Santa’ Sleigh

Well, Santa has fitted in his last Sleigh run for us today. He’s managed a marathon of 12 runs around the area and seen an estimated 700 children.

Santa would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported him again this year, it has been great to see so many people out in support – it is why he likes to help us – and has promised that he will be available next year.

With a huge thanks to everyone involved.

Lions go Quackers

At their canal fun day and duck race, Kingswinford & Stourbridge Lions Club combined their fund raising with a great day out for local families. The Event was held on 9th June on the playing fields adjacent to Wordsley Canal Junction. As well as the main event of racing ducks from the lock, there was canoeing, boat trips and stalls representing various local charities. 

Proceeds from the race and food sales will go to one of the Lions current charities, Papyrus which works to prevent teenage suicides and the event has also helped the other charities attending to promote their efforts and raise funds.

The Big Push

Kingswinford and Stourbridge Lions help to make our Big Push wheelchair campaign a roaring success

THE News Group’s Big Push Campaign is proving a roaring success – just weeks after it was launched.

Fundraising group The Kingswinford and Stourbridge Lions have become the latest community organisation to buy a brand new wheelchair for Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley as part of our drive to raise £30,000 to fund 50 new state-of-the-art chairs for use by patients and frail visitors.

And thanks to the generous donation of £600 – the campaign, which we are running in partnership with the Dudley Group NHS Charity, has now topped £8,000.

Karen Rice, spokesman for the Kingswinford and Stourbridge Lions Club, said: “When we read about the wheelchair campaign we felt it was something we could help out with as we always try to support local charities and people.”

The donation from the Lions comes thick and fast after Dudley Zoo bosses took along mascot Jambi the tiger to test out the chair they have recently sponsored.

Karen Phillips, fundraising manager for the Dudley Group NHS Charity, said she’s delighted at how the community has embraced the campaign and it’s not the first time the Lions have generously supported the hospital.

Last year the dedicated members donated an Accuvein machine to Russells Hall after a year-long fundraising campaign to buy the state-of-the-art machine.

Karen said: “It was good to meet up again with Kate Parkes and Mike Blaxland from the Kingswinford and Stourbridge Lions. They are regular supporters of the hospital charity and we are so grateful to them for sponsoring a wheelchair.”