Record entry announced for charity swim

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Mon, 09/02/2013 - 12:23am

Organisers of the 8th Topsham-Turf swim are celebrating the annual event’s biggest number of participants, who are estimated to have raised over £8,000 so far with more sponsorship to be added over the coming weeks for a local charity.

The event, which has been staged by the Estuary League of Friends since 2005 and is now supported by Michelmores Solicitors, witnessed 133 swimmers start the mile long swim on Saturday 17 August at Topsham Ferryman’s Slipway on their way to the Turf Hotel.

Exeter St James resident, Nye Levett was first swimmer back with Laura Davies from...

British & Irish Lions Preview Dinner 2013

Event Date: 
13/06/2013 - 7:00pm
Sandy Park Stadium, Exeter

With the upcoming Lions Tour set for June 2013, we are lucky enough to bring you some of Rugby’s biggest legends who will tell tales of their past, their predictions for the tour and their own take on this year’s top flight.

It will be a completely unique rugby night out based on an Old Style International Rugby Court Session - and also raise funds for the Exeter Foundation.

The guests of honour will be the judge and jury of the court in the good ol’ fashion tradition of our very own rugby supporter’s court session.

Join former Lion Jason Leonard and friends for an...

Competitive Cynthia set for Starlight Walk’s new route

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Mon, 03/25/2013 - 12:38pm

More than 100 women have already signed up to take part in this year’s Starlight Walk for Hospiscare, which has a new 12k route along Exmouth’s seafront and beautiful countryside.

The walk is back for one night only taking place on Saturday May 11. The Hospiscare ladies walk usually takes place on two nights with one walk in Tiverton and one in Exmouth.

But Hospiscare has combined the walks to one venue for 2013 to maximise the amount of money raised.

Hospiscare fundraising volunteer Cynthia Broomfield, who has taken part and helped at the walks since they began,...

Exmouth RNLI SOS day raised over £2,500

Authored by Exmouth_RNLI
Posted: Sun, 03/17/2013 - 2:28pm

£2,590.47 was the total raised from the Exmouth RNLI SOS Day event, Six On Saddles. Held on Sunday 20 January, six volunteers from the lifeboat and shore crew cycled the Exe estuary to raise money towards the launch and recovery vehicle for the Shannon-class lifeboat expected in early 2014.

Max, Steve, Paul, Hedley, Lee and David donned their yellow oilskins and helmets to cycle the 22 mile route in sub-zero temperatures. Stopping off at sailing and fishing clubs along the route, the team collected money in buckets and were treated to lunch at Darts Farm. Starcross Fishing and...

Six scale Ben Nevis in aid of Exmouth & Lympstone Hospice

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Mon, 10/15/2012 - 3:43pm
The Exeter Daily talks to Lisa Boucher from Exmouth about her recent challenge to scale Ben Nevis with five friends, Ella Mills, Jane Bing, Nadine Richardson, Jan Ackerman and Petrina Shorrock, in aid of Hospiscare. Why did you choose to raise money for Hospiscare? We all have people in our lives that have been affected by cancer. Exmouth and Lympstone Hospice is providing care to local people during their treatment and also making things as comfortable for them as well as their family. We wanted to raise money for a local charity so it stays close to home. Why did you choose to climb Ben...

Y-Walk: Join Exeter YMCA for a trek across Dartmoor

Event Date: 
01/06/2013 - 8:45am
Okehampton Camp to Postbridge, Dartmoor

Join Exeter YMCA for an 11 mile trek across the rugged and spectacular paths of Dartmoor, from Okehampton to Postbridge. At the end relax with a meal at the historic East Dart Hotel (included in registration fee).

By taking on this challenge you'll raise much needed awareness and funds to help young homeless people across Devon have a brighter future.


Where: Okehampton Camp to Postbridge (transport will be provided from Exeter YMCA and back, situated on St David's Hill)

When: Saturday 1 June, arrive at 8:45am.

Who: This event is open to...