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Thousands of vulnerable and older people at risk in Devon this Winter

Authored by LauraHew
Posted: Mon, 11/27/2017 - 10:27am

A campaign to help the most vulnerable in our communities to stay warm and well this winter has launched. The Surviving Winter appeal asks those who feel they can, to consider donating to those who desperately need extra support during the cold winter months. Many previous donors have donated their Winter Fuel payment if they don’t need it but want to make sure it is well used.

The figures tell a shocking story for older and vulnerable people in Devon living in fuel poverty. Over 1,000 older people are at risk of dying simply due to avoidable winter related illnesses and one in...

In the Bleak Midwinter - Keep people safe and well

Authored by LauraHew
Posted: Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:15pm

A campaign to help the most vulnerable in our communities to stay warm and well this winter has launched.

The Surviving Winter appeal asks those who feel they can, to consider donating to those who desperately need extra support during the cold winter months. Many previous donors have donated their Winter Fuel payment if they don’t need it but want to make sure it is well used.

The figures tell a shocking story for older and vulnerable people in Devon living in fuel poverty. Over 1,000 older people are at risk of dying simply due to avoidable winter related illnesses and...

Fire at The Clarence

Event Date: 
31/10/2017 - 7:30pm to 11/11/2017 - 10:00pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

A new community play by Mark Carey

Cygnet Theatre with Wren Music are proud to celebrate the history of Exeter’s much loved Royal Clarence Hotel with a large-scale community production to coincide with the first anniversary of the fire. Mark Carey’s new play brings vivid life to the famous, infamous and little known characters who lived, worked, played and died at the Royal Clarence Hotel.

31 October 7.30pm

1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10 November 7.30pm

11 November 2pm and 7.30pm Tickets: £10 (£8 Child, £30 Family Ticket)

https://cygnettheatre.co.uk

Branscombe Harvest Fair 2017

Event Date: 
16/09/2017 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Venue: 
Branoc Hall (Branscombe Village Hall) & Playing Field

Come and join us in the beautiful seaside village of Branscombe for an afternoon of family fun at our 3nd annual Harvest Fair!

Family Dog Show, Village Show competition, entertainment, music, morris dancing, circus skills, punch & judy shows, bouncy castles, traditional games, apple pressing, children's activities, WI Craft Tent, a great variety of stalls, traditional craft demonstrations, vintage vehicles, BBQ, cakes & cream teas, licensed bar… and hopefully some sunshine!

BHF is a fundraising event for community organisations and local charities.

Our...

Exeter Community Energy launches pioneering Community Fund

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 08/29/2017 - 12:40pm

Exeter Community Energy (ECOE) has launched their exciting Community Fund for 2017, which is designed to fund local projects that promote energy-savings and/or help to alleviate fuel poverty within the local community.

They are interested in receiving applications from a range of local organisations: charities, social enterprises, town and parish councils, schools/other educational organisations, and local constituted clubs and societies.

ECOE is a social enterprise that sets up community-owned renewable energy projects that promote community involvement, shared benefits...

What you can do to help your local community

Authored by Sam Richards
Posted: Tue, 08/22/2017 - 6:01am

There are few things as rewarding as helping your local community, particularly when you can be sure that your actions have altered someone else’s life for the better. The simplicity of a smile can often be enough to make another person’s day, so imagine how valuable your time would be to someone less fortunate. Indeed, there are numerous reasons why you might want to pitch in and support your local community, including the opportunities to make new friends, learn a new set of skills, and further your own career. You’ll also discover a new sense of self, and uncover a little more about...

New street art improves look of community hub

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 08/16/2017 - 2:46pm

Three former offenders have helped to brighten up a previously dull car park at a community hub in Exeter.

The group, who are all being supported by Dorset, Devon and Cornwall Community Rehabilitation Company (DDC CRC) as part of their sentences, have taken part in a street art course as they look to pick up new skills. They are helping to transform the old car park at Wat Tyler House community hub on King William Street into a ‘paradise’ garden area and have spray painted pink flamingos onto the wall. The group has also undertaken courses in horticulture and woodwork. Laura...

Pinhoe community project overwhelmed by offers of support from volunteers

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 08/13/2017 - 4:28pm

When a community project in Exeter asked for people's views and ideas for a new building they didn’t quite expect the overwhelming number of volunteers who came forward to help. People behind plans to create a Community Hub in Pinhoe received 75 offers of help after sending out a survey asking for suggestions on what should be in the building and where it should be located. “With all sorts of skills and new ideas it's very exciting to see this level of support and makes the new Community Hub even more within reach,” said Cllr Duncan Wood, who has backed the initiative right from start....

Axe Valley Community Choir strikes a chord with former member at Seaton Care Home

Authored by Glen King PR
Posted: Fri, 08/11/2017 - 10:16am

A total of 28 members of the Axe Valley Community Choir joined former bass singer 92-year-old Ron Styles, now a resident at The Seaton Care Home, for a special reunion performance. The 85-strong Axe Valley Community Choir, was formed in 2009 to bring people of all ages and abilities to enjoy singing together, as well as participating in fundraising events within the community. Ron had been a popular member of the choir before setting up residence in the care home in February and has been sorely missed.

On the day, the choir even brought their own piano and filled the home with...

Nominate projects to receive £1,000 Community Fund

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 08/07/2017 - 7:06pm

RGB Building Supplies has reopened its Well Built Community Fund and is calling out to schools, charities and community groups to tell it about projects that have an autumnal theme for the chance to receive £1,000 worth of building materials.

This will be the builders’ merchants’ 20th Community Fund giveaway and whatever the reason for the nomination, RGB would like to hear about it. Maybe a charity needs to make repairs to ensure a building is safe for winter, or perhaps an amateur dramatic group needs help with staging for an autumn performance.

Paul West, Branch Manager...

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