Lions Club of Bridgend

The Bob Cook Memorial Games

 

The late Lion Bob Cook was Charter President of Chippenham Lions Club in 1974. He was District Treasurer from 1980 to 1988.

The games are held every August at the County Ground Athletics Track, Swindon. Most of the organisation of the day is provided by Chippenham Lions Club with particular help from Highworth Lions Club. However financial support and manpower on the day is provided by clubs throughout the South West, South Wales and the Midlands.

The event is marshalled by AAA Officials to ensure fairness and accuracy. There are events for all categories of disability and the objective is for participating individuals and groups to have a fun day out.

Bridgend Lions are proud to have sponsored entrants from Penybont Gateway Club and Every Link Counts, providing travel arrangements and commemorative T shirts. Exhausted but happy participants are rewarded with medals for their achievements which they proudly carry back home to the borough.

 

 

 

Sid proudly shows off his medals after being presented by the then Lions District Governor Larry Pearce and the Mayoress of Swindon Cllr. Ray Ballman

Sid being presented with his medals

Sid won 5 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze medals

 

The athletics day covers many different sports and below are some photos of our teams from Penybont Gateway Club and Every Link Counts at previous games.

Photos of various teams from the 2016 games can be found on the Chippenham Lions website by clicking here

The Tented Village

 

Wheelchair Race

 

The tented village Wheelchair Race
 

 

Javelin

 

 
 

 

Shot Putt

 

 
 

 

Welly Throwing

 

 

 

Running and

 

 

Walking

 

Presentation of Medals

 

Team Photo

 

 

 

DIARY

1 - 24 December 2020 - Tree of Light

As a consequence of the current situation we have made the decision to postpone our other upcoming events for the safety of both our members and the general public. We hope to re-arrange these events next year.

 

The Lions Club of Bridgend incorporates The Lions Club of Bridgend Charitable Trust Fund (Charity no: 1143349)

 

Please be advised that we will never ask anyone seeking a donation from the Lions Club of Bridgend or from Lions Clubs International to make any payment to secure a donation.
Anyone contacting you by telephone, by letter or online and offering a Lions donation in exchange for a fee or advance payment to secure a Lions donation is doing so fraudulently, and you should not proceed with the matter.

 

Why not follow us on:
@bridgendLions

 

If you would like to donate to us to help us continue our Charitable efforts, thenplease use the form below whch will take you to our JustGiving page. Thank you.