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Best foot forward at StarTrek 2017

Monday, March 20th, 2017

The 25th anniversary of the Rotary StarTrek Challenge included VIPs, wind, rain, mud and good humour.

Walkers braved wind, rain and mud last night (Saturday) for the 25th anniversary of the Rotary StarTrek Challenge.

The night time charity walk on Exmoor was this year based at Hunters Inn near Parracombe.

It saw hundreds of walkers set off into the darkness to take on an orienteering challenge of 16 or eight miles along a route that took them on roads and cross country.

The walkers were set off by the Lord Lieutenant of Devon, David Fursdon and his wife Catriona.

As ever, North Devon Hospice and Children’s Hospice South West were the beneficiaries, with Devon Air Ambulance as the third chosen charity.

It is organised by both Ilfracombe Rotary clubs and StarTrek chairman Paul Williams said an estimated £35,000 had been raised this year.

He added: “All of the volunteers – more than 100 of them – did a sterling job in supporting the event. The walkers were phenomenal completing the course with determination and raising that amount of money for the charities.

“There was a real buzz at base camp with the Lord Lieutenant spending a great deal of time talking to volunteers and walkers. He toured the facilities as well as visiting two outer checkpoints showing a good interest in the event and the people. We are now looking forward to next years event.”





Hallsand's Centenary Commemoration 26th January 2017

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Hallsands as it used to be


View from one of the last standing houses


HRH Princess Royal visits Farms for City Children 17.01.2017

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

On Tuesday 17th January, HRH, The Princess Royal, visited Nethercott House to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Farms for City Children. Having arrived by helicopter, Princess Anne was greeted by the Lord Lieutenant and founders of the charity, Michael and Clare Morpurgo.  Princess Anne visited the piggery, the forest school and walled gardens where children from Lipson Vale Primary School in Plymouth were undertaking their farm work under supervision of the Nethercott staff.

Having seen the children working on the farm, Princess Anne was then introduced to CEO, Dr Tessa Stone, who introduced her to the Mayor of Hatherleigh, the trustees, the farming partners and alumni, teachers and children who had previously visited the farms. Finally, Princess Anne “opened” a bench to commemorate her visit and cut a cake which was enjoyed by the 80 or so attendees of the event.

HRH Princess Royal visits the Highbury Trust 17.01.2017

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017




The Countess of Wessex attends Devon Agriculture Association AGM becoming President for 2017/18, on 20.1.2017

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017


Princess Royal visits Mount Kelly Pool, Tavistock 17.01.2017

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017


Philip Jenkinson, DL attended East Devon District Council's Civic Carol Service 11.12.2016

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Lord-Lieutenant visits South West Ambulance Service Trust at their Headquarters and then at the Hazardous Area Response Team Building.

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Presentation of Queen's Award for Enterprise - International Trade to Moo Free 29.11.2016

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Devon meets the staff of Devon Air Ambulance Service

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

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