Sampford Courtenay villagers have been putting their best foot forward to raise funds for the Children in Need Appeal.

Last Saturday a merry band, and their dogs, gathered to undertake the challenge of the ‘Super Hero’ and ‘Full Monty’ rambles from the village hall. The rambles used green lanes and footpaths in and around the village and Honeychurch.

The combination of good company, sunshine and homemade cakes back at the hall clearly helped the walkers to get round the muddy and hilly route at a good pace — as well as dig deep in their pockets.

An amazing £155 was raised through donations and the sale of cakes for Children in Need.

The walk is one of the many events taking place focused round the village hall resource.

Tomorrow (November 20) there is a ‘come buy and chat’ and ‘energy efficiency’ workshop, and in December the Annual Christmas Cheer and Santa’s Grotto will be open with the chance for children to see Father Christmas and the festive displays.

More information on festivities in the village is available on the village website at