Balsall Common Lions helped out again at SIFA-Fireside, a local Birmingham drop in Centre, attending over 4 days in March. Over that period we prepared and served a total 452 lunches, and 97 breakfasts, reaching a new record one day of 132 lunches.
SIFA-Fireside is run almost entirely on charitable donations, so they are always looking for help and support. The centre is also grateful for donations of food, money or clothing.
Visit their website for more information http://www.sifafireside.co.uk.
VIVO Rocks Balsall Common again!
Back by popular demand, Vivo, played again to a ‘Sell Out Audience’ and Balsall Common rocked again. These guys have a reputation for great musicianship, professionalism and a versatility that’s astounding & they never let us down.
It was a great Charity Fundraising event and the raffle raised £535 which will be split between two charities, Cumbrian Flood Relief, which will be sent direct to the local Lions clubs helping in the area, and to Lions clubs in Bosnia helping to provide Winter Clothing for refugees.
As always a big Thank You to everyone who came along to support us to make it a great evening. We hope to see you all again next year.
Lions support The Great Daffodil Appeal
Lions Clubs once again are in partnership with Marie Curie in support of the Marie Curie UK Great Daffodil and Balsall Common Lions, alongside Marie Curie volunteers, collected in the village.
It was a chilly day but thanks to the warm hearted people of Balsall Common we raised £764.25
As always a big Thank You to everyone who donated.
Skittles Semi Final
We had a great fun this month at The Swan Inn @ Studley when Balsall Common Lions met Kidderminster & District Lions in the Region’s Skittles semi-finals. It was a hard fought match, in good spirit but unfortunately only one team can be the winner.
This time it was Balsall Common who came out on top and now go through to the Final.
Emily & UN Day at the Houses of Parliament
On Tuesday 15th March Balsall Common Lions President and Youth Office Andy & Ann Pemberton, with Emily Lyndsey (UK Peace Poster winner), & her Parents, attended the UN Day at the Houses of Parliament. They had a special tour and refreshments and Emily was presented with a certificate as one of the 23 International merit award winners and a specially framed copy of her painting.