Neil and Alison Heard will head to the Glastonbury Festival with WaterAid this week to rally support for the charity’s #ToiletsSaveLives campaign that calls on world leaders to reach everyone, everywhere with taps and toilets.
The couple have supported WaterAid for many years, and this will be the third year they have volunteered at Glastonbury the charity. They will be working alongside an army of 470 dedicated WaterAid volunteers making a splash at Worthy Farm this year.
They said "We're really proud to have been selected again to represent WaterAid at Glastonbury. We're...
The Samaritans charity in and around Exeter is celebrating Volunteers’ Week by saying a great big thank you to its team of lifesaving volunteers.
Every six seconds someone contacts Samaritans, and across the UK and Republic of Ireland, over 20,000 volunteers give five million hours of their time a year responding to calls, fundraising, supporting people in prisons, workplaces and schools, and running local branches like the one for Exeter, Mid and East Devon. It would cost £72m a year to operate the charity if all volunteers were paid.
The contribution made by an army of volunteers at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital has been celebrated during national Volunteers Week (1st-12th June).
The annual celebration, which is organised by NCVO, celebrates the vital contribution volunteers make to our communities every day.
The RD&E currently has over 300 volunteers who give up approximately 1750 hours of their time a month to help support the hospital’s staff, patients and visitors. They play a vital role in helping to improve patient experience, enabling frontline, clinical and nursing staff to focus on...
As part of national Volunteers’ Week (1-12 June), a lifelong Osmond fan is championing for more people to get involved in supporting Exeter Deaf Academy through volunteering.
Catrina Marsh from Exeter has volunteered for Exeter Deaf Academy for the past year. Exeter Deaf Academy is one of the oldest charities in the city, and the only specialist day and residential Deaf education provider in the South West.
It runs a school and college in a bilingual English and British Sign Language (BSL) environment. Deaf students join the Academy from throughout the UK, and those...
Volunteers at The Donkey Sanctuary will be thanked for giving the gift of time in celebrations to mark National Volunteers’ Week 2016, which runs from 1-12 June.
People who volunteer for the Sanctuary are valued as true champions giving the precious gift of their time. Volunteers are central to the work of countless charities and other organisations. They are a valuable presence in many communities, helping out in places as diverse as sports clubs, libraries, schools and hospitals.
Volunteer Manager Sara Blair says: “As a charity, The Donkey Sanctuary depends on their team...
Come along to Haytor this Sunday (8 May) and join Dartmoor National Park Ranger Simon Lee as he leads a team of volunteers to continue working on the popular Templer Way walking route near Haytor. The day runs from 10:30 until 3:30 and starts at the National Park Visitor Centre, Haytor.
The Templer Way follows the route by which granite was taken from the quarries in the Haytor area during the 1800s on an 18 mile journey toTeignmouth on the south coast.
A granite tramway was used to transport the stone down to Stover Canal from where it was shipped down to the docks at...
East Devon Conservation volunteers have dedicated an amazing 1800 hours to help keep the countryside looking beautiful since they were established more than two years ago.
The volunteering group was established in September 2013 and since then the group has gone from strength to strength. There are now a number of regular volunteers who give up their time to play an important role in the development and conservation of the district's fantastic wildlife and habitats.
Under the guidance of Countryside Ranger, Nathan Robinson, the volunteers help with the practical management...