Berkswell British Legion is showing World Cup football on the big screen tonight as England take on Uruguay.
The Legion is on a community-embracing membership drive at the moment and welcomes new visitors, to come and sign-in as guests of a member to view the facilities, enjoy a drink and this summer’s World Cup atmosphere.
Balsall Common Primary School rugby team are celebrating their 7-1 win at the Aviva Schools Tag Rugby Final which took place on Saturday on the hallowed turf of Twickenham in front of a 81,193 strong crowd.
Boys and girls aged 7 and 8 from the top performing school have worked hard throughout the season with the support of Berkswell and Balsall RFC.
A few short months ago, Balsall Common’s Emma Maley got the shock of her life as a routine visit to her GP led to the news she had lobular breast cancer. Faced with a drastic 6 month programme of treatment including chemotherapy, a mastectomy, radiotherapy and reconstructive surgery, Emma refused to lie down and raised a team of 30 Balsall Common Mum’s and youngsters to raise funds for Cancer Research UK by taking on tomorrow’s Race for Life event in Stratford-Upon-Avon.
Emma’s team set themselves a grand target of £3500 and with the help of Angela Jaynes florists – who put on a raffle and cake sale last week – Emma’s Angels have already raised cash and pledges to the tune of £3750. Emma and team are now looking to push on and obliterate their original target and friends of Balsall Common are invited to support Emma’s Angels by making a pledge at Emma’s Just Giving page:
Planning for the 2014 Balsall Common Festival on Saturday 20th September 2014 and the cross-community organising Committee are currently recruiting members into their prize draw team. The event organisation overall works to the motto ‘By the community for the community’ and plan to put on a great event which also puts funds back into community projects.
“It’s going to take a big effort from across the whole community to achieve our aims, but we’re delighted with the enthusiasm and dynamism of the many people who are already on board helping us bring this year’s event to life.”
This year’s roster of activities and attractions already includes:
Fete and Market
Bouncy Castle and Children’s Rides
Anyone interested in helping launch, offer prizes or join the grand raffle sales team is encouraged to email the prize draw promoter Danielle Garsia in the first instance
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There is sponsorship available to anyone offering up a Top 3 prize. Anyone interested in donating a top prize should talk to event Chairman Craig Burgess to learn more about the associated sponsorship deals on offer: