Great Barr Conservative Club, based in Newton Road, has pulled out all the stops to fundraise for the hospice by hosting family discos, music and film nights, raffles and contributing to charity collection tins.
The club’s Entertainment Secretary Paul Jennings said: “Every year we choose a charity to support and John Taylor Hospice was put forward during our committee meeting.
“We quickly started to realise how many people had personal connections with the hospice – whether through colleagues, friends or members of their own family. The hospice really has made a difference to so many people in the local area that we all decided to name John Taylor as our Charity of the Year and set about doing as much as we could to help.
“We’re delighted to have raised a substantial amount of money to help support the fantastic work of hospice teams and we look forward to raising more as the year continues. We know the money goes straight to the hospice and is put to great use. A big thank you to everyone who has contributed by coming to events, taking part in raffles and putting loose change in the collection tins. It really does add up and helps the hospice to continue with its vital work.”
Dad-of-five Paul, 60, plans to top up the total amount raised by taking on a charity challenge of his own this year! He will saddle up and join an anticipated 17,000 riders at the 2019 Velo Birmingham and Midlands – an epic 100-mile closed road cycling event starting and finishing in Birmingham city centre. Best of luck Paul!
You can sponsor Paul by visiting his Virgin Money Giving page at https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/jennaswildyears
To see how you can support John Taylor Hospice please visit the Get Involved section of our website.