Golf Section raises £17,150 for local ChariTEE

Local charity Rainbow Living are thrilled to have been presented with a cheque for £17,150 from the Golf Section at Exeter Golf and Country Club following a fantastic year of fundraising as the Golf Captain’s Charity of the Year.

Golf Captains Pete Bennett and Ali Crooks significantly exceeded their initial target of raising £10,000 for Rainbow Living, as their fundraising efforts were so well supported across the 12 months.




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Shoppers help choose Tesco Centenary Grants in Devon

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 12/03/2019 - 7:10am

Charities that enhance and often saves the lives of Devon people have received £50,000 to continue their amazing work. 

The supermarket chain is marking its Centenary year with two special Bags of Help funding rounds, with a huge £100,000 funding pot in Devon. 

The first of these special rounds concentrated on groups delivering health and wellbeing benefits. In first place, Devon Air Ambulance Trust has been awarded £25,000. In second place, HeadsUP Mental Health Awareness Limited has been awarded £15,000. In third place, Pete's Dragons has been awarded £10,000. 

Jane Gick

Could your company sponsor a children’s hospice nurse this Christmas?

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 12/02/2019 - 6:25am

Children’s Hospice South West is calling on companies to help sponsor one of its children’s nurses this Christmas.

The charity, which runs children’s hospices in Bristol, St Austell and Barnstaple is asking firms to pledge £1,000 towards its ‘Sponsor a Nurse’ appeal and help make Christmas just that little bit more special for local families this year.

Suzanne Brown, a children’s nurse at Little Bridge House in Devon said: “By sponsoring one of our nurses, you’ll be helping us to provide special care to families whose children are not expected to live into adulthood.

Figgy Puddings announce Families for Children as thier charity of the year

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 11/27/2019 - 5:18pm

Families for Children are delighted to be the nominated as charity of the year by Figgy Puddings based in Devon.

The Business husband and wife team Richie and Jo Evans, (plus two rapidly growing helpers) have always made their own Christmas Puddings, and often gave them as Christmas presents for friends and family.

They received such glowing feedback that they decided to sell them, starting with just a hundred puddings which quickly sold out. 

Taylor Wimpey Exeter tees off to raise money for life saving research

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 11/26/2019 - 10:47pm

Dedicated Taylor Wimpey staff in Exeter showed they’re all heart by raising an incredible £11,500 for the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) life saving research.            

On Friday 13 September, employees of the housebuilding company held their annual golf charity day for the second year in support of the BHF in the fight against heart disease. Over the last two years, they have raised more than £15,000.   

The team chose to support the BHF because one of its members is a proud grandparent of seven-year-old, Isabelle Ware.      

Representatives from the organisations and charities with their cheques

Devon Freemasons give £25,000 support to local charities and organisations

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 11/26/2019 - 10:03am

Every Spring and Autumn Freemasons from all around Devon meet to support local organisations and charities who are require financial assistance, amongst those included are Schools, Youth Centres and locally based charities including Hospices, Hospital Services and Cancer Charities.

Redrow Homes celebrates deserving causes in Okehampton

Authored by Purplefish
Posted: Mon, 11/25/2019 - 3:30pm

Redrow Homes South West has supported a number of deserving causes in the Okehampton community – home to its new Romansfield development – through the creation of a fund for local organisations.

The housebuilder invited applicants to write to them and explain how they would benefit from the financial boost, and Redrow chose six organisations in the area to support with this particular fund.

Devon residents urged to 'Get Your Sparkle On' to help keep children safe this Christmas

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 11/25/2019 - 9:47am

Workplaces, schools, families, and friendship groups across the region are being urged to ‘Get Your Sparkle On’ by the NSPCC this Christmas to help protect children for whom this time of year may not be so joyful.

1 in 5 children in the UK suffer abuse, and every year, specially-trained counsellors from Childline answer calls from children suffering their darkest hour.

Nominate a Devon charity to receive a festive financial boost

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 11/24/2019 - 2:09pm

Ecclesiastical is giving £120,000 to good causes as part of its annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign.

The specialist insurer will be giving 120 different charities an early Christmas gift of a £1,000 donation, with 10 winners announced each weekday from 5 to 20 December.

Ecclesiastical is inviting people to nominate a registered charity close to their hearts to benefit from this festive boost.
It’s quick and easy to nominate a charity online. Nominations are open until 19 December and you can vote for your charity at

Front Row: Liz Cook – Volunteer Co-ordinator & Supervisor/ Sara Bennett CEO (Balloons) / Symon Garratt / David Gibson/ Chris Heal/ Alison Whitfield / Julie Weaver (Partners – W&L)  Back Row: Gem Watson – Volunteer Grief Support Worker & Becky Hopley – Volunteer Grief Support Worker  (Balloons)

Independent estate agents 'reach for the sky' in aid of Balloons

Authored by Glen King PR
Posted: Fri, 11/22/2019 - 11:13am

Award-winning south west estate agents and chartered surveyors Whitton & Laing have generously donated £1,884 to Exeter-based ‘Balloons’, a charity who help support bereaved children and their families. 

The sum represented the year the independent estate agency was established and their way of giving back to the local community as part of the firm’s 135th anniversary celebrations.

£12,000 raised at Firey Fundraiser

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 11/21/2019 - 8:24pm

Kitley House Hotel was the stunning backdrop for Children’s Hospice South West’s (CHSW) most recent fundraiser, the Firewalk; which involved 70 people walking on fire on Thursday evening and hoping to raise over £12,000 in sponsorship.

This is the first time that CHSW has put on a Firewalk fundraising event in Plymouth and it proved extremely popular with places flying out fast for people to take part in this unique event.