Ottery ‘Welly Olympics’ give suffering the boot!

PUBLISHED: 14:03 18 October 2010

WELLY WINNERS: Ian Drew held onto the boot for the second year running in the menÄôs throwing contest, and Lorna Brice-Nye won the ladies contest.

WELLY WINNERS: Ian Drew held onto the boot for the second year running in the menÄôs throwing contest, and Lorna Brice-Nye won the ladies contest.

Ottery Parish Church

MORE than 100 churchgoers hope to have helped give suffering the boot by raising £500 at Ottery’s fun-filled ‘Welly Olympics’.

MORE than 100 churchgoers hope to have helped give suffering the boot by raising £500 at Ottery’s fun-filled ‘Welly Olympics’.

The event was held at Ottery Cricket Club last Sunday following a harvest service at the Parish Church.

Church Administrator Katie Drew said; “Competitors of all ages were treated to a complementary hog roast lunch before the fiercely competitive games began. Events included welly ten-pin bowling and welly throwing. There was also a fashion parade of the most decorated welly.”

“The event was used to highlight the plight of farmers in Pakistan and the needs of homeless people in Exeter under the theme of ‘give Suffering the boot.

“The collection taken for Pakistan is still being counted but the church expects to be able to send around £500 to farmers in need.

“Donations of food and toiletries were delivered to St Petrocks in Exeter this week.

“It was a wonderful day and rounded off in the evening in church by a superb Songs of Praise with the Church Choir, Ottery Silver Band and local young farmers.”


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