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A great off-roading event returns again this year, with the 4×4 on Exmoor weekend back and better than ever.

Taking part on the last weekend in March, the guys are aiming to raise yet more money for charity while having a cracking weekend of off-road fun. But, it’s sneaking up on us so if you want to get involved you have to act quickly.

It’s that time of year again when you need to be getting your sponsors inline so you can raise enough money to be able to enter the 4×4 on Exmoor Event. The team this year have been extremely busy organising the 2013 event which will take place between the 22nd and 24th of March.

Joining them this year will be the Royal Marines from Chivenor. They’re going to help set up the event and marshaling the entire weekend, so you know you will be in safe hands.

More importantly, the event will be raising funds for the White Line Fever program that helps young people in the South West who need support and encouragement when they don’t have an academic future ahead of them. I’m sure you will agree this is a worthy cause. Last year the 4×4 on Exmoor Event raised over £6000 for the same charity. By coming to the event you will not only be helping the local Exmoor economy but also the local farmers and tourist industries in the area. Couple this with good food, company and glorious scenery and you have an enjoyable weekend for all the family.

The Event will have two tasks that you can take part in. The first is called The Jaunt which comprises of off-road sections of varying difficulty that’s suitable for families and all skill ranges. There’s nothing too challenging on The Jaunt but they’ve thrown in a couple of surprises to make it interestingly challenging. Most types of 4×4 like Defenders, Freelanders & Range Rovers are welcome but children who insist on joining in on the ride will have to be in a road legal seat with belts!

The Second is called The Challenge which is more demanding than The Jaunt. Here you will need reasonable skills, at least 1 winch per team and you should expect some light damage or scratches to your 4×4 vehicle. Children over the age of 12 are welcome!

To register your vehicle for the event will set you back £150 and you will you need to have raised at least £300 in sponsorship money per vehicle. It’s a non-competitive event so your normal insurance should cover you but to be on the safe side they recommend you let your insurers know before you take part. The event itself has public liability insurance and permission from the local landowners.

2013 is shaping up to be a great event and spaces are going fast so be sure to call 01392 832 747 or visit their website if you want more information.

It looks set to be another great weekend of fun that raises money for a superb cause.