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Tarka Trott

schools and clubs event to support NDH

Tarka Trott

Schools and clubs ... come and join us for a Tarka Trott and help raise vital funds for North Devon Hospice!

The Tarka Trott is a sponsored run or walk event for little legs and long legs with the added bonus of getting staff and pupils exercising out in the fresh air. Your Tarka Trott can happen anytime in the current school year and we can come along to a school assembly or club meeting to tell you more about what we do in your local community too.

There are bespoke sponsor forms for schools/clubs taking part along with badges for all participants and a final certificate celebrating how much you raisel! It’s very easy to set up and the first thing you need to do is contact Emma for an application form. Maybe you could extend your fundraising by including an own-clothes day or themed-clothes day too?

Once your school/club has signed up and picked a date you need to set out a run/walk course. Ideally this utilises your school/club grounds or you can team up with another local school/group and use theirs. A good idea is a quarter mile loop. Participants get a ‘dot’ on their hand for every loop they complete (tiny legs may manage two but bigger legs will manage eight easily. (That’s half a mile or two miles!). This way you can calculate how many ‘miles’ your school ran in aid of the hospice. Participants can be sponsored by friends and family per loop, per mile or a set figure. We can even arrange a visit from a fundraising team member on the day to help cheer your runners on!

Big thanks to the North Devon Gazette who will be supporting this event.

If you wish, we can even organise a photo with the ‘Big Cheque’ once all your monies are in, so everyone can see the wonderful support you are giving to our hospice. The funds you raise will make a big difference to the lives of local families cared for by us. We hope you will get your running shoes on and join us for the first ever Tarka Trott!


Contact Emma on 01271 347213 or email

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  • Start: Thursday 18 October 2012 09:00
  • End: Friday 19 July 2013 16:00
  • Description: schools and clubs event to support NDH
  • Contact: Emma Lowe
  • Event Type: Community Event
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