Calling all mini-monsters!

(Last Updated On: August 21, 2014)

Local charity, Children and Families in Grief, are asking local parents, pre-schools, nurseries and child minders to get their under 5’s to harness their inner monster!

On Friday 19th September, 11am the inaugural ‘Mini Monster March’ will be staged at Pennywell Farm, near Totnes. Under 5’s can enjoy the silly sponsored monster march dressed as their favourite monster, or of their own design, spotting the hidden cute monsters around the farmyard. Once they are finished they can enjoy monster themed craft activities and some mini-monster treats too! Then the monsters, and their grown ups, are all free to spend the rest of the day at Pennywell and cuddle the famous Pennywell pigs! Entry is free for the children and accompanying adults will pay the reduced group rate entry to the farm of £7.25.


This sponsored walk is raising funds for South Devon charity Children and Families in Grief.  This charitable organisation provides practical, emotional and creative support for children and their families in South Devon following bereavement. The charity has been providing it’s vital service for over 3 years and has recently received funding from the BBC’s Children in Need.

Sophia Honey spokesperson for ‘Children and Families in Grief’ said: “We are so excited to be staging our first ever fundraising event. We can’t wait to see all the mini monsters enjoy this event and we are incredibly grateful to Pennywell Farm for their generous support. Help us to raise the much needed funds to support children and their families after losing someone significant.”

Go to for more information and to sign up now (it’s free). The charity will then send you more information along with sponsorship forms. All under 5s are welcome as it is a pushchair friendly course.

“So, mums, dads grandparents, carers, child minders grab your mini-monsters, dig through their dressing up box and join in”.

If you have any questions or would like a chat then please feel free to call the team on 01803 393917 or email

More information on Children and Families in Grief:

Children and Families in Grief is a registered charity that provides practical, emotional and creative support for children and their families in South Devon following bereavement.

Children and Families in Grief has a dedicated team who are committed to supporting families at this difficult time. The  professional therapists are experienced, sensitive and intuitive individuals brought together by their desire to help families through the process of grief.

The main aims of Children and Families in Grief are:

-To help increase the reality of death

-To help encourage expression of feelings and communication

-To help readjust to the loss

-To help find positive and safe ways to remember the person who has died

-To help in affirming continuing bonds with the person who has died

-To help families reinvest in life and build positive futures together.

-To help bring bereaved families together to build lasting friendships.

For further information:

Contact: 01803 393917


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