Lions donationVision Care for Homeless People has won the support of a local Lions Club in the Midlands and secured funding of around £12,000.

Barry Dale, president of the Knowle and Dorridge Lions, which provided the funding, said: ‘Each year we nominate three charities to be beneficiaries from our Lions Festive Walk, Knowle Fun Run & Easter Egg raffles.

'Needless to say competition is strong but Vision Care had a head start because not only had one of our Lions nominated them, but most importantly because Lions Clubs International are known as Knights of the Blind.’

Pictured (left to right) are FBDO volunteer Margaret Lilley, Barry Dale and VCHP Birmingham Jill Lambert.