Balsall Common Fun Run

Balsall Common Fun Run

This year’s Balsall Common Fun Run forms part of Balsall Common Festival’s first ever weekend-long event, with ‘Party Saturday’ kicking of the celebrations on Saturday 19th September 2015, with ‘Fun Run Sunday’ rounding-off the Summer’s end party.

The Fun Run – organised by The Lily Mae Foundation – is ready to accept up to 1500 runners in 2015.

Runners are invited to run for any cause of their choosing.

To find out more about this year’s Festival visit

To enter the Fun Run visit the dedicated section at the Lily Mae Foundation website:

Balsall Common Festival Fun Run

Balsall Common Festival Weekender Main Partner Simon Burt

Simon Burt the Estate Agent

Thanks for Fun Run support

Balsall Common Fun Run is co-ordinated by the Lily Mae Foundation
Balsall Common Fun Run is co-ordinated by the Lily Mae Foundation


Dear Residents


On behalf of The Lily Mae Foundation, I just wanted to say a massive “Thank You” for your tremendous support for the first ever Balsall Common Fun Run on Saturday 20th September as part of the Festival of Fun organised for that day. The Charity was asked by the Balsall Common Festival Committee to organise the Run for the benefit of all those living and working in Balsall Common.


And they’re off! [Image courtesy of Geraint Hewett]
The runners and marshals commented on the superb atmosphere that you created along the route and at the start and finish line at the Heart of England School. Thank you for the many donations that you gave to the runners to be passed on to our Charity. Thank you too for the drinks, sweets and chocolate that you handed to the runners as they passed your homes.


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Local charity celebrates new home to offer extra support

Local charity, The Lily Mae Foundation, are celebrating new office space which will allow them to offer even more support to parents and families affected by stillbirth and neonatal death.


Having carried out amazing work from their own home for the last four and a half years, founders  of the charity, Amy and Ryan Jackson felt it was time to reclaim their dining room and bedrooms and expand into a bigger space. Now they can continue to provide memory boxes to four local hospitals and have a venue for meetings and support sessions with bereaved parents and relatives.

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