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Ukraine charity concert will collect vital funds to protect the country’s rich cultural heritage

A charity concert with a message of peace will raise vital funds to protect Ukraine’s rich cultural heritage.

Teacher and international star of stage and screen Nataliia Polovynka has been preserving the country’s songs, rituals, and other performative material for decades. In 2010 she founded the Word and Voice Theatre Centre, which is now a shelter for displaced Ukrainians and victims of war, collecting funds to purchase and supply war reporters, hospitals and the army with essential equipment, and organizing regular cultural and relief events for the many new residents of Lviv...

Michelmores team at powderham castle after completing the relay

Michelmores relay delivers trophy to Powderham Castle for September's 5k Charity Run

Authored by Michelmores
Posted: Tue, 08/09/2022 - 7:51am

A team from Michelmores has taken part in a relay to celebrate the return of their 5k Charity Run, taking place on Thursday 8 September 2022.

The annual charity run took a short hiatus during the pandemic but returns for 2022, at a new venue. In its first 20 years, the Michelmores 5k Charity Run took place in the centre of Exeter, starting at the Cathedral Green and running around the city. This year, participants will be running through the glorious parkland of Powderham Castle in Kenton.

Managing Partner, Tim Richards said: 'We're very pleased to bring back the...

Volunteers Making a Difference to Bereaved Youngsters in Exeter

Balloons, a charity based in Exeter that provides bereavement support to young people were delighted to be awarded a grant of £1,950 from the Morrisons Foundation.

Thanks to the donation, the charity will be able to train a new group of volunteer Grief Support Workers.

Nicola Clarke, CEO of Balloons said: “We are delighted to receive this grant from Morrisons Foundation. The funding will enable us to train more volunteers, to support bereaved children and young people.”

Through the pandemic the charity saw a decline in the number of volunteers in their team,...

Generous Devon shoppers thanked for food donations

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 07/30/2022 - 10:04pm

Tesco shoppers in Devon have been given a big thank-you after providing nearly 30,000 meals to support local food banks and frontline charities.

The 29,966 collected across the county between June 30 and July 2 was part of a total of 1.3 million meals donated by generous Tesco shoppers across the UK in large stores, with an additional 20 percent top-up added by Tesco.

The items of long-life food donated during the Tesco Food Collection have been shared with food banks in the Trussell Trust’s network, as well as frontline charities supplied with food by FareShare, to help...

Volunteers needed for Return Journey of the Chatty Bus

Authored by Sharon Goble
Posted: Sat, 07/30/2022 - 11:31am

A Devon health and wellbeing charity is seeking ‘chatty’ volunteers to come on board once a week to provide friendly conversation, information and support to local people on the number 57 bus between Exmouth and Exeter. The Chatty Bus, organised by Westbank Community Health and Care, relaunched on Thursday, 28th July as part of an initiative to reduce loneliness and social isolation.

Westbank’s Chatty Bus route initially began in November 2019 but was put on hold because of Covid restrictions. The route is being relaunched with new funding from Devon County Council’s Connecting...

Join the Devon Air Amble Across Devon - from your doorstep!

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 07/23/2022 - 11:04pm

Devon Air Ambulance is celebrating 30 years of service this year, and supporters are signing up to undertake a ‘virtual’ tour of beautiful Devon to uncover a little of the charity's history – and future - through storytelling milestones.

Between 1 August and 30 September 2022, supporters are undertaking the ‘Devon Air Amble’ simply by adding their normal daily steps to a route-tracking app.

The aim is to accumulate enough steps to make their way around the 165-mile route across Devon – that's an average of around 3 miles a day.

In their own time, fundraisers can...

Sign up for Step out and help Spot the signs of Leukaemia

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 07/16/2022 - 3:25am

Participants across the country are being invited to sign up to the Leukaemia Care Step Out Challenge for Spot Leukaemia, which launches this September.

The aim is to move as far as you can between 1st and 30th September and raise as much as you can - there’s no minimum limit. To take part you can walk, run, cycle or run and set whatever distance you want to. Once signed up, all you need to do is ask friends and family to sponsor whatever they can.

Chief Executive of Leukaemia Care, Zack Pemberton-Whiteley, said: “The challenge is free to sign up to and people can raise...

Alliance Healthcare Raise Over £40,000 for Health and Wellbeing of Children

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 07/06/2022 - 11:10pm
Alliance Healthcare teams cycle more than 1,000km across the UK with a starting line from Exeter to raise more than £40,000 for charity

During the sweltering heat, and blistering northern winds, two teams of cyclists completed Alliance Healthcare’s annual charity Tour D’Alliance cycle challenge. The teams, departing from Coatbridge, Scotland, and Exeter, Devon, set off across the UK towards the Alliance Healthcare Leigh Service Centre, Greater Manchester, for a finish line event on Saturday 18th June. In addition, 16 colleagues competed in a virtual challenge across 7 days, collectively...

Bringing a charity’s wish one step closer

A Devon charity providing round-the-clock care for vulnerable people with mental health issues has been awarded £1,000 by a local housebuilder to help adapt an ageing hospital building to support its clients.

Step One, which has its headquarters in New North Road, Exeter, contacted Persimmon Homes for a donation from its innovative Community Champions programme, in which the company provides financial backing for local charities and good causes.

Spokesperson Carey Mackenzie said: “We cater for people who have experienced mental health crises. As part of their...

Exeter woman completes epic 600-mile cycle challenge for the cancer charity which helped her on the road to recovery

An Exeter woman has cycled 600 miles to raise money for the charity which helped her on the road to recovery following treatment for cancer when she was a teenager.

Roisin Smith, aged 23, completed the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust’s Largs to Cowes 'Brighter Futures' Cycle Challenge over eight days in June (Fri 17 – Fri 24) pedalling a route between the charity's bases from the west of Scotland to England’s south coast.

Roisin was one of nine riders who signed up for the whole challenge, cycling 75-80 miles a day through Scotland, Cumbria, Yorkshire and Cheshire then on...

National Highways cyclists complete South West challenge to support mental health charities

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 06/29/2022 - 10:53pm

A team of cyclists from National Highways have completed a gruelling 251-mile bike ride over 24 hours to raise funds for two mental health charities.

On June 23rd/24th, five members of the company’s South West team safely navigated the 251 miles on winding and hilly roads from Penzance in Cornwall, through Devon, Somerset and South Gloucestershire, to Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire.

The 24-hour fundraising effort, in aid of the Samaritans and the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity (Lighthouse Club), took the riders from Penzance along the A30 and up and across local...

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