Battersea's Muddy Dog Challenge is back in Exeter

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.

Mary Youlden



The latest in Charities

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.

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Ottery garden centre announces impressive total raised for Hospiscare

Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Fri, 02/14/2020 - 11:54am

The charity team at Otter Garden Centre in Ottery St Mary has revealed the total raised for their 2019 charity of the year, Hospiscare.

The team were delighted to announce that the final total soared over £11,500.

Branch Manager, John Giblin said: “Our fundraising efforts were helped immensely by the help we had from the Otter Vale Friends of Hospiscare, a local group of volunteers who supported many of our fundraising activities.

“They were amazing and worked really hard to make the partnership a success, which is reflected in the brilliant amount raised.”

NSPCC launch fun and furry fundraiser as it appeals for Devon businesses to support its Bear Diaries  

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 02/12/2020 - 4:20pm

Businesses in Devon have the chance to recruit a furry helper and raise crucial funds for the NSPCC thanks to its new fundraising initiative.

The children’s charity is launching a unique fundraising opportunity in association with Build-a-Bear in which only a limited number of local businesses will be able to take part.

For a £50 donation, businesses can acquire a temporary employee in the form of a bear who can be present around the workplace between Monday 17 February and Friday 28 February. 

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Mince pies spice up fundraising for Elf

Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Wed, 02/12/2020 - 11:58am

Christmas fundraising at Tickety-Boo in Ottery St Mary has brought the ongoing total to more than £750 for Exeter Leukaemia Fund.

The coffee shop team donated every penny from all the mince pies sold during a week on the run up to Christmas, which was added to money donated by customers into the Elf ‘spinner’.

Tickety-Boo chef, Trystan Bridgman said: “The mince pies sold really well and were enjoyed by everyone.

“We’re really pleased to see the total rising nicely. Our customers are always very generous so it’s a big ‘thank you’ from all the team.”

Charity will writing campaign raises £1 million for County Air Ambulance Trust HELP Appeal

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 02/09/2020 - 8:52pm

A NATIONAL charity will writing campaign has smashed its £1 million fundraising target for the County Air Ambulance Trust HELP Appeal.

Since June 2014, Wills and Legal Services has provided people across the country with a professionally-written Will in exchange for a donation to the appeal.

And the Specialist Paralegal Law Firm reached the magical mark after raising £33,589 in December, bringing the overall total to £1,009,264.25.

The appeal funds life-saving helipads so air ambulances can land directly at hospitals throughout the UK.

Susannah and the Noise

PetRocks! Fundraiser for Exeter charity

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Wed, 02/05/2020 - 12:19pm

Exeter Cavern will play host to the first PetRocks! fundraiser gig to help people in the city who are homeless.

Organised by local businessman and guitarist Dan Pritchard, of Susannah and the Noise, the gig on Thursday February 20 at the Gandy Street venue will see proceeds go to local charity St Petrock’s, which is working to address the problems caused by homelessness in and around Exeter.

Susannah and the Noise will be joined by Lottie, Ghost Hands and Charlotte AP for the gig.