H&W’s guests help raise thousands for local charities

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 10/27/2020 - 8:04pm

Hall & Woodhouse (H&W), the leading independent family-owned brewer, has raised over £9,000 this summer through its charity dish initiative and Unlock’d lager campaign, in aid of local charities across the south.

The 52 pubs in H&W’s managed house estate have included a charity dish on the menu since re-opening to the public after the nationwide lockdown in July. Over £5,000 has been raised through the sale of honey-roast ham this summer, with 25p from each purchase going to the pub’s chosen charity.

Alongside this initiative, H&W also pledged to donate...

Hospiscare staff in running start positions

Team Hospiscare see first-hand impact of COVID-19 and step up to fundraising challenge

Authored by SofyR
Posted: Thu, 10/01/2020 - 3:04pm

A seven-strong team of hospice staff will be taking part in a brand new virtual event in October.

‘Team Hospiscare’, who all work for the local charity, will be completing a Marathon in a Month as part of the charity’s new virtual challenge event.

Since the national lockdown in March, Hospiscare’s fundraising efforts have been drastically impacted due to the closure of its charity shops and cancellation of events. The charity faces a loss of over £1 million this financial year.

The seven members of ‘Team Hospiscare’ have seen first-hand the impact COVID-19 has had...

Health Charity Partnership fundraising appeal in Devon shows a little help can go a long way

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 09/10/2020 - 8:23pm

People in Devon will be able to give a big boost to three life-saving charities that have been heavily impacted by COVID-19.

Tesco stores across Devon are supporting the Tesco Health Charity Partnership’s appeal to raise money for Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK from 1 to 13 September.

The supermarket chain’s customers can make a donation by rounding up their in-store shop to the nearest £1 at all manned and self-service checkouts, including pharmacies and petrol stations (manned kiosks only). All funds raised will go directly to the...

Business bods host quizzes to boost brain injury coffers!

Authored by Headway Devon
Posted: Fri, 09/04/2020 - 3:32pm

Calling all titans of trivia! The Exeter branch of professional networking group Business@Breakfast are running a series of fun online quizzes for local brain injury charity Headway Devon.

The group selected Headway Devon as their “charity of the year” just before lockdown hit, and have been thinking of creative ways to raise funds for this important cause.

The online quizzes will take place on three consecutive Thursdays from 1st to 15th October 2020. Running from 6-8.30pm they will cost just £5 per person each, or a discounted price of £12 per person if you attend all...

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The Range raises over £51,479 for the NHS

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 08/03/2020 - 2:04pm

Following months of hard-working and dedicated Range employees applying strict social distancing measures in stores, The Range’s staff have additionally raised a collective £51,479.56 for the NHS. Through fundraising, the store-staff in all 175 Range stores across the UK have collected the grand total to be donated to the much-loved National Health Service.

With the added pressure of the pandemic, The Range has put social distancing measures in place to protect staff and customers, ensuring the safety of all those in-store. Staff have been praised for their dedication to...

Exeter Chiefs Foundation donates record amounts during lockdown

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 07/27/2020 - 3:31pm

The Exeter Chiefs Foundation has distributed funds totalling more than £200,000 since lockdown began.

Despite not being able to gather at Sandy Park as usual because of social distancing rules, the trustees met via Zoom to ensure vital funds were still being shared.

Among the charities and organisations to benefit were Living Options Devon, Exmouth Beach Wheelchair Project, Topsham Bowling Club and Farms For City Children.

The single largest donation of £100,000 was made to Exeter Community Wellbeing – a COVID-19 response service set up by Exeter City Council...

Seven-year-old girl’s lockdown challenge to help keep children safe

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 05/21/2020 - 11:19pm

A Devon primary school girl is determined to help other children during the pandemic after realising that not all children would be safe at home whilst schools are closed.

Daniela had been enjoying quality family time since schools were shut, but decided to come up with a way to help other children who might be feeling sad and so set herself a fundraising challenge to raise funds for the NSPCC.

She has roped in her parents, Annelise and Nigel, and dog Roxy to help with the challenge – running one kilometre a day from their home in Kenton for 30 days as part of the NSPCC’...

Exeter family raising funds for vital equipment for 13-year-old Jessica

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Posted: Tue, 04/28/2020 - 11:04am

Digital Dine and Donate for Tree of Hope

The Fairchild family from Exeter, Devon are currently raising money for an Innowalk machine for daughter Jessica, 13, who has cerebral palsy. The £25,000 equipment is not funded by the NHS but will help Jessica exercise efficiently, which in turn will help her build up her muscles, reduce stiffness and even improve her digestion.

They will be taking part in charity Tree of Hope’s nationwide fundraiser Dine and Donate. Tree of Hope is asking supporters to enjoy digital dinner parties to help raise funds for sick and disabled children...

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.

Money raised has also supported students to both attend Exeter and also to have the best possible experience during...

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.”

She and her husband Paul live in Weymouth,...