Our Event Planning Application for this year's parade was submitted to Walsall Council's Safety Advisory Group (SAG) in mid August. Alan Dodsworth met with the Group formally on the 6th September. At the meeting the group scrutinised the application, our plans, public liability insurance documents and event risk assessments. We are delighted to inform you that our application was passed and signed off with no problems at all.
Our application received high praise from the entire group, in fact they were so impressed that they asked if they could share it with other event organisers in the Borough to implement best practice!
Pelsall leading the way again!
Details of our 2018 parade can be found by following this link: https://poprs.org/remembrance-parade-2018
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Despite chilly temperatures and inclement weather, these wonderful people (including our own Garry Perry) took part in this years Remembrance Walk. The walk started at our memorial in Pelsall, before moving onto Rushall's Memorial, The Arboretum, The John Henry Carless VC Memorial in Lichfield Street then Walsall's Civic Cenotaph at Bradford Place.
Then, as if that wasn't enough, they turned round and came all the way back before ending up back where they started in Pelsall.
Well done and thank you to all who took part.
Earlier in the year the ladies from the Hair Lounge in High Street Pelsall took part in a 5K inflatable run.
They wanted to support their local community and decided to contribute to POPRS. Owner Tina Kelly contacted us and the rest, as they say, is history. The ladies raised a fantastic £290.
Tina is pictured above, presenting a cheque to Alan, together with some of her team that took part in the challenge.
A big thank you to everyone who took part...
The first (but certainly not the last) Village Busk was held on the 1st of July, all in aid of POPRS. The event was organised by Kevin Adams, who we owe an enormous debt of gratitude. As we do to all the artists who entertained free of charge, as well as all the fantastic people who attended to support our cause.
A great night was had by all and a total of £373.60 was raised, thank you to all and well done!
Rock and Roll on next year!
What can we say?! Our quiz night held on Friday 12th May in the Pelsall Community Centre was an unbridled success.
With 30 teams taking part the Centre was packed and a light hearted, fun evening was had by all with over £700 being raised for the POPRS cause. A big thank you to everyone who took part, donated raffle prizes and made the evening such a success. Well done to the "A Family Affair" who pipped "The Two Scalleys" to the winning post by just one point!
Plans are afoot to hold a quiz quarterly, so watch this space for September and a special Christmas one in December.
On the 22nd April 2017, 5 hardy souls walked to the summit of Mount Snowdon and back, all in aid of POPRS. Congratulations to Dave Whitehouse, Tom Dawson, his son Tom, Martin Evans and Pat James.
Your magnificent, selfless act in honour of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice will go down in the annals of Pelsall history.
Even more stunning is the fact that the picture above was taken AFTER they had completed their mammoth effort, still smiling and looking fresh despite walking 14.2 miles over an 8 hour period! That's 30,500 steps, over a total elevation of 334 storeys, twice as high as the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.
Everyone a legend! We hope you enjoyed the post walk drink!
There was Christmas cheer all round when we were joined by villagers for our Carols at the Clock Event.
Despite the bitter cold everyone who attended had a great time and we raised over £250 for the POPRS cause. We are planning making this an annual event.
Even Santa made an appearance!
Members of the Public were invited to purchase a memory star and write a message for a lost loved one.
The stars were then placed on the village Christmas Tree.
A number of villagers joined by Garry Perry took part in a sponsored night walk in aid of POPRS raising over £200. A big thank you for all your efforts.
Yes, you did read that correctly, Dave did swim the Channel in aid of POPRS! The mad impetuous fool :0)
Rather than struggle against contaminated water, Ferries and Container Ships in the world's busiest shipping lane, Dave decided to do this herculean effort in his local swimming pool (we don't blame him)
All in all this was a total of 1415 lengths of an olympic size swimming pool! An incredible feat! We are indebted to Dave who will be presenting the cheque for the money he raised on 8th March 2017
Following his heroic efforts in the swimming pool, Dave Elliott attended our first full meeting on 8th March and presented us with a cheque for a magnificent £1038.24. Dave is pictured in the centre, together with the POPRS Committee.
Thanks from us all Dave, tremendous effort!