Fancy that! Team Direct’s Exmouth to Exeter trek could raise £1,000 for FORCE
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A 20-strong group of fundraisers took a Sunday stroll in fancy dress – all to raise money for the FORCE charity.
Nicola and Tony Quinn led Team Direct, who were dressed up in St Patrick’s Day-themed attire, from The Park Hotel in Exmouth to the FORCE Support and Information Centre in Exeter.
The 10-mile hike along parts of the Exe Estuary trail on Sunday, March 8, could raise up to £1,000 after all the money has been counted.
“I’m glad we chose FORCE this time,” said Nicola, after she and her group had a tour of the support centre.
“My dad came here when he had cancer, but it’s the first time I’ve visited and it’s really great to see what the charity does.
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“We’ll definitely be supporting FORCE in future.”
Since it was set up in 2009, Team Direct has raised more than £25,000 for local and national good causes.
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FORCE fundraising manager Sarah Daniels was there to meet the walkers when they arrived in Exeter, tired but happy.
She said: “Everyone dressed up - the outfits were really fantastic. There was a great atmosphere in the centre when they reached the end.
“We cannot thank all of them enough for supporting their local cancer charity!”