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SEATON: Local groups rewarded for backing the Grizzly

Thursday, 01 May 2014

 Representatives from the various volunteer groups with their cheques  Photo by Ian Barradale

Representatives from the various volunteer groups with their cheques Photo by Ian Barradale

Axe Valley Runners held their Grizzly presentation evening last Friday at Winston’s in Seaton, where they thanked all of the clubs, organisations and societies that had helped them make the 2014 event such a resounding success. The evening was hosted by Rick Wood, Grizzly manpower co-ordinator and Dave Thomas, the race director. This was the first year of the Grizzly being organised by a new committee and they thanked all who had taken part in the race organisation. Sixty-two local organisations had been involved in marshalling the 20 mile long race course involving hundreds of volunteers. The 2014 event raised £32,000 which was being presented by the Axe Valley Runners to the volunteer groups, local and national charities. AVR member Dave Moffitt announced that a further £11,541.00 had been raised by individual runners who had been sponsored to take part in the race. Rick Wood and Dave Thomas then presented all of the volunteer groups that had helped with a cheque as a thank you for their support. The Volunteer Groups receiving cheques were: Seaton & District Lions Club; Seaton Visitor Centre Trust; Spiral Centre; Dave Mutter’s Group; Seaton Baptist Church; Children’s Hospice South West; Honiton Gym Club; Brans-combe Village Hall; Cruise Bereavement Care; Umborne Hall; Axe Vale District Conservation Society; Marie Curie Cancer Care; Little Acorns, Shute; Colyton Football Club; Crewkerne Running Club; Honiton Running Club; Seaton Royal British Legion; Dalwood Reading Group; Seaton & District Twinning Association; 1st Colyton Scouts; Mariners Hall, Beer; Bicton Overseas Agricultural Trust; Seaton Primary PTFA; RNLI; Seaton Youth Football; Southleigh Parish Hall; Puffins Pre School; Axmouth Village Hall; Branscombe Pre School; N1 Tri Club; Beer Village Heritage; Seaton Majorettes; Nunsford Nutters CC; Amnesty International; St John’s Ambulance; Axe Valley PTFA; Sustainable Seaton; RSPCA; Beer Coastguard; Seaton Fire Brigade; Tibet Foundation; Axe Vale Canoe Club; Beer Scout Group; Colyton Grammar School; Devon Air Ambulance Trust; South West Coastal Path Association; 1st Seaton Scouts.

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