Coracle Committee

Coracle World Championships


Raised so far

  • 21 Donors
  • 29 Fundraisers

About us

The Coracle World Championships is taking place again on Friday 16th September 2022"  We would like to thank all the teams, companies and volunteers that have supported us every year and very much hope that you will join us this year, where we will be picking up right where we left off… having a splashing time on the river – raising vital funds for people living with and affected by cancer in Shropshire.  Please click here to Register Your Team.

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 crafts across the River Severn back in 2007.

Deciding that this was a unique event, the Coracle World Championships were born with the intention of a fun day out of the office and nice fat cheque for Macmillan Cancer Support. To date this event has raised over £320,000 for Macmillan in Shropshire, 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 people affected by cancer the best chance and standard of care possible.

Thank you for your support: in memory of Richard we will be awarding the Richard Bayliss Cup, which will be presented to the team who raises the most sponsorship the event.

You can contact us using the following details:

Kate Thomas, Shropshire Fundraising Manager 07894 936358 or

Our Facebook page is HERE

Our website is Coracle World Championships

Macmillan services are urgently needed now more than ever but they simply can’t continue them without your help. Please donate today to help make sure Macmillan can keep delivering this critical support. Macmillan nurses, doctors and other health professionals up and down the country are there to continue to support people living with and beyond cancer.

Comprehensive cancer information and support is available on and our online community continues to provide invaluable emotional and peer support. The Macmillan Support Line is open 7 days a week on 0808 808 00 00.

The Coracle Committee is a group of volunteers who fundraise for 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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