The Illuminated Parade was started in 2015 by Cookham resident Chris Taylor
The Parade is on the River Thames and starts on Spade Oak Reach near Cookham and proceeds down to the Bounty Pub opposite Bourne End Marina. The boats meet at 7:15Pm and aim to be at the Bounty around 7:45pm
It's usually the last Saturday in September and takes part rain or shine.
This years date is Saturday 28th September 2019
Entry Fee £20 Per Boat all donated to Charity
Bounty Dinner £15 per head (excluding drinks).
About 14 boats entered for the first year in 2015, and about 25 entered in each subsequent year 2016, 2017, 2018.
There is an entry fee for each boat of £20 and all the money is donated to the Bounty’s chosen Charity “Mama Amelia” see Charity
In 2017 fireworks were set off along the route to herald the arrival of the Parade.
Fireworks donated by a local resident.
Judges are appointed by the Bounty’s Publicans
For the first 3 years there were Trophies for Overall Winner and Best Small Craft.
In 2018 Five Highly Commended Trophies were added
It’s a magical experience, the craft have got more ingenious each year and the effect is heightened by the reflections in the water.
Any boat is welcome, you don't have to spend a fortune, its about taking part and sharing the experience.
Please register by clicking the link below
You can watch for free and you don’t need tickets. Viewing is from the Bourne end Marina to the Sailing Club or better still go the Bounty and enjoy a drink while you watch. If you enjoy the event why not make a modest contribution to the charity.
The Parade supports Longridge
The Riverside Children's Outdoor Activity centre near Marlow.
If you would like to make a donation by way of appreciation for the Parade click the link!
TO FIND OUT MORE
The regular food will be served up until 7:00pm on the Parade day
Dinner is available for Boat entrants and their passengers from 8:00
Cost per head (excluding drinks). £15
Please drop in to the Bounty on the day or day before the parade to pay for tickets to save a queue when we all arrive.
The Parade is on the River Thames
Starting on Spade Oak Reach near Cookham
and proceeds down to the Bounty Pub opposite Bourne End Marina.
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