Bristol Water and Cheddar Vale Lions empty the 'Wishing Pool' annually.  Our Wishing Pool is not a conventional well but a gridded area alongside the weir where money can be deposited.  As you can imagine the coins emerge covered in weed and dirt as well as being wet so it takes several Lions quite some time to get it all clean, dry and bagged up ready for the Bank.  Last year, the amount was just over 400.  It is hoped that the Wishing Pool will be emptied in October 2020, watch this space for news!

We are extremely grateful to everyone that throws their loose change into our 'Pool'.  The money goes towards our community projects and events within the Cheddar Valley.  Half is donated to Bristol Water's Charity - Water Aid - as they assist with the care and emptying of the Pool.


The Count begins!!!! - The water was dropped and the Wishing Well emptied on 8 October 2019

 Wellies were order of the day

Clearing the WeedDown the PoolThe Team Emptying the Wishing Pool