CEDA Member and Lisa Hudson of Northcott Theatre

Charity launches accessible arts festival

A big week is in the planning as CEDA launch the Impossible Arts festival taking place from Easter Monday.

CEDA is a registered charity working with disabled adults and young people across Devon, providing learning, social and cultural experiences. 

The week will see a number of events, exhibitions and artists come together to raise the Profile of disabled artists in the city and beyond.

Highlights of the week Include;

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The latest in Charities

The Donkey Sanctuary launches Monopoly game

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 02/23/2019 - 4:36pm

The Donkey Sanctuary has launched a special edition of the popular board game Monopoly. The international animal welfare charity celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and has worked with the makers of the popular property trading game to produce its own unique edition.

Devon Air Ambulance one of eight Air Ambulances supported by Hall & Woodhouse

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 02/20/2019 - 4:46pm

Hall & Woodhouse, the leading independent family-owned Dorset brewer, has raised £114,287 in aid of eight local air ambulance charities in the past year, including Devon Air Ambulance. 

At the beginning of 2018, Hall & Woodhouse’s (H&W) team members voted to make the eight Air Ambulances their official charity partners until 2020. Through the partnership, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, Great Western, Hampshire and Isle of Wight, Kent Surrey Sussex, London, Thames Valley and Wiltshire Air Ambulance will receive support from the company.

Charity cheque presentation

Singing penguins boost funds for Alzheimer’s Society

Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Tue, 02/19/2019 - 11:13pm

The charity team at Otter Garden Centres in Ottery St Mary is delighted to reveal the total raised for 2018 charity of the year, Alzheimer’s Society, which came to just over £8,000.

The money will help fund services across Devon and fund important research into dementia.

Team Leader Mary Harrison, who helps coordinate the fundraising, said: “Each year we are amazed by the generosity of customers and staff, and we’re delighted that the total is even higher than the last one, so a big thank you to everyone who donated.”

West Country house builder raises over £25,000 for Children's Hospice South West

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Mon, 02/18/2019 - 7:03am

Local independent house builder, Devonshire Homes, has helped fundraise thousands of pounds for the charity that provides vital hospice care for children with life-limiting conditions and their families across the South West. 

Having supported Children’s Hospice South West for two years, Devonshire Homes has raised a total of £25,154.96. The funds will help the charity care for more than 500 families, providing respite care and short breaks, as well as emergency, palliative and end-of-life care from its three hospices in North Devon, North Somerset and Cornwall.

Thousands of pounds raised for local charities

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 02/06/2019 - 4:17pm

Two charities are set to benefit from money raised by co-operative retail colleagues in Devon thanks to the support of their local customers.

More than £2,600 will be donated to Southern Co-op’s retail store charity partners which include Bow Recreation Group CIC and RNLI Exmouth.

The local causes were chosen last year by store colleagues to become their charity partner for a year – many of the stores are now inviting new applications for 2019-20.

Here we Aygo with Janette’s car raffle win

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Mon, 02/04/2019 - 10:52am

Snows Toyota’s latest charity car raffle landed Janette Greenslade a new AYGO and raised just under £5000 for a local cancer charity.

Throughout December, visitors to Princesshay Shopping Centre in Exeter were invited to enter a draw for the chance to win a Toyota AYGO X-Play, worth £10,510.

Proceeds from the £2 tickets have gone to FORCE Cancer Charity, which funds research and equipment to improve local patient care.

Janette, 53, from Exeter, told how one man’s loss was her gain when buying the winning ticket.

Provincial Grand Lodge of Devonshire boots funds for CHSW

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 02/02/2019 - 8:33am

Children’s Hospice South vWesthospice South West’s Little Bridge House hospice has been chosen to receive a grant of £746 from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Devonshire Freemasons.

The grant comes through the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF), and will be used to help provide respite care and support for the children and their families at the hospice in Fremington, North Devon.

This is just one of 237 grants to hospices around the country from Freemasons. In total £600,000 will be donated to hospices all over England and Wales this year.

World Cancer Day urges the South West to unite

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 02/01/2019 - 5:21pm

PEOPLE in the South West are being urged to show support on World Cancer Day for everyone affected by the disease.

Cancer Research UK is calling on men, women and children to wear one of the charity’s brightly coloured Unity Bands with pride on Monday, February 4.

Every hour, around four people are diagnosed with cancer in the South West.*

Wearing a Unity Band is a way of showing solidarity with people affected by the disease.

Princesshay announces charity partnership with Living Options Devon

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 01/30/2019 - 9:16am

Princesshay has announced Living Options Devon as its charity of the year for 2019. The Devon-based charity works to ensure that people with disabilities and Deaf people have the opportunity to live the life they choose.

Living Options will be launching the partnership on 8th February 2019 in Princesshay where its ‘See Hear On Wheels’ bus will be in the centre.  

Living Options Devon supports more than 6,000 disabled and Deaf people every year through advocacy, engagement services, training, volunteering opportunities, outreach projects and accessible support services.

A guide dog puppy laying down side on and looking upwards

Could you look after a life-changing puppy for a year?

Authored by Francesca Guide Dogs
Posted: Tue, 01/29/2019 - 12:05pm

You may well have heard of Guide Dogs, we’re a national charity working to ensure that people with a visual impairment do not lose their independence. There are around 2 million people in the UK living with sight loss, and all experience a different level of vision and mobility. We offer a range of mobility services to help people keep their independence, and have an amazing number of dedicated staff, volunteers, and of course, dogs who support the Guide Dogs mission.