Thanks for October donations
30 OCT 2014

We would like to thank a Birmingham Lions club, a Birmingham college and a Solihull school for their recent fundraising efforts in aid of St Basils.

Birmingham Chinatown Lions Club recently donated £750 to St Basils. The money was raised through a bowling night at the Tenpin Birmingham Star City where 20 teams took part.  

Chinatown Lions Club secretary Julie Reilly said: “We held a raffle draw, and received generous donations and sponsorship from both Genting Casino Star City and UK Pathway. Genting Casino Star City also kindly hosted the awards ceremony later that evening. The event was led by Lion Wei Du and late Lion President David Cox.  This was the last event our President attended before he lost his battle with bone cancer on 30 September 2014.”

Pictured below: Birmingham Chinatown Lions Club present the cheque to Fundraising Officer Steve Rainbow

Staff from Bournville college, having chosen St Basils as their charity of the year, had 5 staff take part in the Bupa Birmingham Half Marathon and between them have raised £1293.55!

Pictured: Lucy Hackett, Head of Fundraising receives the cheque on behalf of St Basils.

While Grace Academy in Solihull have raised nearly £2000 in a year of fundraising for St Basils through Sponsored Walks, non-school uniform days and bake sales.

Laura Wadley from Grace Academy said: “The students at Grace Academy Solihull were delighted to have raised nearly £2000 for St Basils this year. The students specifically chose to fundraise for them as they are passionate about supporting young homeless people in the local area”.