forms and criteria to follow shortly.

  • Homemade wooden puzzles for sale. Alex thought they would be just appropriate for children, but actually, adults also need help! Cost £1.50 per puzzle. All donations to go to Alex’s fundraising. Contact us if you would like to purchase one or Alex may be knocking on your door!

  • Watch this space for forthcoming events……….

    Storytelling night for grown ups 1st Dec

    A pot-pourri of songs, stories and music from the Celtic lands of Europe told and played by Major Mustard in his own inimitable way in this celebration of the rich heritage of the Celts. The humour, sometimes sadness, and liveliness of the Celtic tradition is well represented in this show. This show is designed to be enjoyed by grown ups so there is a minimum age of 15. Bookings can be made by emailing or calling 689 7368. Tickets will be available to buy in advance and will cost £5. Payment can be also be made using Duckets. Lower Hall 7.45pm.


    Wondering what to buy your Moor Pool neighbour this festive season? Make it easy and help the MPHT at the same time. Gift Duckets are now available to buy, choose whichever amount you want to spend and it will be marked on the front. They can be used as payment for any MPHT fundraising event such as quizzes, storytelling night and all the events coming up next year, for buying skills and services from the skills bank and for buying items on the recycle network. Email or call 689 7368 for more details.

    Volunteers Needed!!

    The newly formed Moorpool Fundraising Committee needs volunteers! If you can help in any way at all, contact us at

    We have a large number of fundraising ideas and we are working to get these off the ground, so watch this space.

    What you can do right now

    1. The first thing we want everyone to do, is have a jar or piggy bank in your house, collect all your spare change, then we’ll collect these at regular intervals. £1 a week is £50 a year. £2 is over a £100 x 500 houses, friends, relations = £50,000! ….and that’s just change.

    2. Go to and pledge a skill or service. Duckets are now available to buy at the Circle shop.

    3. Make a pledge to buy a virtual brick. Go to the fundraising web site, e-mail fundraising@moorpool.comor put a note in the post box in the Circle shop.

    4. Buy a square for £1 on Alex Millicheap’s 100 square. There is a draw every month with up to £25 to be won. You can buy a square every month for a £12 stake. Again, this can be pledged through the fundraising web site

    5. Jan Scott is holding a tea party in her garden on the 5th of June. Put the date in your diary. Details to follow

    This page will be regularly updated in the coming days and weeks, please keep checking to see what’s happening.

    Contact can be made by e-mail to or by using the post box at the Circle Newsagents.