Startrek raises another record sum
THE Time Team have been unveiled as the winners of the 2010 Startrek charity night walk organised by Ilfracombe Rotary Club. The intrepid entrants into the annual night time stroll across Exmoor managed to raise an impressive �4,318 in sponsored, four t
THE Time Team have been unveiled as the winners of the 2010 Startrek charity night walk organised by Ilfracombe Rotary Club.
The intrepid entrants into the annual night time "stroll" across Exmoor managed to raise an impressive �4,318 in sponsored, four times that of any other team.
At the recent awards ceremony held at Woolacombe Bay Hotel, Startrek chairman Roy File, announced the total sponsorship this year is expected to reach �53,000, breaking another record.
This year 547 people and 101 teams took part in the orienteering event, walking a course approximately 18 miles long using clues and map references.
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The fastest team were What the Hell Are We Doing? who completed in six hours and 36 minutes and the slowest were The Odd Bods taking 11 hours and four minutes.
Andrew Woof of Ilfracombe was presented with the Maurice Reeve-Black Memorial Trophy for his outstanding contribution to the event, after taking part for 16 of the 18 years it has been running.
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Representatives Eddie Farwell from the Children's Hospice South West and Ali Hunt of the North Devon Hospice were both at the ceremony to each receive cheques for �13,000 presented by Ilfracombe Rotary president, Robin Horne.
Funds were also donated to MacMillan Nurses and Exeter Hospital Breast Cancer Unit. The National Trust received a donation for allowing Arlington Court to be used as base camp and St John Ambulance, South Western Ambulance Service and radio communications group, Raynet all received donations for attending on the night.
Next year's Startrek Challenge will be held on the night of Saturday, March 5. Details and entry forms available at www.rotary-startrek.org.uk or call club secretary Erica Castle on (01271) 864213.