Shed those extra Christmas pounds  

Shed those extra Christmas pounds



On Tuesday 28th December Knowle and Dorridge Lions will be holding their 18th annual Lions Festive Walk at Baddesley Clinton NT House. This year’s walk will raise funds for the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, Stroke Association, Knowle & Dorridge Scout groups as well as a variety of other local causes.

“We are delighted that the Lions have chosen the Stroke Association as one of the beneficiaries of their fundraising this year” said Sophie James. “We hope that families will add the Festive Walk to their Christmas calendar and join us for a great day out and fundraising opportunity”.

“Last year we had over 800 walkers step out and burn off the Christmas calories – a record,” said Lions organiser Ute Smith. “This year we are hoping to attract 1000 walkers for the first time, and hopefully raise thousands of pounds for these very worthy causes”.

“We have 3 completely new walks – at 3, 5, and 8 miles they are slightly shorter than usual. All pass through wonderful Warwickshire countryside using country lanes, public footpaths and canal towpaths. All ages are welcome especially if you get your efforts sponsored, but if arranging and collecting sponsorship will be a hassle you might prefer to walk and just make a donation”.

Each route passes a pub along the way and afterwards all walkers are invited to join the Lions for hot mince pies and mulled wine.

Registration is free by visiting where you can obtain more details and a sponsorship form. Or telephone 0845 335894.