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Doc Martin and his dogs

Win The Ultimate Doc Martin Experience with Pawsome Pensions

Doc Martin star Martin Clunes, and his production company Buffalo Pictures, have donated a great day out with a day’s experience on the Doc Martin Set and a walk on part, on the last ever season of Doc Martin next year.

Martin Clunes plays a grumpy, animal hating Doctor in the Series of Doc Martin but in real life, Martin is true animal lover and supports local animal charities.

Pawsome Pensions, is a registered charity that supports retired Police dogs in Devon, Cornwall and Dorset and Fire dogs in Devon and Somerset, are raffling this great prize to raise funds for this...

Ready for the off at the FORCE Santa Cycle

Sign up today for the FORCE Santa Cycle

The FORCE Cancer Charity Santa Cycle is back on Saturday November 27.

The festive ride is described as a must for your family calendar.

Starting at The Topsham School, the six-mile route follows the stunning Exe Estuary cycle path to Exmouth.

Riders then join a Stuart Line Cruises boat for an enjoyable trip back up the River Exe to Topsham Quay.

Mince pies, mulled wine and soft drinks are served on board as families celebrate a fun and festive ride.

Spaces are limited to around 130 cyclists so early booking is advised.

It’s £15 for...

Olympic aces invite Devon residents to go the extra mile for Diabetes UK

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 09/16/2021 - 11:06am

An Olympic mother-and-daughter duo are inviting people from Devon to join a month-long charity challenge for runners of all abilities.

Diabetes UK’s Month of Miles is all about choice, as those taking part can choose when to start and how far to go. They have a month to complete their chosen distance, and all funds raised will go towards helping transform the lives of people living with diabetes across the UK.

Month of Miles has the support of Diabetes UK ambassadors Liz and Eilish McColgan , who have competed at Olympic Games more than 30 years apart. Mum Liz won 10,...

John Heathershaw and his Tour de Devon team

John leads cycle team on Tour de Devon for FORCE

A team of cyclists will embark on their very own Tour de Devon this week to raise money for FORCE Cancer Charity.

John Heathershaw from Exeter (pictured second left above) set himself the challenge of a coast-to-coast ride to celebrate five years of being cancer clear.

The father-of-two was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma in September 2015 at the age of 39.

FORCE helped him through months of treatment and subsequent complications in his mental and physical health.

“I hadn’t ever really conceived of getting cancer,” John admits.

“I was aware of...

Cranbrook festival

Hundreds flock to enjoy Cranbrook Festival

Saturday 4th September saw the annual Cranbrook Festival back in full swing and stronger than ever.

People across Devon urged to Give Up Clothes for Good

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 09/09/2021 - 1:23am

THIS September – Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – people in Devon and Cornwall are being called on to clear out their wardrobes to help more children and young people survive cancer.

They are being urged to donate pre-loved quality fashion and homeware to TK Maxx’s Give Up Clothes for Good campaign, in support of Cancer Research UK for Children & Young People.

When sold in Cancer Research UK shops, each bag of items donated could raise up to £25 to help fund research into children’s and young people’s cancers.

With around 120 children diagnosed with cancer...

Team at Exmouth House

Howdens Joinery in Exmouth hold charity day for Amica Care Trust

Howdens Joinery, located in Exmouth, held its annual trade day on August 19th with local builders to help raise money for Amica Care Trust.

The store offered a free hog roast, welcomed donations, and encouraged people to join the festivities.

Amica Care Trust who owns and runs Exmouth House Care Home, located on Long Causeway sent a team of residents and staff members to join in with the planned activities. The team organised a raffle, sold crafts items and just enjoyed meeting and talking to businesses from the local community.

More than 100 builders attended the...

Diabetes UK looking for people in Devon to saddle up for autumn cycling challenge

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 08/30/2021 - 1:43pm

People from Devon can get on their bike and raise vital funds for Diabetes UK this autumn by taking part in a cycling challenge.

The UK Wide Cycle Ride runs throughout September and is a perfect opportunity to take your fitness up a gear while raising money for diabetes research along the way.

Challengers can pick from one of four virtual distances, ranging from 150 miles for beginners through to 950 miles for more experienced cyclists, and they have the entire month to clock up the mileage. The aim is to challenge yourself – at your own pace – and pedal towards a...

Brewin Dolphin South West offices raise £10,000 for local charity

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 08/24/2021 - 8:04am

Wealth manager Brewin Dolphin’s South West offices (Exeter, Plymouth and Truro) have been busy organising and taking part in various fundraising challenges for their chosen charity, Exeter-based Farms for City Children , and have raised £10,000 since January 2020.

Their latest endeavour was the Brewin Dolphin 7-Day Challenge, which saw members from the respective offices walk, run or cycle 655 miles collectively over seven days, raising over £1,000 for Farms for City Children.

Tim Walker, head of office for Southwest, Brewin Dolphin, said : “ It has been fantastic for us...

Battersea's Muddy Dog Challenge is back

The Muddy Dog Challenge is back in Exeter for more mud, sweat and cheers helping to raise money for the dogs and cats at Battersea.

Battersea’s Muddy Dog Challenge is one of the UK’s biggest obstacle courses you can take part in with your dog. The aim of the challenge is simply to have fun while raising money for Battersea. Participants can enter solo, in a team with the kids, with or without a dog, and there is a distance of 2.5km or 5km to choose from. All registered participants will receive a Muddy Dog Challenge t-shirt and dog bandana to take part in, and a medal and rosette...

Supporters of FORCE Cancer Charity gathered at Perridge House near Exeter at the kind invitation of The High Sheriff of Devon, Lady Lucy Studholme

High Sheriff hosts charity garden party for FORCE

Supporters of FORCE Cancer Charity gathered at Perridge House near Exeter at the kind invitation of The High Sheriff of Devon.

Lady Lucy Studholme offered FORCE the opportunity to use the grounds of her historic country house.

It was the first major social event FORCE has been able to hold since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We are extremely grateful to Sir Harry and Lady Studholme for her generosity in offering us the opportunity to stage this very special event,” said FORCE Chief Executive Meriel Fishwick.

“It was our first face-to-face...

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