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It's being billed as the design and build event of the year: 'A chance to laugh in the face of danger, look peril in the eye and wave defiantly in the direction of bureaucracy.'It is, of course, the Great Sandcastle Building Competition organised each year on Woolacombe Sands in north Devon by local contractor Pearce Construction.Up to 40 teams of six people are allocated a 7 m square plot of Woolacombe's beach and three hours in which to create sculptures in the sand. Past efforts have included fantastic beasts and replicas of cars, plus a motley assortment of castles.The event this year is on July 24 and the money raised goes to the Cancer and Leukaemia in Childhood Trust. Places are limited: phone Pearce Construction's Liz Norman on 0271 45261 to register your interest. CONSTRUCTION NEWS