Avocet learning centre project boosted by charity countryside walk

PUBLISHED: 12:50 27 September 2019

Setting off for the Roitary Avocet Walk. Picture: Brian Drake

Setting off for the Roitary Avocet Walk. Picture: Brian Drake

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Walkers of all ages took part in a charity trek around the East Devon countryside in aid of a project to help vulnerable children in Exmouth get access to education.

One of those who completed the walk rewceiving his certificate. Picture: Brian DrakeOne of those who completed the walk rewceiving his certificate. Picture: Brian Drake

Sunshine greeted those taking part in the Avocet Walk, organised by the Rotary Club of Exmouth and District.

Participants walked from the entrance to Bicton College, through an arboretum and along a six-mile walk towards Colaton Raleigh Common and the East Devon Way.

The event, sponsored by W2 Estates, raised funds for the Avocet Learning Trust which is looking to create a purpose built facility for children, who struggle in mainstream education, on the grounds of Marpool Primary School.

A planning application has been submitted for the new learning centre.

Rotary Avocet Walk 2019. Picture: Brian DrakeRotary Avocet Walk 2019. Picture: Brian Drake

A spokesman for the rotary club thanked the Innerwheel for their support with refreshments and Bicton College and the Pebblebed Heaths Conservation Trust for their cooperation.

The Rotary Avocet Walk 2019. Picture: Brian DrakeThe Rotary Avocet Walk 2019. Picture: Brian Drake

Families took part in the Rotary Avocet Walk. Picture: Brian DrakeFamilies took part in the Rotary Avocet Walk. Picture: Brian Drake

A family taking part in the Avocet Walk. Picture: Brian DrakeA family taking part in the Avocet Walk. Picture: Brian Drake

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