Funday raises �3,500

A FAMILY fun day to honour an Exmouth man who died of cancer has raised �3,500 for charity.

A FAMILY fun day to honour an Exmouth man who died of cancer has raised �3,500 for charity.

Last Sunday Exmouth's Direct Taxis organised the day in memory of Charlie Tigwell who died two years ago and to benefit Cancer Research UK.

The event was the idea of Tony and Nic Quinn, the Taxi firm's owners, who wanted to bring together local Businesses and residents to raise awareness.

There was a fund raising walk that was started by Alan Perrin from The Beach Hotel, along the Exmouth seafront and back to The Beach Hotel - along route many people young and old joined in.

A charity darts competition was also held and won by Brian Hill, and in the evening there was a Grand auction at the Beach Hotel with many gifts donated by local businesses.

These ranged from an oil painting and prints by local artist Malcolm Horton, beauty treatments from Relflexetions, Hotel accommodation and weekend breaks, passes for days out at the World of Country Life Park, and even cakes baked by 12 year old Gracie Bryan.

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There was free live music by popular Exmouth band Blue Arse Fly that got residents dancing the night away.

Landlord of The Beach Hotel Hank Pavey said: "It was a fantastic day and night I will be looking forward to hosting the event next year."

Nic and Tony Quinn said: "We have been so touched by all of the local Businesses supporting our event and would like say a huge thank you to every one that made our first event such an amazing success we could not have done it without you."


* see attached photo of Nic Quinn and Reggie

* photo of walkers

*photo of Darts winner Brian Hill