Malc Stent Evening.
Another successful evening of music and laughter was enjoyed by an audience of 180 which included a 2 course hot meal supper plus either a botle of wine or 3 pints of beer to wash it down. We also held a Raffle in aid of "Riding for the Disabled". The evening was a huge success which raised a lot of money for needy causes. Our thanks to all those who attended.
Santa arrives to switch on the Christmas Lights
Santa arrives in Balsall Common Village to switch on the Christmas Lights. The children from the Primary School greeted Santa and sang five Christmas songs to him and all the Mum's and Dad's. Santa's arrival was organised together with the Parish Council. Barclays Bank provided hot coffee, mince pies by hairdresser Shane Collins and balloons by John Shepherd estate agents.
Our Annual Fireworks Display and Bonfire.
The Ice Age mural was painted by Lion Alan Douglas which was the centre piece of the bonfire. Twenty Guys made by the children from Heart of England and Balsall Primary schools were entered into the Guy Competion and judged by Lion President Paul Coldicutt.
After the bonfire was alight the crowd were treated to the best Fireworks Display in Balsall Common.
The crowd gathered at the bonfire now enjoy the fireworks display supervised by pyrotechnician Lion Derrick Thompkins
There are more photos of Lions at work preparing for the event if you "click" on the PHOTO GALLERY page.
On Saturday 29th September we held a Prostate Screening morning. This involved giving a simple blood sample so that the PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) level can be analysed. The attendance was more than 200 men from Balsall Common and local districts.
Consultant Urologist David Baxter-Smith gave a talk on prostate cancer and the possible symptoms that can occur. He also stressed that if caught early enough it can be successfully treated. He was assisted by 6 professional phlebotomy nurses.
Mr David Baxter-Smith will personally send the results to everyone who attended giving advice on what they should do next, if necessary.