Devon strongman competition returns to Exmouth

PUBLISHED: 08:00 22 June 2018

Charity strong man competition at Exmouth Rugby Club. Ref exe 25 18TI 5598. Picture: Terry Ife

Charity strong man competition at Exmouth Rugby Club. Ref exe 25 18TI 5598. Picture: Terry Ife

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An annual charity strongman competition has raised vital funds for a charity that supports those with disabilities or life-affecting conditions.

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For the second year, Exmouth Rugby Club played host to the event, which saw strongmen from far and wide compete.

Among the field was former English, British and European champion, and world strongman competitor Laurence Shahlaei.

Through the day some 400 people attended to watch the contests.

There was also a bouncy castle and face painting for children, which helped to make it a family event, according to promoter Jay Mortimore.

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The event raised £900 for Devon-based charity Dream-A-Way through a combination of a cake stall, raffle and collection boxes.

The rugby club stepped in as the venue at the last minute last year and continued as hosts in 2018.

Jay said he was delighted with how the event went and is already in talks to bring it back to the rugby club in 2019.

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