RGB launches last Community Fund for 2019

Authored by Paula_D
Posted: Fri, 12/13/2019 - 9:09am

Through its Well Built Community Fund, RGB Building Supplies has already donated £5,000 for groups, charities and schools to spend at its branches this year. It has one last giveaway for 2019 and is calling for nominations for the chance to win £1,000 to purchase building materials or tools. 

RGB's Community Fund aims to help groups complete much-needed projects that they would not otherwise be able to.

Thomas Westcott raises over £690 for Devon Air Ambulance

Authored by sarahhoyle
Posted: Thu, 12/12/2019 - 10:30am

Thomas Westcott Chartered Accountants has presented Devon Air Ambulance with a cheque for £691. The donation brings the total the firm has raised for the charity over the last 15 years to £5,641.

Marie Curie Christmas collectors needed in Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 12/11/2019 - 10:55am

Terminal illness charity Marie Curie urgently needs volunteers in Exeter on Thursday (19th). The charity is asking locals to volunteer just two hours of their time for a local supermarket collection. 

Lauren Peters, Marie Curie Community Fundraiser for Devon, said: “We urgently need people to help with a collection at Sainsburys on Alphington Road on Thursday 19th December. A collection can raise around £250 of vital funds, so we don’t want to miss out on the opportunity.

Exeter College Festival of Carols Raises Money for Charities

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Mon, 12/09/2019 - 1:36pm

Students, parents, staff and the Exeter community joined together to celebrate Christmas at Exeter College’s Festival of Carols in the stunning setting of Exeter Cathedral, all in the name of charity.  

The annual event celebrated the college’s exceptionally talented students, with performances from the Exeter College orchestra, as well as student choirs and piano and vocal duets.  

Paul and Donna Berry from The Swan, which is hosting a Christmas quiz in aid of CHAT.

Get your quiz hats on in aid of charity

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Mon, 12/09/2019 - 11:47am

EGGHEADS from Devon can test their general knowledge and help raise money for a good cause during a quiz night being held at an award-winning pub in the county this month (December 2019).

The charity quiz takes place at The Swan in Bampton on December 22 in aid of CHAT (Churches Housing Action Team), which provides help to the homeless or those at risk of losing their home.

Woman with mince pies

Mince pies for your 'elf!

Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Fri, 12/06/2019 - 1:10pm

Ottery coffee shop Tickety-Boo has pledged to raise more funds for its chosen charity Exeter Leukaemia Fund with a special ‘mince pie week’.

From Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 December, the coffee shop team will donate the price of a mince pie to ELF for each one bought by a customer. That’s £1.50 per mince pie!

Tickety-Boo chef Trystan Bridgman says “All our mince pies are made in the traditional way by our talented baker Lesley.

Festive food fun with Santa

Festive food fun with Santa

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Mon, 12/02/2019 - 10:41am

They say you shouldn’t play with your food – but at Living Coasts this Christmas, that’s exactly what kids are being encouraged to do.

The coastal zoo’s Breakfast with Santa event features food, presents – and penguins.

Living Coasts spokesperson Phil Knowling said: “Children get a pancake to decorate. They can choose from things like banana, strawberries, chocolate drops, cream and syrup – they can draw a snowman or a penguin or Santa Claus himself – or they can just pile it all on and eat it!”

Gentle by nature?

Gentle by nature?

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Sat, 11/30/2019 - 9:45am

Paignton Zoo has welcomed a new species – the wonderfully-named gentle lemur. There’s more than a little of the teddy bear about them, with their thick, grey-brown fur and beady amber eyes. The babies are said to be especially cute – and the zoo certainly hopes to see babies in due course.

The gentle lemur – more correctly, the Alaotran gentle lemur - is the only primate that lives entirely in marshy habitat. In the wild it can be found in reed beds around Lake Alaotra, in north east Madagascar. 

Representatives from the organisations and charities with their cheques

Devon Freemasons give £25,000 support to local charities and organisations

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 11/26/2019 - 10:03am

Every Spring and Autumn Freemasons from all around Devon meet to support local organisations and charities who are require financial assistance, amongst those included are Schools, Youth Centres and locally based charities including Hospices, Hospital Services and Cancer Charities.

Front Row: Liz Cook – Volunteer Co-ordinator & Supervisor/ Sara Bennett CEO (Balloons) / Symon Garratt / David Gibson/ Chris Heal/ Alison Whitfield / Julie Weaver (Partners – W&L)  Back Row: Gem Watson – Volunteer Grief Support Worker & Becky Hopley – Volunteer Grief Support Worker  (Balloons)

Independent estate agents 'reach for the sky' in aid of Balloons

Authored by Glen King PR
Posted: Fri, 11/22/2019 - 11:13am

Award-winning south west estate agents and chartered surveyors Whitton & Laing have generously donated £1,884 to Exeter-based ‘Balloons’, a charity who help support bereaved children and their families. 

The sum represented the year the independent estate agency was established and their way of giving back to the local community as part of the firm’s 135th anniversary celebrations.