Clinton Devon Estates go back in time for an 80’s inspired fundraising walk for Hospiscare

A team of ten from Clinton Devon Estates have raised over £135 for the local branch of Hospiscare in an eighties-themed five-mile walk.

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Clinton Devon Estates go back in time for an 80’s inspired fundraising walk for Hospiscare

The annual Twilight Walk took place on Saturday the 8th July with the team of ten staff and family members dressing in neon colours and ballet tutus, embracing the eighties theme.

The walk started and finished at The Maer in Exmouth and the teams enjoyed seafront views and entertainment such as choirs keeping all the walkers motivated.

Carla Whitaker, Estate Office and Project Administration Manager, part of the fundraising group said: “We are all so pleased to have taken part and raised money for Hospiscare as the work they do makes such a difference to so many in our community.

“The whole event was brilliantly organised and everyone in the team who took part enjoyed themselves immensely. It was a great evening for all.”

Exmouth and Lympstone Hospiscare has been caring for patients and family members for over 25 years and provides specialist care to patients who are suffering from life limiting conditions such as cancer, heart and lung conditions.

The charity provides a range of services to patients, carers and family members including Carers’ Support Group and a Bereavement Group. The local charity survives through donations from supporters. 

The Twilight Walk team included Carla Whitaker, Clare James, Linda Stanley Kate Ponting, Rachel Manning, Anne Derbyshire, Amanda Brogan and Jayne Savage, as well as Jayne’s two daughters Rebecca and Eleanor Savage.

Clinton Devon Estates own and manage 25,000 acres of land across three separate Estates in Devon. The Estate is involved in farming, sustainable forestry and conservation, as well as management of commercial and residential property and a number of businesses, including the South West’s premier equestrian venue, Bicton Arena.

To find out more about Exmouth and Lympstone Hospiscare visit

We are trustees for life of the countryside

– 22nd Baron Clinton, 2002

But our power for good or evil in this world’s affairs in a countryside is enormous

– Robert Lipscomb, Steward 1865 – 1892

…and the Lord Clinton was, by the whole Council, brought to the King’s presence, who after like thanks was given, was pleased that he should be made High Admiral of England and one of his Privy Council…

– Official record of appointment of 9th Baron Clinton as Lord High Admiral for life on 4th May 1550

Handing over something more valuable than we have today,

– Estates ethos

to set out against the Scots, the King’s enemies and rebels

– Instructions given by Edward 1 to John de Clinton on 8th April 1298, prior to him leading the Royal army to victory at the Battle of Falkirk. As a direct result the Clinton Barony was formed on 22nd July 1299