Kate Adlam and Paul Robinson, paramedics with Devon Air Ambulance

Racing for the Devon Air Ambulance

Exeter Racecourse will be highlighting the invaluable work of Devon Air Ambulance at its charity raceday on Sunday, November 24.

Racecourse general manager Jack Parkinson said: “Devon’s Air Ambulances are very much an essential part of the community we live in and we are delighted to support their vital work. We have supported the charity for a number of years, but this is the first time we have named our raceday after the charity. We hope that this raceday will help towards raising much-needed funds, as well as being a great day out for all the family.”

Mary Youlden



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Totnes Young Farmers continue to rasie incredible funds for local charities 

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 11/05/2019 - 10:32am

Totnes Young Farmers continue to rasie incredible funds for local charities 

Throughout the last 12 months, Totnes Young Farmers with its 65 members have been busy raising a colossal £22,000 for two brilliant charities; Devon Air Ambulance and Cystic Fibrosis. 

Exclusive Memorabilia to give £1,000 worth of memorabilia to charity! 

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 10/31/2019 - 9:17pm


Barnstaple Really Big Quiz: James Welton, Partner at Simpkins Edwards; Geoff Goldsworthy of Age Concern; Jan Marshall of See Hear Centre; Mayor of Barnstaple, Cllr Alan Rennles; Colin Brown of  See Hear Centre; Louise Lecky-Thompson, Civic and Ceremonial Manager for the Mayor’s office, Jilly Watson, Partner at Simpkins Edwards.

Countdown to 10th anniversary Barnstaple Really Big Quiz

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Mon, 10/28/2019 - 4:57pm

Simpkins Edwards, the Exeter, Bovey Tracey, Okehampton, Honiton, Holsworthy and Barnstaple-based chartered accountancy firm, is calling on North Devon’s brightest brains to compete in the 10th anniversary of Barnstaple’s Really Big Quiz, which raises thousands of pounds for local charities each year.  

Taking place at the Barnstaple Hotel on Wednesday 13th November from 6.45pm, the annual Really Big Quiz brings quiz teams and businesses together to compete for the coveted title of Barnstaple’s and North Devon’s brightest brains.  

L-R: Browne Jacobson team completing their Autumnal sleep out: Managing Partner; Iain Blatherwick, Trainee solicitors; Claire Mills, Bethany Pickup, Gemma Pearce and HR Director Declan Vaughan. Photo by Neil Kates

Browne Jacobson trainees smash fundraising target in ride, trek and sleep-out charity challenge

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 10/25/2019 - 9:46pm

Twenty-six Browne Jacobson trainees have raised over £11k for the firm’s five charity partners after completing the last of three endurance testing events this weekend.

The final challenge saw 14 of the trainees forfeiting their home comforts by taking part in an Autumnal Sleep Out in the firm’s office gardens in Nottingham that tied in with National Homeless Awareness Week.  

The group smashed their £7k target set out earlier in the year with all the proceeds being divided equally between all five partner charities. 

Brain cake

"Brainfood" to boost funds for brain injury charity

Authored by Headway Devon
Posted: Tue, 10/22/2019 - 10:06am

*Warning: Graphic image* Only joking! Despite its gory appearance, this “brain” is actually a scrumptious Victoria sponge.

Made and donated by the kind, and incredibly talented, folks at Ullacombe Farm Shop and Café near Bovey Tracey, this deliciously devilish brain cake is going to be auctioned off to raise money for local people with brain injuries.

Personal Support Unit announces new name to better reach those in need of vital court support services

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 10/20/2019 - 8:00pm

The Personal Support Unit, a charity dedicated to providing free, independent assistance to individuals facing court alone, will in future be known as Support Through Court, following an extensive rebrand. 

The new name, coinciding with the charity’s 18th birthday, is designed to convey more effectively the service the charity offers, which is increasingly vital at a time of extensive cuts to legal aid. 

Coffee morning helps local housebuilders raise funds for Macmillan

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 10/20/2019 - 3:46pm

Cakes, coffee and a chat with the neighbours have helped local housebuilders Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes raise vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The five-star housebuilders put the kettle on at the Minerva development in Exeter last week as part of The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, inviting residents, neighbours and staff to join in for a morning of socialising.

Now the company has totted up the total and the event raised £142.68 for the extremely worthwhile charity.

L-R: James Dart, Roger Whiffin, Susie Healey and Jennifer Whiffin

Darts Farm continues to raise funds for local charities

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 10/19/2019 - 9:46am

During the summer months Darts Farm is renowned for its vibrant yellow fields of pick-your-own sunflowers and it’s superb ‘Maize Maze’. The beautiful flowers have raised a total of £5,034 this year for Darts Farm chosen charity, Hospiscare and the ‘Maize Maze’; a maze that’s constructed entirely out of the maize crop grown in the Darts Farm field, has raised a total of £3,061 for local charity ELF (Exeter Leukaemia Fund). 

Skittles fundraiser for FORCE Charity

Authored by The Family Law Co.
Posted: Sat, 10/19/2019 - 7:23am

The Family Law Company  raised over £1300 at their annual skittles event for FORCE Cancer Charity – and the total is still rising.

The event was held in memory of Helen Finch who worked at the firm for over 21 years and was lost to cancer earlier this year.

There was a great atmosphere at the event, organised by TFLC Director Jane Chanot. Businesses taking part on the evening were Thomas Westcott, ITEC and Foresight Financial Planning, joining lawyers and support staff from TFLC for the skittles challenge.

L-R: John Drewett, Andy Fraser, Ryan Joint, Ruth Burrows, Tarryn Lowth & Rosan Petrov at the event

Housebuilder colleagues smash charity target in memory of Dean - one year on from race tragedy

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 10/18/2019 - 9:53am

Colleagues at a national housebuilder have smashed their charity target after running the Cardiff Half Marathon this month, in memory of 32-year-old Dean Fletcher, who tragically died last year at the event.

The husband and father - a management accountant at Bovis Homes’ South West region - suffered a cardiac arrest after completing the course last October.