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Join Knowle and Dorridge Lions for the 26th festive walk

Solihull Editorial 16th Nov, 2018   0

KNOWLE and Dorridge Lions are inviting one and all to join them for the 26th Lions Festive Walk on December 27.

The annual event will start and finish at Baddesley Clinton National Trust property and this year there will be a choice of four sign-posted circular routes, between 1.4 and 8.6miles all passing through the surrounding countryside using country lanes, public footpaths and canal towpaths with a pub along the way.

Last year’s festive event saw 800 walkers stepping out into the snowy Warwickshire countryside and raising almost £3,500.

This year’s walk will be raising funds for the Solihull Life Opportunities (SoLO) and the UK Sepsis Trust as well as local causes.

James Dawes, organiser, said: “Over the past 25 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.

“It seems that our Festive Walks have become key part of many families Christmas plans whatever the weather and by the day after Boxing Day many families welcome the chance to pull on their wellies or walking boots and get some exercise.”

Paula Evans from UK Sepsis Trust and Maria Brown from SoLO said: “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 and runners alike will get behind their efforts and donate generously to our causes.”

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