With much regret the Knowle and Dorridge Lions have had to take the decision to cancel the 2020 Heart of England Bike Ride. The current Coronavirus crisis has left the prospects for all mass participation events due to take place in the Summer in doubt, and rather than cancel at the last moment we have made the decision to cancel now and end any uncertainty. This is sad for both the participants and even more so for the worthy charities whom we support. We thank you very much for your interest and look forward to seeing you in 2021
Knowle & Dorridge Lions are pleased to support the Arden Community Group
Mr Solihull Mayor (known to us as Lion Stuart Davis) seen receiving, at the recent Mayor’s Ball, our cheque payable to Breast Cancer Haven.
Stuart chose Breast Cancer Haven, as his nominated charity, after learning of the excellent work they do in our community when they were one of our two Partner Charities in 2017/18.
We donated £320 which equated to £10 for every year of Stuart’s 32 years’ service as a Lion.
The sun was up on 14th March (yes sun – it is yellow) and the expensively assembled elite squad of Knowle Society, Solihull MBC & K&D Lions stood outside the library ready to attack Knowle High Street & Precinct.
They searched every nook & cranny and filled their sacks with all manner of debris.
Our annual tin shake planned for Saturday 21 March had to be cancelled as the country went into lockdown. We hope to be back in 2021 when we shall again be loitering around Knowle High Street and Dorridge hoping to raise valuable funds for Lion’s Local Causes, including Social Events for the Elderly and Challenging Opportunities for Young People. The date is yet to be confirmed and is subject to any restriction that may still be in place.
Please take the opportunity introduce yourself and have a chat with us about anything:
- Our fundraising activities – the Knowle Fun Run, Heart of England Bike Ride, annual Easter Egg Raffle
- Challenging opportunities for local Youth – including our Youth Travel Burseries
- Social events for local older persons – Coach trips and tea parties
- What it is like to be a Lion – how you could help or possibly join us
Or perhaps something else on your mindWe look forward to meeting you
That’s the target for this year’s Great Spec Collect
With help from our 3 local opticians – Alan Tyler in Dorridge, Bannisters and Vision Express in Knowle and yourselves, we have just parcelled up 920 pairs and sent them to our sister Lions Club in Chichester, who will sort them and then send them around the world where they can do most good.
Paul Wheatley K & D Lions Community Services Committee Chair thanked everyone for the great team effort and the strong start towards our target of collecting 2020 pairs of specs in 2020.
What a way to end 2019 🙌🙌🙌
We have officially reached over 1000 likes on our Facebook page, so wanted to thank you all for your continued support at our events and look forward to (hopefully 🤞) many more years to come!
We really need some new members to keep us going though, so if your new year resolution is to ‘give back’ a little then please consider joining us. It is only 1-2hrs a month on average and although we work hard we have great fun while doing it!
So if you enjoy our events and want to have a night out once a month for a drink at the Greswolde Hotel then drop us an email now to find out when our next meeting is 👍
Happy New Year all Here is to an amazing 2020…