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.  The pool was emptied at the end of October 2020 and has yielded 600.  

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.

THANK YOU             The water was pumped out and the Wishing Well emptied in October 2020

 Wellies and Waterproofs were order of the day due to the rain but we got the job done!

Lion Lyn with handfuls of mud & coinsBristol Water and Cheddar Lions completed the job!Arriving to empty the pool in the rain