LUCIA wins Sustainability Award!

LUCIA and the University of Birmingham have won an award in the Community/Individual category of the Best Staff and Community Scheme at the Birmingham Sustainability and Recycling Awards. Sylvia and Jane went to the Council House to collect the award from Councillor Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for a Green, Smart and Sustainable City, Birmingham City…

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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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Here’s to the volunteers…

It’s Small Charity Week and today’s the day to celebrate the wonderful work of volunteers. Here’s LUCIA trustee Becky explaining why she thinks we all deserve a pat on the back. I once spent the summer organising photos of copulating frogs. Yes, you read that right. And no, it wasn’t a personal hobby of mine….

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Thank you to Gemma

LUCIA has been in partnership with the Kidane Meheret Children’s Home in Addis Ababa since February 2009. Following discussions with the Sister in charge,  we helped to make arrangements for our supporter Gemma Haines to work with them as a volunteer teacher. Gemma travelled, unaccompanied, to Addis Ababa to volunteer at the Children’s Home for…

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