BIDEFORD East councillor Pauline Davies is organising a sponsored walk to raise money and provisions for the homeless of Torridge.

BIDEFORD East councillor Pauline Davies is organising a sponsored walk to raise money and provisions for the homeless of Torridge.

The event will take place on Saturday along the Tarka Trail, starting from the former Bideford railway station at 10am and walking to Instow and back.

She said: “I have invited all Torridge elected members to take part and I hope that as well as collecting sponsorship money for their efforts we may be able to collect as much tinned food as possible, as well as things such as clothing and blankets that can be donated to local charities supporting the homeless. Winter is coming fast and items such as these will be invaluable over the coming months.”

Council leader Cllr Barry Parsons said: “I fully support this event and will be walking along with everyone else! I hope we can raise as much as possible for this very worthy cause.”

Bottled water for participants has been donated by the Bideford Tesco store, which has also provided tins of food and pasta for the charities.

For further information on the event, how to get involved or provide sponsorship or donations, contact Cllr Davies on: 07975 681294 or councillor.davies@torridge.gov.uk