Spring Draw Offers £300 Facial Rejuvenation for One Lucky Winner

Here at BalsallCom.Com we love to recognise businesses that invest in community life, supporting local projects and good causes.

In this instance, we are producing this article as a big ‘Thank You’ to the team at Balsall Common Dental Practice for acting as one of our Main Sponsors for our BalsallCom.Com 80s Music Night which we held for the community at The Heart of England School on Saturday 10 November 2018. The event has enabled funds to be passed to the Heart of England School PTA and to the IMBA House Charity, a Balsall Common based charity that supports an unjustly stigmatised ‘underclass’ of disabled children in Zimbabwe.

Thank You Balsall Common Dental Practice

Balsall Common Dental Practice is currently showcasing some of its highly regarded but less well-known services with a £300 facial rejuvenation Spring Prize Draw Winner’s Prize comprising options from their facial cosmetics and skin health solutions.

Win £300 of Skin Health or Facial Cosmetics with Dr Catherine Myatt

Dr Catherine Myatt joined Balsall Common Dental Practice as an Associate Dentist in 2002, since which time she has brought 3 sports-mad boys into the world. They are now fully adept at keeping Mum on constantly on her toes busy outside of work with their busy schedules and chauffering needs.

At work, Cath has a real passion for creating a relaxing, friendly environment where patients can expect high quality, pain-free dental care, as well as facial aesthetics and transformational skin health treatments.

At the turn of the New Year in 2017 Dr Cath gained accreditation as an authorised stockist for the world-renowned ZO Skin Health ranges, consulting on their wide range of products and regimens, many of which have been credited with revolutionising the skin care industry.

Discover the World of ZO Skin Health with Dr Cath!

Dr Catherine Myatt (General Dental Council Registration Number: 70668)

Dr Catherine Myatt loves introducing people to ZO Skin Health thanks to the Company’s stellar range of groundbreaking, clinically proven products that encourage skin renewal at the cellular level. It’s a subject about which ‘Cath’ talks with genuine enthusiasm and passion, having first become a fan of ZO Skin Health as a happy consumer.

Cath can’t wait to meet, greet and guide one lucky winner through a consultation and product selection process as part of what could be an exciting transformational £300 journey towards younger, healthier looking skin.

For your chance to enter the Balsall Common Dental Practice Spring Prize Draw please visit their website link below:

BalsallCom.Com’s 80s Music Night

This promotion appears as part of Balsall Common Dental Practice’s Sponsorship for BalsallCom.Com’s 80s Music Night in November 2018 which was supported by numerous local organisations and raised funds for good causes.

Another roaring success for Balsall Common Lions Club

Balsall Common Lions Club fourth Annual Presentation Awards evening took place on 25th February. This is an opportunity for the Lions to reward a number of organisations and individuals that have helped and supported them throughout the year. Many local clubs, societies, venues and organisations benefit from the Lions’ hard work. The annual bonfire in partnership with the Sports Association and sponsored by local businesses is a huge success. Elves from 8 local organisations helped Santa’s sleigh visit Balsall Common, Berkswell, Fen End and Burton Green this year, raising £6500. Cheques totalling £13000 were given out at the presentation evening.

The beneficiaries were Balsall and Berkswell Hornets Football Club, Canley Community Centre, 2nd Balsall Common Scouts, 53rd Berkswell Scouts, Berkswell and Balsall Common Rugby Club, Berkswell Cricket Club, Fast+Aid, Galileo Scouts, Jubilee Cafe, the Lily Mae Foundation, Meriden School and Solihull Hospital Charity.

The Rawbone of Friendship Project For Children received £1200 raised through our 100 Club Draw. This will pay for 120 outings for disadvantaged children. This year’s 100 Club beneficiary will be The Marie Curie Men’s Shed Project. The idea came from Balsall Common Lion Brian Hornsby who died in October last year. Brian and Suzanne from the Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull visited a similar project at a hospice in Liverpool and saw the phenomenal impact that it had. The idea of the shed is that it is a safe space for men to talk about their own illness, their role supporting someone with a serious illness, or people they have lost. A thriving group currently meets once a week at the hospice in Solihull, but the funds currently being raised will pay for a new purpose built shed that will eventually be open seven days a week to support any man affected by a life limiting illness.

A series of Certificates of Appreciation were awarded to local groups and organisations who help the Lions achieve as much as they do. They went to: Unity Automotive, the Heart of England Co-op, C P Barbers, The Village Hall, Alan Heath & Sons, Jamieson Christie, Michael’s Drinks World, Oakes Farm Shop and the A1 Motorshop. Carl Hemming of Ginger Property also received a certificate for his support of the annual bonfire and Santa’s sleigh. In addition this year we also awarded Lions Centennial Certificates of Appreciation to four local individuals for their Service to the Community of Balsall Common & Berkswell. These were Norman Thompson, Jackie Tomnie, Charlotte Shadbolt & Christine Hornsby. Mikey Ackers of Mikey’s Wish, (Verbal Dyspraxia Awareness) was awarded a Special Centennial Award for his work with his Charity.

Lion President Marie-Louise Marsden said: “Once again our annual presentation night is a fantastic chance to reflect on the club’s hard work through the year, to thank all of those people who have supported us and made it possible for us to raise so much money for other local clubs and societies. Our 42 members, and many more friends, work very hard to achieve what we do. “We’re always looking for more people to join, either as a full member or for specific events. If you’d like to find out more about joining us please get in touch.” Call Mark Whitfield on 07795 184745, email whitfieldfamily@btinernet.com or send us a message on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/BalsallCommonLionsClub

Key dates for your diary include a Quiz Night at the White Horse on April 7th in aid of Solihull Hospital Charity and their Oncology Unit, Prostate Cancer screening at St Peters Church Hall on Saturday 18 May and the 3rd Balsall Beerfest organised in partnership with the Balsall Hornets on Saturday 29th June.

