Our Story
& Mission

The World Conker Championships has a key motive that isn’t always widely known. The main aim of the event since it began has been to raise money for charities that support the visually impaired. So far since 1965 we have raised £420,000 for charity, further information on the origins of the event can be found in our history.

WHAT We've Achieved

Through the years our donations have been used in a multitude of ways, this includes:

  • Talking Books for the Blind
  • Talking Newspapers
  • Training Guide Dogs
  • Providing Visual Interpreters
  • Providing Specialist Equipment

Who We Donate To

Over the years we have donated to a large variety of charities, some of which are:

  • RNIB
  • Hunts Society for the Blind
  • Northants Association for the Blind
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind
  • Peterborough Talking Newspaper
 

This is only a fraction of all the causes we have supported. Listing them all would take its own website! Since our relocation to Southwick we have also made a contribution to the village hall and church to show our gratitude for their support.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

Begin by finding 2 conkers, preferably big, round, shiny ones. Once you have them you will need to bore a hole through the middle of them. Be very careful as you do this and if underage always seek help from an adult. Traditionally, people used a skewer but this method is a bit outdated. We recommend safe use of a hand drill.

Thread a piece of string through the hole and tie a knot at one end, so that it doesn’t pull through. The string should be long enough to wrap twice around your clenched hand and still have about 8 inches or 20 cm left.

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