Jim Bray will be walking 630 miles along the South West Coast Path from 10 June to 4 August to raise money for FORCE Cancer Charity and Over and Above.
Jim will set off from Minehead in Somerset and is due to climb more than 115,000 feet (nearly four times the height of Mount Everest), cross 288 bridges, catch 13 ferries, pass around 3,500 coast path signs and go up or down over 30,000 steps before reaching the finish at Poole Harbour in Dorset.
Jim’s 56-day expedition will include 52 days of walking, at an average of over 12 miles a day, and four rest days.
The former Blundell’s School student will be staying in B&Bs, inns and hotels and is funding the trip himself, enabling all money raised to be split 50-50 between the two charities.
To sponsor Jim, please visit: http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/JimsJourney
Individuals, businesses or groups who are interested in joining Jim for a section of his journey, donating a raffle prize or organising their own walking challenge are asked to call him on 07425 133606 or e-mail him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To see photos of the walks Jim has already completed this year, visit Discovering Devon Facebook page.
With thanks to:
Lynton (Day 2), Rockvale, www.rockvalelynton.com
Combe Martin (Day 3), Mellstock House, www.mellstockhouse.co.uk
Woolacombe (Day 4), The Rocks Hotel, www.therockshotel.co.uk
Bude (Days 10 and 11), The Beach at Bude, www.thebeachatbude.co.uk
Tintagel (Day 13), The Port William Inn, www.theportwilliam.co.uk
Portreath (Day 19), The Portreath Arms, www.theportreatharms.co.uk
St Ives (Day 21), Boskerris Hotel, www.boskerrishotel.co.uk
St Ives (Day 22), Regent Hotel, www.regenthotel.com
The Lizard (Day 28), Enoch Vean, http://enochveanlizard.co.uk/
Falmouth (Day 31), The Royal Duchy Hotel, www.royalduchy.co.uk
Portloe (Day 32), Carradale, www.carradale-bnb.co.uk
Par (Day 34), The Par Inn, www.parinn.co.uk
Polperro (Days 35 and 36), The Cottles B&B and Holiday Apartments, www.cottles-polperro.co.uk
Portwrinkle (Day 37), The Bungalow, https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g1936958-d3318489-Reviews-The_Bungalow-Portwrinkle_Cornwall_England.html
Babbacombe (Day 45), Babbacombe Bay Hotel, www.babbacombebayhotel.co.uk
Seaton (Day 49), Mariners, www.marinershotelseaton.co.uk
Chideock (Day 50), Broadlands, www.broadlandschideock.co.uk
Abbotsbury (Day 51), Peach’s, www.abbotsburybandb.co.uk
Westward Ho! (Day 7), Culloden House, www.culloden-house.co.uk
The FORCE team will be at the Honiton Show – Avenue C, Stand 227 along with the mole clinic so you can come along and have a free mole check.
The Honiton Show is a fun, family day out with lots to see and do. For more information go to http://www.honitonshow.co.uk
The Long Way Down team are holding a Charity Auction evening at 7pm on Friday 5th August at Colyton Town Hall. The evening includes a meal, charity auction, live entertainment and bar!
Graham Barton of Homes Under the Hammer fame will be doing the auction! Amazing lots to bid for including a signed Exeter Chiefs shirt, a bicycle and lots more……………..
This is a ticket only event and tickets are £15.00 each and are available from Andy Broom.
All proceeds to FORCE.
Angela and Val are holding their Cream Tea for FORCE for the fourth time on Saturday 6th August. This event takes place in Angela’s garden at 26 Harrington Lane, Pinhoe, EX4 8PB from 2.30pm – 4.30pm.
There are many stalls to browse, cakes to buy and a grand draw as well as the all important scrummy scones, cream and jam!!
We’d love to see you there supporting FORCE!
The Fez Army will be hosting their very first ball at Sandy Park Exeter on Saturday 6th August 2016. A night of remembrance, hope, and celebration to raise funds and awareness for FORCE.
The night will include a 4-course meal; music by the amazing ‘New Heroes’, a disco, and an auction. As if that wasn’t enough, Ted Durkin and his fellow Durkins have something lined up too!
The cost of the night is £55 per person, or a discounted price of £500 for a table of 10 people.
Deposits will be payable by the end of February.
For further enquiries and tickets, please email: email@example.com, and also see the dedicated Facebook page:
Calling all cyclists and cycle clubs ! Why not stop off on your Sunday cycle ride for some coffee, tea and home made cakes? If you’re out and about having a cycle ride, take a well earned rest at Leawood, Bridstowe and pay £5.00 for as much as you can eat and drink.
