Don't miss a story sign up to Exmouth Journal's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Charity funds raised by falls walk

09:00 07 September 2013

Carole McNaghton, Colin, Alison Brockbank, Steve Gazzard, Roger Bourgein and Phillipa McNaghton at Canonteign Falls.

Carole McNaghton, Colin, Alison Brockbank, Steve Gazzard, Roger Bourgein and Phillipa McNaghton at Canonteign Falls.


An intrepid group of walkers from Exmouth have hiked to the top of one of England’s highest waterfalls for charity.

The trek to the top of the 220ft Canonteign Falls on Dartmoor saw Steve Gazzard, town crier Roger Bourgein and landlady of the Bicton Inn Alison Brockbank raising money for the British Lung Foundation, as part of Steve’s fundraising in memory of his daughter Sarah who died of lung disease last year.

They were joined by Carole and Phillipa McNaughton, who were raising money for the British Limbless Ex-Servicemen’s Association (BLESMA), and Colin Sayer, who spontaneously decided to join the team on their walk after going along to give support.

Steve said: “It was a fantastic day. When we got to the top there was a really spectacular view over Devon and our illustrious town crier gave a fantastic shout in memory of my Sarah.”

Steve says money raised for the British Lung Foundation will hopefully reach £1,000, with more than £250 set to be raised for BLESMA.

Steve will also be holding his latest organ donor registration event in the Magnolia Centre this Saturday, between 11am and 4pm, having already registered 1350 since June last year.


Other News Stories

Yesterday, 18:30
Natasha Koshti.

The Budleigh Salterton Committee for Cancer Research UK is holding an Evening In India on Saturday, November 28, at 7pm in the Public Hall.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:28
Cranbrook Railway Station. Ref mhc 3523-37-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

AFTER many postponements, Cranbrook railway station will finally open on Sunday, December 13.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30
Cheque for £300 presented to Budleigh Salterton Library

A ‘quiz and mash’ evening which raised £300 for Budleigh Salterton Library has been hailed a great success.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30

Proposals for 44 new homes in The Avenues, Exmouth, look set to be decided by a planning inspector, after the applicants launched an appeal.

Read more
Tue, 16:30
Mebers of Exmouth Knit and Chat filling shoe boxes.

A group of knitters from Exmouth have added some extra sparkle this year to their annual Christmas donation for people in need.

Read more
Tue, 12:30
Plans for new homes have been submitted to the council.

Views of children, students and young families are needed to help shape Budleigh Salterton for future generations.

Read more
Tue, 12:30
Forces Veterans for Veterans President Adrian Thorton receiving a cheque for £1,000 from Ian Kingsbury.

An Exmouth soldiers’ group, which is battling to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health illnesses, has received £1,000 from Devonshire Freemasons.

Read more
Providing accommodation for gypsies and travellers is a legal requirement that East Devon District Council must meet through its Local Plan

IN A significant development in the proposals to locate a large gypsy and traveller site in Cranbrook, East Devon MP Hugo Swire has urged East Devon District Council to rethink its plans.

Read more
Tue, 10:00

Air and army cadets in Exmouth could be getting state-of-the-art facilities, after plans were unveiled for their new headquarters.

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 11°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Photo Orders
Family notices
Google Plus
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

Search for a job in Exmouth

Find planning applications