2018-19 Partner Charities

This year we have selected 2 worthy charities to partner our Festive Walk and Fun Run fundraising, whilst we retain half of all proceeds for Lions locally determined causes:

Solihull Life Opportunities – SoLO

“Embracing Disability, Empowering Lives” SoLO Life Opportunities is a local charity adding value to the lives of over 1000 children and adults with learning disabilities, their parents and carers.  SoLO provides high quality leisure and social opportunities, community based Day Time Activities, a Personal Assistants Service and Supported Living.

Provision ranges from specialist services for those with more profound disabilities and challenging behaviour to more general services for those with moderate to severe learning disabilities.  SoLO enables all to experience social activities, reducing isolation, building skills, making friends and improving lives.

For more details visit www.solihullsolo.org

The UK Sepsis Trust

Every 3.5 seconds, someone in the world dies of sepsis. In the UK alone, 44,000 people lose their lives to sepsis every year. This is more than breast, bowel and prostate cancer combined. Globally, sepsis claims 6 million lives a year. Yet with early diagnosis it is easily treatable.

The UK Sepsis Trust exists to fight this life-threatening condition, stop preventable deaths and support those affected by sepsis. Find out more.

For more details visit https://sepsistrust.org/

Lions Causes

At the same time we shall retain 50% of the net proceeds for Lions locally determined causes.

If you know of a local cause you believe worthy of our fundraising no matter what size or location please get in touch

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Previous years Partner Charities

2017-18

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016-17

2015-16

SBCS

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LilyMaeFoundation_Logo

 

 

 

2014-15

Arthritis Research UKSolihull Young Carers.logoKFC logo

2013-14 

vision careTheBrainTumourCharity_rgb_HIGHRES(print)northeigh logo

 

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Break a Leg

Don’t call us – we will call you were the damming words ringing in the ears of a group of Lions and friends as they left the BBC Studios at the Mail Box in Birmingham this Autumn.

We all got behind the mic with Lion Adrian Harris in the presenter’s chair

Our tour which took us into local radio, television as well as the famous Archers recording studios finished with an audition opportunity. Lions and friends (as they always do) gave everything into their performances which although the audience were moved to tears (or was it laughter) failed to impress the BBC. Our disappointment faded quickly after a good lunch at the canal side Malt House.

 

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New Chemo chair for Solihull Hospital

The fund raising efforts of ourselves and the six other Solihull Lions Clubs (Balsall Common, Birmingham Exhibition, Castle Bromwich, Marston Green, Shirley and Solihull Lions Clubs) enabled a donation of £5,000 to buy  a Chemotherapy Chair and supporting equipment for Solihull Hospital.

“Lions are part of their community and 100% of the funds they raise from the public is distributed. This hospital is an intrinsic cornerstone of the well-being of Solihull’s citizens and being able to alleviate in a little way the hard times some of our ill fellow citizens go through is a great cause we can fully support,” said Zone Chairman Jaap de Jong

Our efforts, along with others, is acknowledged with a plaque which sits outside the new unit.

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Commemorative benches opened

Knowle & Dorridge Lions and Dorridge & District Residents Association formally opened two commemorative benches, sited outside Dorridge Station, which it is hoped will give some rest and comfort to weary travellers as they wait for their bus or lift. Patricia Eveson DDRA Chair & Tony Robson K&D Lions Dorridge Relationship Lion expressed a wish that this will be the start of an on-going partnership as both have the community at the heart of their activities

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Village benches – 2

As promised there are now 2 benches installed outside Dorridge Rail station

As President Bob Thurtle says “The next passengers arriving at Dorridge Station can now sit comfortably awaiting their lift.

“Working closely with DDRA (Dorridge & District Residents Association) we have funded two benches sited outside Dorridge Rail Station.

As similar benches recently installed in Knowle High Street they celebrate 40 years of our Lions Club (1976 -2016) and 100 years of Lions Clubs International (1917-2017).

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Chadwick End Village Hall flooded

A flood at the Chadwick Village Hall in 2017 badly damaged their kitchen. When approached for help K&D Lions recognised that without a functioning kitchen the lettings would fall thereby reducing an important  source of income essential to enable this community facility to thrive. Appreciating this dilemma we offered a partial grant and together with other fund raising undertaken by the Chadwick End Village Hall team the kitchen was fully refurbished in June 2018.

 

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Practice makes……well not quite perfect

This Saturday Lions & friends moved into the countryside at Lea Marston Shooting Club to shoot a few clays.

With sympatric coaching the hits matched the misses.

More practice is required…or bigger clays.

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Lions in Beomingaham (Birmingham)

Lions, partners & friends in a stroll around Digbeth were transported from Saxon 6th Century Beomingaham deep in the Forest of Arden through its steady growth to becoming a major industrial city to tomorrow where it is preparing to welcome HS2 and major redevelopment back to where it all started under the rule of the Beorma tribe 1500 years ago.

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Lions try their benches for size

This week Knowle and Dorridge Lions made the most of the good weather to inspect the 2 new benches which they have donated and had installed on Knowle High Street in recent weeks.

At the same time we took advantage of the visit of our Zone Chairman Lion Jaap de Jong to perform the handover of the chain of office from 5 times President Brian Burgess to new President Bob Thurtle

“It seemed to me there are plenty of bars, restaurants and coffee shops providing seating around Knowle but nowhere you can meet up, sit, and have a chat or watch the world go by – for free” says new President Bob. “We have provided these two in Knowle depicting 40 years of our Lions club 1976-2016 and 100 years of Lions Clubs International 1917-2017, (with two more to follow outside Dorridge Rail Station coming soon), with funding coming from our recent Knowle Fun Runs. We hope they will be used extensively as meeting points”

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