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

St Paul’s Church goes dotty for Children in Need

10:32 19 November 2012

St Paul

St Paul's Church in Honiton shows its support for Children in Need. Town Clerk Lyn Hargood and Honiton's mayor Councillor David Foster show their pedal power and take on the cycle challenge. They are pictured with Rector Sue Roberts and Rose Millard.

Archant

Residents in Honiton take on a cycling challenge with a difference.

Honiton got into the spirit of Children in Need and residents showed their pedal power to help St Paul’s Church reach its target of cycling to the BBC Television Centre in London - without going anywhere.

More than 20 people, including the Mayor Councillor David Foster and town clerk Lyn Hargood in full regalia, took up the challenge on the two exercise bikes located outside the church last Friday.

The cycling started at 9am and continued into the afternoon - the exercise bikes combined reached the target.

Cakes and biscuits sold also went down a treat and donations flowed in throughout the day.

Rector Sue Roberts said: “My legs ache a bit but I have been amazed by the response from the people of Honiton. They have been so generous - thank you to everybody who contributed by making cakes and biscuits, lending us the bikes, cycling and digging deep to raise such a great total.”

Jill Spring and Simon Rose were the lucky winners of the sweepstake to guess how far the two bikes would get. The event raised a total of £760 for Children in Need.

0 comments

Other News Stories

12:30
Evacuee Percy Cook (centre) pictured with Brian Curryer and Percy's sister Daisy Vickers.

A man evacuated to Exmouth during World War Two has returned to the town - and has struck up a friendship with another generation of the family which looked after him.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:12

Fly tippers could face fixed penalties of £400 under new powers approved by East Devon District Council.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:06
The Range is now open at Exmouth's Liverton Park much to Captain Range's delight. Ref exe 25-16SH 9725. Picture: Simon Horn.

Pictures of the new store

Read more
Yesterday, 15:21
Item stolen from a home in Exton.

Police are appealing for information after a burglary at a property in Exton.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:50
Ian MacQueen, chairman of Exmouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exe 8104-47-11AW

The chairman of Exmouth Chamber of Commerce says businesses will want to see market stability and political clarity, after the vote by the UK to leave the EU.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:22

The chairman of Budleigh Salterton Chamber of Commerce has called on residents to support local shops, following the Leave vote in the EU referendum.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30
Active Mums Cycling project

Mums in Exmouth are jumping on their bikes in order to encourage women to increase the amount they cycle for leisure and active travel.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:32
The EU Referendum results are in. Picture: AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda

In the wake of Britain voting to leave the European Union this morning, the leader of East Devon District Council (EDDC) says he ‘trusts the electorate’.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:56
MEP Julie Girling.

Julie Girling and Molly Scott-Cato both released statements following the EU referendum result.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:52
The EU Referendum results are in. Picture: AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda

Hugo Swire MP said people must work together to secure the best deal for Britain, following David Cameron’s announcement that he will step down as PM.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 13°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications