Renaissance Villages launches local history exhibition alongside new collection of apartments

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 03/21/2017 - 2:53pm

On Wednesday 15 March, award winning developer Renaissance Villages launched an exhibition on the history of the site of Millbrook Village, Exeter’s only retirement village.

The event also marked the official opening of Buller House, a new collection of 23 two-bedroom luxury apartments, the latest phase of homes to be released at this sought-after development.

The exhibition has been curated in partnership with a local historian and explores the rich heritage of the Millbrook Village site, from Roman occupation to the thriving retirement community that it is today. It is...

Funding needed for art project supporting people with dementia

Authored by McQueenie Mulholland
Posted: Fri, 03/17/2017 - 8:19am

AN Exeter project, which offers outdoor activities and art projects for people living with dementia has been put at risk due to lack of funding. Developed by Age UK Exeter, the `Budding Friends´ initiative provides a weekly allotment project through the spring and summer and art workshops in partnership with Studio 36. Now Exeter solicitors, Cartridges Law, which has supported the initiative by providing exhibition space near Age UK Exeter in St Thomas, has launched a fundraising drive to help the organisers reach their £5,000 funding target. Bridget Garrood, partner at Cartridges Law,...

Bradleys raises over £4,400 for Exeter Deaf Academy

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 02/15/2017 - 8:43am

Last year, over 200 staff across 33 branches of Bradleys Estate Agents in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset tackled a range of fundraising activities to raise money for Exeter Deaf Academy.

Inspired by Deaf young people and their achievements, Bradleys pledged to spend a year fundraising for the Academy’s New Build project. In 2019, Exeter Deaf Academy will be relocating from their current site on Topsham Road in Exeter to a groundbreaking purpose-built Academy in Exmouth. The new Deaf Academy will be a world-class facility which will change the lives of Deaf students, bring communities...

University of Exeter launches largest ever fundraising campaign

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 02/09/2017 - 5:20pm

The University of Exeter has launched its most ambitious philanthropic Campaign to date to reinforce its position as one of the leading research institutions worldwide.

The ‘Making the Exceptional Happen’ Campaign will raise £60 million by 2020 to support research into shared global challenges, including climate change, chronic disease and food security. The funds raised will leverage a further £100 million from research and corporate partners over this period.

The Campaign will also secure 60,000 hours from 6,000 volunteers to help enhance Exeter’s outstanding student...

A Boost for the Baton

Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Sun, 02/05/2017 - 4:52pm

The charity team at Otter Nurseries in Ottery St Mary has announced the total raised for last year’s charity of the year, The Baton.

The garden centre raised just under £5,500 with enthusiastic staff taking part in a quiz night, cake bakes, dress up days and collecting tins on the tills.

£830 came from the annual Memory Tree, which is always a popular feature at Christmas when customers buy ribbons - red for £1 and gold for £5 - and attach them to the tree in memory of loved ones such as family, friends or even pets.

Otter Nurseries Marketing Manager, Sabine Taylor...

Stover School hosts first Warrior Walk

Authored by NatalieTrice
Posted: Sat, 01/28/2017 - 9:34am


Lucas Trice, a remarkable Year 2 pupil at Stover School, has spent much of his life being treated for hip dysplasia (DDH), but this won’t stop him walking a mile in aid of the charity he inspired, DDH UK, on 01 March with his classmates.

When Lucas was diagnosed with the chronic condition aged four months his mother, Natalie, was amazed at how little information and support there was for parents. Whilst caring for her son, Natalie also wrote Cast Life, a book for parents and founded the charity, both of...

Local Choir raises £12,000 for CLIC Sargent

Authored by badredruby
Posted: Thu, 01/19/2017 - 2:53pm

On Friday 9th December 2016, La La Choirs held their second annual ‘CLIC for Christmas’ concert at Exeter Cathedral.

Performing to a sold-out audience, they started the festive season off with a bang with a selection of Christmas favourites such as the Perry Como classic, ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas’ and the Louis Armstrong hit ‘Wonderful World’. The concert was their second annual fundraiser for CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. Through ticket sales and generous donations on the night, sponsorship from...

Ashfords LLP raises £78,679 for Parkinson's UK

Authored by Ashfords LLP
Posted: Wed, 01/18/2017 - 5:17pm

National provider of legal and professional services, Ashfords LLP, has successfully raised a sum of over £78,000 for Parkinson's UK, the firm's Charity of the Year 2016. Parkinson's UK is a charity that drives better care, treatments and quality of life for those affected by Parkinson's.

Ashfords initially set themselves a fundraising target of £75,000 to raise money for the charity's confidential helpline, a vital resource that provides a lifeline to people living with Parkinson's as well as those who support them. As the firm not only met that target, but continued to raise...

£100,000 appeal to plug Killerton's leaking roof

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Posted: Mon, 01/09/2017 - 5:24pm

Killerton House near Exeter, looked after by the National Trust, has launched a major fundraising campaign to plug the holes in its leaking roof.

£100,000 is needed to help pay for work due to start in late February which will prevent the threat of water damage to the much loved house and collection, which includes a unique Trust fashion collection. The money raised will also go towards carrying out vital work to conserve the roof over the house, exterior walls, windows, chimneys and parapets, as part the Trust’s ongoing commitment to care for Killerton. Thanks to a very generous...

Tesco colleagues in Exeter ‘Race Rudolph’ for charity

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 12/06/2016 - 12:32pm

Tesco colleagues across the South West are preparing to get festive to raise funds for the National Charity Partnership. Over the weekend of 9th December – 11th December, the nationwide ‘Rudolph Race’ fundraiser will see colleagues across Tesco raise money to help improve the health of the nation. The ‘Rudolph Race’ theme will bring some festive fun to Tesco stores, with colleagues running, walking and cycling the equivalent length of the UK – all to help Santa and his trusted reindeer get to the finish line on time. Colleagues at Tesco Exeter Vale will be dressing up with a front of store...