Lions Festive Walk Off the Christmas Pudding 2019

Last year’s Lions Festive Walk on Friday 27 December raised funds for Solihull Hospital Charity and CLIC Sargent Young Lives vs Cancer, with the Lions retaining half of all funds raised for locally determined causes.

The organisers, Knowle and Dorridge Lions have said we are addressing the previous year’s parking difficulties in providing extra car parking at a second start/finish at Hay Woods for everyone wanting to take part in their ever popular ‘walk off the Christmas pudding’ festive charity fundraiser at Baddesley Clinton House. With help from the Forestry Commission they will be parking cars for those walkers wishing to undertake the longer walks in Hay Woods.

Lion Santa Paul Wheatley met up with partner charities: Elaine Griffin (CLIC Sargent) & Justine Davy (Solihull Hospital) outside Baddesley Clinton House

“Walkers can help us best by appointing a driver to drop them off, by filling their cars with family and friends, or even walking to the start” says organiser Lion James Dawes. “As in recent years there will be 4 different signposted routes to follow of between 1 and 10 miles along footpaths, towpaths, & lanes. Over the past 26 years our walks have raised over £200,000 for charity with anything up to 2,000 walkers (and dogs) making donations or getting their efforts sponsored each year. The more walkers who can arrange for someone to drop them off and pick them up later the better”

“The Lions Festive Walks have become key part of many Solihull families Christmas plans whatever the weather for the day after Boxing Day, when many families welcome the chance to pull on their wellies or walking boots and get some exercise. After their walks they can enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie with the Lions at Baddesley Clinton House”

“We are incredibly grateful to the Lions for choosing our charities to benefit from this year’s Festive Walk and Knowle Fun Run in May. We hope walkers will get behind their efforts and donate generously to our causes,” say Elaine Griffin & Justine Davy from the charities.

Please put 27 December in your diary now and visit now for more details and to download a free registration form to complete and bring with you.