Community spirit is never so palpable as when something happens to a member of that community which seems unfair or worse. Although bad things happen, good often comes out of it, you find out who your friends are and you make some lovely new ones into the bargain! Knowle Masonic Charity and the Smile Charity came up trumps when our recently acquired garden water feature went for a walk and Marston Green Lions have also responded and expressed interest in funding some new or replacement equipment that will support our members. We are very grateful to them and to all those who help turn the bad news into good news with their responses.
We have been very fortunate to work with Knowle & Dorridge Lions for the past year as well and have had much fun along the way. The recent presentation evening was a tribute to many unsung heroes who are doing amazing things for their own community and some of the youngsters in particular had made their mark in far flung communities with the aid of bursaries to help those less fortunate than themselves. The lesson there is about valuing people for who they are and what they can achieve just by being their wonderful selves – and that is so true for our members with a learning disability.