Molly gets in the saddle for local charities

Schoolgirl, 11, does her bit to help hospice and war heroes.

AN 11-year-old girl is getting on her bike on Saturday to raise money for North Devon Hospice.

Molly Down, from Landkey, will be cycling nearly 20 miles along the Tarka Trail to raise money for North Devon Hospice and Help for Heroes.

Armed with collection tins, Molly will be collecting for the two charities in the pubs and cafes along the trail from Barnstaple train station to Bideford and back.

She said: “I was out cycling one day and decided I would like do something that would raise money for these fantastic charities. My brother is a volunteer at North Devon Hospice and my family are very supportive of our troops fighting in foreign lands.”

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The fund-raising will continue that evening with a charity disco at The Ring O’ Bells in Landkey, from 7.30pm, with light refreshments and a raffle.

“All are welcome, I would like to thank everyone who has sponsored me so far,” added Molly.

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To sponsor Molly telephone 01271 831151 or email

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