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

 

21 October - Book Sale

25 November, 2, 9 & 16 December - Santa's Grotto

1 - 24 December - Tree of Light

4 December - Tree of Light Dedication

 

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

 

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