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Santas on a Bike will be a little different this year but keep an eye out between 4 - 6 December

Santas swap sleighs for bikes

Over the weekend of 4 – 6 December motorbike lovers across the South West are being asked to don their festive attire and take part in Santas on a Bike to raise vital funds for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) and its children’s hospices; Little Bridge House in north Devon, Charlton Farm in...

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Comedian Jo Brand urges people in Devon to express themsELVES for Elf Day

Authored by Mary

It’s been a tough year for many, but Alzheimer’s Society supporter and stand-up comedian Jo Brand is determined to help spread some festive cheer.

Jo wants people across the South West – where more than 92,510 people are living with dementia – to pop on a pair of elf ears, pull up their festive tights and shake a leg in some jolly jingle-bell slippers on Elf Day to raise some much-...

Mama Bear’s children support Children in Need with lockdown-friendly fun

Authored by Mary

Children at Mama Bear’s Day Nursery and Pre-Schools across Devon have had to get creative with their Children in Need fundraising efforts this year in order to abide by coronavirus rules.

Instead of the usual bake sales, raffles, teddy bear picnics and spare change collections, the tots have enjoyed pyjama days, crazy hair days, bear hunts and Pudsey crafts to mark the important...

ReadAlong with RNIB! Charity calls for children in the South West to help set Guinness World Records title

Authored by Mary

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is calling for families in the South West to take part in a giant virtual reading event next month.

The charity hopes that the event will break a world record to highlight the need for more positive representations of disability in children’s literature.

To take part, families will need to read the RNIB’s reimagining of a...

Christmas bake-along with British Bake Off finalist Jane Beedle

Authored by Mary

Kent-based charity Tree of Hope is holding a festive online Bake-along with Bake Off Series 7 finalist Jane Beedle, who also won the Christmas Bake Off special in 2018.

Jane, who lives in Faversham, has supported Tree of Hope for several years with The Cook Book, a Summer bake-along and other fundraising events.

During the online Bake-along which takes place on Wednesday...

Calendar celebrating the region goes on sale in aid of air ambulance charities

Authored by Devon news

Following the launch of RGB Building Supplies’ photography competition, 12 winning photos have now been selected and included in a ‘Love where your live’ charity calendar for 2021.

Being sold to raise funds for RGB’s chosen charities, Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust and Devon Air Ambulance, the calendar features photographs which highlight the region’s diverse history, wildlife and...

Devon Air Ambulance invites supporters to share Christmas Wishes and festive messages

Authored by Mary

During the year Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) receives many messages of thanks and appreciation for their aircrew and medical teams, not just from grateful patients, but also from the friends and family members of those that needed theservice. As part of the 2020 There to Care Christmas Appeal, DAA is inviting supporters toleave a Christmas wish or a festive message for loved ones. These may be...

Nominate a charity to receive a festive financial boost 

Authored by Mary

Specialist insurer Ecclesiastical will be giving 120 different charities an early Christmas gift of a £1,000 donation.

Ten lucky winners will be announced each weekday from 7 to 22 December.

Devon Air Ambulance Trust, Exmouth Gateway Club, Routeways, The Barn Owl Trust and The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of St Mary the Virgin in Uffculme were the...

Devon Air Ambulance launches 2020 Christmas Appeal

Authored by Mary

This year charitable income at Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) has been hit hard due to the hundreds of fundraising events cancelled throughout Devon. For the first time, the charity is asking for your help this year in reaching out to the people of Devon to support their Christmas 2020 Appeal, ‘There to Care’.

Small cake sales and fundraisers planned by families and individuals, through...

Enjoy food, glorious food and support your local children’s hospice

Authored by Mary

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is asking people to Cook Eat Give and raise a few pounds for its Little Harbour children’s hospice next month.

The charity is inviting people to host a dinner party in their social bubble or organise a virtual dinner party over Zoom during a special week of foodie fundraising from November 2-8.

CHSW Community fundraiser Sherelle Puertas...

Major call for volunteers in Plymouth to support through COVID winter crisis

Authored by Mary

Royal Voluntary Service, one of Britain's largest volunteering charities, is today calling on Plymouth residents to volunteer for an 'hour per week' or more to see us through the difficult COVID winter.

Months on from the start of the pandemic and the groundswell of volunteer support that followed, the charity is urging people to pull together and support one another again by...