Sidmouth's Beach Access for All group are holding an awareness event this Sunday (July 7) as they 'ramp up' their fundraising efforts.

The project aims to raise £250,000 to build a ramp at Chit Rocks so that anyone can get on to the beach and visit the rock pools, including people in wheelchairs, families with children in buggies, and those with mobility problems.

The cost of the project is high because it will be an expensive and complex operation, with part of the construction taking place in the tidal zone. Some of the rock armour may also need to be removed and then replaced around the finished structure. 

Sunday's event is a chance to find out more about the project, ask questions, and get involved with it if you would like to help with fundraising or spreading awareness of it. 

People are invited to come to the turning circle near the lifeboat station at 1pm on July 7 for a stroll along the Esplanade with the Beach Access for All steering group. 

One of the team, Andie Milne, said: "I am very passionate about access for all. Everyone deserves to feel the sand and sea between their toes."

Saturday's event is the start of a series of activities and fundraisers for the project. Details of these will be posted on the Chit Rocks Beach Access Project Facebook page, and they will include a raffle with the chance to win a pair of tickets for this year's Sidmouth Folk Festival.