Sidmouth man’s charity trek for heroes

PUBLISHED: 10:06 24 January 2011

CHARITY TREK: Sidmothian Tim Treloar and students.

CHARITY TREK: Sidmothian Tim Treloar and students.

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A BORN and bred Sidmouth man got a helping hand from his hometown in a bid raise thousands of pounds for war heroes.

A BORN and bred Sidmouth man got a helping hand from his hometown in a bid to raise thousands of pounds for war heroes.

Tim Treloar, now an outdoor adventure and army preparation tutor at Hartpury College in Gloucester, organised a five-day charity trek along a stretch of the Jurassic Coast to raise cash for the Army Benevolent Fund.

Tim and fifteen of his students, (pictured) aged 16 to 18, walked and ran from Studland to Exmouth between January 9 and 14.

Tim, who was heavily involved with the Sid Vale scout group and the town’s football and rugby clubs when he grew up in Sidmouth, had a special word of praise for the kind-hearted Seward family- who sponsored the group with Dukes hotel accommodation and food when they stayed in Sidmouth.

Tim told the Herald: “The terrain was very demanding and it was an extremely successful expedition. All who participated should be very proud of themselves.

“It was nice to show all of the students the Jurassic Coast- although averaging 23 miles a day doesn’t leave much time to sight see. With a mixture of running and walking we covered the 95 miles.

“We would like to extend our thanks to the Seward family who were kind enough to provide much needed food and accommodation at Dukes and should get a special mention for their support with the charity event. The expedition would not have run so well without their efforts.

“We are on track to raise around £3,000 to £4,000 for the Army Benevolent fund.”

“The Army benevolent fund is truly a great cause,” said Tom Seward.


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