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Diners treated to culinary masterclass

Diners were treated to another culinary masterclass as Michelin-starred chef Michael Caines MBE joined forces with Sandy Park Head Chef Denis Turner for a mouth-watering Gourmet Evening at Sandy Park.

Held in aid of the official Exeter Chiefs’ Charity, the Exeter Foundation, the evening raised a staggering £3,750 and once again highlighted the work of the charity to the assembled guests.

Back by popular demand, the five-course dining experience saw Michael and Dennis work closely with Level Three students from Michael’s very own academy, Restaurant 34 at Exeter College, as...

Holiday park raises thousands for Exeter Foundation

A holiday park in Devon has helped raise nearly £5,000 for the Exeter Foundation Charity to help a host of local good causes.

Staff at Ladram Bay Holiday Park raised £4565 for the charity of the Exeter Chiefs, through a series of events held at the park on the Jurassic Coast between Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton.

Exeter Chiefs’ CEO and chairman, and Exeter Foundation Trustee, Tony Rowe, invited members of Ladram Bay’s entertainments’ team including manager Greg Crutcher and Pickles the Parrot, on to the pitch at half-time in Sunday’s clash with Bath Rugby. The foundation...

The Somme Centenary Dinner

Event Date: 
16/04/2016 - 7:00pm to 17/04/2016 - 12:00am
Sandy Park, Exeter

This is a commemorative black-tie dinner in aid of The Shrouds of the Somme 19240, remembering the 19,240 allied servicemen who gave their lives at the Battle of the Somme on July 1, 1916.

The dinner will feature entertainment throughout the evening from the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines CTCRM, who will be Beating Retreat before dinner commences - a spectacular display of military drumming dating back to the 16th century.

The Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines CTCRM will also be performing throughout the evening, with dancing following the three course gourmet dinner...

‘Colour in Keith’ raises £365 for Exeter Foundation

A member of RGB Building Supplies’ Exeter team has raised a fantastic £365 for the Exeter Foundation by dying his hair a wonderful shade of violet.

For the past few weeks, RGB driver Keith Thomas has been inviting customers to make a donation to his ‘Colour in Keith’ appeal and vote on what colour, or pattern, his hair became.

Keith’s hair was then dyed in the Exeter branch on Friday 19th February with colour kindly donated by LaRicheLtd.

Keith said: “A huge thank you to all our customers who made a donation, and to RGB who matched the amount that was raised. RGB is...

Charities benefit to the tune of £145,000 thanks to Exeter Foundation

Following a successful year of fundraising, Exeter-based charities and projects are better off to the tune of over £145,000 thanks to donations from the Exeter Chiefs’ official charity, the Exeter Foundation.

Some £97,534.34 was given to projects who had applied for funds from the Exeter Foundation, including £10,000 towards a play area at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital’s Bramble Ward, £25,000 for a new hydrotherapy pool at Vranch House and a £1,500 contribution for a new Volunteering in Health minibus.

The Exeter Foundation also supported the 19240 Shrouds of the...

World's smallest RWC museum opens in Exeter

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Tue, 02/09/2016 - 11:59am

The world’s smallest museum dedicated to the Rugby World Cup in Exeter has been opened by two of the Exeter Chiefs stars who played a part in the 2015 tournament.

Hooker Elvis Taione and full-back Chrysander Botha helped to remember last year’s global tournament coming to the city, when they helped to officially open the museum, which is in the boardroom of Exeter PR, marketing and design firm Astley Media.

In the eyes of millions, Sandy Park and the City of Exeter were showcased in all its glory as five different countries battled for honours during three games.


Colin Jackson confirmed for Devon Sports Awards

Celebrated athlete and popular broadcaster, Colin Jackson CBE, has been confirmed as the guest speaker at this year’s Devon Sports Awards.

Colin is regarded as one of the greatest athletes in the history of British Athletics, ranking in the top ten hurdlers in the world for two decades and retaining the 110m record for thirteen years. Since retiring in 2002, Colin has become a popular broadcaster, particularly as part of the BBC Athletics team. Colin was also a finalist in Strictly Come Dancing in 2005.

Chairman of the Exeter Foundation, Tony Rowe OBE, said: “We’re...

Treat for Chiefs (and chefs) fans!

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 01/26/2016 - 3:37pm

Fresh from a record-breaking Christmas campaign, the New Year is starting just as brightly for Sandy Park head chef Denis Turner and his kitchen team.

Having served up over 4,000 festive meals during the month of December, a new record for the award-winning Exeter venue, now attentions have switched to an equally busy period ahead.

As well as coping with the daily demands of the ever-popular Conference & Banqueting facility, the Scouse chef is also responsible for overseeing the daily food demands for top rugby side Exeter Chiefs and, of course, crowds of over 10,000...

Euro cyclists raise over £20,000 for local charities

For the people of Bordeaux they didn’t quite know what was going on, but the sight of over 300 Devonians lining the streets, banging their drums and bellowing out the ‘Tomahawk Chop’ was somewhat different for a Friday afternoon. It was, however, the greeting afforded to the 22 intrepid cyclists as they cruised their way into the entrance of the Stade Chaban Delmas at the end of the Exeter European Cycle Challenge. Six days after leaving Sandy Park, the group were afforded a rapturous welcome from Exeter Chiefs’ players, staff and supporters alike as they marked the end of their mammoth...

Chiefs bring Christmas cheer to Bramble Unit

Exeter Chiefs may be gearing up for a busy festive period of fixtures, but today members of the first-team squad took a morning out to pay a special festive visit to the Bramble Children’s Unit at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital.

First team stars Haydn Thomas, Ben Moon, Brett Sturgess, Gareth Steenson, Michele Campagnaro, Ollie Atkins, Don Armand, Jack Yeandle, Matt Jess, Tom Johnson and Olly Woodburn, along with our very own Big Chief, took on the role of Santa Claus for one very special day and made their annual visit to the local hospital to spend time with youngsters who...