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M&S and Making for Charity to spark something good for Exeter

Event Date: 
08/09/2016 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter

M&S and Making for Charity are calling on local people to roll up their sleeves and Spark Something Good in a week of volunteering that will positively impact 24 projects at the heart of the community in Exeter and Plymouth. 

On Thursday 8 and Friday 9 September, we are calling on volunteers to help us create bags for hospital patients to carry their syringe drivers and drainage bottles following surgery. The bags will be donated to local oncology departments and hospices. Machine sewing skills would be hugely appreciated in any of our two-hour slots.

M&S and Plymouth Tree Partnership to spark something good for Plymouth

Event Date: 
06/09/2016 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Cental Park, Plymouth

M&S and the Plymouth Tree Partnership are calling on local people to roll up their sleeves and Spark Something Good in a week of volunteering that will positively impact 24 projects at the heart of the community in Exeter and Plymouth.

On Tuesday 6 September, we are calling on volunteers to help us brighten up a well-visited part of Central Park, Plymouth’s largest green space. We plan to revitalise the area by planting a fresh carpet of naturalising crocuses around a new magnolia and thin out saplings along a wooded valley.

M&S and Age UK to spark something good for Plymouth

Event Date: 
05/09/2016 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Plymouth Ageing Centre

M&S and Age UK are calling on local people to roll up their sleeves and Spark Something Good in a week of volunteering that will positively impact 24 projects at the heart of the community in Exeter and Plymouth.

M&S and Rainbow Garden to spark something good for Exeter

Event Date: 
05/09/2016 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Exeter Community Rainbow Garden

M&S and Rainbow Garden are calling on local people to roll up their sleeves and Spark Something Good in a week of volunteering that will positively impact 24 projects at the heart of the community in Exeter and Plymouth. 

On Monday 5 September, we are calling on volunteers to help us to revitalise an essential community green space that supports the local community as a free, public green-space where people can hone horticultural skills and knowledge and take home free, organic fruit and vegetables.

City's largest community solar power project installed at Exeter College

Authored by Mark Allen
Posted: Mon, 08/15/2016 - 11:58am

Exeter Community Energy has now started the installation at Exeter College, the city’s largest community solar power project. Solar panels are being installed on the roof of the Exeter College’s Technology Centre. When completed this 150 kWp installation will be the largest community energy project in Exeter and East Devon.

Council flats to benefit from colourful community artwork

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 08/12/2016 - 7:47am

Tenants living in one of East Devon District Council’s block of flats in Cheshire Road, Exmouth will now be greeted by a colourful mural, which has been mounted on the wall of the communal entrance.

The artwork, which was created by several families who attended the East Devon Estate Management team’s Spring fun day, held earlier this year at Bassetts Farm Primary School, has been placed between protective sheets of fire retardant Perspex.

Councillor Jill Elson, East Devon District Council’s Portfolio holder for Sustainable Homes and Communities, said:

Cupcake day raises money for dementia garden

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 08/05/2016 - 2:21pm

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) staff on Budlake Ward at Exeter Community Hospital recently held a cupcake day tea party for patients and visitors, to raise money towards a dementia garden at the hospital.

All cakes were handmade by the hospital’s healthcare assistants, and the dayroom was decorated with homemade bunting made by healthcare assistant, Anne Brice.

The afternoon raised £80 through donations from staff and visitors.

Exeter Walk 2016

Event Date: 
24/09/2016 - 9:30am
Venue: 
Exeter Quay

Our annual Exeter Walk is taking place again on Saturday 24 September 2016 during international Blood Cancer Awareness Month, where we raise awareness and understanding of blood cancer, the support that exists for patients, and the work that’s being done to beat blood cancer.

Exeter Community Energy awarded £20,000 for low carbon project

Authored by Mark Allen
Posted: Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:36am

Exeter Community Energy has been awarded £19,660 to repeat its success with community-owned solar energy by delivering a renewable heat project in Devon.

The money will be used to replicate the handfull of other community heat projects in the country; will be the first in the south west; and possibly the last Urban Community Energy Fund opportunity as a result of the government’s changing priorities.

Time Traveller Club: Dopey Dinosaurs

Event Date: 
26/07/2016 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Tuesday 26th July, 10.00-12.30 or 13.30-15.30 (Pearson Education Centre)

Travel back to a time in which dinosaurs roamed the earth. Do you like scary dinosaurs or friendly dinosaurs? Create a scary T-Rex or a friendly Stegosaurus. Watch out for those flying Pterodactyls! Finally, make your own dinosaur excavation in plaster to take home.

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