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Tesco shoppers in Devon help to provide £1million boost to health charity partners 

People in Devon have been thanked for contributing towards the £1million raised for three life-saving charities as part of Tesco’s ‘Helping you to live healthier’ initiative.

Tesco customers reached the landmark total for Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK from 13-26 September by rounding up their shop in store to the nearest £1.

The funds raised will now help the three charities continue their vital work to save and improve lives.

In addition to the £1 million donated, the campaign raised awareness in Devon about the importance of...

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FORCE Autumn Storm cyclists enjoying a refreshment break

FORCE Autumn Storm ride a big hit

FORCE Cancer Charity relaunched its popular series of cycle rides with a 55-mile Autumn Storm event.

It is the first mass participation cycle event FORCE has been able to stage for two years due to COVID.

The charity’s big summer bike ride – The Nello – went virtual for 2020 and 2021.

But 325 cyclists signed up to ride together at the weekend – with health and safety protocols firmly in place – to raise vital funds for FORCE.

The event started and finished at Tedburn St Mary Football Club and followed a route around the West Devon countryside via...

Charity events return with a bang in support of Devon Air Ambulance

With the cancellation and postponement of so many fundraising events since the start of the pandemic, it’s been a tough couple of years for charities.

Now Devon Air Ambulance is delighted to return to public events with a bang byreleasing tickets for Exeter Round Table’s 38th Fireworks Extravaganza; the charity’s first public scale event since 2018.

The fireworks display, which has been on-hold for a year, is a big support for Devon Air Ambulance’s lifesaving 365-day a year service, attracting visitors from the local area and beyond who are keen to enjoy the spectacle...

Wheelchair user to complete charity marathon in one month for Hospiscare

Chris Long, a wheelchair user with cerebral palsy and a customer of Bluebird Care Exeter, is spending October fundraising for Hospiscare, by partaking in their Marathon in a Month event.

He was inspired to take part after seeing a poster on Exeter’s Quayside during one of his regular outings with his Bluebird Care Exeter Care Assistant. He told the Care Assistant that he would love to take part and signed up.

Chris’s mission is a challenging one. During October, participants must cover 26.2 miles, in their own way and at their own pace.

Everyone that completes...

Mince Pies for Cancer FORCE fundraising event

FORCE and DCW launch yummy festive fundraiser

FORCE Cancer Charity and waste management experts DCW are teaming up to get you into the festive spirit this Christmas with a scrumptious new fundraiser.

DCW – specialists in environmentally friendly waste disposal and recycling services in the South West – are sponsoring FORCE’s Mince Pies for Cancer in December.

For just £5 you can get a goody bag with two delicious mince pies, courtesy of Ryders Bakery, and a “build your own” hot chocolate dream delivered to your door.

FORCE is encouraging businesses across Exeter and surrounding areas to join together this...

Exeter builders merchant calling out to charities

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 10/06/2021 - 10:19pm

For its latest Surprise Supplies giveaway, RGB Building Supplies is inviting charities from across the area to get in touch and explain how a donation of £1,000 worth of building materials would be of benefit to them.

Whether a charity needs to complete some essential repairs, update an outdoor area, give their space a lick of paint, or create an accessible bathroom, RGB would like to hear about it.

The builders merchant will choose a selection of finalists and ask the public to vote for two charities to each receive £1,000 to spend at their local RGB branch to help...

Legs4Africa launches fundraising appeal to provide mental health services for those in sub-Saharan Africa

Authored by SamPapillon
Posted: Sun, 10/03/2021 - 11:46am

Bristol-based charity Legs4Africa raises awareness for World Mental Health Day through a worldwide fundraising campaign, Leg Up. This campaign, which launched last month, shines a light on the challenges faced by people with limb loss here in the UK whilst ensuring people with limb differences in The Gambia are able to access vital emotional services to support their needs.

With around 120,000 people in The Gambia suffering from mental illness, and only around 10% of those getting treatment, mental health is a serious problem in this sub-Saharan African country. Unfortunately, with...

The Devon NHS Ride of Thanks benefitted the Devon Freewheelers. Photos by DevonPhoto.com

Devon NHS Ride of Thanks fuels Honiton-based charity Blood Bike for almost a year thanks to generosity of hundreds of motorcyclists

Motorcyclists in their hundreds showing their appreciation for NHS and essential workers have raised funds to keep a Honiton-based charity Blood Bike on the road for almost a year.

The Devon NHS Ride of Thanks raised more than £2,967 for the Devon Freewheelers charity thanks to the generosity of more than 600 motorcyclists’ donations.

The event raised almost £3,000 for the Devon Freewheelers – the equivalent cost of fuelling one Blood Bike for almost a year, funding 277 journeys, to support the NHS and its patients for free.

Russell Roe, Devon Freewheelers Deputy...

A marathon thank you to St John volunteers

Exeter’s Brandon Taylor is running this Sunday’s Virgin Money London Marathon in aid of St John Ambulance.

He’s supporting the health and first aid charity as a thank you for looking after hi, the last time the event was held, in 2019.

“I have done the London Marathon for the past two years, and the number of St John Ambulance volunteers available throughout the course is phenomenal,” says Brandon.

“On my way to the start line in 2018, I was very nervous and remember sharing a DLR carriage with some St John volunteers. When we got to the station, they all wished...

Doc Martin and his dogs

Win The Ultimate Doc Martin Experience with Pawsome Pensions

Doc Martin star Martin Clunes, and his production company Buffalo Pictures, have donated a great day out with a day’s experience on the Doc Martin Set and a walk on part, on the last ever season of Doc Martin next year.

Martin Clunes plays a grumpy, animal hating Doctor in the Series of Doc Martin but in real life, Martin is true animal lover and supports local animal charities.

Pawsome Pensions, is a registered charity that supports retired Police dogs in Devon, Cornwall and Dorset and Fire dogs in Devon and Somerset, are raffling this great prize to raise funds for this...

Ready for the off at the FORCE Santa Cycle

Sign up today for the FORCE Santa Cycle

The FORCE Cancer Charity Santa Cycle is back on Saturday November 27.

The festive ride is described as a must for your family calendar.

Starting at The Topsham School, the six-mile route follows the stunning Exe Estuary cycle path to Exmouth.

Riders then join a Stuart Line Cruises boat for an enjoyable trip back up the River Exe to Topsham Quay.

Mince pies, mulled wine and soft drinks are served on board as families celebrate a fun and festive ride.

Spaces are limited to around 130 cyclists so early booking is advised.

It’s £15 for...

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