Coracle Committee

Coracle World Championships

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Sadly the difficult decision has been made to again postpone the Coracle World Championships this year in respect of the Covid-19 pandemic which would have been held as usual in September 2021.  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 next year, September 2022, 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.

We hope to see you again next but in the meantime if you would like to support Macmillan in Shropshire, please do click below to donate...

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 kthomas@macmillan.org.uk

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Our website is Coracle World Champships

Macmillan nurses, doctors and other health professionals up and down the country will continue to support people living with cancer whilst doing all they can to help alleviate the immense strain put on the NHS by coronavirus. Comprehensive cancer information and support is available on www.macmillan.org.uk and our online community continues to provide invaluable emotional and peer support. The Macmillan Support Line is open Monday - Friday between 9am-5pm on 0808 808 00 00.

These services are urgently needed now more than ever but we simply can’t continue them without your help. Following government guidelines, our group have been forced to suspend all face-to-face fundraising activities, and are only able to take donations through this site. Please donate today to help make sure Macmillan can keep delivering this critical support in the weeks and months to come.

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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