Moira Walks for Life

AS one of the friendly faces at the North Devon Hospice reception, Moira Beales is used to welcoming thousands of people to Deer Park, Barnstaple. And this month, the well-known member of the hospice team is welcoming thousands of walkers to put their bes

AS one of the friendly faces at the North Devon Hospice reception, Moira Beales is used to welcoming thousands of people to Deer Park, Barnstaple.

And this month, the well-known member of the hospice team is welcoming thousands of walkers to put their best feet forward at the charity's popular Walk for Life, on Sunday, September 13

A keen walker who takes part in Star Trek every year, Moira is thrilled with the changes to this year's event, organised by the hospice and HM Coastguard.

She said: "What better way to spend a Sunday in September, than by taking part in Walk for Life?


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"The Combe Martin to Hunter's Inn walk is new this year and has to be a must-do.

"You'll be in great company and in the safe hands of HM Coastguards while you enjoy the spectacular views from the heather-clad, highest cliffs in Devon."

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The Combe Martin walk is the only walk with a return coach, although at 6.7 miles, it is one of the more challenging on offer. But with eight spectacular coastal walks to choose from, the event promises something for everyone. All walks start at 10am and vary in ability from easy to difficult, and in distance, from 2.7 to 10 miles.

Moira added: "Not only is Walk for Life suitable for all the family, with a variety of walks to suit all ages, abilities and enthusiasm, it is all coupled with the fact that your sponsorship will raise much needed funds.

"This will enable the hospice to help the 100s of local people that use its services each week. Sunday, September 13 is definitely a date in your diary not to be missed."

Hospice fundraiser, Emma Lowe, added: "This event is for families and friends, so I hope that you can join us and help make a very positive difference to someone else who needs it most.

"Whatever your reason for taking part, the camaraderie of walking with friends and family will be hard to beat.

"It's really easy to sign up; fill in the application forms in the Gazette, collect one from our shops, the hospice or download one from our website at www.northdevonhospice.org.uk

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