The venue, which has been kindly donated by Mr and Mrs Coward, will be open from 10.30am – 12noon on Sunday 7th August.
A wonderful chance to meet other clubs and help support FORCE’s work.
For more information and tickets please contact Micky on 07512 734944 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Derek Hunter will kindly be hosting this exhibition titled “Things Seen”.
A message from Dr Hunter………………………..
This new exhibition shows images taken in and around Chagford and on my travels around the UK and further afield in recent years.
The pictures I have selected for exhibition include the Swanage Railway, artists, Tussauds tableaux, Guernsey, a comment on modern times, and four panels showing various features of life in Chagford. Although the exhibition is predominantly in colour I have also included three panels of black and white images. Many of the pictures are of my favourite subject, people.
Entrance is free but all voluntary contributions made during the course of the exhibition will be donated to FORCE.
I hope you will come to enjoy the photographs and, at the same time, support this deserving charity.
Please go along and support this event and FORCE on 11th-13th August, 10am-6pm at Endecott House, Chagford (near the Three Crowns Hotel).
The FORCE team will be at Okehampton Show on Thursday 11th August and we’d love to see you!
Please come along and chat to us! There are toys to be won and FORCE bags and baseball caps for sale!
Okehampton Show is a great family day out and there’s something for everyone.
For more information go to http://www.okehamptonshow.co.uk/
The Crediton Friends of FORCE group are having an afternoon of “Music in the Garden” on Sunday 14th August. Please do come along between 2pm-5pm and enjoy the relaxing surroundings and music at Winswood House, Crediton.
Tickets are £5.00 per person and available from Carole Rimmer on 01363 774886. Your ticket price includes a hot drink and cake!
Please bring your own chair!
We look forward to seeing you there!
It’s a Knock Out is returning to Devon in aid of FORCE Cancer Charity on Saturday 3rd September. The venue for 2016 will be Topsham Rugby Club.
This event is made possible thanks to our main sponsors Francis Clark Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers and our obstacle sponsors Bradleys Estate Agents and Gilbert Stephens Solicitors.
Come and take part in this amazing day – teams of 10 are needed to take part. The entry will be capped at 72 teams – 720 participants who must be over 17 years of age.
12 wet and dry obstacles will be used in the games to jump over, jump through and run around! All you need to bring is a sense of humour, fancy dress, a tent, a mascot and a joker!!!
The entry price is £30 per person – for full details and to enter please contact Sarah Daniels on 01392 403066.
Why not watch the 2015 video to see what you could be doing! www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GCJ8SDE5HQ
The official date for 2016’s Autumn Great Devon Breakfast is Saturday 10th September, but if you would like to join us in this event, then all of the details are entirely flexible to suit you.
Could you serve up bacon butties to your friends in your home, or how about organising a Continental breakfast for your work colleagues? If you fancy going big, then why not get a team together to serve up a Full English in your village hall?
Finally, if you run a business that serves breakfast, we would love to encourage our supporters to visit you for a breakfast event supporting FORCE, so please get in touch if you’d like to get involved.
Please contact Naomi on 01392 406 153 or via email: email@example.com to discuss any details or with any questions.
The ever-popular Sidford Great Devon Breakfast will take place on Saturday 10th September 2016 at the Sidford Social Hall, Byes Lane. Enjoy a lovely breakfast of your choice from 9am-11.30am.
A cake stall and raffle will also be available!
For further information, please call Barbara Poole on 01395 512981.
The Talaton Great Devon Breakfast will be on Saturday 17th September in the Village Hall. Lyndsey and the team offer a buffet style full English Breakfast at £7.50 for adults and £3.50 for 12’s and under!
Come along any time between 8.30am and 12.30pm to get your breakfast!
Tickets can be purchased in advance at Talaton Village Shop or by calling Lyndsey on 01404 850831.
A Memorial Charity Concert is being held in loving memory of Gillian Lisa Cripps. It will be on Saturday 24th September and starts at 7pm at the Town Hall in North Tawton. The evening will include music from the Crediton Town Band and River City Chorus.
There will be a Grand Prize draw, tea and coffee will be available, but you can bring your own bottle of you would like!
Tickets are £5.00 each and available from North Tawton Post Office, or by calling Peter Cripps on 01837 82256. You can also get your tickets on the evening itself.
All proceeds to FORCE.
‘The Purple Ball’ in aid of FORCE and ELF will be in Tiverton Rugby Club on Saturday 24th September, starting at 7.30 pm.
