Hope Cove Weekend August Bank Holiday 2022 Who we are
The Hope Cove Weekend 2022 Committee
Hi, I’m Richard. Judith and I moved to Galmpton from Scotland in 2016. Judith was brought up in North Devon, where we were married. A posting to 29 Commando Regiment in Plymouth during my military career reinforced my love of all things Devon, and when the opportunity to move to Galmpton came up I grabbed it. I have really enjoyed Hope Cove Weekends since 2016 and know what a hard act they are going to be to follow. My daughter became engaged during HCW 2019 so this weekend holds a special place in my heart. I was happy to take over from Ken Edwards in 2019 and I have enjoyed the varied challenges posed in helping to organise HCW, and keeping the flame alive during Covid!. I am delighted that after 3 years in post I am finally going to be part of delivering HCW 2022 and I intend to have some fun!
Hello, I am Christine and I am the Treasurer.
My association with Hope Cove began in 1979 when I met my husband and started visiting his parents here. We moved here ourselves in 2000. With a background in banking in the city of London, I was happy to take on the role of treasurer 5 years ago. This has been a challenging year financially, but I am pleased to say that we are ready to stage a great weekend full of fun events for all the family. Enjoy!
Stalls, Sponsorships + Evening entertainment
I’m Shelley and have been part of Hope Cove Weekend since we moved here from Cheshire around 8 years ago after buying our business.
As owner of The Cove we love finishing the season with Hope Cove Weekend. A fun packed weekend for our regular visitors, locals and amazing team to let their hair down and end the season with a bang.
I have been involved with Hope Cove Weekend for 18 years, spending the weekend running around on the beach! Prior to the weekend, I plan the events around the tides and ensure enough medals are on hand for each day. My husband and I, developed Crazy Sports into what it is today and I have organised Family Sports for several years. In recent times, I have introduced the Dog Fancy Dress, Paddleboarding and Kayaking races and in 2019 ‘Beach Flags’ which was as fun to watch as to take part in! I am passionate about Hope Cove Weekend being first and foremost ‘a family, fun weekend’.
I’m Christine, I’ve been involved in HCW one way or another since 1976 . I was a lively participant in my younger years particularly in the Raft Race and the Fancy Dress. I started assisting my Dad with the Commentary over HCW as a volunteer some years ago then took over to enable him to take a back seat. I’ve been a committee member since 2018 and I’m delighted that HCW is back! To me it’s all about family fun for all. You’ll generally find me with a microphone and a clipboard and pen at the top of the slipway down to Harbour Beach.
Hi my name is Hannah, I moved to the area back in 2017. I am originally from a coastal town where I farmed sheep & cattle, I work at Pennywell Farm where I am head of the Animal Care Team so I really enjoy the holiday vibe. I love the culture in Hope Cove with its friendly, family atmosphere. Hope Cove Weekend is a real statement for this which I am so please to be a part of and can not wait for all the fun and joy over the Weekend.
I am born and bred in the village, I have been involved with Hope Cove Weekend for the last 30 years, to which I was chairman for part of it. Me and my Partner Hannah farm pigs for our Hog Roasts, also we have Hereford Cattle and Pygmy goats which we like to Show in our spare time. We look forward to a very enjoyable Weekend and everyone has plenty of fun.