Charities

Jill Diprose receiving the cheque” from Ian Kingsbury accompanied by Bob Buckley of St. Michaels Lodge.

“AIMS” Charity Dawlish receive £1,000 from local Freemasons 

Every Spring and Autumn Freemasons from all parts of Devon meet to give support totalling in excess of £50,000 to local charities & organisations throughout the county who are in need of assistance, we were one of the groups nominated by St. Michaels lodge Dawlish.

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Time to Talk at Living Options Devon

Men, It'sTime to Talk!

Authored by LJBrowne
Posted: Tue, 06/11/2019 - 10:42pm

Local project ‘Time to Talk’ start the conversation off in Princesshay during #Menshealthweek

Devon charities scoop share of £1million fund

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 06/06/2019 - 3:10pm

Fifteen charities based in Devon have received donations of £1,000 each as part of the Movement for Good awards.

The awards, set up by specialist insurer Ecclesiastical, will see a total of £1million given to charities across the UK this summer. Members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 500 awards of £1,000 available for donation. 

CHICKS is one of the Ashfords Foundation’s first major grants

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 06/06/2019 - 11:38am

The Ashfords Foundation has awarded a significant grant to children's charity CHICKS. The Devon-based charity provides free respite breaks to children aged 8-17 years who would really benefit from a break from their challenging home lives. 

Crediton children leading the charge against childhood arthritis

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 06/06/2019 - 6:25am

On June 2nd, Crediton native Sophie Carr and her friends will be wearing purple and walking eight miles to raise funds as part of National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society’s (NRAS) #WearPurpleforJIA campaign, which kicks off on June 7th. 

Devon Air Ambulance gets help to ‘build’ for the future

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 06/03/2019 - 4:12pm

RGB Building Supplies is delighted to announce it has selected Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) as its chosen charity and will be organising various fundraising events. 

In 2018, DAAT assisted 1,102 patients, which included 162 in the Exeter and East Devon area. Having been established in 1992 the Trust has grown considerably and now runs two aircraft, which since the beginning of the year operate until 2amevery day. 

A photograph of Bubble Rush

Foam-filled fun as Bubble Rush 5k comes to Exeter - and will boost charity Pete's Dragons

Authored by RedSoil PR
Posted: Mon, 06/03/2019 - 9:19am

A foam-filled 5k fun run where participants are bombarded by colourful bubbles is coming to Exeter for the first time. 

Bubble Rush will bring its frothy, family-friendly festivities to Exeter Racecourse on Saturday, June 29, and fundraisers can boost a fantastic cause.   

Pete’s Dragons, which helps hundreds of suicide bereaved families across Devon, will benefit from sponsorship cash netted by those who brave the bubbles.  

The fun run will feature four bubble stations where foam canons will be pumping out masses of coloured bubbles.

Team Mi-space exceeds £50,000 fundraising target for Prostate Cancer 

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 05/31/2019 - 10:23pm

Mi-space’s charity cycling team has exceeded their fundraising target of £50,000 one month ahead of their June 7thride from London to Amsterdam, in support of Prostate Cancer UK. 

This is the second year that Mi-space has participated in the event, last year raising £14,300 with a team of 11 riders. This year Mi-space set out to achieve far more, in terms of rider participation, awareness of Prostate Cancer and raising funds for Prostate Cancer UK; they now have a contingent of 32 riders. 

Grieving families support others ‘at their most vulnerable'

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 05/27/2019 - 9:56am

A decision made by bereaved families has enabled £8,000 to be donated to a Devonshire hospice.

The donation was made to Hospiscare by the East Devon Crematorium, near Exeter, thanks to the generosity of families who have lost a loved one.

The donation was raised through a national verified scheme that recycles metals which remain after cremation with the express consent of bereaved families, such as items used in the construction of the coffin or orthopaedic implants.

Hospiscare currently supports around 740 patients and their families and friends

L-R: Simon Boyce, Tim Boyce, Bazzil Boyce, Susan Boyce, Clive Boyce

25 years of growing success for local family business

Authored by JanetRaeburn
Posted: Wed, 05/22/2019 - 1:23pm

Boyces at Manstree, a small family-run business based in Shillingford St George, are delighted to be celebrating their 25th Anniversary this month.

Brothers Tim and Simon Boyce, together with their parents Clive and Susan, took over the fruit farm and vineyard in 1994. Over the years, the family has grown the business substantially, and they now employ a small team to help as the Boyces at Manstree reputation has spread throughout Devon and further afield.

Di and Sammi Rosser on the Twilight Walk

Hospiscare's Twilight Walk: Di & Sammi Rosser's Story

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Sat, 05/18/2019 - 11:20am

In 2016, Di & Sammi Rosser took part in the Twilight Walk simply because it sounded like a fun event and they felt that Hospiscare was a charity worth supporting. They could never have imagined two years later they would be walking in memory, having placed a photo of their much loved husband and dad Jeff on their memory star and displaying it, with so many others, within the special memory tent at The Maer, Exmouth.