March 2018

Blog March 2018

Despite the cold and miserable winter we kept our spirits up with lots of outings especially over the Christmas period. In addition to our traditional Christmas lunches we enjoyed a visit to Lichfield Cathedral to see the Christmas tree festival and a magnificent son et lumiere where the outside of the cathedral was lit up. Much fun was had at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton where we saw Jack & the Beanstalk.

We started the new year with a trip to the RAF museum at Cosford. Later in January we had a very tasty Greek meal in Birmingham; the following week we went to Stourbridge where some of us had a go at glassblowing! Our pancake day quiz was well attended and Liz Kendall prepared a delicious meal of Hungarian meatballs followed , of course, by pancakes and ice cream.

They were many other trips but perhaps the best remembered was a series of visits to the BBC studios in Birmingham. We got a fascinating insight into how our favourite radio and TV programmes are made. Some of even had a go at acting out an episode of ‘The Archers’.

Admiring ‘an old master’ at the Barber Institute


Our spring programme is now fully under way and is well subscribed. For more details of the programme click on our ‘Forthcoming Outings’ tab at the top of the page.

Our main aim as a charity is to help reduce loneliness and social isolation so it is gratifying that we have been approached by a number of care homes and housing associations that want us to take their residents on outings. This is an increasing part of our workload and something that we wish to encourage.

Our 16 seater IVECO minibus has, at last, been decked out in the Kendall & Wall colours. We hope you ‘ll agree that the new livery looks ‘just the job’.


We are delighted to welcome 2 new volunteers to the fold. Aimee Matthews and Carol-Ann Sanders have already been on several outings and are proving popular with our customers.

Aimee Matthews Carol-Ann Sanders