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.

Alison Birkett, Cancer Research UK’s spokesperson for the South West, said: “For many of us, the start of a new year...

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.

As part of Thomas Westcott’s support for rural communities, its Agricultural Consultancy Service team regularly attend agricultural shows across the South West, providing complimentary refreshments for people who visit the Thomas Westcott stand, as well as organising fun activities such as face painting for children. At each event, the team encourages people to donate much-needed cash to...

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.

Alice, who is currently studying at the University of Bournemouth, tells us, “In 2014 my Dad suffered from a severe stroke, causing him to be partially paralysed and leaving him with little speech, hearing or site. He now receives support from the team at Headway Devon’s centre in Exeter on a weekly basis where he is able to socialise and take part in activities. He also receives help with speech and movement which has improved incredible amounts...

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.

“However, we are asking customers to make a donation to ELF when they order their cream tea, and we hope they will dig deep. We also ask customers to be mindful of the ‘cream first’...

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.

“Behind our smiles and excitement about taking part in last year’s Twilight Walk is a terrible sadness and grief at the loss of a loving husband and dad to cancer...

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.

EPC Committee members, Chris Burns and Vicki Henderson, joined...

Richard Smith of Dartmoor Brewery and Elaine Cook of Devon Communities Together

‘Legend’ary new partnership for Devon Communities Together and Dartmoor Brewery

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Posted: Thu, 05/16/2019 - 8:31am

Independent charity Devon Communities Together has announced a new partnership with Dartmoor Brewery, which will see the two Devon organisations working together to raise money to support communities throughout the county.

The partnership will be predominantly based around the Brewery’s Legend ale, with a series of initiatives planned through which a percentage of Legend’s profits will be donated to the charity’s LOVE Devon campaign. The first of these initiatives will be at the Devon County Show, where visitors can visit Devon Communities Together’s stand to pick up a flyer which...

The gardens at Holcombe Rogus

Hospiscare’s Open Gardens shows off Devon’s hidden treasures

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Mon, 05/13/2019 - 10:22am

This year will once again see Hospiscare teaming up with local residents who are gladly opening their gardens in support of what is now a favourite staple in the charity’s calendar. This year, Hospiscare Open Gardens is entering its fifteenth year and to date has raised the awe inspiring amount of £227,000. This is thanks to the gardeners who work tirelessly caring for their outdoor spaces, the visitors who turn out in force to marvel at these treasured lands and the friends, family and volunteers who come together to make it all possible.

2018 was a record breaking year for the...

The pink fizz is chilling in readiness for the 2019 Twilight Walk!

The pink fizz is chilling in readiness for the 2019 Twilight Walk!

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Tue, 04/30/2019 - 12:14pm

Saturday 6 July will be a BIG day in Exmouth for local charity Hospiscare . Exmouth and Lympstone Hospiscare will be holding their Family Fun Day at Manor Gardens from 10am – 4pm with live entertainment and lots of fun activities. Having had a great day with the whole family it will then be time for the mums, nans and aunties to don their pink tutus and bunny ears (not compulsory) and head on down to The Maer for either the Twilight Walk or 5K Fizz Run in aid of Hospiscare.

This sponsored event offers a scenic five or ten mile walking route or a 5K running route along the stunning...