Charities

Landmarks in the South West Light it Purple for Pancreatic Cancer

Landmarks, businesses and homeowners across the South West played their part in raising awareness of pancreatic cancer last night.

Tavistock Town Hall, St Michael’s Mount, Bristol City Hall, Bournemouth Pier and Christchurch Priory are just some of the locations in the South West that lit up purple, the colour of the pancreatic cancer awareness ribbon for World Pancreatic Cancer Day...

Friends take on 70 mile run in aid of Derriford Oncology Ward

Liam Brett and his friends Ryan and Adam Frame have raised a staggering £16,503 for Plymouth Hospitals Charity. The money will be donated to Brent Ward, an Oncology Ward at Derriford Hospital.

Liam’s late fiancé, Tash, sadly lost her life to breast cancer five years ago and Liam says he wanted to do something to say thank you to the ward for the care they provided.

“Tash was...

Meningitis Now Ribbon Appeal launches

A HEARTBROKEN FAMILY who lost their youngest daughter to deadly meningitis have launched a national charity’s Christmas Ribbon Appeal.

Eilidh Neave, from Kinross in Scotland, was just 8 when she became ill and died from meningitis whilst on a family holiday in France in July 2019.

Now her parents Ann Marie and Stuart, and sister Zoë, are supporting charity Meningitis Now’s...

Former soldier diagnosed with a brain tumour star jumping to help find a cure

An army veteran from Devon is preparing to jump his way back to fitness when he takes part in a brand-new fundraiser for Brain Tumour Research .

Dad-of-two Dan Mason , of Ivybridge, has signed up to take part in the charity’s 100 Star Jumps a Day in November challenge, inspired by his own experience of being diagnosed with a rare and inoperable brain tumour.

The 36-year-old...

Colleagues take fundraising leap from 15,000ft to help protect children

Work colleagues from the valleys have taken on a sky-high fundraising challenge for the NSPCC to help raise money for the children’s charity’s work preventing child abuse.

The group of seven work for family run Welsh home builder business, Davies Homes, based in Pontypridd, which organises a charity challenge every year - this year supporting NSPCC Cymru/Wales.

Fundraiser...

Young brothers take on challenge in memory of ‘adored’ grandad

Two Cambridgeshire brothers are taking on unique literary challenges to raise funds for a charity close to their hearts.

Six-year-old Albie Price and his autistic 10-year-old brother, Reuben, are taking part in a 20 for 20 challenge in aid of Brain Tumour Research , in memory of the grandfather they ‘ adored ’, who died of an inoperable brain tumour in 2019.

The challenge...

Plymouth father ‘over the moon’ as he prepares for marathon run with his daughter in aid of NSPCC

A proud Plymouth father running a marathon this weekend for charity says he’s ‘over the moon’ after his daughter agreed to take on the 26.2 miles route with him.

Mark Bricknell, 60, had been preparing to run the Newport Marathon in October 2020, but the pandemic restrictions saw the popular event postponed. A lot has changed in that time, not least that the proud father will now have...

Exmouth team tops leaderboard at RGB’s South West charity golf day

RGB Building Supplies’ was delighted to bring back its annual charity golf day on Wednesday 29th September after having to cancel the event last year. Held at Bovey Castle, this was the builders merchant’s tenth golf event and raised a fantastic £2,470 for RGB’s chosen charities Cornwall Mind, Devon Mind and Mind in Somerset. The tournament was won by a team representing RGB’s Exmouth branch...

Tesco shoppers in Plymouth help to provide £1million boost to health charity partners

People in Plymouth have been thanked for contributing towards the £1million raised for three life-saving charities as part of Tesco’s ‘Helping you to live healthier’ initiative.

Tesco customers reached the landmark total for Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK from 13-26 September by rounding up their shop in store to the nearest £1.

The funds...

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 the charity, which creates community-led change for a sustainable future, to kick-start its new project, ‘Train the...

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