Dress code: DJs/suits for men; posh frocks and cocktail dresses for the ladies.
Tickets: £20 each, available at Tiverton Rugby Club, FORCE Information and Support Centre, Twyford Print and the ELF Charity shop in Tiverton.
For any further details, please call Tracy Sanders on 07880 313 461.
Autumn Storm will be back on Sunday 9th October.
Fingle Glen Golf Hotel
This stunning ride will take you west from Fingle Glen; over to Yeoford, up to Winkleigh, across to Broadwoodkelly, through Monkokehampton and along beautiful cycle routes with amazing views before you come back to your start point. The route is just under 60 miles in length and there are no shortcuts!!!
Entry is £20 per person. No sponsorship necessary but donations very welcome. This ride will be capped at 650 cyclists.
Please arrive at Fingle Glen Golf Hotel from 7:30am on Sunday 9th October. We start the ride at 8am. Cash or cheque only please – no credit cards.
To enter please click this link – http://www.active.com/exeter-devon/cycling/races/autumn-storm-2016
Bike Shed are once again proud to support local cyclists, local cycling and your local cancer charity. http://www.bikesheduk.com/
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Honiton Lady Lions invite you to a Pamper Evening in aid of FORCE and Hospiscare on Thursday 13th October from 7pm at St Rita’s College, Ottery Moor Lane, Honiton.
Treatments cost £5 each, and include Indian Head Massage, Manicures, Pedicures and Reflexology.
There will also be Tarot-card reading, crafts, books, jewellery and a tombola.
Tickets available from Livingston’s Jewellers, 119 High Street, Honiton – 01404 424 19
FORCE is one of the official charities for The Great West Run 2016. This very well-known half marathon has been supported by FORCE fundraisers for a great many years and this year we are hoping to secure up to 150 runners on team FORCE.
We need interested parties to enter the event, start their training and begin raising money to support local people affected by cancer! Force are very grateful to be partnered with such a fantastic running event and we aim to raise £15,000 this year.
Could you be part of team FORCE? If you have already entered then please notify is if you are going to run for FORCE. If you have not already entered then give us a call to find out about opportunities available to be part of team FORCE.
Also, do not forget to visit the Great West Run official website http://www.thegreatwestrun.co.uk/
Volunteers? We are also looking for teams to help cheer on our runners whilst helping out on the water stations. If you could help volunteer that morning then please contact us on 01392 402875 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Friends of FORCE group in Teignmouth will be having their annual Christmas Fayre on Saturday 5th November from 10am – 12noon.
There will be many stalls and plenty of gifts to buy for your loved ones this Christmas!
Cakes, toys, bric-a-brac, gifts with a difference and a raffle with lovely prizes to be won!
We hope to see you there!
FORCE are delighted to announce that their fourth Santa Cycle will take place on Saturday 26th November 2016. One hundred Santas will cycle from Topsham to Exmouth via the cycle pathway. We will then board the Stuart Line Cruise, Pride of Exmouth – along with our bikes, and cruise up the Estuary back to Topsham. Registration will begin at 12 noon at which point you will be given your Santa Suit. We leave at 12:30pm – cycling as a group; heading to Exmouth and boarding the boat for a 2:00pm sailing. We aim to be back at Topsham to disembark around 3.30pm and back to the Rugby Club. Hot drinks will be available at registration and there will be hot drinks offered on the boat, along with mince pies. Cyclists are encouraged to bring other snacks with them. Price is £15 per adult and £7.50 per child – including the Santa Suit. This is going to be a really fun festive event – come along and join in the Christmas spirit! Entry forms will be available from the FORCE website or available at the FORCE Centre nearer the date. For any questions please call FORCE on 01392 402875.
By kind permission of the Lord Mayor the FORCE Christmas Fayre will be held at the Historic Guildhall in Exeter on Saturday 3rd December. Come and enjoy a special Christmas shopping day where you can purchase a wide range of gifts for the festive period – at superb prices! Listen to some beautiful festive music whilst browsing, having a hot drink or enjoying a light lunch. Our Exeter Friends of FORCE team look forward to welcoming you from 10am – 2.30pm (admission is FREE).
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‘Christmas at the OK Corral’ is coming to Exeter…. YEE-HAA!
FORCE is organising a Christmas party with a difference… No black tie allowed – only jeans, stetsons and saloon girl outfits permitted through the doors!
Join us for chilli, nachos and chocolate brownies on Wednesday 7th December from 7.30pm at Sandy Park.
Tables of 10; £22.50 per person. Live Band and disco. To reserve your table please call 01392 402875 or email email@example.com