Exeter City celebrate role of women and girls in football

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 10/22/2013 - 9:59am

Exeter City FC will be celebrating the role of women and girls in football at its specially designated One Game One Community (OGOC) home game against Burton Albion (Saturday 26 October).

Each season the Supporters’ Trust-backed Exeter City OGOC group organise a match with an equality and diversity theme. Previous events have put the spotlight on issues including racism, homophobia and disability. This year the focus is on promoting female participation in football.

The choice has been applauded by City’s new OGOC Ambassador, first team goalkeeper Artur Krysiak.


Cranbrook’s first community building opening soon

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 10/10/2013 - 4:25pm

The first community building in Cranbrook is now complete and the asset has been handed over to East Devon District Council which intends to open the doors to the Younghayes Centre in time for the community’s Hallowe’en pumpkin party.

Following a delay with the handover of the building due to legal technicalities, Councillor Paul Diviani, Leader of East Devon District Council, was today delighted to hear that the building now belongs to East Devon.

He said: “Thank the Lord! Every day a false hope dawned but at long last we have the keys to the doors of the Younghayes Centre...

Last call for 2014 nominations for prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Authored by Matthew Vizard
Posted: Thu, 09/19/2013 - 3:46pm

Nominations for the prestigious Queen's Award for Voluntary Service close on 30 September 2013.

People are being urged to nominate community groups and volunteers who have made a genuine difference to their local area, the Cabinet Office announced today, in the last call for 2014 nominations for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service .

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, a unique UK national honour, was created over a decade ago by Her Majesty to mark the Golden Jubilee in 2002 to recognise the outstanding contributions made to local communities by groups of...

Care agencies invited to attend conference

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 08/26/2013 - 4:45pm

Quality and Partnership are the key themes in speeches from lead organisations at the annual Devon Care Training conference, this year titled What I do Matters.

Care providers and commissioners of care are gathering to share best practice, successes and challenges of working in a constantly changing market place where only those that adapt their businesses to provide tailor-made care will survive.

Care agencies from across the south west are invited to attend the What I Do Matters conference at the University of Exeter on Friday 13 September.

The conference is the...

Thousands will be helped by ELF Community Support Programme

Authored by Exeter Leukaemia Fund
Posted: Mon, 08/26/2013 - 9:48am

Earlier in the year, the ELF Community Support Programme was launched to help the wider community who have been diagnosed of leukaemia and other blood disorders, who have been referred to the RD&E Hospital.

Three distinct services of accommodation, transport and advice are now fully operational and will help thousands of patients and loved ones every year. All these services are FREE to the patient and loved one, although donations are welcomed.

Accommodation Initially the charity rented a 2 bedroom apartment just 5 minutes from the hospital, for patients, their...

Local community invited to consultation for new Exeter Maths School

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Sun, 08/18/2013 - 11:31pm

The first consultation for the new Exeter Mathematics School (EMS) will be held on 28 August at the University of Exeter.

The new school will be a mathematically oriented, academic sixth form, providing an environment in which those with an interest in, and aptitude for, mathematics can be stimulated, developed and stretched.

The EMS is due to open in September 2014, with 30 year 12 students drawn from Devon, Dorset, Cornwall and Somerset and is co-sponsored by the University of Exeter and Exeter College.

One of only two specialist mathematics schools in the UK, the...

Wheelie good news for Exeter Community Bikes!

Authored by mattbell
Posted: Mon, 08/05/2013 - 12:26am

Amazing news! ECI and Exeter Community Bikes has been chosen by the Big Give to take part in its Christmas Challenge. The Challenge is a 7-day donation extravaganza. Every donation is doubled. We have a target of £3,000, so we could get £6,000 for Exeter Community Bikes!

First we need to raise £1,500 in pledges between now and 11 October. Pledges are used to match the online donations. The minimum pledge is £100. Please spread the word far and wide and ask people to pledge to support our project.

Shoppers invited to ‘Share a Coke’ at Princesshay

Authored by Princesshay Shopping Centre
Posted: Wed, 07/31/2013 - 10:12am

Visitors to Exeter’s Princesshay will be able to get their name printed on a bottle of Coca-Cola as the Share a Coke tour arrives on Wednesday 14 August.

Coke, Diet Coke and Coke Zero bottles with 250 of the nation’s most popular names on them have been flying off the shelves this summer with people searching for their name on the iconic bottles.

The tour, which is travelling across the country, will allow people to visit and receive a personalised Coca-Cola or Coke Zero bottle.

Wayne Pearce, Princesshay Centre Director said: “We’re delighted to welcome the Share a...

Devon's schools helping to make music at this year's Mix

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Wed, 06/26/2013 - 12:44am

A diverse mix of professional and community musicians will come together with young people from across the county at one of Britain’s biggest school music festivals, organised by Babcock LDP Music Service on behalf of Devon County Council.

Today (Wednesday 26 June) at Westpoint, Exeter, thousands of young people from schools across Devon will take part in this year’s Mix - now in its 9th year.

Young people will take part in large-scale workshops with; The Magnets Trio, Samba Marcianas, Kagemusha Taiko and The Collective, as well as large scale ensemble workshops as part of...

Cubs clean up at Trinity Hill

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Tue, 06/18/2013 - 1:59am

1st LYM Valley Cubs kindly offered their services to the local community on Sunday 9 June when they carried out a sponsored Litter Pick on the Trinity Hill Local Nature Reserve. The event was part of Scout Community Week, allowing an opportunity for groups across the UK to raise the money needed to deliver what Scouting does best – adventurous activities locally, every week.

The event was led by Nature Reserves Ranger Jim Hunter of the East Devon District Council Countryside team, who said: "We are very grateful to the Cubs for their help and their enthusiasm in keeping this Nature...