Still time to sign up to StarTrek

Emma Perry and Steve Warner of the Children's Hospice South West team prepare for StarTrek 2014.

Emma Perry and Steve Warner of the Children's Hospice South West team prepare for StarTrek 2014. - Credit: Archant

‘Star trekkers’ invited to put their best feet forward for the annual night time walk across Exmoor this March.

Heading up the Chemotherapy Appeal team are Sharon Loosemoore, Ian Roome, Julie Whitton, Linda Lewis

Heading up the Chemotherapy Appeal team are Sharon Loosemoore, Ian Roome, Julie Whitton, Linda Lewis and Gemma Steele. - Credit: Archant

THERE is still time to enter a team and take part in the StarTrek charity night time walk across Exmoor on March 1-2.

Hannah Lintin, Emma Lowe, Mike Penny, Marie Fraser, Azey Siddigai and Leo Cooper from North Devon Ho

Hannah Lintin, Emma Lowe, Mike Penny, Marie Fraser, Azey Siddigai and Leo Cooper from North Devon Hospice prepare for StarTrek 2014. - Credit: Archant

Now in its 22 year and organised by the Rotary clubs of Ilfracombe, the event has chosen to support the Chemotherapy Appeal as its main charity for a second consecutive year, as well as its longstanding support for both hospices.

Each charity already has a team entered in the night time orienteering trek across and as-yet-unnamed part of Exmoor, but there is still time for businesses, organisations and groups of friends to sign up and get in training for the big night – plus gather sponsorship.

Teams of four to six people have to navigate a carefully contrived route, with maps and torches essential – plus there will be clues to solve on the way, with plenty of camaraderie among the teams.


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Check points, radio communication, search and rescue, first aid and paramedics are all on hand for the rare occasions that something may go wrong.

The route averages 14-16 miles each year, but new for this year is an optional Half Trek to enable first timers or those unable to complete the longer distance, to still take part.

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Last year the event raised £35,000 for charity, with larger amounts given to the three main charities plus small donations were made to a number of local charities or good causes.

To find out more or for an entry form go to www.rotary-startrek.org.uk

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