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