Charities

Freemasons donate £1,655 to Hospiscare

This year part of their annual support of hospices throughout the country. The Provincial Grand Master of Devonshire Rt. W. Bro. Ian Kingsbury can be seen presenting a certificate denoting the £1655 given on behalf of the Devonshire Freemasons and the Masonic Charitable Foundation to  Katie Chantler, Head of Fundraising of Hospiscare’s  Searle House Hospice in Exeter.                                                                                                                           

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'Nourishing' Hospiscare with charity round up

Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Thu, 03/05/2020 - 7:40am

An ongoing fundraising initiative by Nourish Zero Waste has accumulated £1,600 for Hospiscare after customers were encouraged to donate just a few pence in each transaction.

The money will fund 16 visits to a patient in their own home by one of the charity’s clinical nurse specialists enabling patients to stay at home with their loved ones.

Zero waste provisions business Nourish which has shops in Topsham and Magdalen Road has been running a voluntary charity ‘round up’ since opening in March 2018.

Princesshay announces Families for Children as 2020 Charity of the Year

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 03/02/2020 - 10:52am

Princesshay’s 2020 Charity of the Year has been announced as Families for Children. Families for Children is a specialist voluntary adoption agency and charity based in the South West.

The charity provides a range of support services to adoptive families across the region. Support can include; parental training courses, rapid response helpline service, counselling, advice, guidance and signposting.

Health worker prepares to Walk All Over Cancer

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 03/02/2020 - 10:21am

Dog lover, Debs Jones is used to getting in her daily steps as part of her job involves meeting GPs and NHS teams every day.

The Devon & Somerset health professional facilitator is part of a Cancer Research UK team, whose role is to support cancer prevention, doctors referrals, and promote healthy lifestyles in the county and the south west.

She is supporting Cancer Research UK’s ‘Walk All Over Cancer’ campaign which asks people to walk 10,000 steps a day, every day in March, and raise money for the charity’s life-saving research.

Paralympic star urges South West swimmers to go for gold

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 02/28/2020 - 11:57am

PARALYMPIC swimmer and gold medallist Bethany Firth is calling on people across The South West to take the plunge and sign up for Swimathon 2020.

Bethany is helping to highlight the annual fundraiser which raises money for two charities, Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie. 

The swimming star is urging people of all ages and abilities to take part in the sponsored event. It will be taking place at swimming pools in Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and across the UK.

Battersea's Muddy Dog Challenge is back in Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 02/26/2020 - 5:07pm

The Muddy Dog challenge is back in Exeter for even more mud, sweat and cheers in 2020 – and to help Battersea care for more abandoned dogs and cats.

The Muddy Dog Challenge, the UK’s biggest obstacle course you can run with your dog, is now in its sixth year, proudly supported by Seresto flea and tick control collar. Dogs and their owners can take part together to raise vital funds for thousands of homeless dogs and cats that come into the animal rescue centre each year, as well as helping those across the country and all over the world.

Exeter developer helps to raise over £200,000 for charity of the year, Coram Beanstalk

Authored by LaurenBluck
Posted: Fri, 02/21/2020 - 9:27am

McCarthy and Stone’s team in Exeter, which has a Retirement Living development on Bakers Way, Pinnoc Mews, has helped to raise an incredible £200,000 through its year-long fundraising partnership with national reading charity Coram Beanstalk, achieving twice the target it set itself for the year.

Headway Devon achieves Gold standard with Investors in People

Authored by Headway Devon
Posted: Thu, 02/20/2020 - 2:40pm

Local brain injury charity Headway Devon are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the highly prestigious We invest in people, gold accreditation by Investors in People.

Headway Devon has always been an organisation that takes pride in its people, having first registered with Investors in People in 2005. As part of this most recent accreditation Headway Devon was rigorously assessed on a wide range of aspects including leadership, learning and communication.

Rock2Recovery gets a boost from homebuilders’ Community Fund

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 02/18/2020 - 6:53am

An Exmouth-based charity which supports veterans and the serving military is the latest recipient of a charity donation from Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes.

Rock2Recovery has received £1,000 from the Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes Community Fund – with the generous donation being used to provide help and support to veterans, serving personnel and their families when they are at their most vulnerable. 

Fundraising campaign hits target one year early

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 02/17/2020 - 12:08pm

Alumni and supporters of the University of Exeter have got behind a campaign to raise a record amount in support of the institution’s work.

Since 2012, £60 million has been donated philanthropically to fund vital research into diseases such as dementia, diabetes and cancer; to seek solutions to environmental problems like climate change, plastic pollution and food security; and to understand important economic, social and political dynamics across the world.

Make-A-Wish UK recruits Children’s Board

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Sun, 02/16/2020 - 2:32pm

The children’s charity Make A Wish® UK is putting young people at the beating heart of its activities by setting up a Children and Young People’s Board.

Make-A-Wish is recruiting eight young people from all over the UK who are aged between 11 and 20 and who have granted a wish in the past two years, to form the first STARboard.

The group will each represent a nation or region of the UK and help make decisions that shift the charity’s focus from being child-focused to one that is child-led.