Eggs-ellent opportunity to support local charity
If you’re looking for an activity for all the family this Easter weekend, Elliot’s Touch is organising a charity Easter Egg Hunt in Watchet on Sunday 21 April (Easter Sunday). The Bell Inn is the starting point for the race, which begins at 1.30pm and last entry is 3.30pm. Entry is just £2 and includes a clue sheet, map and an egg at the finish. There will also be refreshments and charity stalls.
Elliot’s Touch is a charitable fund managed by Somerset Community Foundation and was set up by Donna and Paul Stevens in memory of their young son Elliot, who tragically died of cardiomyopathy in March 2015 aged just 13 months. The fund aims to raise awareness of mitochondria disease and cardiomyopathy, and supports organisations that are working on new cures and, to date, Elliot’s Touch has raised over £100,000.
A team from Kingspan Water & Energy, based in Wiliton, are also raising funds for Elliot’s Touch by organising The Minehead Half-Marathon & 10km Run. The event is set to return to the town on Sunday 12 May, after an absence of more than 20 years. The reinstated race - along with a new 10k run - will start at 11am on Minehead esplanade and follow a looped circular route, increasing the fun for participants and spectators alike. All proceeds will go to Elliot’s Touch. For more information visit: www.eventbrite.co.uk and search: Kingspan.