exeter foundation

Fundraisers scale new heights for Exeter charities

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Wed, 10/24/2012 - 10:06pm

South West Communications Group’s directors Sarah Flowers and Brian Lodge have returned from climbing 5,500 metres to one of the peaks of the Annapura range in the Himalayas to raise more than £3,000 for the Exeter Foundation

Initially the intrepid pair were due to climb to Mount Everest’s south base camp, but had to change their plans at the last minute.

As Brian explains: “We came to climb to Everest base camp along with hundreds of other like-minded souls and we would have flown half way up to Lukla at 2,800m and then joined the queue to get to base camp another 2,600m...

Cyclists donate over £6000 to Foundation

Over £6,000 has been raised for the Exeter Foundation by a group of nine cyclists, who cycled approximately 300 miles around the borders of Devon.

The Tomahawk Tour raised a total of £12,271, which has been split between the Exeter Foundation and Exeter Youth Rugby.

Foundation XV member South West Communications Group (swcomms) played a major role in the Tomahawk Tour, which took place between the 3rd and 6th of September.

The company’s managing director Harry Langley helped organise the 300-mile event and two swcomms’ employees, Dave Maskill and Timm Sharples, were...

The Grand Reopening is a SELL OUT

Authored by sandypark
Posted: Tue, 06/24/2014 - 3:16pm

The chance to be part of history has proved the dream ticket for many as the final places for the Grand Reopening of Sandy Park were sold today.

A sell-out audience of 600 people will come together on Thursday, October 2 to celebrate the completion of the multi-million pound redevelopment.

With Sandy Park currently undergoing major redevelopment works, the award-winning Rugby & Event venue promises to be the crown jewel within the Westcountry when it comes to offering Premier Sport and Conferencing needs.

And it seems everyone wants to experience the new-look...

The BIG Walk!

Event Date: 
31/05/2014 - 10:30am to 2:30pm
Sandy Park Stadium

Exeter Chiefs are throwing their sizeable weight behind the forthcoming ‘Exeter Foundation Charity Walk’ which has been set up to support a minimum of 20 local charities and organisations.

The annual 10-mile sponsored walk, which will start and finish at Sandy Park, takes in a flat and scenic route around the River Exe Valley and is open to keen or social walkers, who are aged 12 years or over.

Helping to raise funds for the club’s official charity, the event will be held on Saturday, May 31st at 10.30am.

Building on the success of previous years, once the walk has...

2014 Devon Sports Awards

Event Date: 
16/05/2014 - 7:00pm to 11:30pm
Sandy Park Stadium

DEVON SPORTS AWARDS Friday 16th May - Sandy Park from 7pm

Once again the cream of Devon's Sport will come together for an evening of recognition & enjoyment at the 2014 Exeter Foundation Devon Sports Awards

In what has been another year of sport across the country, host Jenny Walrond of BBC Spotlight will again bring together the many faces that help to bring so much to the area through their efforts in sport

In association with Active Devon, the annual Sports Awards will this year be attended by former Olympic athlete KRISS AKABUSI , whois the guest speaker...

Sportsman's Dinner with Doddie Weir

Event Date: 
20/03/2014 - 7:00pm to 11:30pm
Sandy Park Stadium

Exeter Foundation Sportsman's Dinner Thursday 20th March - Sandy Park from 7pm

What promises to be an entertaining evening with special guest speaker, former Scotland International and British & Irish Lion Doddie Weir

For more information visit www.doddieweir.com

Comedy on the night will be from winner of TV's 'Stand Up Britain' comedian Lea Roberts . With a sporting background in professional rugby league, Lea is the perfect choice for some after dinner laughs!

Visit www.learoberts.co.uk for further information

Not forgetting the usual...

Tickets available for glittering sports awards

Tickets are now on sale for the Devon Sports Awards 2013.

This is the tenth year the event has been staged by Active Devon and it promises to be the biggest and best yet.

More than 200 entries were received across 13 categories and the shortlist can be viewed at the link below.

Unlike similar awards, these are not-for-profit with any money raised being donated to the Exeter Foundation, a charity closely linked to the Exeter Chiefs.

Tony Rowe, chairman of the Exeter Foundation, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate all that is great about local...

Business Games raises £5,400 for Exeter Foundation

Participants of the 2012 Exeter Business Games have donated over £5,400 to Exeter Chiefs inspired charity, the Exeter Foundation. The total was presented to TV chef and Exeter Foundation Trustee Michael Caines at the recent launch event for the Exeter Business Games 2013. After receiving the cheque, Mr Caines said: “On behalf of the Exeter Foundation I would like to extend my thanks to all the companies, employees and supporters of the Exeter Business games. Your generosity and participation in the games has helped many local projects.” 25 teams from Exeter-based business took part in the...

Registration now open for the 2013 Exeter Business Games

Following the huge success of the 2012 Exeter Business Games , businesses in Exeter are being encouraged to register for the 2013 Games.

24 teams from Exeter-based businesses took part in the 2012 games and with matched funding from Thomson Reuters, this year’s participants raised over £5000 for local charity The Exeter Foundation .

The Exeter Business Games will take place during May and June 2013, comprising of various events such as Ten-Pin Bowling, a Pub Quiz and Boat Racing on the Exe.

Exeter Business Games Co-ordinator, Debbi Moore, said: “The 2012 games...