The Blackawton International Festival of Wormcharming has raised £3,000 for several charities across the South Hams this year.

Eighty-four teams registered this year to participate in the festival despite the unfavourable conditions at the start of the day. Chris Oughton expressed his gratitude, saying: "The Blackawton International Festival of Wormcharming was another fantastic day, supported by the community - many thanks to all the teams that helped us put it together."

"With the auction in the evening under the guidance of Ash facing a tough crowd, we are happy to announce that we raised £3,000 for charity," he added.

The funds raised were allocated to seven charities within the South Hams as follows:

  • Village Hall Fund: £1,000
  • Fireworks Team: £600
  • Devon Air Ambulance: £500
  • Vic's Fund: £500
  • Prickles in a Pickle: £200
  • Dartmouth Food Bank: £100
  • Kingsbridge Food Bank: £100