Bullring Gives Vital Support With Charity Partnership

With an average of 38 million visitors passing through every year, Birmingham’s Bullring is one of the UK’s top shopping destinations, boasting continual footfall and awealth of promotional opportunities. This is welcome news for local charity Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer, which has been announced asthe centre’s Charity of the Year. From now until April 2015, Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer will be official charity partner to Bullring, helping to raise funds for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham through a series of events and activities. Tim Walley, General Manager at Bullring, commented: “We’re proud to announce that this year we will be

Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer announce Back to the 80s Ball

Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer announce their Back to the 80s Ball on Saturday 11th October 2014, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, at the Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham. With live music from true 80s legends, including the original line up of Imagination, this will be a night to remember, with a lasting legacy. The Back to the 80s Ball celebrates the decade of disco in a bid to raise money for the LFBC £1 Million Appeal, which aims to fund services beyond the means of the NHS at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. All proceeds from the event will go towards the £1

Worcester Warriors and Wragge & Co help SIFA Fireside to re-introduce breakfast

Homeless Centre, SIFA Fireside, has today announced the return of 15,000 meals as a result of donations from the city’s businesses, faith groups and residents. Last December, the Digbeth-based Centre had to discontinue serving breakfast, reducing the number of meals it serves to homeless people by half. The news triggered great concern in the local community, resulting in an influx of financial donations as well as offers to provide and cook breakfast on a regular basis. The biggest donation came from Wragge & Co’s Charitable Trust, who gave £5,000, while a resident of Acocks Green has given £1000, and the

New campaign launched to help Dudley go smokefree

With people already giving up on their New Year’s Resolutions, local residents are being given a helping hand by man’s best friend. Sniffy the Sniffer Dog will be appearing in locations across the borough for the next two weeks to help people gain support and advice on quitting smoking for good. The campaign, launched by the Dudley Stop Smoking Service, offers residents and workers within the borough help and support to go smokefree. Sniffy will be appearing alongside the stop smoking team as a fun way to engage with smokers and encourage them to quit. They will be guided through

Economic challenges force reduced service at SIFA Fireside

The challenging economic climate has forced local service, SIFA Fireside, to cut down the number of meals it is able to provide to the homeless community from the near 40,000 of last year to half this figure in 2014. The news is a devastating blow to this long-standing and award-winning charity, which is based in Digbeth. SIFA Fireside works with people who are homeless, affected by alcohol or otherwise socially excluded to improve their physical, social and mental wellbeing. One of its key services is a daily Drop-In that welcomes homeless clients for breakfast and lunch, whilst giving them a

BIRMINGHAM’S FLOOZIE LAUNCHES BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

To mark the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Midlands-based charity Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer took over Victoria Square and gave the famous ‘Floozie in the Jacuzzi’ her modesty back. Now seen wearing a pink bra, the Floozie started a month of activity hosted by the charity to raise awareness of the disease and also their £1 Million Appeal, which aims to raise funds for new services at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. During October, the Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer team will be out and about across the region to educate men and women and help them spot the signs early.

Support Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer’s £1 Million Appeal

Play your part in our £1 Million Appeal and help raise funds for the Breast Cancer Unit at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Along with the QE Hospital Charity, Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer aims to raise £1 million by June 2015 to fund fantastic new services at the hospital. We’ve already helped fund some much-needed medical equipment, to help create a ‘centre of excellence’ at the QE. This includes a Mobile Mammogram Trailer to allow up to ten women an hour to be x-rayed in their local area; an Ultra Sound Scanner for diagnosing breast disease; a Cooling Cap to reduce