Charities

People across Devon urged to Give Up Clothes for Good

THIS September – Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – people in Devon and Cornwall are being called on to clear out their wardrobes to help more children and young people survive cancer.

They are being urged to donate pre-loved quality fashion and homeware to TK Maxx’s Give Up Clothes for Good campaign, in support of Cancer Research UK for Children & Young People.

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Big-hearted dad inspires Memory Walk challenge

The daughter of a community-minded Sidmouth resident is encouraging people to sign-up for a Memory Walk this Autumn after taking on a walking challenge for Alzheimer’s Society in support of her dad, David Baldock, who was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2019.

Fiona Michael took on a Memory Walk along the Sidmouth coastline last year with her dad, who has raised over £30,000 for...

Plymouth man takes on 300 miles of cycling in Cycle the Month: Choose Your Challenge for Prostate Cancer UK

This August, a Plymouth man has decided to go the extra mile – or 300 - and take part Prostate Cancer UK’s successful virtual cycling series, Cycle the Month: Choose Your Challenge , to raise money for the leading men’s health charity and awareness of the disease.

Steve Hill, 52, hoped to raise £1,800 by saddling up and hitting 300 miles this summer to help beat prostate cancer,...

Cash-strapped animal sanctuary launches look-a-like cuddly toys to fund ‘bear necessities’

A Plymouth animal sanctuary is looking for new homes for adorable cuddly toys modelled on some of its long-term residents.

Woodside Animal Welfare Trust, at Elfordleigh on the edge of Plymouth, has launched Woodside Gems to raise desperately needed funds.

Each soft toy is a look-a-like of the charity’s long-term residents who, for various reasons, are unlikely to ever find a...

Man embarking on mammoth challenge asks Devon community for help 

A man undertaking a mammoth ten-week charity challenge will, between 13th and 17th August, be travelling through different towns in Devon, including Sidmouth, Newton Abbot and Plymouth. His estimated time of arrival each day is 3.00pm.

Former armed forces skiing and mountain craft trainer, David Sullivan, 58, from Surrey, began The World’s Longest Golf Hole challenge on 11th June....

Devon Air Ambulance makes a plea for your pre-loved items to support the service

Throughout the pandemic, Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) shops have exceeded the minimum level of Covid-Safe precautions recommended by the Government and have achieved an even higher level of protection to ensure the safety of their staff, volunteers and customers.

Now, following the most recent lifting of restrictions, the charity's 19 shops, although they remain cautious, are fully open...

Diabetes UK looking for swimmers in Devon to make a splash in charity challenge

People from Devon are being invited to dive into a sponsored swimming challenge and raise vital funds for Diabetes UK.

Swim22 runs between 22 July and 22 October and involves swimming a total of 22 miles – the equivalent of crossing the English Channel. Participants can take on the challenge at their own pace, accumulating the miles across the course of the 12 weeks.

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Thousands of meals help locals across the South West

Around 52,000 meals have been donated to families and individuals in need across the South West thanks to members of a regional co-operative.

Southern Co-op is saying thank you to its members and customers who have used its food or funeral services and enabled funds to be donated to FareShare South West. The total donated to the charity is currently more than £19,000.

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From Topsham to Tokyo – the BHS Devon committee with a big Olympic goal

The British Horse Society (BHS) are calling for horse riders in Devon to saddle up and take part in a unique fundraising challenge. The “Olympic Rideathon” aims to clock up enough miles to get from Topsham to Tokyo, raising money for safe off-road riding routes for Devon’s equestrians.

As part of the annual Ride Out UK (ROUK) campaign, the BHS Devon committee are encouraging people...

Builders bums needed for charity calendar!

Tradespeople from across the South West are being invited to nominate themselves and their bottoms for inclusion in RGB Building Supplies’ Builders Bums 2022 charity calendar, which will be sold in aid of Cornwall Mind, Devon Mind and Mind in Somerset.

RGB would like to include men and women in the trade from across the region who will be photographed doing their job, but showing a...

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