Fundraising campaign hits target one year early

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 02/17/2020 - 12:08pm

Alumni and supporters of the University of Exeter have got behind a campaign to raise a record amount in support of the institution’s work.

Since 2012, £60 million has been donated philanthropically to fund vital research into diseases such as dementia, diabetes and cancer; to seek solutions to environmental problems like climate change, plastic pollution and food security; and to understand important economic, social and political dynamics across the world.

Marathon runner: “I’m doing this for our children”

Marathon runner: “I’m doing this for our children”

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Sun, 02/09/2020 - 10:33am

A first-time London Marathon competitor is running so that her young children will be able to see wildlife when they grow up.

Franziska Bullimore has entered the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon on behalf of conservation charity Paignton Zoo. Franziska, who has a background in working with animals herself, said: “I’m doing this for our children, for the next generation, in the hope that they will still be able to see amazing plants and animals in the world. It’s about respect for the environment. This is my little contribution.”

Susannah and the Noise

PetRocks! Fundraiser for Exeter charity

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Wed, 02/05/2020 - 12:19pm

Exeter Cavern will play host to the first PetRocks! fundraiser gig to help people in the city who are homeless.

Organised by local businessman and guitarist Dan Pritchard, of Susannah and the Noise, the gig on Thursday February 20 at the Gandy Street venue will see proceeds go to local charity St Petrock’s, which is working to address the problems caused by homelessness in and around Exeter.

Susannah and the Noise will be joined by Lottie, Ghost Hands and Charlotte AP for the gig.

Make 'Walk All Over Cancer' your New Year resolution

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 01/03/2020 - 9:26am

People  in the South West are being challenged to kick start the New Year by taking steps to support Cancer Research UK. 

The charity is encouraging everybody who feels they’ve had too many mince pies or helpings of Christmas pudding to sign up now to Walk All Over Cancer and get sponsored to walk 10,000 steps every day for a month.

In the South West, almost a quarter  (22 per cent) of people are getting less than 30 minutes of physical activity a week.

Tesco donates thousands of pounds to support Exmouth’s lifeboat

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 12/15/2019 - 12:03pm

Exmouth Lifeboat Station has received a £4,000 grant from Tesco to support it in its lifesaving work.

The station was established more than 200 years ago, with a new station and boathouse created in 2010.  The crews have been awarded seven medals for gallantry. 

Exmouth’s fundraising branch of the RNLI received the funding from Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme, enabling it to continue saving lives at sea.

Ben Black, fundraising manager, said: “We’re very grateful to Tesco for this money. We rely on donations so we can continue saving lives at sea 365 days a year.

Thomas Westcott raises over £690 for Devon Air Ambulance

Authored by sarahhoyle
Posted: Thu, 12/12/2019 - 10:30am

Thomas Westcott Chartered Accountants has presented Devon Air Ambulance with a cheque for £691. The donation brings the total the firm has raised for the charity over the last 15 years to £5,641.

Image: Alice with her dad

Devoted daughter takes on half marathon for brain injured dad

Authored by Headway Devon
Posted: Sat, 08/17/2019 - 12:07pm

Brave runner and fundraiser, Alice Carlo, has been inspired by the experience of her father to take on the Bournemouth Half Marathon.

Cream tea at Tickety-Boo

Free cream tea in Ottery - for a price!

Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Fri, 06/21/2019 - 9:43am

Ottery St Mary coffee shop Tickety-Boo is offering a free cream tea to customers for one week only.

The offer is in support of Exeter Leukemia Fund’s ELF Cream Tea which is held throughout June each year.

Tickety-Boo head chef Trystan Bridgman said: “Customers can have a traditional cream tea with a scone, jam and cream plus a cuppa for free between Tuesday June 25 and Sunday June 30.

Di and Sammi Rosser on the Twilight Walk

Hospiscare's Twilight Walk: Di & Sammi Rosser's Story

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Sat, 05/18/2019 - 11:20am

In 2016, Di & Sammi Rosser took part in the Twilight Walk simply because it sounded like a fun event and they felt that Hospiscare was a charity worth supporting. They could never have imagined two years later they would be walking in memory, having placed a photo of their much loved husband and dad Jeff on their memory star and displaying it, with so many others, within the special memory tent at The Maer, Exmouth.

Exeter Philharmonic Choir members with the Lord Mayor and Brigadier Andy Pillar OBE, SSAFA Devon

Lord Mayor thanks Exeter Philharmonic Choir for its fundraising

Authored by Sharon Goble
Posted: Fri, 05/17/2019 - 4:59pm

Members of Exeter Philharmonic Choir, which has recently raised money for the Lord Mayor's charity SSAFA Devon, attended a special reception and cheque presentation at the city’s Guildhall last week.

The event was to thank all the organisations who have contributed to a grand total of over £23,000 for SSAFA Devon, which provides practical and emotional support for serving personnel, veterans and military families. A collection held at Exeter Philharmonic Choir’s concert in March raised £726.66 for the charity.