Deadline nears for Devon community project prize

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 02/26/2016 - 10:14am

Community organisations across Devon are being reminded that they have just a further three weeks in which to enter the Prince of Wales award, and with it the chance of winning £1,000 to boost their funds.

The Prince of Wales Award is offered annually by the Devon County Agricultural Association for community initiatives in Devon aimed at boosting local sustainability. 

Headway Devon’s Coffee and Crafts by the Quay

Event Date: 
23/04/2016 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
The XCentre, Commercial Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4AD

Local brain injury charity Headway Devon's popular craft fair and coffee morning returns on Saturday 23rd April. Taking place in the beautiful XCentre, just a stone’s throw from Exeter’s historic Quayside, this event combines a wide range of stalls from talented local sellers with delectable treats in one of Exeter’s most beautiful spaces.

The event will take place at the XCentre on Commercial Road from 11am-3pm and entry is free.

Community fund available to Exeter groups

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 02/06/2016 - 4:23pm

RGB Building Supplies is giving charities, groups and schools in the Exeter area one final chance to receive £1,000 worth of building materials before its Well Built Community Fund is relaunched again in April with a new look.

Over the past two years the builders merchant has donated £10,000 worth of products to a wide range of different organisations in the region as part of the Community Fund.  Now they are inviting groups that need help to complete an outdoor project to come forward and explain how £1,000 worth of materials will help. 

Search is on to find Britain's best volunteers

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 01/25/2016 - 8:16am

Gabby Logan and Together Mutual Insurance search for Britain’s ‘Community Initiative of the Year’ and ‘Community Hero of the Year’ celebrating local volunteers with national prizes of £25,000 per category

Today, TV favourite Gabby Logan launches ‘Britain Has Spirit’, a new campaign searching for Britain’s best individual and group volunteers. Gabby is calling on the British public to nominate their local shining stars, who selflessly give up time volunteering for nothing in return.

Exeter home visit pharmacy service showcased

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 01/08/2016 - 8:53am

AN innovative NHS service in Exeter which visits patients in their own homes to give advice and support around medication has been showcased at a top industry event at the ICC in Birmingham.

The Exeter cluster pharmacy team, managed by the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, was one of only 12 projects from across the country to be selected to exhibit at the NHS Providers Showcase.

The event, part of the two-day NHS Providers annual conference and exhibition, is designed to promote outstanding work and provide delegates with inspiration and ideas to improve patient care.

Popcorn fun at The Beacon in Exeter

Authored by Liz Straw
Posted: Sun, 12/13/2015 - 2:31pm

Exeter families enjoyed popcorn and hot chocolate at the first film night held at the city's newest community centre, The Beacon.

They sang carols around the Christmas tree before watching The Nativity Story at the centre in Beacon Lane, Beacon Heath.

The evening was organised by Isca Church.

Watch out for details of the next film night, Sing-Along-A-Frozen.

ECOE share offer reaches £390,000

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 11/30/2015 - 6:08am

The Exeter Community Energy Share Offer, which has been running since November 7th, closed on Thursday, having reached an astonishing investment figure of £390,000.

RISE‘n’Shine Festival for recovery community

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:24pm

A music and arts festival is being held to raise money for Devon’s first permanent recovery café.

The RISE 'n' Shine Festival will take place on Friday 27th November from 6pm at Sidwells Street Methodist Church in Exeter.

Proceeds will go towards setting up the county’s first permanent community café for people recovering from a drug or alcohol issue. The project is being organised by RISE Recovery, which provides drug and alcohol services across Devon. The recovery café will be opened at the Exeter RISE base in Uplands Business Centre, Heavitree Road.

Pastime Players: 'Tis the season to be jolly

Event Date: 
14/12/2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Exeter Cathedral

Monday 14th December 2015, 13.00-14.00 in the Chapter House

The Pastime Players, an Exeter based amateur Reminiscence Theatre Company, is returning to the Cathedral's Chapter House.

Their latest show, Tis the season to be jolly! recalls, through verbatim memories and music, what Christmas was like in 1950's Britain. After the performance, there will be an opportunity for the audience to share their own memories of Christmas past.

Do join us for a seasonal session of nostalgia. Tea, coffee and mince pies will be provided. £5.

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Exe-Arts community creativity workshops

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:05am

Exe-Arts, the community arts initiative set up by Superact's Patsy Lang, has reached the halfway milestone after a busy two months of fun creative workshops for all ages in art forms ranging from environmental sculpture and photography to graffiti art and experimental drawing.