Headway Devon delighted to welcome new Clinical Lead

Headway Devon’s brilliant team expands this week with the addition of Dr Katrina Chesterman. Katrina will be taking up the role of Clinical Lead, where she will provide clinical support and leadership as well as specialist advice and training to promote understanding of acquired brain injury amongst our staff team and to work more closely with our clinical colleagues.

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Devon charity offers free advice to help reduce fuel poverty

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 01/17/2020 - 7:09am

With temperatures set to plummet and bills for the first half of the winter landing on the mat, a Devon charity is urging people to get in touch so they can help those who are vulnerable reduce their energy bills and save money this winter.

Staff and volunteers from Devon Communities Together are available until March 31 to give free advice to people who need assistance with saving energy and money, with one-to-one advice available alongside community-based drop-in sessions such as presentations to groups, clubs and special events organised by community organisations.

Exeter insurance company’s incredible year of fundraising for children’s hospice

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 01/15/2020 - 8:32am

Staff at local insurer The Exeter have raised an incredible £21,716.64 for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

The health and life cover specialists, based at the Exeter Business Park in Emperor way, chose CHSW as their charity partner in 2019 and staff stepped up to support the cause in a number of ways.

Members of the team took part in the Prudential RideLondon and Virgin Money Giving London Marathon as well as Exeter’s Great West Run.

Devon store events raise money for good causes

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Tue, 01/14/2020 - 8:50pm

Nearly £13,000 has been raised by Devon and Dorset co-operative colleagues and customers in 2019 for local causes close to their hearts.

Every year, each convenience store part of Southern Co-op, partners with a special local cause chosen by colleagues.

The Co-operative Food store colleagues then have a year to hold fundraising events in aid of the cause.

Raising money - and smiles - with the RD&E Charity

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Tue, 01/14/2020 - 9:22am

Patients and staff at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust are set to benefit from the RD&E Charity which officially launched yesterday (13 January 2020).

The RD&E Charity exists to raise money for a wide range of activities over and above what the NHS is able to provide, to make a real difference to patients, their families and the amazing staff who treat them.

Lord Taverner's celebrate record breaking amount raised at Christmas lunch

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 01/14/2020 - 6:31am

Tuesday 10th December saw the return of the annual regional Lord’s Taverners Christmas lunch, taking place once again at Exeter’s famous Sandy Park. 636 attendees descended upon the grounds, to raise a record-breaking £73, 850 for charity. This amount will enable the Lord’s Taverners to continue their charity work, enhancing the lives of disabled young people; through the use of engaging sporting activities and events.

Everyone is welcome at the Race for Life Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 01/10/2020 - 3:24pm

THIS January, everyone is invited to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in Exeter. 

The charity’s much-loved events are returning to Westpoint but are no longer restricted to female participants.

This means everybody can be part of the empowering Race for Life movement – and show support for the 34,800 people diagnosed with cancer every year in the South West.

Anyone who signs up in January can claim a special 30% off the entry fee* by using the code RFLJAN30. 

University and Hospiscare to recycle Christmas trees

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 01/10/2020 - 11:29am

The University of Exeter and Hospiscare will team up to recycle Christmas trees and support terminally ill people and their families.

Hospiscare’s vans will collect trees from Exeter, Exminster and Cranbrook between 11-17 January, in exchange for a £10 donation.

Trees will then be taken to the University’s Streatham Campus to be chipped by the grounds team, with help from Bicton College agriculture students.

Chippings will be given to the Avanti Hall School (previously the Steiner Academy) or used to improve local footpaths.

Make 'Walk All Over Cancer' your New Year resolution

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 01/03/2020 - 9:26am

People  in the South West are being challenged to kick start the New Year by taking steps to support Cancer Research UK. 

The charity is encouraging everybody who feels they’ve had too many mince pies or helpings of Christmas pudding to sign up now to Walk All Over Cancer and get sponsored to walk 10,000 steps every day for a month.

In the South West, almost a quarter  (22 per cent) of people are getting less than 30 minutes of physical activity a week.

Guildhall shines a light on NSPCC campaign

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Tue, 12/17/2019 - 8:31am

Exeter Guildhall is to be turned green tonight as the City Council shines a light on the NSPCC’s ‘Light for Every Childhood’ Christmas campaign.

The campaign is raising awareness of the nature and scale of abuse and neglect, shining a light on those children for whom Christmas may not be such a joyful time.

The Lord Mayor of Exeter, Cllr Peter Holland, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting this initiative and shining a light on the NSPCC’s campaign and all the good work they do for children.”

Yellow Lab Gucci sits on the grass in front of a wall of ivy with her white harness on.

Guide Dogs Exeter Fundraising group praised for reaching £13,000 milestone

Authored by emma.tucker
Posted: Mon, 12/16/2019 - 10:04am

Local fundraisers in Exeter have won recognition for reaching the 13,000 milestone that funds a Guide Dog partnership twice in one year. Earlier this year the Exeter & District Fundraising Group funded guide dog Winter to help a person with sight loss, and now they’ve done it again with guide dog Gucci.

As a result of reaching the £13,000 milestone, the group have been able to fund a working partnership between guide dog Gucci and a person with sight loss.