Forthcoming Events

by admin on 20 July 2016

As usual we have a number of exciting events to look forward to.  Here are just a few of our upcoming events and details about how you can get involved.

Trekfest – Peak District – 3rd and 4th September

The Peak District is stunning and more than lives up to its reputation as one of Britain’s most inspiring National Parks. TrekFest ‘The Peaks’ challenge routes encompass an impressive network of footpaths and bridleways, beginning and ending in the beautiful Hope Valley.

How you can help:

Take on this 25k, 50k, 75k or 100k Trek in aid of SIFA Fireside on 3rd and 4th September.

Sponsor people taking part.

Charity Quiz Night in aid of SIFA Fireside – 6th October

Once again, our extremely popular quiz night is back this year at B4 Bar, Aston University Campus.  We will be releasing more details shortly but get the date in your diary and start getting your teams together, ready for this thoroughly enjoyable evening.  As always there will be prizes for the winning team (and bragging rights of course).

How you can help:

Submit a team of 5 – £25 entry by emailing the event organiser Sandra Benbow on:

Donate raffle prizes and winners prizes – email us at if you can help

Sponsor the event – we are looking for corporate sponsorship of this event.  Contact Nikki-Dee Haddleton for more info.

Fundraising gig at the JamHouse – Tues 20th September

Enjoy this fundraising tribute night in memory of Rich McMahon, Singer Songwriter and SIFA Fireside volunteer and supporter at the Jam House, St Paul’s Square, Birmingham. More details to follow.

For more information on other upcoming events visit our events pages.

Our supporters continue to amaze us as they organise and take part in events on our behalf, helping to raise money and spread the word about SIFA Fireside.  Here’s a round of up events since the last newsletter.

Volunteer thank you event hosted by 1847

The vegetarian restaurant, 1847, hosted a wonderful event in Birmingham Great Western Arcade. This evening celebration was to thank our volunteers for all their dedication and hard work over the year and to celebrate The Birmingham Teapot Fund winning BVSC’s ‘Volunteer Team of the Year 2016’ Award. We also celebrated Sister Rose who received the ‘Runner Up in the 50+ Volunteer of the Year 2016’ in the same awards. Find out more…

SIFA Fireside at Birmingham Pride

SIFA Fireside were lucky enough to be one of the chosen charities for Birmingham Pride this year. During the parade weekend we were blessed with great weather and a fantastic atmosphere. We were able to spread the word about the work we do and were honoured to be part of the event. Find out more…

Annual Garden Party

We would like to thank John, Jim and Barbara for organising a lovely garden party in aid of SIFA Fireside. Admission was at the cost of can of food and fresh fruit which we were very grateful for. The day was packed with live music and games and any monies raised will be donated to our charity. Thanks again for taking the time to support us and we are so glad the weather stayed nice for you.

Beyond Borders

The Beyond Borders music event and tribute to local singer songwriter Rich McMahon at Fletcher’s Bar was an exciting and memorable afternoon. As well as classic songs from various eras it was great to see The Dissenters play an amazing show. The night went extremely well and raised £369 for SIFA Fireside Thanks to Kings Heath Walk of Fame, Maggie Matthews and Alex Vann for organising this event.

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