STAFF at a Solihull retirement home and local businesses were joined by the Mayor and Mayoress of Solihull in a successful launch of a “delicious” new campaign to support local people with MS.
Councillor Ian Courts and his wife Sheila attended the breakfast club of Sunrise Senior Living of Solihull last Thursday to help launch a fundraising drive, including a ‘Cake Break’ fundraiser in May where recipes and cakes will be sold in support of local MS care.
The club event raised £213, with more expected as local people are being invited to support Sunrise’s Cake Break in Dogkennel Lane on the morning of May 20, in a fund raising curtain raiser for MS Week from May 23-29.
Councillor Courts and his wife are both Meriden Rotarians and have themselves driven the Solihull MS branch bus to the Helen Ley centre in Leamington for respite care. He said: “The MS Society is a wonderful organisation helping people affected by this very difficult condition.
“I think it is so important that people in business think how they can take part in the community to help others: it is not just thoroughly enjoyable, but gives a real sense of achievement.”
The breakfast club was set up to allow local business people to network whilst raising monies for local worthy charities. This has been achieved with the kind help of sponsors such as Tirebuck Recruitment, St James’ Place and Lifestyle Future and has enabled Sunrise and breakfast club participants to raise over £3,500 towards local charities.
For information about attending the Sunrise breakfast club, please call Geraldine Smith or Richard on 0121 701 2700.