Moor challenge success
A DEPUTY headteacher who spent 10 days on Dartmoor battling the elements to complete a gruelling 100-tor challenge has raised thousands for charity.
Edward Thompson (pictured) beat his own goal when he conquered 156 tors — and smashed his original fundraising target of £1,000, having so far raised well in excess of £3,000 for Dream-A-Way.
The 53-year-old deputy headteacher at Combe Pafford School, Torquay, is a veteran Ten Tors manager with more than 20 years of experience preparing youngsters with special needs for the annual Dartmoor challenge.
He decided to undertake the marathon 10-day walk during the holidays to raise money for the local charity which provides holidays and outings for people with disabilities of all ages throughout Devon and Cornwall.
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A self-confessed Dartmoor addict, 'Tomo' said: "Walking the Dartmoor-100-tors route that I planned was possibly one of the most challenging things I have ever undertaken.
"I am delighted I was up to the task and I was able to complete it for what is a very good cause indeed."
Tomo can still be sponsored via www.virginmoneygiving.com/dartmoor 100tors