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RGB Building Supplies has raised over £8k for Devon Air Ambulance and Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust

RGB raises over £8,000 for air ambulance charities

RGB Building Supplies is delighted to have raised a fantastic £8,400 for Devon Air Ambulance and Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust over the last 12 months.

The support RGB received for its fundraising efforts was overwhelming despite the COVID-19 pandemic having affected how its branches operate. The money was raised from the sale of RGB’s ‘Love where you live’ charity calendar, donations to its branches and the sale of promotional ‘bulk bags’. The bags are used to carry large quantities of aggregates, such as sand, crushed stone and gravel, and RGB had pledged to donate 25p from the...

St Petrocks in Exeter welcomes support from Amazon

Exeter charity welcomes support from Amazon

An Exeter charity that provides support for homeless or vulnerably housed people has received a donation of £1,000 from the Amazon delivery station team in Exeter to help it continue to support the local community. St Petrock’s, a charity that is currently marking its 25th anniversary of supporting the Exeter community, received the donation as part Amazon’s programme to support the communities around its operating locations across the UK. For 25 years, St Petrock’s has been the first point of contact for people who are homeless, or vulnerably housed, in Exeter and surrounding areas. The...

South West MS Therapy Centre opens new oxygen generation equipment

Exeter Chiefs Foundation opens new Oxygen Generation Unit at South West MS Centre

The South West MS Therapy Centre in Clyst Heath, Exeter, has unveiled its brand new oxygen generation equipment after a generous grant from the Exeter Chiefs Foundation. It will help hundreds of people across the South West continue to manage their symptoms not only relating to MS, but also chronic fatigue syndrome, stroke, cancer treatments, broken bones, and post-viral syndrome such as long Covid/post-Covid, to name a few.

The charity started providing oxygen therapy in Exeter in 1982 and since then has helped thousands of people throughout the South West, and moved to a larger...

Bereavement charity boosted by £10,000 donation from Exeter Crematorium

Grief Encounter South West, a charity that provides bereavement support to children and young people, has received a timely cash boost of £10,000 from the operators of Exeter & Devon Crematorium.

The Crematorium and Memorial Group (CMG) were able to make the donation due to Exeter & Devon Crematorium participating in a nationwide metal recycling scheme administered by the Association of Private Crematoria and Cemeteries. The scheme sees metals which have been recovered from the cremation process recycled with the express consent of bereaved families and the profit donated...

Michelmores launches marathon challenge in support of mental wellbeing

Michelmores has launched a brand new event: the Michelmores Marathon for Mental Wellbeing to help raise funds for national mental health charity the Charlie Waller Trust . The event will challenge participants to run a marathon (26.2 miles) but gives runners the opportunity to spread the distance over seven days and to run the distance as an individual or as part of a team.

The marathon is launched in place of the annual Michelmores 5km Charity Run, an event which typically attracts over 1000 runners to the centre of Exeter.

Louise Edwards, marketing director at...

Housebuilder's grand donation funds children's hospice care

A charity donation is helping enhance the lives of children experiencing life-limiting conditions and their families in the South West.

Children’s Hospice South West has been awarded £1,000 from Persimmon Homes South West’s Community Champions fund to help improve accessibility to care for all families in the region.

Fundraiser Sally Gibson explained: “We are committed to ensuring that care offered at our three hospices is not simply about medical care for poorly children, but about enriching the lives of children and their families. Despite its devastating impact, Covid...

Determined supporters vow to Race for Life at Home

Determined supporters vow to Race for Life at Home

DETERMINED fundraisers across the south west are set to  Race for Life at Home and carry on the fight against cancer as the nation looks beyond  lockdown.  

Organisers  Cancer Research UK  have postponed events for the spring and  early  summer to  protect  people’s health as the country  emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic - and this includes the  Race for Life  3K  and  5K.

COVID-19  has caused  a devastating loss of research funding. Cancer Research UK is predicting a staggering £300 million drop in income over the next three years which could put future medical...

FoodCycle 50 Challenge launches this April

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 03/17/2021 - 10:04pm

Spreading a little hap-pea-ness this spring, national food charity FoodCycle will launch its first ever challenge event on 1st April.

Taking place across April, the FoodCycle 50 Challenge will see participants set a 30-day fitness target around the number 50 – from cycling 50 miles per week to a daily dose of 50 star jumps – to raise vital funds for vulnerable people across the country.

Keen to be the zest in a different cardio challenge? How fundraisers clock up their fifty is up to them. From stomping the pavement for 50 minutes every morning to mastering 50 yoga poses...

March the Month Challenge

Authored by NEWTOWN
Posted: Tue, 03/16/2021 - 11:20pm

This March Michael Parrott, 43, of Exeter is upping their daily step count as he takes on Prostate Cancer UK’s virtual fundraising challenge, March the Month, to raise money for the leading men’s health charity. Michael aims to walk 11,000 steps a day to represent more than 11,000 dads, grandads, sons, brothers and mates who die from prostate cancer every year. Michael Parrott was inspired to take part in March the Month and is hoping to raise £500 to help beat prostate cancer, which is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK. Michael said: “I have decided to take on March the...

Real Food Store customers raise almost £100 for Exeter Foodbank

Real Food Store customers raise almost £100 for Exeter Foodbank

Authored by Joe Bevan
Posted: Tue, 03/16/2021 - 6:54pm

Customers at Exeter’s community-owned Real Food Store have raised almost £100 for Exeter Foodbank in just one month, by ‘rounding up’ their shopping bills to support the charity.

The funds have been raised as part of a new partnership between the Real Food Store and Exeter Foodbank, to support vulnerable and low-income Exeter residents to access high quality, local produce.

Launched in early February, the ‘Round It Up’ scheme gives Real Food Store customers the option of rounding up their receipt to the nearest pound, with the proceeds being used to provide vouchers to...

Devon Air Ambulance, online shopping site

Devon Air Ambulance’s online shopping site goes from strength to strength

When the Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) online shopping site launched last October, the country was about to enter the latest lockdown and a Government instruction for non-essential shops to close was announced. DAA’s strategy was firstly to approach supporters already associated with the charity who were unable to visit their traditional charity shops. Changing shopping habits and switching to browsing and buying online was a great way to continue to lend support to the charity and to accessthesteadily-increasing range of items. Over the months that followed the Shopdaat website has been...

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