Lions launch Fes­tive Walk to raise cash for char­i­ties

Solihull News - - CAROLINE SPELMAN -

IT’S that time of year when Knowle & Dor­ridge Lions start to count down to their Fes­tive Walk.

Ev­ery year for 25 years the Lions have or­gan­ised char­ity walks be­tween Christ­mas and New Year and this year’s will fall on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 27, start­ing from Bad­des­ley Clin­ton Na­tional Trust House. There will be a choice of four routes – a mini walk over 1.4 miles around the Na­tional Trust grounds suit­able for all ages, as well as ones of 3. 9, 5.4 miles and a chal­leng­ing 10.7 miles for those who ar­rive early.

New or­gan­iser Lion James Dawes said: “Last year more than 2,500 walk­ers, many with their dogs, do­nated al­most £ 14,000 and fol­lowed one of the sign- posted trails.

“We are also open­ing the regis­tra­tion ear­lier from 8.30am for those who want to do a morn­ing walk and re­turn home for lunch. After your walk you can visit Bad­des­ley House and Gar­dens free and en­joy a mince pie and mulled wine with the Lions.” Ben­e­fi­cia­ries of this year’s Fes­tive Walk are the new Breast Can­cer Haven in Soli­hull and Soli­hull & Birm­ing­ham Head­way. The Lions will also use half of all funds raised for lo­cal causes.

Visit www.knowl­e­and­dor­ridge­lions.com/ walk for more de­tails and to down­load a free regis­tra­tion form.

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