Village 'brings home the bacon' with charity event

Tuesday 27th November 2018 3:40 pm
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The Charity Pig Racing event saw a 'big turnout' of people showing up to raise money for the vital breakwater ()

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A seaside village “brought home the bacon” to raise money for a non-profit organisation which keeps a vital village structure intact.

The Cove Cafe Bar hosted a Charity Pig Racing event, raising £2,553.65 for the Save the Breakwater project in Hope Cove.

The Charity Pig Racing is a family friendly event where people involved bet on eight battery-operated pics and the winner is the first past the post.

Numerous businesses from Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Malborough and Thurlestone pledged their support to the event by sponsoring and donating raffle prizes. Meanwhile, a “big turnout” from village residents and other members of the public ensured a successful result.

Built in the 1920s and providing a harbour enjoyed by thousands each year, the Hope Cove Breakwater is under a “serious threat” after taking a relentless battering over recent years.

The Friends of Hope Cove Breakwater was formed to raise money to go towards extensive repairs and maintenance.

The Cove owner Shelley Robinson-Major said a special mention should be made to fellow resident and photographer Becci Hey, whose calendar raised a further £2,100 towards the appeal.

“It’s great to see the community come in out, have some fun and support a really worthwhile cause that is so important to this village.

“Thanks to everyone involved,” she said.

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