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Ron’s ramble raises over £2,500 for Bramble

Ron Stagg has raised £2,580 for Bramble children’s unit at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital by walking 100 miles Credition to Exeter.

Ron decided to attempt the challenge to mark his ‘milestone’ 60th birthday in April and to raise funds for the ward which has helped his family over many years.

He completed the 100 mile walk, which took him from his home in Crediton to Newton Abbot and then back up the coastal path to Exeter Quayside, over five days at the end of April. On each day was joined by one of his three sons and his brother-in-law, who were an inspiration for his fundraising.

Ron initially hoped to raise £1,000 to help support Bramble’s new outdoor play area refurbishment, but smashed his target thanks to the generous support of family, friends and colleagues.

 “I didn’t expect to raise that much so it’s been absolutely brilliant. I was the hardest thing I’ve ever done but it’s left be with some great memories.” Ron said. “I would like to thank my family for their support, and to friends and people who don’t even know me for their generous donations.  Thank you to cousin Trevor and work colleague Plugger who walked part of the way with me. I would also like to thank everyone at Chris Flodgeson Engineering to donated toward the total.”  

Ron recently visited Bramble to hand over his cheque and to take a look at how the new outdoor play area is taking shape.

Sarah Haywood, Senior Nurse for Paediatrics, said: “We’re really grateful to Ron for all his efforts. He’s raised a fantastic amount and it will make a big difference. We’ve received some brilliant support to help us refurbish our outdoor play area - It’s thanks to people like Ron who have put in all the hard work fundraising that we’ll be able to provide such a wonderful facility for our patients and their families.”  

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