There is less than one month to Christmas Day and the next few weeks promise lots of exciting events for Balsall Common.
Both schools have Christmas Fairs this weekend, the Heart of England on Friday night, Balsall Common Primary School on Saturday afternoon.
Santa starts his rounds on 13 December, thanks to Balsall Common Lions Club. He’ll be out most nights until 23 December. Have a look at their Facebook page for all the latest details.
The Lily Mae Foundation are having their annual Shining Lights Remembrance Service on Sunday 7 December.
There’s a real musical theme to many of the events being organised. The British Legion on Station Road are having a Christmas Karaoke on Saturday 13 December and Christmas Carols on Monday 15 December.
Are you in business in Balsall Common? Does your business serve Balsall Common? Do you want to meet other local businesses to share ideas, make contacts, and find out more about opportunities in the area?
If you do, please join a group of local people for monthly informal networking meetings at the British Legion Club, on Station Road, Balsall Common. No need to bring anything other than your business cards
Our next meeting is Friday 21 November 7.30am – 9am. The cost is £5.00. Please book in advance, so we know how much breakfast to order, on Eventbrite, then pay on the day. If you can’t make the meeting but want to keep up to date please join our LinkedIn group
December’s meet up will be a Christmas lunch.
For more information contact Claire Turner firstname.lastname@example.org 07999 696131 or Jill Bowman email@example.com
or 07931 959533
The Lily Mae Foundation Little Shining Lights Annual Christmas Service is held at St. Marys Church, Temple Balsall each year in December. Through the service, the local charity aims to honour all those babies born too poorly, too soon, or sleeping with carols, readings, candle lighting and dedications.
This year’s service takes place at 2pm on Sunday 7 December.The Lily Mae Foundation welcomes parents, their children, family and friends who have been affected by the loss of a baby at any stage of pregnancy or infancy to join them.
If you would like to attend the service and wish for your baby to be honoured personally, please contact Juliette Gaunt at firstname.lastname@example.org, with your baby’s name and date of birth.
If you would like further information, please contact Juliette or visit the website www.lilymaefoundation.org
The Lily Mae Foundation is based in Balsall Common; the charity works to help and support parents and families that have been affected by the death of a baby. They provide memory boxes to local hospitals to help grieving parents capture precious memories, and run a monthly support group.
This Friday, 26 September, is Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
It’s Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event, where they ask people across the UK to hold a coffee morning and raise money for people living with cancer. In 2013, 154,000 people signed up, raising a record £20 million.
We’ve heard about three in Balsall Common:
Balsall Common Primary School – 9am-11am
St Peter’s Church (as part of Bumps and Babies group) 10am-11.30am
The Leisure Traveller, Station Road 11am-2pm
If you know of any others please get in touch and we’ll add the details.