Fundraising

We have 3 major events that form the main core of our fundraising.  However the Covid Pandemic has had a significant impact on these with this year’s Fun Run and Heart of England Bike Ride both cancelled.  Plans for our new Lions Festive Safari are nearing completion – watch this space for more information.

Knowle Fun Run  Heart of England Bike Ride Lions  Festive Safari
Having raised over £0.8m for charity in its first 35 years our Fun Run continues to go from strength to strength. Held at Arden Academy on the 3rd Sunday in May each year this 5 mile 2 lap Fun Run has proved a popular event. Registration opens on-line on the 1 January each year. Click on the events link for further details. Now in its 14th year offering a choice of signposted circular rides for all ages and abilities of up to 50 miles through the Warwickshire countryside, this event held in July, starts from Packwood National Trust House. Further details available on the events link. This new version of our popular annual event held between will this year be three walks centred on each of our local parks, Knowle, Dorridge and Bentley Heath in support of our four Primary Schools Knowle, Dorridge, Bentley Heath and St George and St Teresa.  click here  for for information and maps.

In addition to our main events we also have some smaller events that are just as important to us: Easter Egg raffles – held exclusively at the Black Boy, tickets are sold over a two week period with the prize being a luxury basket Easter eggs and other chocolate goodies.

We can also be seen at Dorridge Day in September with our popular “Ball in the bog” game and on Knowle High Street during our annual Spring tin shake.