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Devon Sports Awards 2014 Finalists Revealed

The finalists in this year’s Exeter Foundation Devon Sports Awards, in association with Active Devon have been revealed. They include sportsmen and women, clubs, coaches and volunteers from all four corners of the county. The event will once again be hosted at Sandy Park, the home of LV= Cup winning Premiership rugby team the Exeter Chiefs. The competition was open to those involved in sport throughout Devon and, unlike similar awards, all the profits will be donated to charity. This year’s host is BBC Spotlight's Jenny Walrond and the special guest will be medal winning British athlete...

Exeter Chiefs Ladies Night is a smash hit!

Authored by sandypark
Posted: Sun, 02/09/2014 - 8:47am

The chance to be wined and dined alongside members of the Exeter Chiefs first team squad certainly proved a smash hit as over 300 females descended on Sandy Park for the latest Ladies Night (Thursday 30 January).

In a fun-filled evening at the home of the Aviva Premiership club, party-goers not only got the chance to be in the company of the Chiefs players for a night, but they were royally entertained with musical performances from both Adam Isaac and Riccardo, as well as getting the chance to dance the night away with Danny’s Disco.

A series of games – including ‘Fact or...

Exeter Foundation styles youngsters back into education

A group of Exeter NEETs (young people Not in Education, Employment or Training) has been given a helping hand to get back into learning thanks to a £1,890 grant from the Exeter Foundation.

The funding has paid for equipment to enable eight young people to study a Level One Course in Hair & Beauty and Customer Service at Hair@TheAcademy , which is based at Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education.

As a result of this year’s course, seven students will now go on to a Further Education Course next year and one has been recruited to take part in an apprenticeship-style...

Northcott Beaton Pukka Yomp 2013 - Foundation For Success!

Authored by AndyPayne79
Posted: Thu, 05/23/2013 - 8:33am

In 2011, 25 intrepid ‘Yompers’ meandered their way across the hills and vales of Exeter and the surrounding countryside culminating with a celebration at Woodbury Park and, thanks to the fundraising efforts, a cheque for £2,500 presented to The Exeter Chiefs very own charity – The Exeter Foundation, who provide the city of Exeter and its surrounding areas with a ‘Civic Trust’ that promotes our community and pursues the vision of people who live and work here through a variety of local charities.

The Foundation acts as a fundraising body with a commitment to the future prosperity of...

Devon Sports Awards Finalists announced

Active Devon has today announced the finalists of the prestigious Devon Sports Awards.

Running for over ten years, the awards attract hundreds of nominations each year, but this year saw a record number of nominations that were judged by an independent panel of experts last week.

The ceremony, hosted by Jenny Walrond (BBC Spotlight) takes place at Sandy Park, Exeter on Friday 10 May, where the winners of each category will be announced. In a partnership formed with local charity The Exeter Foundation, Active Devon will be opening up tickets to the event, which include a...

Not-for-profit sports awards now open for nominations

The Exeter Daily has joined forces with Active Devon and the Exeter Foundation to launch a county-wide sports awards event to promote all that is best about local sport in 2013.

TED backs new sports awards

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Wed, 01/02/2013 - 9:38am

In a drive to promote all that is best about local sport in 2013, The Exeter Daily has joined forces with Active Devon and the Exeter Foundation to launch a county-wide sports awards event.

The competition is open to those involved in sport throughout Devon and, unlike similar awards, will be not-for-profit with any money raised going to charity.

Date set for Exeter Business Games Launch

The Exeter Business Games 2013 will be officially launched on Thursday, 31st January at an event hosted by Event Exeter at the Forum, University of Exeter. Businesses in Exeter who are interested in finding out more about the Games are invited to this free event, where organisers will give an overview of the planned games along with details of how to sign up and the opportunity to do so. The Exeter Business Games, which will run throughout May and June 2013, comprises of various corporate events such as Ten-Pin Bowling and River Boat racing and is open to any Exeter-based business. The...

Chiefs get their teeth into fundraising burgers!

Members of the Exeter Chiefs squad have already been showing their support to the Exeter Foundation, which is set to benefit every time someone tucks into a specially-made ‘Chiefs Burger’ at Urban Burger in the City Centre.

In a new incentive thought up by Urban Burger owner Garth and Melissa Pearse, the Foundation will benefit to the tune of 50p each time a customer orders the mouth-watering Chiefs Burger, which is made up of two 6oz prime Red Ruby Devon beef patties, bacon, fried onions, mayo and two slices of American cheese.

Garth says he is delighted to be supporting...

Exeter Foundation computer boost for brain injured

Brain injury survivors in the city now have access to top-of-the-range IT facilities thanks to the generosity of the Exeter Foundation.

The Foundation, which supports a range of charities in the Exeter area, made a donation towards Headway Devon's day centre in Exeter, enabling the charity to invest in a brand new computer hub for the use of the people with brain injuries who attend the centre. The computer hub, which was opened on Monday by Michael Caines MBE, highly acclaimed chef and Trustee of the Exeter Foundation, consists of three desktop computers, a laptop for those...