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BareCamp (September 2022)
We might not have had the good weather of previous years, but even a little bit of rain couldn't dampen the spirits of BareCamp 2022. This was bigger than previous years, more marquees, more people, different events and activities, and our first for providing our own catering "Bare Butties", providing breakfast, sandwiches, cakes and hot drinks. Successful outside visits took place with Polden Vineyard, The History Hut and the ever-popular Somerset Cider Brandy Farm.
This year was the return of the Naked 5k/10k run - we had 29 participants, with the winning time on 5k being 22:33 (male) and 29:13 (female); 10k being 45:39 (male) and 61:59 (female).
For the first time we had merchandise available - flags, t-shirts, car stickers and engraved glasses (thank you to Sue & Craig from Two P Pieces).
We raised a significant sum for Devon Mind, The History Hut and donated to Jay's Aim for the hire of a defibrillator.
Mike's bar prices were most amenable with the bar being drunk dry by Sunday night. Also the Rio Night was popular with a drum parade, and the Cheeki-Tiki Cocktail Bar.
Other events were daily craft sessions, Stig Challenge (on an extended Scalextric set), Tai Chi (thank you David), Fishing and Airgun competitions, a film night (with ice-creams), silent discos and music from the Saxabears, jamming sessions.
Importantly, we paused on 9th September to mark the Queen's death, beautifully done by our resident Lay Pastoral Assistant Quinn.
Topsham Skinny Dip (27th August 2022)
48 skinny dippers made history at Topsham Outdoor Pool for the first naked swim that they have hosted. This event was in aid of Devon Mind, the mental health charity, and (with donations from Fast Rabbit Farm too) raised over £300.
Fast Rabbit Farm (2nd July 2022)
40 brave naturists fended off the Great British Summer at this spectacular valley garden in the South Hams, with Cream Teas and a little bit of live music when the sun made an appearance.
Pie Up In A Brewery (16th July 2022)
Bare Westers enjoyed a cosy evening in the Tap Room of the Exeter Brewery, whilst the outside temperature was in the high twenties. Pie & Mash and local Ale, and entertaining conversation was had by all
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