The Red Lion Group is actively seeking enthusiastic individuals to help lead our 2019 fundraising drive.

Raising money for good causes is part of what we do and we have funded research projects into inflammation of the bowel, pouchitis and faecal transplantation among others in our quest to help support new and potential pouchees throughout the UK and Europe.

Fundraising takes many forms such as individual donations – which as a registered charity enables us to claim £2.50 gift aid for every £10 raised – sporting events such as running, cycling and swimathons; sweepstakes with friends and family which are a lively and fun way to raise money – and what could be better than to start with the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan!

RLG is working with two major online platforms,  to help you raise money from the comfort of your sofa or amid the razzamatazz of a road cycling event. As you know, the Red Lion Group is run by volunteers and has very few overheads, so almost every penny you raise will be used to help these causes.

Chairman David Davies  will be  doing a cycling event – the Leeds/Liverpool canal over two days in June. It’s 127 miles of reasonably flat terrain, but the kicker is that he and his partner will  be doing it on Raleigh Choppers. These are iconic bikes of the 1970s – you either had one or you didn’t and if you didn’t have one,  you were a complete nobody!

Suddenly it’s springtime again and the green shoots are here!  So why not tell us about your fundraising ideas and events by contacting the RLG chairman David Davies or Roar! editor Chris Browne at

We’d really love to hear from you!



Gary Bronziet