In 1525 William Lench, a tanner by trade and living in Moor Street, then called Mole Street, decided to leave his worldly wealth to nineteen of his friends by a Deed of Gift dated 11th March 1525. His will of 24th March 1525 asked that the monies be used for works of charity. Since those beginnings Lench's Trust has gone from strength to strength, and to celebrate another successful year we had a great Founder's Day event for residents and staff.

After a quick introduction from our Chair Tom Storrow, we were joined by the Happy Days & Rockin' Nights Tribute Band. They very energetically performed 1950s classics and a medley of tracks from Grease and Happy Days. Our residents were very enthusiastic to get dancing! Raj and her restaurant team were working from the early morning cooking meals for the 130+ people in attendance.

We also had the pleasure of being visited by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Yvonne Mosquito. Residents and staff listened attentively as Yvonne spoke of her shared Irish and Caribbean heritage and the shared values of the Trust and those she espouses as the Lord Mayor.

To cap off the day we handed out Good Neighbour Awards for a resident of each scheme who had gone above and beyond in making Lench's Trust a better place to live for all. The winners this year were:

William Lench Court - Jean Bates

Lench's Close - Anne Price

Tanner's Close - Margaret Russell

Congratulations and many thanks to all three. We hope everyone enjoyed their complementary Easter eggs!