Nominate unsung heroes in our community

Authored by Naomi J Ryan
Posted: Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:36am

Naomi J Ryan is on the search for someone who deserves recognition this summer. Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to improve the lives of those around them and who merit to be thanked for it? Then make sure to enter our ‘Nominate Your Local Hero’ summer award.

If your nominee is a winner, they will be invited to meet the Naomi J Ryan team and collect their bespoke gift from their office in Southernhay, Exeter.

Millwey community lunch proves a hit for all ages

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 06/18/2017 - 1:59pm

A recent community lunch organised by East Devon District Council’s Landlord Services team at the request of the charity HALFF (Health and Local Food for Families proved a tremendous success with 25 young people from Millwey, Axminster, their families and sheltered tenants, who sat down to eat together after a morning of arts, crafts and cooking.

Brownies learn about the community value of Hospiscare

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Wed, 05/31/2017 - 2:32pm

Hospiscare’s latest shop opened in Heavitree in March and is already doing a roaring trade in a range of electrical goods, homeware, clothes, and second-hand books.

Recently, however, the shop took on a more educational role as the manager Bonnie Gilbert was invited to visit the Heavitree Brownie Troop to share the importance of the work that Hospiscare does.

ELF Cream Tea Morning

Event Date: 
05/06/2017 - 10:30am to 2:30pm
Exton Village Hall, Station Road, Exton, EX3 0PS

This June 5th, join people all over Devon, put the kettle on and join in the ELF CREAM TEA!
Come along and find our more about ELF.
Money raised through the ELF cream tea may go to our new ELF @ Home service engaging with volunteers to support patients in their homes. This will enable patients who are isolated by their condition to quite literally have a cup of tea with someone.

ELF Cream Tea Month

Event Date: 
01/06/2017 - 9:00am to 30/06/2017 - 4:00pm
Wherever You Want

This June, join Michael Caines MBE and people all over Devon, put the kettle on and join in the ELF CREAM TEA!
You could host an event in your garden, a local café or even hire a village hall.  Or why not hold a cream tea in your office – a great excuse to all get together, eat scones, have a chat and raise money for a great cause!

Your event can take place any time in June and of course, other cakes and drinks can be enjoyed. We will send you a FREE event pack with balloons, ideas and Michael Caines' best scone recipe.

The Fore Street Flea Market Returns!

Event Date: 
21/05/2017 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Fore Street, Exeter, EX4

Sunday 21st May marks the 2017 return of the Fore Street Flea Market! Coinciding with Art Week Exeter, this community event is set to be the biggest so far with over 80 diverse stalls brought to you by the traders of the West Quarter and local residents. This is the perfect opportunity to spend the day soaking up the unique creative culture in this wonderful part of Exeter, at the only flea market of it’s kind in Devon.

Tea Party celebrates Disability Arts

Authored by CEDA Exeter
Posted: Thu, 05/04/2017 - 11:06am

CEDA is celebrating artistic achievements with a tea party – and all the cups and saucers have been created as part of the Total Immersion arts project.

Ceramic artist Emily Parr has been working with CEDA members to create cups, saucers, plates and other ceramic objects as part of the two-year multi-media arts project funded by Arts Council England.

Working with more than ten artists over two years, Total Immersion is using sound, space and touch to create immersive sensory experiences for CEDA’s members and other disabled people.

Community events for Dying Matters Awareness Week

Authored by Alizoun
Posted: Thu, 05/04/2017 - 10:04am

Aly Dickinson End of Life Doula with Living Well Dying Well and Dr Max Mackay James GP and lead for Diealog are hosting Workshops for Dying Matters Awareness Week. .

Open Day and Ask the Funeral Director in conjunction with Dying Matters Week

Event Date: 
13/05/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
W H. Squires & Son, 29 Exwick Villas, Exwick Road, Exeter, EX4 2AS.

On Saturday 13th May 10:00 a.m.  – 3:00 p.m., W H. Squires & Son (Exwick premises) will be having an open day and an opportunity to ‘Ask the Funeral Director’ any questions you may have – however strange you may think they are! This will be free entry but donations for Hospiscare will be welcomed for Cakes and refreshments.

Work begins on new £2m Community Hub

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 05/02/2017 - 3:28pm

Construction is about to begin on a brand new Community Hub for Topsham, one of the area’s most important buildings of recent years - and the organisation behind it is seeking volunteers to help champion its work and plan how it will develop.

The new hub, being built on the site of the former ‘pre-fab’ Topsham library, aims to be the pride of the local community.

It will be the base for many of the services provided by the Estuary League of Friends, a long-standing and much-loved charity serving the town and communities stretching from Countess Wear to Exmouth.