Bridging the Gap Race Night a roaring success!

On Friday evening members of our Bridging the Gap young people’s project and Community Involvement Team held a Charity Race Night at Barnstaple Rugby Club.

The event was held to raise money for the project which runs two youth clubs at Forches in Barnstaple and Slade Valley in Ilfracombe. Youth Management Teams operate the clubs , which provide a safe environment for important out of school activities, giving young people of different ages and backgrounds opportunities to make new friendships and build on existing ones. ‘Bridging the Gap’ is co-designed by young people and responds to the very real needs they have identified; needs that if left unfilled could impact their adult lives and life choices.

The event was a fun filled evening of horse racing action hosted by Atlantic Entertainment, who did a superb job of keeping the expectant crowd on the edge of their seats. In addition, a raffle and charity auction was held with some great prizes on offer, kindly donated by local businesses and supporters of the project.

There was also a special race featuring members of staff from North Devon Homes and contractors who work with the organisation, dressed in an array of dazzling fancy dress costumes competing in an obstacle course race on hobby horses.

Thank you to everyone who supported the event and for the generous donations for raffle and auction prizes.

Pictures from the event are on our facebook page