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Minis go on tour for Children's Hospice South West

A mini dressed up as the Cheshire Cat taking part in a charity convoy. Credit: ITV West Country

250 minis - many of them decorated for the occasion - have driven through North Devon in convoy to raise money for Little Bridge House, part of the Children's Hospice SW which cares for children with life-limiting conditions.

The Legendary Grand Tour started back in 1994 and prides itself on not being a gathering confined to a field or car park but one which takes to the open roads of North Devon.

The convoy, travelling at 30 mph can reach ten miles long - making it probably the longest motoring event in the country.

The Valley of the Rocks provided an impressive backdrop for the convoy. Credit: ITV West Country

The event took place over the August Bank Holiday. Our cameras caught up with the rolling show at the Valley of the Rocks in Lynton on Monday morning 27 August and later at its destination at Little Bridge House in Fremington.

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Children and families at Little Bridge House were delighted to welcome the colourful cars at the end of their Grand Tour.

Many of the minis were decorated for the occasion with drivers and passengers in fancy dress.

One of the brightly decorated minis arrives at Little Bridge House - is that a chick in the passenger seat? Credit: ITV West Country

Staff at the children's hospice particularly appreciate the Mini Run as it provides much-needed funds for their valuable work.

The minis come every year raising huge amounts of money for us - over £500,000 over the years - which all goes to help keep Little Bridge House and the amazing facilities we have in tiptop condition so that we can support the families that come and use us year in, year out.

– Tracy Freame, Head of Care