Charities

Handing over the box of seeds

Seeds to help Heathfield Farm grow

This year there’s going to be a glut of delicious vegetables at a vocational learning centre in Broadclyst, thanks to Otter Garden Centres.

The garden centre in Ottery St Mary donated a box chock full of packets of seeds after MD Jacqui Taylor received a request from Heathfield Farm...

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Hospice partners with armed forces charity to care for veterans

Help for Heroes has joined forces with Plymouth’s St Luke’s Hospice to encourage and train fellow veterans to join the Turnchapel charity’s End of Life Military Compassion project as a volunteer.

St Luke’s is piloting a scheme to enhance its end-of-life care for patients who have given service to their country in the armed forces. The project is designed to ensure the community is a...

Help raise some much-needed dough for Marie Curie

The end-of-life charity Marie Curie is calling on people across the South West to throw a Blooming Great Tea Party in June and July to help fund vital care and support for those living with a terminal illness, and their families.

The charity’s fundraising appeal is a piece of cake – simply set a date to host a tea party and invite family, friends, or colleagues to tuck into a...

RGB chooses RNLI as its charity partner

RGB Building Supplies is delighted to announce it has selected the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) as its charity partner for 2022 and will be organising branch-wide fundraising events throughout the next 12 months.

The RNLI has been saving lives at sea for nearly 200 years and relies on volunteers and supporters to operate its lifesaving services.

The volunteer...

The great Foot Anstey bike ride smashes fundraising for Ukraine

A team of riders from national law firm, Foot Anstey LLP, completed a two-day bike ride in support of the Disasters Emergency Committee's (DEC) Ukraine Appeal. The fundraisers have now raised over £5,000.

The two-day bike ride started on 5 May from Foot Anstey's Truro office and saw the team cycle to Foot Anstey's offices in Plymouth, Exeter, and Taunton before finishing at the firm's...

Foot Anstey works with Empire Fighting Chance to donate 70 laptops to charities across the South and South West

Foot Anstey LLP has partnered with Bristol-based charity Empire Fighting Chance to donate 70 laptops to five charities based near its offices across the South and South West.

The laptops will help reduce the digital divide that impacts many communities. In 2021, Ofcom reported that one in five children who had been home-schooling did not have access to an appropriate device for their...

Devon Dad takes on on 117-mile Two Moors Way Ultra 2022 inspired by son’s brain tumour diagnosis 

Tom Adams will take on this epic challenge for his three-year old son Barney, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2020.

The Devon Dad of three, will take part in the infamous Two Moors Way Ultra 2022 this weekend; a gruelling 117 coast-to-coast race across the county, starting in Wembury on Saturday morning before crossing both Dartmoor and Exmoor and finishing in Lynmouth. Tom’s mammoth...

The superstars behind South West Blood Bikes

South West Blood Bikes is a remarkable Plymouth-based service run by volunteers who use their advanced motorcycle skills in providing an out of hours service to support NHS Trusts to transport essential urgent supplies such as blood, pathology samples, medication, medical equipment and notes and occasionally donor breast milk to the NHS hospitals and hospices throughout Devon and beyond....

South West urged to get into gear to beat cancer

PEOPLE in the South West are being urged to get on their bikes for Cancer Research UK and raise money for a wheelie great cause.

People of all ages and abilities – from seasoned cyclists to recent converts – are being encouraged to sign up now for the Cycle 300 challenge to help the charity continue its life-saving mission.

Taking part needn’t feel like an uphill struggle...

Local charity partnering in pioneering Women's Centre pilot for women in prison

Plymouth based, award-winning women's charity Trevi is pleased to be one of the organisations partnering with The Nelson Trust in delivering an innovative new pilot to establish a Women's Centre in HMP Eastwood Park. The pilot is funded by the Ministry of Justice' Local Leadership and Integration Fund' to improve outcomes for prison leavers.

It is widely acknowledged that women are...

Devon health and well-being charity partners up with Exeter’s Great West Run

A charity that supports Devon residents in their quest for improved health and well-being has become an official partner to Exeter’s Great West Run for the first time. The 10km route and a half marathon through the heart of the city will take place on Sunday 22nd May 2022 .

Exminster-based Westbank Community Health and Care works with people of all ages across Devon to promote and...

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