Balsall Common Lions

 Another Life Saving device for the Village.

Defibrillator heaven in Balsall Common (1)St Peter’s Church Hall in Balsall Common is the new home for a community public access defibrillator which will be for the benefit of both visitors to the hall and the local community.

Christine Hornsby, St Peter’s Church Hall Manager, said, ‘We’re more than happy to have a defibrillator installed as there are around 500 people a week using the hall, the church’s congregation is in addition to this, as are parents who use the car park for the school run’.

The life-saving device was funded by West Midlands Ambulance Service, and the box itself was purchased by Balsall Common Lions, and is now the third device to be installed in the village.

A fourth is due to be unveiled soon.

The picture shows, in the foreground, Christine Hornsby and Lion Brian Hornsby watched by Fastaid Community First Responders Jeff Way and Alice Hawkins and Community Response Manager Andy Jeynes

Balsall Common Lions collection for Nepal Earthquake victims

IMG_9996Thanks to the kindness and generosity of the people of Balsall Common, we were able to collect nearly £1,000 in the street collection, including kind donations from Village Markets and Berkswell Church Beerfest.

Balsall Common Lions will add to this amount from our existing funds to make the value in excess of £1,500, which will pay for 8 Jerry cans.

These will provide the most basic of human needs….clean drinking water. The Jerry can is ideally suited to providing life saving relief, a constant supply of desperately needed drinkable water.

Every lifesaver unit can deliver 20,000 litres of drinkable water from “foul” water, so that’s 160,000 litres of drinking water


Lions celebrate St George’s Day

IMG_9984bAt our recent celebration of St Georges Night, Balsall Common Lions were entertained by the very talented musical skills of Patrick Whitfield who performed a variety of music on his piano / keyboards.

At the end of the evening Patrick was presented with a cheque for £200 which he donated to Anthony Nolan Trust, which is the UK’s Blood Cancer charity and bone marrow register.

The picture shows Lion Steve Meakin, Service Chairman with Patrick.




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