Devon charity wins £10,000 Movement for Good award

A charity based in Devon will receive a £10,000 windfall as part of Ecclesiastical Insurance Group’s annual Movement for Good awards.

Transition Network is one of 301 charities chosen by a panel of judges that will benefit from the money.

The fund will allow...

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Devon builders merchant calling out to charities

For its latest Surprise Supplies giveaway, RGB Building Supplies is inviting charities from across the area to get in touch and explain how a donation of £1,000 worth of building materials would be of benefit to them.

Whether a charity needs to complete some essential repairs, update an outdoor area, give their space a lick of paint, or create an accessible bathroom, RGB would like to...

Speedo Mick reaches Plymouth on his 2,000 mile Giving Back Tour

Britain’s most celebrated charity fundraiser, SpeedoMick, is back on the road again on his 2,000 mile ‘Giving Back Tour’. In his trusty speedos, Mick is currently halfway through his six-month trek around the UK and Ireland, raising funds for the SpeedoMick Foundation and finding charities to donate up to £250,000 to along the way.

Mick Cullen (SpeedoMick) set up The SpeedoMick...

Scope charity shops call for ‘goods and garms’ from the people of the South West

New polling from Scope charity shops reveals the average adult from the South West has on average 29 unworn items of clothing and footwear in their wardrobe [1]. That’s potentially 1.5 billion items taking up valuable space throughout the UK [2].

Tops top the list of unworn items as people from the South West have an average of seven in their wardrobes and a foot-stomping 31 per cent...

Plymouth veteran turns festive designer for Armed Forces charity

A Plymouth-based Army veteran-turned-artist has partnered with Armed Forces charity Help for Heroes to design two new T-shirts and a fundraising Christmas card – and issued a plea to other veterans to step forward to ask for help if they need it.

Kevin Preston, 57, served with the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards for four years, before leaving the service, and, having joined the...

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.


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...

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