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SSAFA donate Christmas hampers to local armed forces community

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity has donated 60 hampers to local members of the Armed Forces community in need this Christmas.

The SSAFA Devon branch has donated 60 hampers and 28 gift cards across the county to those in need this Christmas across the local area.

On Tuesday 10th December, the charity hosted a hamper presentation at the Exeter Guildhall where the Lord Mayor Councillor Peter Holland presented ten hampers to local beneficiaries.

Corporate supporters were also in attendance on the day, including Fraser and Wheeler Estate Agents, Gilbert Stephens LLP...

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

Lord Mayor thanks Exeter Philharmonic Choir for its fundraising

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...

Care home brings festive cheer to residents

The Old Rectory (TOR) Care Home, located in Old Tiverton Road, Exeter, has recreated an authentic German-style Christmas Market within its newly created beer garden, as part of its ongoing programme of ‘bringing the outside’ in for residents and visitors alike, officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony by the Lord Mayor of Exeter.

Lord Mayor of Exeter, Councillor Ms Lesley Robson said: “It’s a delight being invited to officially open this joyful and jovial Christmas Festival at The Old Rectory. Having been a Member Champion for Older Persons, this type of matter is one I am...

Citizens Advice Exeter honoured by Lord Mayor of Exeter

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Posted: Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:53pm

Leading local advice charity, Citizens Advice Exeter, was honoured by the Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor, at a Reception at the historic Exeter Guildhall on Friday the 24th November.

The Reception marked the 70th anniversary of the charity since it first opened its doors to the people of the City in 1947 when it dealt with issues ranging from war-related questions, to housing and employment. The first Chairman, Frank Newcombe, speaking in 1948 commented that ‘The coming year will see the beginning of great schemes of social welfare – the National Health Service Act, the National...

Lord Mayor officially launches landmark new homes development at Exeter Science Park

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Posted: Wed, 10/11/2017 - 9:13am

The Lord Mayor of Exeter, Councillor Lesley Robson, has officially launched a landmark scheme for more than 200 new homes on the outskirts of the city.

The new Minerva development, which will feature a 15-acre country park, will be constructed close to Exeter Science Park, where more than 60 people attended the launch party.

Barratt Homes will create 159 homes with David Wilson Homes delivering 63 homes to meet the rising demand for new homes in Devon. The scheme will support more than 650 jobs.

The Lord Mayor said: “This is a significant development which will not...

New Lord Mayor announces chosen charity

New Lord Mayor Lesley Robson will use her term of office to raise money for her chosen charity, Age UK Exeter.

“The charity provides support and opportunities to over 1,200 older people in Exeter each week, she said, “combatting loneliness, improving wellbeing and giving older people and their families the advice and information they need to navigate an ever-more complicated world.” “Age UK Exeter is striving hard to maintain its services in a very challenging financial environment which makes it an excellent choice for my support given its vital role in the city.” Martyn Rogers,...

Route 25 JCB comes to Princesshay

The Lord Mayor of Exeter, Cynthia Thompson, came to view the ‘Route 25’ JCB today (Monday 11th) at Princesshay Exeter.

This specially decorated JCB is visiting 25 towns and cities across the South West to help celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW), and is encouraging donations from the public following its theme: ‘Change for Life, Note the Difference’. The Route 25 concept was the creation of Keith Darch, Director of Denbow International Limited based in Clyst Honiton.

Keith, in a previous role with Caterpillar, helped raise significant...

Celebrate The Queen's birthday with Lord Mayor

Exeter residents can join the Lord Mayor for a cream tea at the Guildhall to celebrate The Queen’s 90th birthday.

The event takes place on Sunday (12 June) - the day after the Queen's official birthday - from 11am until 4pm and will be hosted by the Lord Mayor of Exeter, Cllr Cynthia Thompson and her Deputy, Cllr Peter Holland.

"It gives me great pleasure to wish Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth a very happy birthday for 11th June," said the Lord Mayor, Cllr Cynthia Thompson.

Whilst there will be no entry charge for the refreshments, those attending will be asked to make...

Counting down to the Really Big Quiz!

Exeter chartered accountancy firm Simpkins Edwards is thrilled to welcome local businesses to take part in its 13th annual Really Big Quiz.

Last year the quiz raised a record-breaking sum of more than £8,000 for the Lord Mayor’s charity and plans are well underway to make this year’s event another charitable success.

Taking place at the Corn Exchange on Wednesday 11 May from 6.30pm, the annual Really Big Quiz is an opportunity for local firms to compete for the title of Exeter’s brainiest business and help raise funds for the Lord Mayor’s nominated charity, The Exeter...

Lord Mayor says a 'really big' thank you to Simpkins Edwards

The Lord Mayor of Exeter, Councillor Mrs Olwen Foggin, along with Past Lord Mayors, hosted a thank you reception at the Guildhall in Exeter in honour of chartered accountancy firm Simpkins Edwards on 4th August 2015.

For the past 12 years, Simpkins Edwards has organised and hosted the Really Big Quiz, which pits teams from businesses around the city against each other to discover Exeter’s brainiest business – raising thousands for the Lord Mayor’s charity in the process. The reception was held to extend a thank you for all the work the team from Simpkins Edwards has put into the...