Two local residents, Lynne and Scott Meacham are organising a quiz night on Saturday 19 May in aid of Lynne’s sister Hayley.
Hayley has progressive MS and gradually every day tasks are becoming more difficult for her. To help her to maintain her independence, Lynne and Scott are raising money towards buying a specialist Batec wheelchair with detachabe motor for Hayley. As Lynne explains, they want to give Hayley “a little freedom of choice and certainly freedom of movement back into her life.”
They have already had fantastic support and are well on their way to their target. To help them to reach it, they have organised a quiz night at St Peter’s Church Hall and here are all the details if you’d like to go along.
Quiz NightIn support of Hayley’s new wheels!!
Venue: St Peters Church Hall – Holly Lane, Balsall Common
Date and Time: Saturday 19th May 2018 – 1900 – 2230 hrs
Team Size: 6 to 8 people approximately
Come on, how much? £10 per ticket.
Hang on, hang on – that includes:
Entry to the quiz
Games on the night
Curry (including veggie option), chips and rice
5 x Raffle tickets (draw on the night)
Trophy for the winning team
That feeling of knowing you have made a donation to a really great cause
For more information contact: Lynne – 07855 805869 or Scott – 07855 492039
The Railway Inn’s Harry Parker is inviting members of the community to celebrate a special occasion at the venue featuring live music and entertainment all day on Sunday 29 October 2017. The ‘Birthday and Handover Party’ is set to celebrate Harry taking control of operations at the pub as well as his Dad’s birthday.
With Roger and Heather Parker deciding to take a back seat in the business Harry is looking forward to celebrating his new challenge with a big party. The celebrations will also represent a nod to 50 years of the Parker family running local pubs:
“My Grandad used to run the ‘Brickies’ and so did my Dad,” says Harry.
“Then there’s my Grandma who used to run the Saracens Head and they’ve all run various pubs around the West Midlands.”
There’s plenty to enjoy at Sunday’s event:
“We’ve got a good day lined up” explains Harry.
“We’ve got the football showing early on, then the Party starts at 2 O’Clock. At 3 pm we’ve got Soul Matters who will be playing out the front. We’ve also got a really good duo playing from 5 until 7 pm. Then there’s Mark the DJ who will be filling the gaps and then he’ll take us through to the finish.”
Soul Matters features some fine young singers and musicians from the West Midlands and will be well worth a look.
The Roger Parker Birthday and Handover Party Details
Venue: The Railway Inn, Station Road, next to Berkswell Railway Station.
12:00pm – Blues vs Villa live on the Big Screen
2:00pm – Party Starts
3:00pm – Soul Matters
5:00pm – Live duo: Drew ‘n’ Jez
7:00pm – Mark DJ playing until Close
The Balsall Common and Berkswell Marie Curie Fundraising Group are holding a charity walk this Friday 12 May. The walk begins and ends at the Bear in Berskwell with a choice of start times between 6pm and 7pm. Their volunteers will guide you along the course.
The event will take you through the Berkswell countryside giving you an opportunity to relax ready for the weekend, enjoy the beautiful scenery and good company. The approximately 2.5mile walk is suitable for all the family with no difficult inclines. Sturdy footwear is recommended with all welcome, even bring the dog along!
The aim is to provide a relaxing way to raise money and awareness for Marie Curie with any donations funding the West Midlands hospice and West Midlands nursing services.
Why not wear something yellow and turn the Berkswell countryside yellow for Marie Curie?
For more information about the walk please contact John Thomas on 07703 394521 or email the organisers.
Year 4 pupils at Balsall Common Primary School had a successful day at the schools F1 challenge this week. Three teams of four took part at Princethorpe School, competing against other local primary schools.
As part of the challenge pupils have to design and build a replica F1 car which is powered by a gas cyclinder along a 100-foot track. The teams also had to source sponsorship for the car, including a very successful Dragons Den pitch at a recent SolihullHour and Best of Solihull event. They also worked incredibly hard on a presentation for the judges. The teams are once again supported by Ian Dunning from JLR who gives up his time to share industy insight.
Pupils have been very successful in reaching out to local business for support. Acclaimed Mortgage Consultancy, Solihull College and University Centre, Borroclub, PM Group and Standley & Co Solicitors all attended to support the teams. Other businesses – Wow Signal Communications, TSC Cars, Midshire Business Systems, Sainsburys, Lavender Hall Autos, Ginger Property, Signarama, Sutherpark Groundwork, FLR Flooring, Hogarths Hotel and Solihull Council – have all supported the teams and their participation in the competition.
The teams had a great day, winning best verbal presentation and achieving 2nd place overall were Sonic Speed. This means they will take part in the national final at the Ricoh Arena. Lightning Sparks were also successful and winning the fastest car prize.