Devon charity smashes fundraising record

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Mon, 09/25/2017 - 8:16pm

Devon based charity Dream-A-Way has smashed all records with its 2017 Golf Classic event and raised an incredible £33,000 in one day!

The event took place at the stunning Woodbury Park Hotel and Golf Club attracting a full field of 32 team entries from as far afield as Truro and Shropshire.

A forecast of thunder and lightning was not a good omen as it was feared the course would be closed but following a cooked breakfast, the intrepid players teed off. A couple of showers followed and a welcome sausage and Thatcher's cider barbecue was served on the 9th hole later. A lot of...

Lots of family fun at the Hospiscare Breakfast Run!

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Sat, 09/23/2017 - 3:23pm

Hundreds of pyjama-clad runners, joggers and walkers from across Devon turned up at glorious Knightshayes near Tiverton on Sunday 17th September to take part in the Hospiscare Breakfast Run. The novelty event which featured a 5 or 10k route attracted runners from all age groups and abilities, with 482 people joining in to raise much-needed funds for local charity Hospiscare.

The participants enjoyed an off road course with some challenging inclines and were rewarded for their efforts at the end with a delicious breakfast from the Stables Kitchen.

Sarah Smith, Hospiscare...

Devon Air Ambulance 25th Anniversary Party

Event Date: 
09/09/2017 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
Darts Farm, Exeter

Come along to Darts Farm to help celebrate Devon's Air Ambulances' 25th anniversary of saving lives. There is lots for all of the family including an emergency services demonstration at 12.30pm featuring DAA aircrew, the fire, police and ambulance services.

Do your children love the Goose books? Goose's creator and author Laura Wall will be holding story telling sessions at 10am and 11am. There will also be an opportunity to have your photo taken with Laura. There may even be a special appearance by Goose! Music provided by Exmouth Sea Shanty and Mrs Jones.

Play bus, bouncy...

Exeter College raises a record breaking £21k for local charity

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 08/29/2017 - 4:00pm

Students and staff at Exeter College have raised more than £21,000 for local charity Devon Air Ambulance Trust – the most ever raised for a college charity.

In total, they have raised an amazing £21,313 since September 2016, far exceeding their target of £15,000. It has been a whole college effort with a wide variety of events taking place including the annual Festival of Carols, sponsored skydives, cycle challenges and the more traditional bake sales and fairs.

Students and staff recently presented a cheque to the charity. Much of the fundraising has also been led by...

Hospiscare invites you to Holcombe Court’s Open Garden weekend

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Mon, 08/14/2017 - 9:34am

Local charity Hospiscare is delighted to announce that for the second year running there will an Open Garden weekend held on 23rd and 24th September at the beautiful private home, Holcombe Court in Holcombe Rogus.

Holcombe Court is a Grade I Tudor manor house situated on the border of Devon and Somerset, and its seven-acre garden is rarely open to the public.

The 2016 weekend raised over £4,000 to support Pine Lodge Day Hospice in Tiverton and it is hoped the amount will be beaten this year. The funds raised will prove invaluable towards ensuring that Hospiscare can...

Pyjamas and bacon butties for Hospiscare: Families take on Breakfast Run

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Sun, 08/13/2017 - 11:04pm

Supporters are coming from far and wide to take part in Hospiscare’s Breakfast Run at the picturesque Knightshayes near Tiverton on the 17th September.

Sarah Awbery and her daughter are travelling all the way from Bournemouth to take part and are currently busy training and raising sponsorship. They have a special reason for supporting local charity, Hospiscare.

Although it has been over six years since Sarah’s father, Ray Pett, was cared for by Hospiscare, her memories of visiting him on the ward at Searle House in Exeter are still fresh.

“The nurses were just...

Trustee Sarah goes all out to raise funds for Hospiscare

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Wed, 08/02/2017 - 5:32pm

Dr. Sarah Jackson has long been a supporter of popular Devon charity Hospiscare , and now holds the position of trustee. But this September will see Sarah go further still as she plans the challenge of completing her first half-ironman to raise funds for the charity.

As Sarah recognises, this is no small undertaking. “It’s happening in Weymouth on Sunday 17th September,” she confirms. “It is a long-distance triathlon which involves a 1.9km open water sea swim, a 90km undulating bike ride and a 21km run. This last one is a half-marathon in itself. The whole thing will take seven or...

Local couple to trek 600 miles across Pyrenees mountains

Authored by Emma Kai Thomas
Posted: Mon, 07/03/2017 - 9:53am

A local couple are trekking 600 miles across the Pyrenees mountains in aid of Kidney Research UK. From 4th July, Ali Reid Wolfe and Emma Thomas aim to hike from the south-west coast of France in Hendaye, crossing France, Andorra and Spain to reach Banyuls-sur-Mer on the east coast. The pair were inspired to take on the charity challenge by Ali’s brother, Seb, who suffered kidney failure as a teenager.

Ali and Emma plan to take the Haute Route – the highest and most challenging route – across the Pyrenees mountain range. The 2-month journey will involve crossing thousands of...

Put the kettle on for Hospiscare Coffee Morning

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Thu, 06/22/2017 - 6:07am

The Hospiscare Coffee Morning 2017 is on its way, and popular local celebrity Judi Spiers is once again supporting the local charity, joining coffee and cake lovers in Exeter, Mid and East Devon throughout September.

Hospiscare Coffee Mornings are being held by supporters in their homes and village halls, even in local parks if the weather is fine. Plenty of businesses are also getting involved, with employees bringing cakes to work and holding competitions in staff canteens. All donations raised will enable local patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families to be...

Devon Air Ambulance’s annual Motorcycle Ride Out returns

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 06/12/2017 - 4:43pm

Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) are excited to announce that this year’s Motorcycle Ride Out, sponsored by Bridge Motorcycles, will return to the Den, Teignmouth on Sunday 9th July 2017.

It is anticipated in the region of 1000 bikes will enter this year’s Ride Out which will start from Trago Mills, Newton Abbot, from where the bikes will set off in small groups from 10:30am.

Registration will open at 9am. The bikes will then follow an approximate 80 miles marshalled route through the stunning Devon countryside before arriving at the Den, Teignmouth, from lunch time.