Events

Upcoming events

2022 Festive Walk 27th December

Starting Dorridge Village Hall

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2023 Easter Egg Hunt



2023 Knowle Fun Run

May 21st 2023

2023 Lions Bikeathon

Augsut 13th 2023

2023 Seniors Coach Trip

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2023 B93 Ball

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2023 Seniors Tea Party

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Recent Events

Seniors Tea Party 2022

We were so pleased to see100 happy faces leaving the Knowle Royal British Legion on Saturday 15th October.

The seniors tea party is a favourite on our annual calendar and is a great opportunity for all these wonderful people to get together, catch up, sing and dance.

The entertainment provided by Keith Slater was really enjoyed by everybody. Is there an instrument he can't play! And many thanks to Keith for being Quiz Master and compere also for the afternoon.

We had the quiz winner taking home the "Tower of Treats" and many raffle winners.

Thanks to Sue and the team at the Legion for all their hard work and of course for all those who joined us for a lovely afternoon.


B93 Ball 2022

What an amazing evening we had on 8th October 2022!

A good meal, photo booth, table magic and disco kept us busy. One of the highlights of the evening was the raffle with 15 truly fabulous prizes on offer. Thank you for the many businesses who contributed to the raffle.

Thank you to everybody who came and helped make the night so memorable. Thank you to our sponsors, Arden Bookkeeping Ltd and DM & Co. Homes for supporting the event and of course, the Forest Hotel for hosting us again this year.

Our feet were aching the next day but our hearts were full. Such a fantastic evening had by all.

The night raised £700 for local charities.


Seniors Coach Trip 2022

The trip to Weston Super Mare this year on xx/xx/xx was a bit of a wash out this year. Two coach loads of party makers boarded two coaches full of optimism. When they go to Weston-Super-Mare it rained and rained. At least the coffee shops and cafes in the town benefited on the day.


Knowle Fun Run 2022

The 37th Knowle Fun Run finally took place on the 15th May 2022. The number of registrations were down on 2019 but the excitement, enthusiasm and joy was as strong as ever.

The day started before 7am for some and we did not know if the weather would be fine for the event. We kept our fingers crossed for sunshine!

We were delighted to be joined by our local MP, Saqib Bhatti, who mingled with the crowd, started each race and awarded the prizes.

The Kids runs were competitive in all age groups and our MP had to be careful not to be trampled by the fast starters! Several charities joined the fun, while the Age UK Grannies, Gingerbread Men and Bananas were well supported all the way around.

There were 6 races in all and the winners were:

KIDSruns

Year 4 Sam Howell and Rosa Craythorne

Year 3 Henry Bedford and Amelia Riley

Year 2 Henry Stopford and Grace Gerry

Year 1 Jack Abraham and Caoimfle Damms

Main Events

5k Winner, Peter Mitchell

5k First Male, Matthew Bate

5k First Female, Ann Mitchell

5k 1st Junior boy, Robbie Dickson

5k 1st Junior girl, Lola Barker

5k Team, Knowle FC


10k Winner, Jenson Williams

10k First Male, Henry Faizey

10k First Female, Jane Evans

10k 1st Junior boy, Ben Duncan

10k 1st Junior girl, Poppy Clarke

10k Team, Solihull and Small Heath AC


It was a long day for the Lions and helpers and there were a lot of tired bodies on Sunday night but to see the smiles on the faces of the runners, families and friends made it all worthwhile.

The event lead Adrian Harris said “All the difficulties of the last two years have placed a strain on our income so we are really pleased that the Fun Run is back and supported so well by our local community.” He went on to say “We owe a debt of gratitude to all the local people who assisted us on the day without whom all our many weeks of planning would have come to nought

Now onto the Platinum Jubilee celebrations!


2022 Easter Egg Hunt

We are pleased to note that the Annual Easter Egg Hunt is as popular as ever with the big and small kids!

Our Lions have been out and about in B93 again hiding Easter Eggs around our villages. We had two different trails for you to explore whilst hunting down our elusive Easter Egg Posters.

Many congratulations to the winners!

And many thanks to Cafe Viola, Knowle Traditional Sweet Shop, Freda's Deli and Elderberry Black's for the fabulous prizes!



Dorridge Easter Egg Hunt Winners

SAM and PENNY GOODE

Dorridge Easter Egg Hunt Runner Up

LAYLA RODDY

Knowle Easter Egg Hunt Winner

CHRIS LAW

Knowle Easter Egg Hunt Runner Up

ADA CHU


2022 Easter Egg Raffle

We were thrilled to hand over the amazing hamper of donated Easter eggs to the raffle winner Julie and her children Samuel, David, Oliver and Phoebe.

