RGB chooses RNLI as its charity partner

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 05/16/2022 - 11:43am

RGB Building Supplies is delighted to announce it has selected the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) as its charity partner for 2022 and will be organising branch-wide fundraising events throughout the next 12 months.

The RNLI has been saving lives at sea for nearly 200 years and relies on volunteers and supporters to operate its lifesaving services.

The volunteer lifeboat crews provide a 24-hour search and rescue service and depend on donations to ensure they have the best training and safest, most reliable lifeboats and modern stations to launch from, but the...

Devonshire Homes marks 30th anniversary with new charity partnership

Independent West Country housebuilder Devonshire Homes has marked its 30th anniversary by announcing two new charity partners for 2022/2023.

The housebuilder, which currently has new build homes sites in Crediton, Bovey Tracey, Bideford, Kingsbridge and St. Austell, has announced South West Blood Bikes and Cornwall Blood Bikes as its two Charities of the Year.

Both Blood Bike charities are formed from teams of volunteers who rely on donations alone to operate their life-saving service. Volunteer bikers use their advanced motorcycle skills to provide an ‘out of hours’...

Foot Anstey works with Empire Fighting Chance to donate 70 laptops to charities across the South and South West

Foot Anstey LLP has partnered with Bristol-based charity Empire Fighting Chance to donate 70 laptops to five charities based near its offices across the South and South West.

The laptops will help reduce the digital divide that impacts many communities. In 2021, Ofcom reported that one in five children who had been home-schooling did not have access to an appropriate device for their schoolwork all the time1. The laptop donation will help support those without digital access, which is vital for education, work and personal development.

Foot Anstey selected Empire Fighting...

New Westbank Trustee James Wood  (photo courtesy of Stewarts Law)

Lawyer James Wood joins Westbank’s Board of Trustees to further the charity’s commercial interests

Devon-wide health and well-being charity Westbank Community Health and Care is delighted to welcome personal injury lawyer James Wood as its newest Trustee. His appointment was confirmed by the board on Wednesday (27th April).

James, who’s a paraplegic following a motorcycle accident as a young man, lives in Exeter and is a former Managing Director of a unique legal service called Aspire Law. Set up as a joint venture between Aspire Charity and a leading UK law firm, it made significant gains in the personal injury market under James’ stewardship - resulting in a lucrative extra...

Mike completes 400 mile run for suicide prevention

Re-flow's Co-Founder & Managing Director, Michael Saunders, has completed his 400-mile run to raise money for the prevention charity, PAPYRUS.

Over the past four weeks, Michael has run a 10-mile commute from his home in Cheriton Fitzpaine to the Re-flow offices in Exeter, Devon. Undertaking this distance twice a day, he’s completed just under a full marathon every weekday, for 4 weeks in a row. Overall, this has amounted to 400 miles and 40,000 feet of elevation – the equivalent of scaling Mount Everest one and a half times.

Re-flow works closely with companies in...

South West urged to get into gear to beat cancer

PEOPLE in the South West are being urged to get on their bikes for Cancer Research UK and raise money for a wheelie great cause.

People of all ages and abilities – from seasoned cyclists to recent converts – are being encouraged to sign up now for the Cycle 300 challenge to help the charity continue its life-saving mission.

Taking part needn’t feel like an uphill struggle when participants can choose how, when and where to clock up 300 miles during June - whether it’s 10 miles every day, 75 miles every weekend or all in one go.

Cycling to work, exploring the...

The Great West Run announces Elysium Healthcare as new Title Partners for 2022

The Great West Run are proud to announce that Elysium Healthcare will be supporting the iconic event as Title Partners for 2022.

The Elysium Healthcare Great West Run, formerly known as Exeter’s Great West Run, takes place next month on Sunday 22nd May 2022 and has the option of a 13.1-mile half marathon, a 10k route or a 1-mile Community Mile race for all ages and abilities of runner. The event takes participants on a journey through the city centre, along pretty country lanes and takes in stunning views across Exeter before a fantastic stadium finish at Exeter Arena Athletics...

Freemasons donating more than 20,000 Easter eggs to children across the UK

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Posted: Sun, 04/17/2022 - 9:56pm

Freemasons are donating 20,000 Easter eggs to thousands of children, care homes, hospitals and food banks across England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Freemasons have been rolling up their sleeves and distributing Easter eggs across the country once again this year. The donations are helping children and families in most UK cities. In addition to donations, Freemasons are also delivering the Easter eggs and have travelled to various charities in their cars and on motorbikes. Some members have even dressed up as bunny rabbits to bring a smile to the faces of children. In...

Hospiscare receives £2,000 contribution to SOS emergency appeal from local housebuilder

Devon based charity Hospiscare is looking to raise £1 million in an emergency appeal. The charity is now nearing its goal with support from the local community and organisations such as Redrow South West.

Hospiscare supports 2,500 people with life-limiting illnesses each year and their reach covers Exeter, Mid and East Devon. This year will be their 40th anniversary, however, as a charity they need to raise around £8 million a year to continue to provide care.

The Covid pandemic had a catastrophic effect on the charity’s resources. The hospice’s income is not recovering...

A group of Men's Walkers with their hands raised by Exeter Mill Stone

Record-breaking fundraising for Men’s Walk in Hospiscare’s 40th anniversary year

Authored by SofyR
Posted: Mon, 04/04/2022 - 11:00am

Over 1,000 supporters stepped up for their local hospice charity by taking part in its iconic fundraising event last month.

Men’s Walk returned on 12 March to raise sponsorship for Hospiscare ’s vital end-of-life care for local people living with a terminal illness.

The hospice cares for over 2,500 patients and their families every year across Exeter, Mid and East Devon. With just 18% of the charity’s income funded by the NHS, events like Men’s Walk are crucial to the survival of Hospiscare.

This year’s Men’s Walk was a true milestone for Hospiscare. Not only was it...