Charities

RGB chooses RNLI as its charity partner

RGB Building Supplies is delighted to announce it has selected the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) as its charity partner for 2022 and will be organising branch-wide fundraising events throughout the next 12 months.

The RNLI has been saving lives at sea for nearly 200 years and relies on volunteers and supporters to operate its lifesaving services.

The volunteer lifeboat crews provide a 24-hour search and rescue service and depend on donations to ensure they have the best training and safest, most reliable lifeboats and modern stations to launch from, but the...

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The great Foot Anstey bike ride smashes fundraising for Ukraine

A team of riders from national law firm, Foot Anstey LLP, completed a two-day bike ride in support of the Disasters Emergency Committee's (DEC) Ukraine Appeal. The fundraisers have now raised over £5,000.

The two-day bike ride started on 5 May from Foot Anstey's Truro office and saw the team cycle to Foot Anstey's offices in Plymouth, Exeter, and Taunton before finishing at the firm's Bristol office on 6 May.

The fundraisers used the firm's CSR Hours initiative, which allows employees to take two additional days off per year to support local charitable organisations or...

Devonshire Homes marks 30th anniversary with new charity partnership

Independent West Country housebuilder Devonshire Homes has marked its 30th anniversary by announcing two new charity partners for 2022/2023.

The housebuilder, which currently has new build homes sites in Crediton, Bovey Tracey, Bideford, Kingsbridge and St. Austell, has announced South West Blood Bikes and Cornwall Blood Bikes as its two Charities of the Year.

Both Blood Bike charities are formed from teams of volunteers who rely on donations alone to operate their life-saving service. Volunteer bikers use their advanced motorcycle skills to provide an ‘out of hours’...

Foot Anstey works with Empire Fighting Chance to donate 70 laptops to charities across the South and South West

Foot Anstey LLP has partnered with Bristol-based charity Empire Fighting Chance to donate 70 laptops to five charities based near its offices across the South and South West.

The laptops will help reduce the digital divide that impacts many communities. In 2021, Ofcom reported that one in five children who had been home-schooling did not have access to an appropriate device for their schoolwork all the time1. The laptop donation will help support those without digital access, which is vital for education, work and personal development.

Foot Anstey selected Empire Fighting...

New Exeter builders merchant spreads the joy

A leading builders merchant has marked the opening of a new branch in Exeter by supporting a south west charity and hosting a special darts event.

As part of its ongoing expansion around the UK, Selco Builders Warehouse has cut the ribbon on a new branch on Filmer Way in Marsh Barton, its 73rd in the UK.

To mark the opening, Selco made a £1,000 donation to Jay’s Aim – a south west charity which provides support to community groups looking to purchase defibrillators - as well as pledging a further £2,000 to its nominated charity Cancer Research UK.

Jay’s Aim was...

New Westbank Trustee James Wood  (photo courtesy of Stewarts Law)

Lawyer James Wood joins Westbank’s Board of Trustees to further the charity’s commercial interests

Devon-wide health and well-being charity Westbank Community Health and Care is delighted to welcome personal injury lawyer James Wood as its newest Trustee. His appointment was confirmed by the board on Wednesday (27th April).

James, who’s a paraplegic following a motorcycle accident as a young man, lives in Exeter and is a former Managing Director of a unique legal service called Aspire Law. Set up as a joint venture between Aspire Charity and a leading UK law firm, it made significant gains in the personal injury market under James’ stewardship - resulting in a lucrative extra...

Exeter care home supports Action of Children charity

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Posted: Mon, 05/02/2022 - 5:28pm

Barchester’s Cumberland Grange care home in Exeter has recently supported their local Action for Children Charity by donating a number of Easter colouring in cards.

Action for Children protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support. They ensure their voices are heard, and campaign to bring lasting improvements to their lives.

Mica, Home Services Advisor at Cumberland Grange reached out to the charity to offer support. Mica said: “Our staff and residents here at Cumberland Grange are so passionate about supporting our...

Mike completes 400 mile run for suicide prevention

Re-flow's Co-Founder & Managing Director, Michael Saunders, has completed his 400-mile run to raise money for the prevention charity, PAPYRUS.

Over the past four weeks, Michael has run a 10-mile commute from his home in Cheriton Fitzpaine to the Re-flow offices in Exeter, Devon. Undertaking this distance twice a day, he’s completed just under a full marathon every weekday, for 4 weeks in a row. Overall, this has amounted to 400 miles and 40,000 feet of elevation – the equivalent of scaling Mount Everest one and a half times.

Re-flow works closely with companies in...

South West urged to get into gear to beat cancer

PEOPLE in the South West are being urged to get on their bikes for Cancer Research UK and raise money for a wheelie great cause.

People of all ages and abilities – from seasoned cyclists to recent converts – are being encouraged to sign up now for the Cycle 300 challenge to help the charity continue its life-saving mission.

Taking part needn’t feel like an uphill struggle when participants can choose how, when and where to clock up 300 miles during June - whether it’s 10 miles every day, 75 miles every weekend or all in one go.

Cycling to work, exploring the...

The Great West Run announces Elysium Healthcare as new Title Partners for 2022

The Great West Run are proud to announce that Elysium Healthcare will be supporting the iconic event as Title Partners for 2022.

The Elysium Healthcare Great West Run, formerly known as Exeter’s Great West Run, takes place next month on Sunday 22nd May 2022 and has the option of a 13.1-mile half marathon, a 10k route or a 1-mile Community Mile race for all ages and abilities of runner. The event takes participants on a journey through the city centre, along pretty country lanes and takes in stunning views across Exeter before a fantastic stadium finish at Exeter Arena Athletics...

Princesshay announces CEDA as charity of the year

Princesshay’s Charity of the Year has been announced as CEDA, a Devon based charity that provides learning and social opportunities to disabled people across the county.

CEDA work with disabled people across Devon to help them become visible and valued members of society. Its vision is to become the provider of choice for high quality, person-centered support for disabled people.

Craig Bowden, Partnerships Manager at CEDA said “We are delighted to be nominated by Princesshay as their charity of the year. We very much look forward to this opportunity and to working with...

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