Balsall Common (Keep them coming!)

Balsall Common Lions donate to Fisher House, Birmingham (Picture)

IMG_4263bMark Hammond, CEO Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity, gave a presentation to the

partners of DG’s and DGE’s at the Lions Multiple District Convention at the weekend, on Fisher House in Birmingham.

This is an 18 bedroom property set in the grounds of the QE Hospital, which houses the relatives and friends of Armed Forces who have sustained injuries during the course of their military activities,

providing on-site accommodation only 10 minutes away from the military ward.

It is totally self funding, supported by charitable donations, costing £250,000 per year to maintain.

Mark is hoping to get 10,000 people to pledge £25 per annum to support this worthwhile project.

The picture shows Mark Hammond (centre) receiving a cheque for £350 from Balsall Common Lions Club members Lion David Blakeman & Lion Lynda Dandy who were helpers at the MD Convention.


Balsall Common Lions help out serving Breakfast & Lunch (Pictures 3)

SIFA-Fireside 1aWe were again this week back at SIFA-Fireside in Digbeth, Birmingham, the dynamic local charity working to tackle homelessness and alcohol misuse.SIFA-Fireside 1ab -

We helped with the regular volunteers to prepare and serve breakfast as well as lunch, serving 85 Lunches.

It was a very busy morning, with all hands to the pumps, but we all enjoyed it and look forward to going along to help out again soon.

Thank you to the staff and volunteers for allowing us to assist.

SIFA-Fireside run almost entirely on charitable donations, so they are always looking for help in running the Centre. Visit their website for more information


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