Charities

Devon Air Ambulance

Because of you… Devon got a new Heli!

The New Year brings with it new and exciting projects and plans for Devon Air Ambulance (DAA). The past year has been challenging in many ways for everyone and the team at DAA certainly met and overcame some significant challenges.

But there have also been many developments, highlights and celebrations which wouldn’t have been possible without the unwavering determination of those...

Aldi

Aldi donates 6,300 meals to Devon charities over the festive period

Charities in Devon have helped Aldi donate around 6,300 meals to people in need this Christmas Eve.

The supermarket paired up its stores with local charities, community groups and food banks to make the most of unsold fresh and chilled food after stores closed on 24th December.

Around 210 tonnes of food were donated throughout the UK, with more than 500,000 meals donated and...

Devon Air Ambulance Trust, DAAT

New Year, new fundraiser for Devon Air Ambulance 

2021 is already looking brighter at Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) as new and exciting fundraising plans are already in motion.

Last year, shortly after the cancellation of many of their traditional events, the team at DAA found that lots of their supporters were still eager to help and raise as much money as they could to help bolster the charity’s loss of funds due to Covid-19....

Children's Hospice South West

Children's Hospice South West Celebrate 30th Anniversary

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2021 …and everyone is welcome to join the party!

During the last three decades, the charity has provided a safe haven of care, support and friendship for thousands of local families with a seriously ill child. And in its 30th year, supporters are being asked to help it create more cherished memories for many...

Freemasons

Budleigh Freemasons support the visually impaired

Just before Christmas Colin Bytheway and Tom Pearman visited “WESC Foundation” the specialist charity for the visually impaired based in Exeter on behalf of the Masonic Lodge of Harmony who meet in Budleigh Salterton.

They visited WESC Foundation to present a cheque for £300 on behalf of their Lodge to support their work with young people with vision impairment.

WESC...

Branston, Children's Hospice South West

Branston raises £7,000 for Children's Hospice South West

ILMINSTER potato supplier Branston has raised a total of £7,460 for Children's Hospice South West, by travelling virtually around the world in 80 days.

120 Branston employees and suppliers took part in the fundraising challenge, which took place from Saturday 8 August to Monday 26 October, across its three sites. The challenge saw the team running, walking and cycling a total of 25,...

Taylor Wimpey helps vulnerable people in Devon over Christmas

Taylor Wimpey Exeter has helped to feed and house vulnerable people across Devon this Christmas by pledging £3,000 worth of support to three county charities.

Staff chose to give £1,000 each to foodbanks in Exeter and Plymouth, as well as to St Petrock’s, Exeter's charity for people who are homeless or vulnerably housed.

Members of the charity committee also created food...

Smile Makers, Specsavers

Search for unsung Devon stars who’ve been giving the gift of a smile to us all this year

FUN-LOVING father and son Martin and Roman Kemp have partnered with Specsavers this Christmas to find and celebrate Devon’s unsung community heroes – those people who have made us smile during the pandemic.

The hunt is on for anyone whose acts of kindness, charitable endeavours or volunteering efforts could be eligible for a money-can’t-buy prize – a one-to-one video call with Martin...

Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust

Charity’s new website connects with Dartmoor’s ponies and its landscape

The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust (DPHT) will gallop into 2021 with a fabulous new website making it easier for its valued supporters to keep up to date with and understand the charity’s crucial work in securing the future of native Dartmoor Ponies.

At the core of the charity’s work is its desire to inspire and connect people with Dartmoor’s wildlife, landscape and heritage. To do...

RGB

Builders merchant supports Exmoor Search & Rescue appeal

RGB Building Supplies has donated £500 to Exmoor Search & Rescue Team’s vehicle appeal.

The volunteer-run charity, which assists the police in locating people who are lost or missing and recovering those who are injured or ill on Exmoor National Park, is fundraising for a new incident control vehicle.

Acting as a base to liaise with the emergency services and co-ordinate...