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Wear your wellies to work for children's hospice

10:33 20 January 2010

TORRINGTON Athletic Club members step out in their wellies to promote the latest fund-raising event for Children

TORRINGTON Athletic Club members step out in their wellies to promote the latest fund-raising event for Children's Hospice South West

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CHILDREN S Hospice South West supporters are being urged to make a big splash for the charity – in their wellies! Schools and businesses are all being invited to take part in the hospice s annual Wear Your Wellies Day fund-raising event on Friday, March 5

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CHILDREN'S Hospice South West supporters are being urged to make a big splash for the charity - in their wellies!

Schools and businesses are all being invited to take part in the hospice's annual Wear Your Wellies Day fund-raising event on Friday, March 5.

To take part, simply pay £1 to wear your wellies to work or school and help the hospice continue to provide respite, palliative and end of life care for life-limited children and support their families in facing an uncertain future.

Ian Roome, community fund-raiser for Children's Hospice South West said: "Lots of schools and companies have already registered to take part which is great news.

"This year we have designed a special activity sheet for schools for the children to fill in on the day and we will also be giving prizes to the school and company who raise the most money as a special thank you.

"This is a really fun, fund-raising event which helps to raise vital money for Children's Hospice South West."

Last year, several members of the Torrington Athletic Club decided to hold a posh frocks and wellies evening, an event that helped the club raise £192 for the appeal.

"We all met up in the evening in our best clothes with our wellies on and enjoyed a delicious meal at a local restaurant," said club member Sheila Jenkins.

"We also got together and ran one mile in our wellies which was extremely difficult, but it felt great to be able to help raise money for such a great cause and have fun with my friends in the process.

"We are looking forward to this year's Wear Your Wellies Day."

Barnstaple-based advertising agency, Artavia, also joined in with the fun.

Brilliant cause

Senior account manager Lisa McNeil, said: "It is great to do something different with the people you work with; you can learn a lot about a person by the kind of wellies they wear!

"We had a fun day in the office coupled with raising money for a brilliant cause, what more could you want?"

This year, the school that raises the most money will win a fantastic goody bag, while the business that raises the most will win wellies full of chocolate.

To get involved in this year's event, fill in the registration form on this page, visit www.chsw.org.uk or telephone Ian Roome at Little Bridge House on (01271) 325270.

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