December 12 2013 Latest news:
Monday, September 2, 2013
Five Exmouth residents are taking on the highest waterfall in England this weekend to raise money for two charities.
Councillor Steve Gazzard, town crier Roger Bourgein and landlady of the Bicton Inn Alison Brockbank are to climb all 220metres of the Canonteign Falls on Dartmoor.
Roger, Steve, whose daughter Sarah Wright died last year while waiting for a double lung transplant, and Alison, who only has one lung are, raising money for the British Lung Foundation.
They are being joined by Carole and Phillipa McNaughton who are raising money for BLESMA, the British Limbless Ex Servicemen’s Association.
Steve said: “We chose it because I thought it would have been somewhere that Sarah would have liked.
“We hope to raise in the region £600 for research into lung disease.”
He expects the hike to take around two hours: “We want to raise as much money as possible in memory of my Sarah. If anyone can sponsor me please just Facebook me.”
Steve has been campaigning to persuade more people to sign on as an organ donor – so far he has signed up 1318 people since June 2012.
Steve will be in the Magnolia Centre this Thursday signing people up to the NHS Organ Donor Register. You can sponsor Steve by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.