Friends raise over £2,000
Last weekend (17/18 Sept) around local 60 teenagers from the village and elsewhere in Solihull came out to raise money in memory of Blake Melbourne.
Blake, a 14 year old boy who lived in Shirley and had gone to Dickens Heath village school before moving on to high school in Shirley, sadly died of cancer on 10th Sept.
There is a wonderful tribute to him on the village green.
His friends sold home made cakes and washed cars (and, increasingly, each other!), borrowing hoses, power supplies and buckets from houses by the village green to allow more of their friends to help. All in all they raised an amazing £2063.62 for Cancer Research.
Blake was a West Bromwich Albion trainee and the players wore black armbands during their match, as a mark of respect, at a recent match.
Blake’s family are setting up a memorial fund in his name. More news to follow