Bridgnorth Lions

Serving our local community since 1976

Bridgnorth Duck Race 2024 - Its Back With A Quack!

26th May 3:30 (Carnival Day)

Its back with a bang (or is that a quack?).

This years Duck Race will prove to be a spectacle like no other.

Imagine the scene, over 1200 miniature toy ducks serenely floating down the river, with yours, (yes, yours!) in the lead scooping the grand prize!

And its all happening on 26th May, after the Carnival.

On the day, Lenny The Bridgnorth Lion will be around to help the kids choose their winning duck, and there will be plenty to keep everyone entertained on the Quayside in Low Town before the race.

This year we're aiming for record Duck Sales, so we have secured the support of lots of local Retailers to help sell our ducks. 

Most importantly all the proceeds from the sales goes directly to Bridgnorth Lions Club to support local good causes.

Ducks are now on sale, click below to for a list of our wonderful local Retailers.

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Thank You for Making It

Such A Special Day

We’d like to thank everyone who took part, supported, or helped organise this year’s Bridgnorth Walk & Marathon.

It was the most successful ever, with over 1000 competitors across the six events. The weather was fantastic, and the atmosphere at both venues was just brilliant.

We’re still checking, but we estimate, this year the event will have raised well over £100,000 for a wide range of charities. So, be really proud of what you’ve achieved.

Bridgnorth High Street

Congratulations to Andrew Salt, winner of the Marathon Event, completing the gruelling 26-mile course in a magnificent 3hrs 13mins, and Metric Marathon Winner (26km), Brett Duffy (2hrs 29min).

First home in the 22-mile Senior Walk was Micheal Payne (3hrs 51min) and winner of the new 10 Mile Shorter Walk was Steve Smith in 2hrs 31min.

Cleobury North

Noah Clayworth secured a remarkable achievement winning the 7 Mile Junior Walk, to the top of Brown Clee and back in just 53 minutes. And Dewi Arch, set a blistering pace in the Family Walk, completing the five-mile route in just 44 minutes (followed by the rest of his family, eventually).

 

But It Wouldn’t be Possible Without…..

The events rely on the help and support numerous local individuals, clubs and employers.

So, Thanks must go to the dedicated army of around 150 volunteers and supporters who make the day possible (both before and on the day itself). From those providing the Water Stations, to the Road Marshalls, and Cycle Outriders, plus many, many more.

And thanks to the numerous local Clubs, Schools and Employers who give up their valuable time to organise the many Teams and Groups that take part.

Not forgetting the local businesses, who year after year provide valuable financial sponsorship.

And of course, each and every one of the 1000+ participants this year.

 

We’re Already Thinking About The Next One…..

You won’t be surprised to learn, it takes many months of planning and organising each event. So, it won’t be long before we start again for 2025. We want to make next year even bigger and better (if that’s possible!), and we want your feedback to help us do this.

Every entrant has received an email to complete a short survey. Please take two minutes to give us your thoughts. The Survey is open until 30th May 2024, and every response is entered in a free draw to win a £25 Tanners Voucher.

You can also send us your feedback at info@bridgnorthlions.org.uk

 

So thank you, and see you next year……

Since 1976

Bridgnorth Lions

Have been serving our local community.

You will have seen or heard our name around the town and district already, but do you know who we are and what we do?

Bridgnorth Lions Club is made up of a group of like-minded men and exists to help those in the community who are disadvantaged or in need of help. Since 1976 we have raised hundreds of thousands of pounds, all from around Bridgnorth and the surrounding area, and every penny has been used to help those less fortunate than ourselves.

Forthcoming Events

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Bridgnorth Lions Walk & Marathon 2024

Yes, its Back!

Our mammoth Lions Walk and Marathon will take place on Monday 6th May.

As in previous years, it offers the lofty challenge of Brown Clee, with a full Marathon and Walk for those serious athletes, as well as the rather more relaxed Cleobury North Family Walk.

And don't forget the Junior Walk, something to keep the kids busy……

Last year’s event raised an estimated £80,000 for good causes locally, regionally and nationally. So as well as having a really fun time, everyone helped support their local community.

We’d also like to thank last year's sponsors, who help make sure we can continue to provide this unique local event. If you’re a local business looking for a very cost effective way of raising your profile on the busiest day in Bridgnorth, just drop us a line.

So dust off your trainers and get a few miles under your belt. And keep watching this space for the latest updates or visit our Facebook page.

 

 

 

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Bridgnorth Duck Race 2024 Sunday 26th May

Nice Weather For Ducks? It will be……..

Join us to the most fun event of the year, the Bridgnorth Duck Race. Watch in awe as thousands of our little friends drifty serenely down the River Severn.

Held the same day as Bridgnorth Carnival, the Duck Race provides a fitting end to a fun family day out.

Simply buy your duck in advance from one of the many retailers in town, or on the day at The Slipway in Severn Park or on the Quayside opposite Ridley’s on the bridge.

As well as ducks, there will be plenty of things to entertain the kids (and adults alike), while they wait for the big moment.

So for just £3.00, you can take your place in history, as one of the many who watched their shiny yellow buddy drift off into oblivion.

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Everyone

Wednesday 5th June 2024

6:30 to 9:30

Castle Hall Bridgnorth 

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Since 1917, Lions have served the world's population making a difference in the lives of people everywhere. They are active in their local communities, knowing that those who live in a community are in the best position to know who needs help and why.