Both Little Bridge House and the Legendary Grand Mini Tour celebrated their 20th birthdays today (Friday).

It was a double celebration today (Friday) as both Little Bridge House and the Legendary Grand Mini Tour celebrated their 20th birthdays.

Two decades ago the first family was welcomed to the Children’s Hospice South West’s new facility in Fremington, nd it was also the same year the ‘mini run’ began.

To celebrate, more than a dozen minis visited Little Bridge House this afternoon to cut a special birthday cake.

Mini Grand Tour organiser Terry Baker said: “Next year we will be going to town, as this time next year we are going to top out first half-a-million-pounds in fundraising.”

Mandy Robins, deputy chief executive of CHSW, paid tribute to both Little Bridge House and the mini tour.

She said the minis and the children who visited Little Bridge House were in some ways very similar.

“Each one is special,” she said.

“Each one is unique and each one if very much loved by the person who looks after it.”

She added: “Most of the children who visit Little Bridge House won’t seen their 20th birthday.

“But their stories touch our hearts.”

Next year will mark CHSW’s 25th anniversary, which the Gazette will be helping celebrate with a series of features.