Shake a leg and join Walk for Wards in Barnstaple

Swimbridge residents find out more about the Walk for Wards event in Barnstaple this Sunday - have y

Swimbridge residents find out more about the Walk for Wards event in Barnstaple this Sunday - have you signed up yet? - Credit: Archant

Help the hospital, health department or appeal of your choice at Barnstaple historical trail fundraiser this Sunday (June 20).

THERE is still time for walkers of all ages to take part in the first ever Walk for Wards in Barnstaple this Sunday.

The historical circular trail begins in The Square at 2pm and participants can raise money for any local hospital ward or department of their choice.

The 3.5 mile trail around the centre of Barnstaple will be led by local historian Tom Evans, with the opportunity to discover plenty of interesting nuggets of town history along the way.

It promises to be a great social event for your family and friends of all ages. The Hospital Charity has also teamed up with Go North Devon to offer an alternative route for those with mobility issues to take part.


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It is the first time the national event has been held in Barnstaple and each person taking part is asked to raise at least £15 – which they can donate to any local hospital cause, from the Chemo Appeal to the children’s ward.

Paula Swanson of Swimbridge will be bringing family and friends along to take part in the event: “I am really looking forward to raising funds for one of the hospitals with my son Finn and finding out more about the history of Barnstaple,” she said.

There is still time register and take part, just contact the fundraising team on 01271 311772, email ndht.charity@nhs.net or visit www.northdevonhealth.nhs.uk/fundraising

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