Meet the trustees…Sue

In the final instalment of our series on LUCIA’s trustees, Sue explains how she heard about the charity and why she chose to get involved… I first became aware of LUCIA through the lovely Ron Gardiner, Sylvia’s husband. We were work colleagues for many years until he retired, and have remained friends ever since. My…

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Why I’m a trustee

So how did us trustees learn about LUCIA, and what continues to motivate us? Here, trustee Janet explains her story… My interest in Lucia was sparked by meeting with Sylvia and I became affected by her enthusiasm and energy for the Charity which she established 10 years ago. She told me of the projects that…

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LUCIA Garden Party

A wonderful Garden Party was enjoyed by all the LUCIA team and their guests when  Sylvia was presented with the British Empire Medal. The Honour was presented by The Lord Lieutenant Paul Sabapathy CBE in the presence of The Mayor of Solihull and his wife the Mayoress. The medal is in recognition of, and a tribute to,…

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What an Honour!

Our Sylvia’s only gone and got herself awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM)! If you take a look at the latest New Year’s Honours List you will see that Sylvia has been awarded the medal in recognition of her volunteer work in Ethiopia. For those of you that know her, you’ll appreciate that she found…

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Tea with the Mayor

The LUCIA team was recently invited to have tea with the Mayor at the Mayor’s Parlour in Solihull. This was an opportunity to introduce the fantastic work that LUCIA has been involved in since its establishment and to find out the support available for local charities. The Mayor expressed his willingness to support LUCIA in…

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