Fundraising Fair for Marie Curie

Our local Marie Curie Fundraising Group are holding a Fundraising Fair. This will take place on Saturday 4 May at St Peter’s Church Hall between 10am and 1pm.  The group are looking for local businesses, particularly crafters, who might like to have a stall at the event.

To book in please email bcbfundraisinggroup.mariecurie@gmail.com.

Keep an eye on the group’s Facebook Page for further details about the event.   All the money raised by the group helps to support Marie Curie Services in our local community and the hospice in Solihull.

The group will also be collecting in the village on Saturday 16th March, look out for the collectors outside the Co-op, in the centre of the village, and at Oakes Farm Shop. 

May also sees the return of the popular Weekend Wind Down Walk, this year’s will be on Friday 17 May, and will once again start and finish at The Bear in Berkswell. Last year’s walk was on a beautiful evening with lots of people and dogs taking part.

Open Day at Berkswell Pre-School

Berkswell Pre-School are holding an ‘Open Day’ on Saturday 27th April.

Nicola Fox, Manager, explained: “We have recently embarked on the ‘Curiosity Approach Accreditation’. This Curiosity Approach  is a modern day approach to Early childhood, taking parts from Reggio Emilio, Steiner, Te Wh?riki with a sprinkle of Montessori. It’s a beautiful recipe book of ingredients, carefully, mixed together with the experience , passion and a love of Early childhood.
“Since becoming the Manager in July 2017, Berkswell Pre-School has changed dramatically and is now ‘unique’ in the way that we practice from other settings. There are ‘no’ plastic toys – just vintage, authentic natural resources in a calming and inquisitive environment offering each child the provocation to learn and explore independently.”

The open day takes place from 10am until 4pm on Saturday 27th April. at The Reading Room, Meriden Road, Berkswell. Nr. Coventry. CV7 7BE. 

Contact details are: Nicola Fox (Manager) 
Email: berkswellpreschool2@gmail.com
Phone No.: 07565 813699 / 07786 431965
Website: www.berkswellpreschool.co.uk

Acclaim for Sandy Ameer-Beg’s Big Anniversary

Balsall Common’s Sandy Ameer-Beg is celebrating her 17th Anniversary as owner and Principal at Acclaimed Mortgage Consultancy, the Multi-Award Winning business she started from a bedroom in her family home in 2002, but which now operates as a team of 4 from offices in nearby Knowle.

Sandy Ameer-Beg

“After leaving my job as a Financial Planning Manager at a bank I decided to use my existing qualifications to go it alone as a Mortgage Specialist.”

It was a career change inspired by a number of factors:

“I had recently become a Mum, with my son Theo and soon after returning from Maternity leave realised I wanted a role to fit around my newfound family commitments.  My husband Gavin was supportive of a change and encouraged me by suggesting I could easily take on my own venture from home.  I had also been reading the famous Susan Jeffers book Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, so when I finally put the book down I thought ’Sod It’ I’ll do it!’

So after a period of planning and preparation, Sandy’s bedroom based business saw the light of day when she launched on 13th February 2002.

“My computer was the size of an old mini and the printer took all day to print  off a mortgage application but out of humble beginnings…” Sandy pondered, reflecting on her journey.

Sandy’s Move into Equity Release

The turn of the decade saw Sandy venture into the Equity Release market, a resurgent sector recovering from a once murky past, linked to various  questionable practices that were common place in the dark days of the unregulated markets of the 1980s:

“It’s not like that now, I wouldn’t be doing it if it was” explains Sandy, remarking on the safer, more respectable customer-focused landscape that exists today:

“17 years ago when I started out I had no intention of getting into Equity Release because I was one of those people that didn’t feel comfortable with it as a product.  Although regulations to prevent consumers from losing their homes were now well established, there wasn’t enough products or options to really help consumers.  If you don’t have a lot of choice it’s a difficult thing to be advising on.  But then the range of products and choices evolved over time and the rate of change, in terms of choice has really taken off in recent times, making Equity Release much more consumer friendly.”

Sandy began studying towards her Equity Release qualifications towards the end of 2011, inspired by emerging opportunities in the market to help people ease their financial burdens in a safe environment, thanks to an increasing range of products and options in the market place.  

3 Times National Equity Release Award Winner

Sandy has an impressive record at the National Equity Release Awards, having won the Sole Trader Category outright in 2013, 2014 and 2017.  She was also a Runner Up for the same Award in 2015 and 2016.  After her victory in 2017, Sandy was honoured with an approach from the Organisers about joining the judging panel, where she sat as a judge for the first time at the 2018 Awards.

Best Sole Trader Award – 2017 Equity Release Awards

Acclaimed Mortgage Consultancy in the Local Community

Sandy regularly supports local community causes through her business, recent examples of which have included support for the Jubilee refurbishment project and BalsallCom.Com’s successful 80s Music Night at the Heart of England School in November 2018.  Sandy is also a long-running supporter for Balsall Common Primary School.

About Acclaimed Mortgage Consultancy

Sandy Ameer-Beg’s highly regarded Acclaimed Mortgage Consultancy was launched from a bedroom in her family home in Balsall Common on 13th February 2002.

After venturing into the Equity Release markets in 2012, Owner Principal Sandy Ameer-Beg won the Best Sole Trader Category at the National Equity Release Award on 3 occasions from 2013 to 2017, before going on to become a judge at the same Awards in 2018.

Acclaimed Mortgage Consultancy
Priest House
1624 High Street
B93 0JU

Email: sandy@mortgage-consultancy.co.uk

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