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Exeter Foundation donates bladder scanner to Bolham Ward

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 09/24/2017 - 12:02pm

The Exeter Foundation has donated a new bladder scanner to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital’s Bolham Ward in memory of former patient Patrick Tilbury.

Patrick’s parents Barbara and David Tilbury applied to the Foundation for the £6,000 donation to the neurological ward, which Patrick was cared for in January 2016 before he sadly passed away.

Exeter Foundation Trustee and Michelin-starred chef Michael Caines MBE recently visited the ward with Mr and Mrs Tilbury to take a look at the new piece of equipment and hear from staff first-hand how the scanner is already...

Property Search Group pledges support for Exeter Chiefs' charity

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Thu, 09/14/2017 - 9:57pm

Property Search Group has announced it is one of 15 businesses to pledge support for the Exeter Foundation by raising at least £1,500, for the trust, over the next 12 months.

The Exeter Foundation is a fundraising body run by Premiership rugby club the Exeter Chiefs and local businesses. The money raised by PSG, over the next 12 months, will go towards projects and organisations in and around the city.

The leading independent provider of quality conveyancing searches in England and Wales, PSG has more local offices than any other provider and an unrivalled product portfolio...

Exeter Foundation designated charities announced for 2017/18

20 charities are set to benefit from the match-day fundraising efforts of the Exeter Foundation during the 2017/18 rugby season.

Set up six years ago by the Exeter Chiefs and a selected group of local businessmen to help promote the local community and the vision of people working within it, the Exeter Foundation has raised over £1 million since its inception.

The Exeter Foundation has helped to directly fund over 80 charities and organisations, including the designated charities each year and several other projects and schemes.

Last season’s Foundation charities...

Community sporting heroes and heroines crowned at Devon Sports Awards

Stars from the sporting, entertainment and culinary world came together last Friday 30th June to celebrate Devon's community sporting heroes and heroines for the 20th Devon Sports Awards.

The glittering celebration evening was the culmination of a six month nomination and shortlisting process. The Devon Sports Awards recognise and celebrate the best of both community and professional sport in Devon. Guests assembled at Sandy Park for the annual celebration organised by a partnership of the Exeter Foundation, Active Devon and Exeter College.

BBC Spotlight’s Jenny Walrund led...

Exeter Foundation Big Walk returns

The date of the 2017 Exeter Foundation Big Walk has been confirmed as Saturday, 19th August.

The event will combine walking 10 miles in aid of the charity of the Chiefs' with watching two Exeter Chiefs pre-season games, with the recently crowned Premiership champions playing Cornish Pirates and Newport Gwent Dragons in a double-header.

Sponsored by SW comms, Northcott Beaton, Santander and the Land Rover Experience, the Big Walk starts and finishes at the Sandy Park, and takes in a flat, scenic route through the River Exe Valley.

Entry is £25 per person which...

Exeter Foundation Big Walk

Event Date: 
19/08/2017 - 9:00am to 5:30pm
Sandy Park, Exeter

Walk 10 miles in aid of the Exeter Foundation before enjoying not one, but two Exeter Chiefs pre-season games!

Sponsored by South West Communications, Northcott Beaton, Santander and The Land Rover Experience, The Big Walk starts and finishes at the Sandy Park, and takes in a flat, scenic route through the River Exe Valley.

Entry is £25 per person, or team entry is £100, which includes a t-shirt, drink and famous Sandy Park pasty – plus a ticket for the Exeter Chiefs pre-season double header against Cornish Pirates and Newport Gwent Dragons.

For more details please...

Play area revamped with help from the Exeter Foundation

A play area on the outskirts of Exeter has been refurbished with help from the Exeter Foundation.

£5,000 was donated towards upgrading the children’s play area in Exton, with new equipment including a multi-play unit and swings. The existing play area was becoming unsafe and the people of Exton were keen to improve the park for the increasing number of children living in the village. Exeter Foundation trustee, Alan Quantick, went to the opening of the revamped play area, which has also benefited from grants from Woodbury Parish Council, Combe Solar Farm Community and the Norman...

2017 Devon Sports Awards finalists announced

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 05/05/2017 - 11:02am

The finalists for the prestigious 2017 Exeter Foundation Devon Sports Awards have been announced and all 30 are outstanding. To mark the 20th year of the awards there are some exciting new categories and the finalists include people from all aspects of community sport from coaches and volunteers to sportspeople from a really diverse range of sports.

The Awards which will take place on 30th June at Sandy Park celebrate diverse sporting contributions and achievements from community level coaching right through to elite sports performers. The main purpose of the Awards is to recognise...

Exeter Foundation launches £20,000 grant

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 03/15/2017 - 2:25pm

The Exeter Foundation is launching its first Devon Sporting Legacy Project Grant to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Devon Sports Awards.

The Foundation, which is the official charity of the Exeter Chiefs, is making £20,000 available to match fund an existing organisation’s project fund to assist them with the achievement and completion of their sporting legacy project.

The funds will be available for a Devon-based project, which will help enhance the local area and community.

Chairman of the Exeter Foundation, Tony Rowe OBE, said: “We have generated this...

Chiefs charity says 'Thanks A Million'!

A charity set up just six years ago to help promote the local community and the vision of people who and work there is today celebrating raising the sum of £1m.

Put together back in 2011 by three rugby directors and three local businessmen, the Exeter Foundation is a city-based charity that has been working tirelessly to bring future prosperity to the people in and around the Devon city.

And since its inception the Exeter Foundation has helped to directly fund over 75 different charities and organisations in a series of wide-ranging projects and schemes.

Headed up...