Bomere Heath & District Parish Council
2019 World Championships Coracle Race
2:30pm – 5:30pm
Richard Bayliss and the Coracle World Championships
It was typical of Richard, with his sense of fun closely coupled to his generosity and determination to help others, that he persuaded a collection of Shrewsbury companies to paddle unstable craft across the River Severn back in 2007.
Deciding that this was a unique event, the Coracle World Championships, for that is what they are, were born with the intention of a fun day out of the office and a nice fat cheque for Macmillan Cancer Support. To date this event has raised over £200,000 for Macmillan, with countless competitors paddling, capsizing and drifting to glory to uphold the ideals that Richard set in place.
Sadly Richard himself died of cancer in 2015, cruelly cut down by the disease he fought against, but leaving us to continue the fight, to continue to support Macmillan and give sufferers the best chance and the best standard of care possible.
Thank you for your support: in memory of Richard we will be announcing on the day the winner of the Richard Bayliss Cup presented to the team who raises the most sponsorship for the event.
Mrs Sue Horton, Parish Clerk
- 01939 290200
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