Charities

Local housebuilder donates £1,000 to Sherborne Food Bank

A local housebuilder, Persimmon South West, has made a donation of £1,000 to the Sherborne Food Bank as part of its Community Champions initiative.

The donation was recently marked by a visit from Rob Clark, Land & Planning Director for Persimmon South West, to the Food Bank's Depot at South Western Business Park.

Rob Clark presented the donation to Sally Baxter, Depot...

Arts University Plymouth Interior and Textile Design Students Transform Plymouth-based Women’s Centre

First-year BA (Hons) Interior and Textile Design students from Arts University Plymouth have provided a stunning interior makeover for Trevi’s Sunflower Women’s Centre. This initiative was part of a live brief designed to give students real-world experience and regular opportunities to engage professionally with external organisations.

42 students contributed to the success of this...

33rd Annual Dartmoor Charity Motorcycle Run

The Exeter Classic Motorcycle’s 33rd AnnualCharity Run takes place on Sunday 28 July.

Starting from Exeter Quay, the run covers around 90 miles over Dartmoor before returning to the Quay for prize awards.

Funds raised are shared between the Lord Mayor of Exeter’s charity, which this year is FORCE Cancer charity, Okehampton Community & Recreation Association (OCRA) and...

Teign School hold Race for Life this National Schools Sports Week

Teign School in Kingsteignton, part of Education South West , have held a Race for Life during National Schools Sports Week this term.

Over 100 students took part in the Race for Life to fundraise for Cancer Research UK, raising £1000 ! The race is an annual event organised by the schools PE department and the students wholeheartedly embrace it. This year there was music, helium...

Local businesses support campaign to ‘Show Violence Against Women and Girls the Red Card’

Local women’s charity, Trevi, is delighted to extend its deepest thanks to the generous sponsors who have played a pivotal role in the success of their ‘Show Violence Against Women and Girls the Red Card’ campaign. Their support has allowed the charity to amplify its important message, reach a wider audience, and promote impactful change in the fight against gender-based violence.

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Devon Air Ambulance collects Prestigious Retail Award for their Barnstaple Community Hub

The North Devon charity shop has won ‘The WOW! Factor’ category at this year’s Charity Retail Association awards for Best Shop Interior.

The Charity Retail Association represents the interests of charity shops and charity retailers across the UK and this annual award ceremony celebrates the innovation and achievements of charity retailers across the country including Devon Air...

Get fired up with Rowcroft’s Fire and LEGO® Walks!

Rowcroft Hospice is turning up the heat this autumn with a brand new fundraising event that promises to be a sizzling success! The hospice dares anyone over the age of 12 to take on the bold feat of walking barefoot over hot embers in the thrilling Fire Walk, while younger children can show their bravery by conquering the colourful LEGO® Walk. These exciting challenges, run by Firewalk Events...

Plymouth law firm announces new charity partner

A children's cancer charity has received a fundraising boost after being chosen as the new charity partner of law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD).

Hugs Children's Cancer Charity provides help to families with children suffering from cancer diagnoses in Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall through emotional and financial support, group events, hospital visits and its unique respite home. WBD...

Hospice CEO conquers highest mountain in Africa

After days of battling altitude sickness, diarrhoea, physical exertion, and extreme temperatures, Rowcroft Hospice’s CEO Mark Hawkins has reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, raising nearly £3,000 for the hospice.

Guided by experienced sherpas and sleeping in basic huts, Mark took on the Marangu route – known for its steepness and speed of ascent – to hike to the top...

Charity volunteers prepare for trip to Zambia village

When most people are making plans to hit the beach or take it easy, one intrepid group of volunteers from The Nayamba Trust are preparing to jet off to Zambia on Saturday (15 June) to lead a week of phonics, sport and PSHE in a small rural community.

The volunteers are all connected in some way to the East Devon-based charity and as well as giving of their time free of charge, they...

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