The Coracle Committee have made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s Coracle World Championships at the Pengwern Boat Club, scheduled for Friday 11th September 2020, due to Covid-19.
In these uncertain times, we want to protect our participants and supporters, therefore we are following the governments guidelines and postponing this event until next year.
We very much hope you will join us on Friday 17th September 2021 back at the Pengwern Boat Club where we will be picking up right where we left off, to raise vital funds for people with living with and affected by cancer in Shropshire.
Many thanks to all the 46 teams who took part and everyone who came to support and cheer them on. With wonderful weather and a superb atmosphere, the 2019 race final was a fitting end to a memorable day.
Bevan Bodgers (Rupert Bevan Ltd) came out the winners of an amazing final, just pipping W R Davies Warriors to the finishing line. And in a World Record time of 4mins 47secs!
With beautiful weather, a good crowd, on both sides of the river, were treated to some great racing and some not so great too (the record for the longest heat was also broken)! Safety support was needed quite a few times, but effortlessy managed by Adventure Consultancy. The Rapid Relief Team contributed brilliantly with great food and refreshments. Thanks too to all the Macmillan volunteers.
The Richard Bayliss Trophy for Best Fundraisers will be announced in due course and the winners of the Best Fancy Dress were Bevan Bodgers. Making it a great day for the Rupert Bevan team.
The event has been running since 1997 and has been covered by County and National media
Teams and sponsors of the event have helped raise over £276,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support
It costs £300 to enter a team of 4 individuals into the event. It’s great for family, friends and workplace
The relay race and evening party all takes place at the Pengwern Boat Club in Shrewsbury Quarry
By 2020, nearly 1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Macmillan wants to ensure that no one faces cancer alone and support is available for people and their families when they need it most. Macmillan provides services to support people with cancer and their loved ones from the moment they’re diagnosed, through their treatment and beyond. From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen if people just want to talk; Macmillan is there.
In 2015 we spent a record £165.5 million on people affected by cancer, a 9% increase from the year before. AND… we reached 5.8 million people affected by cancer, including more than 778,000 people who were supported by our professionals.
There are currently 39 Macmillan Services posts in Shropshire. They range from Macmillan GP’s, to Clinic Nurses Specialists, to Therapists, Support Managers and Benefit advisors. Some are in funding and others may be out of funding but still undergoing Macmillan training. This is to support the 17,000 people who are currently living with cancer here in Shropshire
Galliers Homes Ltd. were our main sponsor for 2019. We are also extremely grateful to Adventure Consultancy for being our Safety Partners and to the Rapid Relief Team who generously provide catering support. We have a number of corporate sponsorship opportunities including entering the race card to promote your business or sponsoring a set of team bibs. We can also help you with your own fundraising efforts and your chance to win The Richard Baylis Cup for top fundraisers. Click the button below for more details.VIEW SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITES
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Macmillan Cancer Support Fundraising: Kate Thomas 07894 936358
Corporate sponsorship: Grant Williams 07736 152392
Event location: Pengwern Boat House, Shrewsbury SY3 7BD
Event date: Friday 11th September 2020 | Race starts: TBA
Organised in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, registered charity in England and Wales (261017), Scotland (SC039907) and the Isle of Man (604). Also operating in Northern Ireland.
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