Local community invited to Christmas memorial service at Exeter and Devon Crematorium

A special Christmas memorial service will be held at Exeter and Devon Crematorium and Cemetery on Topsham Road to commemorate loved ones who have passed away in the community in 2021.

Families supported by the crematorium over the past year are invited to attend the memorial service on Wednesday 15 December at 7pm in St Peters Chapel where they can dedicate a personalised star to their loved ones which can be placed on the crematorium’s memorial Christmas tree as a sign of remembrance. Refreshments including tea, coffee, mulled wine and mince pies will be served, a performance...

RGB Exeter is thinking of others this Christmas

After having to restrict visits to loved ones last Christmas, many families are planning big celebrations this festive period, but there are some who will be alone. RGB Building Supplies is encouraging people in the local area to be part of its ‘Keeping you in mind’ campaign.

Between Wednesday 1st and Wednesday 15th December, the builders merchant is inviting people to write a message on a postcard, or for younger residents, RGB has designed a Christmas colouring sheet. RGB’s branch team will then pass on the postcards to homeless shelters and the pictures to care homes, as well...

Golden Christmas Sofa Songs

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 12/01/2021 - 11:34pm

When Covid forced the closure of the 220 popular GOLDIES Sing and Smile daytime FUN singalongs across England and Wales in March 2020, the charity then turned to the internet and launched “sofa singing” via Facebook and YouTube with twice-weekly sessions featuring all those popular Goldies songs of the 70s and onwards. sessions go out on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week and are led by two of the charity’s popular session leaders, Rachel and Cheryl. Last Autumn an additional Welsh language session was added, led by Sian. sessions reach out to...

Spread a little caffeinated cheer this Christmas!

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 11/26/2021 - 11:31pm
Devon Church sends out a 1,000 Christmas Hampers to people in need and require tea/coffee donations

It has been a difficult year for so many, and Rediscover Church in Exeter aims to spread Christmas cheer across the city by distributing about a 1,000 Christmas hampers to those in need.

The hampers are packed with a range of food including pasta, rice, sauces, biscuits, tea, coffee, mince pies, beans, soup and more to support a range of people through the festive period.

Here's how you can be Santa this year— could you donate tea and coffee? We need YOUR help to fill the...

Nominate a charity to receive a festive financial boost

Nominate a charity to receive a festive financial boost Specialist insurer Ecclesiastical is giving £120,000 to good causes as part of its annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign.

Now into its fifth year, Ecclesiastical is once again inviting Devon residents to nominate a registered charity close to their hearts to benefit from this festive financial boost.

Ten lucky winners will be announced each weekday from 6 to 21 December.

It’s quick and easy to nominate a charity online. Nominations are open until 20 December and you can vote for your favourite charity...

Mecca Exeter donating hamper to local community this Christmas

Following last year's success, Mecca Bingo Exeter is launching its second unique Everyone Deserves a Christmas appeal to help individuals and families in need this Christmas.

Mecca's renowned UK-wide Christmas appeal involves all 71 clubs across the country and aims to provide hampers to those most in need, allowing them to go through the Christmas season more comfortably. Last year, the original bingo brand partnered with 52 charities to raise an incredible total of £185,000 in cash and hamper donations, providing 3,800 hampers across the UK.

This Christmas, Mecca is...

Festive favourites return to the big screen at Vue Exeter this Christmas

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Thu, 11/25/2021 - 12:21pm

CHRISTMAS classics and festive family favourites are heading back to the big screen this year at Vue, providing the perfect gift of the Big Screen Experience this December.

For those looking to enjoy a pinch of Christmas movie magic, Vue will be showing a number of select seasonal screenings across the month in the lead up to the 25th December and whether it’s some Christmas cheer for the children or Big Screen Entertainment for big kids, there’s something for everyone at Vue.

It’s once again the perfect time to spend quality time with Kevin McCallister as he tries to...

The Exeter Christmas pop-up shop is back: Help raise vital funds for charity this Christmas

Cards for Good Causes, the charity Christmas card and gift retailer, had opened its doors in Exeter. The pop-up shop is in St. Martin's Church and is open Monday to Saturday 10am-4pm.

The not-for-profit organisation always has a huge selection of charity Christmas cards and seasonal gifts with proceeds donated back to local and national charities. In the last 10 years alone, they have raised over £40 million for charity and last year, the Exeter community raised an incredible £10,400 with the sale of charity cards and gifts in the pop-up shop.

Cards for Good Causes...

Exeter builders merchant's 'cheeky' charity calendar goes on sale

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 11/20/2021 - 10:43am

RGB Building Supplies' Well Built Builder's Bum 2022 calendar is now on sale to raise vital funds for the builders merchant's chosen charities, Devon Mind, Cornwall Mind and Mind in Somerset.

RGB invited tradespeople to put themselves forward to be included in the calendar and be photographed whilst doing their job, but with a little bit of their bottom on display.

In addition to builders, carpenters, forklift drivers, and plumbing specialists, RGB's sponsored Exeter Chiefs' players Dave Ewers, Frankie Nowell, Sean O'Brien and Facundo Cordero also took part to show...

LadBaby urges Devon shoppers to support Tesco Food Collection

Authored by Ellie Green
Posted: Fri, 11/19/2021 - 12:28pm

Triple Christmas chart-topper and social media star LadBaby has launched this year’s Tesco Food Collection, urging shoppers Devon to donate at their local store. The LadBaby family’s charity singles have reached Christmas No.1 for the past three years. They are only the third act in UK history – after The Beatles and Spice Girls – to have three consecutive number ones. Ladbaby, aka Mark Hoyle, is keen to use his platform to raise awareness of poverty and to support food banks. During the collection, which is under way in Express stores until November 20 and is taking place in larger...