The Rotary Club of Ilfracombe has donated £2,500 to the St. Mary Lyncombe Trust, which gives local children the chance to experience the outdoor environment of Exmoor. It runs a residential centre, administered by five trustees who are the owners of the p

The Rotary Club of Ilfracombe has donated £2,500 to the St. Mary Lyncombe Trust, which gives local children the chance to experience the outdoor environment of Exmoor.It runs a residential centre, administered by five trustees who are the owners of the property. The centre has been completely refurbished and it is intended that it will be used extensively by students and young people from schools in the area, local community groups, families and adult organisations. It can cater for a maximum of 32 people and also has an outdoor camping area.The site is in a beautiful wooded setting beside Hoaroak Water between Cheriton and Furzehill and offers a wide range of outdoor activities and experiences of living together in a wild, isolated place. The money donated by the Ilfracombe Rotary Club was in two parts - £500 for running expenses and £2000 for an emergency fund. John Gale, one of the trustees, received the money from Tony Seymour, the new President of the Ilfracombe Rotary Club.