Sun brings out charity walkers
6th January 2015
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Sunny skies greeted almost 1800 walkers who ignored the early morning frost for the 22nd Lions Festive Walk at Baddesley Clinton last Sunday.

“After the snow on Boxing Day and threats for more we were delighted to have sunny skies yet again to help warm up our frozen walkers,” said Lions organiser Ute Smith. “It’s tremendous the way this annual charity event has become so popular with friends and relatives filling their cars to walk off the Christmas pud every year. It seems word of mouth is proving the most effective publicity. Once again people were extremely generous with the Lions receiving almost £9,000 on the day for their nominated charities – Solihull Young Carers, Arthritis Research UK, Knowle Football Club and local causes. 

“It was a real challenge to park over 400 cars, but the frozen field provided a worthy overflow to the National Trust car parks” said Ute. "So to all the walkers, we thank you once again for your continued support and hope to see you again next year". 

Anyone who missed the walks for whatever reason may download the map of the routes from: and tackle them at their convenience

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