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Celebrating 100 years since Lions Clubs International was formed in Chicago in 1917, our annual Lions Tea Party, held on Saturday 14th October at the British Legion Club in Knowle, attracted over a hundred of our older residents including a lady who is 102 years old. Our guests were treated to a lovely afternoon tea and excellent entertainment by “Sisters of Songs” Julia & Rebecca supported by daughters Hannah & Luchea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates for your 2018 diary:

Moreton in Marsh & Bourton on the Water Coach Trip – Tuesday 11 September

Tea Party at the Royal British Legion Knowle – Saturday 13 October

 

 

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Senior Citizens 2017 Coach Trip & Tea Party

This year’s coach trip will be on Wednesday 13 September and the venue will be Ludlow.  The change to a Wednesday will be for a market day which will make it interesting.  Also there are plenty of tearooms, cafes and restaurants.

The annual tea party will be held at the Royal British Legion in Knowle on Saturday 14 October.

Invitations are now being delivered and must be accepted by 1 August

 

 

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We support the elderly of our area – 2016

Once again this Autumn we took 3 coaches full of elderly residents on a fantastic free day out. The weather in Cambridge was warm and sunny as 150 passengers disembarked for the highlights of their day out, exploring the town, shops, college buildings and the banks of  the River Cam.

In October we organised the usual free afternoon tea party with food and entertainment at the Knowle Royal British Legion when over 130 locals came along to socialise, eat, drink and be merry

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As we approach Christmas we look forward to meeting as many of the 350 senior citizens we have on our list as we can, when we visit their homes to deliver a Christmas card, a box of mince pies and Best Christmas Wishes from the Lions.

If you, your relative, someone you know or your neighbour perhaps is not on our list and lives in B93 would like the Lions to invite them on next September’s coach trip or October’s tea party please drop us a line now.

Watch this page for details of next year’s events

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It was Cambridge in 2016

Coach Trip

After the popularity of Bath last September, we have decided to stay away from the coast again this year with a trip to Cambridge. We have laid on 3 coaches for the trip on Tuesday 13 September, and if as we suspect we hope, we shall fill them with elderly residents from our area.

We wont be sending out invites until late July, but if you know of anyone over 65 who lives in Knowle, Dorridge or the surrounding villages like Lapworth, Henley-in-Arden, Barston, Hockley Heath please email us their contact details and we shall add them to our register. Please remember you must return your invitation to receive a ticket, and be able to get to the pick-up points and be mobile and able to be self sufficient in Cambridge.

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I understand the Lions will also provide entertainment punting!

There is no charge for the trip, but a donations box will be passed around!

Tea Party

The same register is used to invite local elderly residents to our Tea Party at the Royal British Legion in Knowle on Saturday 8 October. So even if you don’t fancy Cambridge be sure to watch out for your invitation in July. Details of this years entertainment will follow

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Support for the elderly 2015

Our year starts in July when we prepare to deliver invitations to some 550 elderly residents living in Knowle & Dorridge and surrounding villages. Unsurprisingly we find that some have moved away or passed on. In some cases their successors are young, some out at work. And so our list reduces in size each year unless someone sends us details of those who would appreciate our support. If you know of anyone please get in touch with their name, address and phone number.

Once again this year our support for the elderly has 3 main branches – a coach trip in September, a tea party in October and delivery of Christmas cards and mince pies in December.

Coach trip to Bath

We try to vary where we take 2 coaches each year. Having been to the seaside at Weston-super-Mare & Llandudno in recent years the decision to visit Bath proved exceptionally popular resulting with 3 coaches being filled with local seniors on Tuesday 8 September.  Watch this page to discover the date and destination for 2016.

Tea Party at the Legion

Like the coaches the annual afternoon tea party on Saturday 10 October at the Knowle British Legion filled up fast and we squeezed in 130 locals  who enjoyed entertainment and afternoon tea. Many of those who attended availed themselves of the British Legion bar, whilst others were happy with a cup of tea.

Christmas cards & Mince pies

As Christmas draws close we know that elderly living on their own often do not receive many visitors and so we try to knock as many doors as we can to have a chat and leave a special Christmas card and token pack of mince pies. We can only do this for those who can come to the door.

We welcome sponsorship for any element of our support for the elderly

If you would like to join the Lions ‘elderly support team’ please get in touch

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Lions help with VE Day Party

Knowle and Dorridge Lions helped Paterson Court celebrate the 70th anniversary of VE Day when the residents held a party and really entered into the spirit of the era by dressing in the appropriate uniforms and styles of the period. They all attended, with some guests from Berrow Cotttages, at the residence in Kenilworth Road. The pictures below capture the great time had by all.

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“Thanks to the generosity of Lions, not only the residents of Paterson Court but some from Berrow Homes and the local community, thoroughly enjoyed the day” said organiser Bernie Hall.

“The Lions like to help out with donations for local events like this one” says Lion President Barry Dale. “We always welcome approaches and endeavour to spread the funds we retain from our events for local Lions causes as far as we can. If you know of a worthy cause please get in touch.”

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Support for the elderly 2014

Once again this year our support for the elderly had 3 main branches – a coach trip in September, a tea party in October and delivery of Christmas cards and mince pies in December.

We try to vary where we take 2 coaches each year. It seems many residents like the idea of visiting the seaside, so after two trips to Weston-super-mare, on Tuesday 9th September we travelled across the boarder into Wales and stopped in Llandudno, where over 100 pensioners explored the town and promenade, and returned safely that evening. Watch this page to discover the date and destination for 2015.

Like the coaches the afternoon tea party on Saturday 25th October at the Knowle British Legion filled up fast with 120 locals enjoying entertainment and afternoon tea. Many of those who attended availed themselves of the British Legion bar, whilst others were happy with a cup of tea.

As Christmas draws close we know that elderly living on their own often do not receive many visitors and so we try to knock as many doors as we can to have a chat and leave a special Christmas card and token pack of mince pies. We can only do this for those who can come to the door.

The year starts in August when we deliver invitations to some 550 elderly residents living in Knowle & Dorridge and surrounding villages. Unsurprisingly we find that some had moved away or passed on. In some cases their successors are young, some out at work. And so our list reduces in size each year unless someone sends us details of those who would appreciate our support. If you know of anyone please get in touch with their name, address and phone number.

We welcome sponsorship for any element of our support for the elderly

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