Developer and estate agent come together for local charities

A five-star builder is supporting an Exeter-based estate agent in their charity drive for two local charities.

Persimmon Homes South West donated £1,000 to Right At Homes Estate Agents’ Christmas charity event this year, which will go towards helping Pete’s Dragons and Andy’s Man Club.

The event was held at Birchy Barton Hill in Exeter on Sunday (3rd December). Local residents decorated the outside of their homes for the nighttime event, which saw stalls on the agent’s driveway as well as those of the other shops on the street.

A grotto, raffle, and letters-to-...

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Sandford Orchards Partners with Wooden Spoon Charity

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Posted: Thu, 12/07/2023 - 8:05pm

Award-winning cider maker, Sandford Orchards, is relaunching its rugby charity cider, Rib Tickler, with donations from its sale going to Wooden Spoon, a charity whose aim is to positively transform the lives of vulnerable children and young people through the power of rugby.

Chief Cider Maker, Barny Butterfield, explains: “Rib Tickler began life as a collaboration between Sandford Orchards and the Rugby Players Association to encourage professional rugby players to gain experience outside of sport. Working with a group from the Exeter Chiefs, which included international players...

A generous gift results in the 6,000th bike donated to Exeter Cycling charity

Exeter-based charity ‘Ride On Cycling for All’, is delighted to be gifted a Voodoo Mountain bike making it the 6000th bike donated since the charity was formed.

Located on Exeter Quay, ‘Ride On’ was established in 2011 by bike ability instructor, Martyn Laxton. Working at a school in Teignmouth at the time he was concerned that many of the pupils either didn't have bikes, or they were of very poor quality. Martyn persuaded some friends to donate bikes and to help do them up and it proved so successful that he felt it would be a great idea for a social enterprise. Starting the...

Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust launches Christmas membership drive

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Posted: Tue, 12/05/2023 - 11:54pm

In a push to redefine festive giving, the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust is encouraging the public to move beyond traditional gifts and embrace a present that not only brings joy to loved ones but actively contributes to the preservation of a cherished heritage pony— the Dartmoor Heritage Pony.

Membership gifts directly play a role in safeguarding Dartmoor's iconic Heritage ponies, offering individuals a chance to contribute to preserving our much loved traditional breeds, protect Dartmoor’s landscapes, and champion biodiversity through innovative conservation grazing projects....

FORCE launches Let’s Face Cancer Together campaign

FORCE Cancer Charity has launched a campaign to increase support for people living with incurable cancer.

Let’s Face Cancer Together aims to raise awareness of the unique way FORCE is supporting a patient group for whom there is very little dedicated support available.

The Exeter-based charity runs a regular support and education group – Living with Non-Curable Cancer - and has also staged a pioneering retreat day.

More than 20 people living with cancers that cannot be cured came together at Buckfast Abbey to share their experiences and hear from experts in...

Recycle your Christmas tree and raise money for two local hospices

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 12/02/2023 - 12:29pm

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is partnering with St Margaret’s Hospice Care to offer a Christmas tree recycling service for households across Somerset.

Last Christmas, ‘treecyclers’ raised almost £8,000 for CHSW, which runs the Little Bridge House children’s hospice in North Devon, as well as Charlton Farm near Bristol, and Little Harbour in St Austell. This year, it is collecting real trees in even more locations in return for a donation.

Donations for trees collected in Taunton area (TA1, TA2 and TA3) will be split between CHSW and St Margaret’s Hospice, who...

Exeter care home opens charity shop

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Posted: Thu, 11/30/2023 - 11:23pm

An Exeter care home has opened an on-site charity shop for residents where they can buy their own clothes.

Tors’ Nik Naks at The Old Rectory was officially opened last week. The charity shop, which is based in a room inside the care home, stocks clothes, shoes, scarves, jewellery, and books.

Carer Nicky Martin revealed: “The purpose of the shop is so residents can have the freedom to go shopping independently and not worry about money. I came up with the idea of using tokens as a currency because most of the residents like to feel like they are paying for what they take...

Exeter food charity benefitting from Community Lottery ticket sales

A charity that helps distribute food to vulnerable people in Exeter is just one of around 100 good causes that are currently benefitting from the Exeter Community Lottery.

Exeter Food Action recently signed up to the fundraising lottery and hopes ticket sales will help them continue to support those in need across the city.

When people play the weekly lottery they have a chance to choose which good cause to support. Fifty pence in every pound then goes to that cause, with 10p going towards the Exeter Central Fund. The rest of the money pays for prizes and the...

Omaze £25k donation to FORCE Cancer Charity

Devon cancer charity receives £25,000 donation from social impact company Omaze

FORCE Cancer Charity, which supports residents affected by cancer in Exeter and the wider Devon community, has received a £25,000 donation from social impact company Omaze, following its latest house draw in the region.

FORCE works with thousands of people – patients and their families – every year to help them through the most difficult time of their lives. Anyone needing support can simply drop into our Centre in Exeter or book an appointment at our outreach locations in Ottery St Mary and Okehampton.

Omaze is committed to leaving a lasting legacy in the communities...

Devon Air Ambulance Trust charity shop front

Devon Air Ambulance's first Mishap Fashion charity shop

Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) launched the Mishap Fashion range in the summer of 2022, taking on a pioneering approach to garments that charity shops would not typically resell. The charity has simply decided to ‘rebrand’ items that have a minor ‘mishap,’ such as a missing button, a broken zipper, or a dropped hem, which might otherwise be in particularly good condition.

DAA now offers these items in certain locations on a special rail with the ‘mishap’ identified so that shoppers still have the chance to purchase the item and give it a new lease of life rather than it having to be...

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Bishop Fleming employees raise over £4,500 for Devon charity

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Posted: Sun, 11/26/2023 - 10:48pm

Employees at the Exeter and Torquay offices of leading audit, accountancy, tax and advisory firm Bishop Fleming have raised £4,505 for a Devon-based charity.

Earlier this year the two offices announced their partnership with Devon Wildlife Trust as their chosen charity of the year.

The firm, which delivers accounting, tax and advisory services to businesses, academies and charities and private wealth advice to individuals, held a charity quiz at Sandy Park on 23 November to support the work of the Devon-based charity.

The quiz was hosted by SpeedQuizzing and...

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