Author: Elisabeth Charis

Old Bikes Wanted

At The Bike Project, we take second-hand bikes, fix them up and donate them to refugees and asylum-seekers. We are always in need of unwanted bikes – contact Sarah to arrange drop-off. We also sell refurbished bikes to help fund our charitable work, with free nationwide delivery.

Balsall Heath Carnival

Balsall Heath Carnival, the highlight of the neighbourhood year, is on Saturday 6th July in Pickwick Park, between 1pm and 4.30 pm, with five local primary schools competing for the Anita Halliday Commonwealth Games trophy. Stalls, a bouncy castle and much more. Do come along and enjoy! The weather will be perfect!

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I didn’t know how to cycle. I learnt at the age of 23… Now, with my husband, I’ve been on an eight and half mile ride along the canals.

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It’s more than just riding, biking is a great reminder and experience, every time anyone rides, of the joy and fullness of life and living.

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I’m in my fifties and I only starting learning to ride 4 or 5 years ago. If I can learn to ride and become a ride leader then anybody can ride.

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I lead the Women Wellbeing Hub for Sparkbrook. We do quite a lot of sports activities for local women. This is one of our partners. So we coordinate some of the activities and this is the main hub.

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Being a textile designer, of course I can sew things together but I’ve never done embroidery so my first two pieces I was just stabbing at cloth.

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I’ve learnt to cut up an old t-shirt and use the cotton again to knit with. All things to do with sustainability. I’ve done these things again at home.

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The Bridge Club is Back!

Bridge Club is an event for children aged 7-11 (School Year 3- 6). The club includes Crafts, Games, Bible Stories, Quizes, Drama.
It’s on over the half-term from 29th May to 2nd of June at Edward Road Baptist Church.

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