That's a lot of chocolate, ENJOY!

Many thanks to Tesco in Knowle for the generous hamper!


"What a fantastic total - well done to all involved! And thanks once again for supporting Age UK Solihull with the raffle." Rebecca Jacob

Easter Egg raffle Winners 2022

2021 Festive Walk

The 28th Annual Knowle and Dorridge Lions Club Festive Walk took place on 28th December 2021 from Dorridge Village Hall after an enforced Covid break last year. The starting point and routes had to be changed as the National Trust at Baddesley Clinton were unable to support the local community event this year.

Nearly one thousand adults, children and four legged friends from all around Solihull and beyond braved damp conditions and completed the 3 or 6 mile routes. The refreshment stop at the Dorridge Cricket Club was well frequented and at the end of the day there were many tired but happy faces.


Thanks to all the walkers, all the volunteers, Dorridge Village Hall, Ye Olde Knowle Bowling Club, Solihull Jamboree Scouts and Dorridge Cricket Club.


Thanks to everyone who made a donation as the money raised (about £3,000), for this year only, will be going into our Charity Account which will help us to support many smaller, local initiatives.


Congratulations to Evie and Samuel for being drawn as one of our Festive Safari prize winners this year. The children were delighted to have won as they especially like the delicious milkshakes that the Dark Horse makes. Evie and Samuel have taken part in all of our previous Safari's and Hunts and said that they are looking forward to tackling our Easter Egg Hunt over the Easter Holidays.

A special thank you from Knowle and Dorridge Lions to Megan, who presented the voucher, and all at the Dark Horse Espresso in Bentley Heath for their generous support in providing the prize.


"It was fabulous. Thank you so much. See you next year " Dawn Woolven


"We had a lovely walk but the mud was a little too much for our smallest walker in the end" Wendy Jackson


"We had a great time, thank you to all involved" Victoria Calbreath



Festive Safari Winners Evie and Samuel, with Megan and Tony

2021 Seniors Tea Party


On Saturday 30th October, the K&D Lions held their first Seniors Tea Party for 3 years at the Knowle British Legion.


There were 70 attendees who all had a really nice time. It was the first social engagement for some in many months.


A big thank you for the entertainers, Sisters of Song, for a great show and for Sue at the Royal British Legion (Knowle) for the great food and support for the event.


'The residents from Arden Grange have asked me to thank you

for the wonderful Tea Party last Saturday. We all enjoyed every moment.

One of our ladies was a lucky raffle winner too. We loved the Facebook pictures.'


2021 B93 Charity Ball

The inaugural B93 Ball was attended by 85 local residents on the 9th of October 2021. All attendees had a great time and we also raised nearly £1700 for local causes.

'The food was excellent. The DJ captured the party spirit all night. I have no idea how the table magician did those tricks. And the photo booth was hilarious'!

The K&D Lions would like to thank all the attendees, the Forest Hotel in Dorridge plus the 20 local business that contributed raffle prizes.

2021 Virtual Wine Tasting Evening

All who took part thoroughly enjoyed being guided through the tasting notes by a sommelier from Loki Wines for the 3 quality wines that featured in our Virtual Wine Tasting Event in early April. In addition to proving to be a great virtual social event, with the funds raised, we were able to make a donation of £200 for the Knowle Mind Garden Project.




2021 Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter break saw 45 cunningly concealed Easter Egg posters, each with the name of a different chocolate, appearing on properties in Knowle, Dorridge and Bentley Heath. The Easter Egg Hunt was again a great hit, with many local families enjoying an excuse to get out and about in the fresh air. Thanks to the generosity of Hunt participants and our local shops, who donated the prizes, the Hunt raised £500 for Age UK.

2021 Scavenger Hunt

Over the February half term parents and children were once again out and about embarking on two Scavenger Hunts around our villages. Searching for interesting features of buildings and landmarks hiding in plain sight proved to be a fun activity for families to do together and provided a welcome new reason to go for a walk in the local neighbourhood.



Christmas 2020 Lions Safari

Over the Christmas Holidays we ran a Festive Safari which involved finding ‘escaped’ Lions hiding out in trees, gardens and shop windows around B93. We joined forces with the Parent Teacher Associations of our four local primary schools, St. George and St. Teresa, Bentley Heath, Dorridge and Knowle. The schools and their PTA’s provided great support in publicising the Festive Safari to their families. As a result we received many, many correct entries. All correct answers were entered into our prize draw and a winner was chosen from each of the four schools. As a result of the generosity of participants we were able to donate £500 to each of the four schools.