By Tristan Harris Thursday 19 December 2013 Updated: 23/12 15:52
IT HAS been a busy festive season for Bromsgrove Lions’ members who have been collecting for hampers for the district’s vulnerable, running Christmas events and performing seasonal entertainment at local care homes.
Food for 180 hampers was bought in conjunction with NewStarts, NewSong Church and Age UK. They visited Morrisons in Bromsgrove, collected cash and bought items for the packages.
And the Lions have ensured Father Christmas has been at numerous venues, including Little Heath Nurseries, St John’s Church, Morrisons in Rubery and Catshill First School.
Members and friends of the group also made their annual trip to Tutnall Hall Care Home near Tardebigge, where a variety of entertainment was put on to add extra Christmas cheer to residents, visitors and staff.
Highlights included festive readings, carol singing and a short sketch entitled ‘I remember it well’ which brought back happy memories of the film Gigi and times past.
The visit to Tutnall Hall began several years ago when a former Bromsgrove Lions’ member was living at the home and since then the club and a selection of thespian friends have performed there every year.
The Lions also help pay for some professional entertainers to visit the home to bring even more happiness during the festive season.
And this year, members also took part in a festive show at Bromsgrove’s Breme Care Home.
Lion Bob Wilkes, who organised the events, said everyone had two lovely afternoons.
“Bromsgrove Lions and friends get a great deal of pleasure from bringing a little extra joy to the care home audiences,” he added.
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