St Paul’s Church goes dotty for Children in Need

PUBLISHED: 10:32 19 November 2012

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.

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

Yesterday, 15:55

On this week in 1944.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:04

An Exeter based ecology business has discovered a rare species of bat roosting in East Devon.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:13

The results of a survey of visitors to Exmouth, carried out last summer, have been published.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30

A developer, whose controversial application to build a house in Budleigh Salterton was refused, has labelled residents in the town as ‘moaners’.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:43

First time offenders could avoid conviction as part of GPS Pathfinder, a new scheme being rolled out by Devon and Cornwall Police in June

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

A senior nature reserve officer who has given 25 years to East Devon’s favourite beauty spots is backing a campaign to increase awareness of nature.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30

Work has begun to convert the former Budleigh Salterton Hospital into a community health and wellbeing hub, two years after closing.

Read more
Tue, 17:00

A notorious child abuser who recently left Exmouth and changed his name by deed poll has been unmasked after he broke the conditions of the sex offenders’ register.

Read more
Tue, 16:27

East Devon residents are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote in time for this year’s Devon County Council elections.

Read more
Tue, 15:22

A selection of some of the beautiful photos our iwitness24 members have been sharing.

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 6°C

Most Read News

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

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications