“All organisers of The River of Light have always had the environment and wildlife on the river at the centre of the planning of this event. The lights, which are LED, not naked flames or candles, have been selected carefully for their shape, size, safety and reusability.

The orb lights will travel a very small distance on the river, an area previously used for similar events and with full involvement of the Broads Authority. All lights have always been planned to be removed from the river and will leave no residue, utilising previously tried and tested methods of retrieval. After collection they will be maintained and stored for re-use by a third party.

The River of Light honours those affected by cancer, and will fundraise to help more suffering from its effects, with complete respect for the environment.”


Show your support to people who are, and who have been, affected by cancer.

For just £2 you can sponsor the lights and be part of something special. The lights will be floated down the River Wensum in Norwich to create a beautiful light spectacle that is the ‘River of Light’. You can even make a dedication to a loved one if you wish, plus you’ll get the chance to win a host of fabulous prizes.

Come and be dazzled on Friday 8th March at the Elm Hill Park behind the Ribs of Beef pub from 6.30pm, with lights floating after 7pm.

Can’t make it? You can still take part, your sponsorship and dedication will be ‘shining bright on the night’ and you still have the chance to win the prizes on offer.

1st prize: A weekend in a luxury holiday lodge (worth up to £650)

2nd prize: £150 cash!

PLUS: a host of vouchers provided by Norwich Inn’s establishments and other supporting companies

Show your support, visit any Norwich Inns establishment to purchase your prize draw ticket www.norwichinns.com/directory/

Funds raised are in aid of Keeping Abreast and will support women facing breast reconstruction following a breast cancer diagnosis or discovery of the breast cancer gene.

Some details:

Attendance is not compulsory to enter the draw.

Lights begin their journey at St Georges Bridge and will make their way down the river to Fye Bridge in Norwich.

Hot food and drink will be available.

All lights will be removed from the river and reused by a third party.

The winning tickets will be drawn at random and announced on the evening of the event.

If not present then winners will be contacted shortly afterwards using the information provided on the ticket stubs.

These tickets and information will be destroyed.

T&C apply:

1st prize, a stay in a luxury holiday lodge is kindly donated by Waveney River Centre, value is up to £650. For 2 people, 1 or 2 bedroom lodge with hot tub, 3 nights Fri-Mon, or, 4 nights Mon-Fri. To be taken before 31st March 2020, excluding school holidays and bank holiday weekends. Subject to availability. 2nd prize, £150 cash prize will be provided as a cheque. A host of other prizes have been donated from Norwich Inns members, all T&C’s will be provided by the supplier and shown on the individual vouchers.

Thanks to:

Hosted by Ribs of Beef, supported by Norwich Inns members, Broads Authority, Pub and Paddle and Freedom Boats.