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RGB raises over £8,000 for air ambulance charities

RGB Building Supplies is delighted to have raised a fantastic £8,400 for Devon Air Ambulance and Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust over the last 12 months.

The support RGB received for its fundraising efforts was overwhelming despite the COVID-19 pandemic having affected how its branches...

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Dance in your pants to help men with cancer!

A South West charity is calling on people in Devon to dance, sing and play music in their pants to raise money to help local men with testicular cancer.

It’s the “Men In Pants” campaign from It’s in the Bag Cancer Support. The campaign is running throughout April, which is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month.

Supporters, known as “Testicle Defenders”, post a video of...

Cancer survivor Heather Duff with her minature dachshund Parsnip

Determined supporters vow to Race for Life at Home

DETERMINED fundraisers across the south west are set to  Race for Life at Home and carry on the fight against cancer as the nation looks beyond  lockdown.  

Organisers  Cancer Research UK  have postponed events for the spring and  early  summer to  protect  people’s health as the country  emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic - and this includes the  Race for Life  3K  and  5K....

Leading charity Diabetes UK looking for people in Devon to get on their bike this spring

People from Devon can use pedal power to raise vital funds for Diabetes UK this spring by taking part in a cycling challenge.

The UK Wide Cycle Ride runs throughout April and is a perfect opportunity to take your fitness up a gear while raising money for diabetes research along the way.

Challengers can pick from one of five virtual distances, ranging from 120 miles for...

Devon bakers urged to turn up the heat on cancer

Devon bakers are being urged to grab their mixing bowls and whip up some cash, as ‘The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer’ returns this March on Channel 4.

As the Bake Off tent opens its doors again, foodies and fundraisers alike are being asked to don their aprons in aid of Stand Up To Cancer, the joint fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4....

Devon Air Ambulance’s online shopping site goes from strength

When the Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) online shopping site launched last October, the country was about to enter the latest lockdown and a Government instruction for non-essential shops to close was announced. DAA’s strategy was firstly to approach supporters already associated with the charity who were unable to visit their traditional charity shops. Changing shopping habits and switching to...

RNIB makes accessible books free for children in the South West for World Book Day

To celebrate World Book Day on Thursday (4 March), the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is giving away thousands of books in braille and audio formats for children with vision impairment across the South West of England.

The selection of 13 titles aims to support World Book Day’s mission to give every child and young person a book of their own.

*Ten-year-old...

10k Your Way Open for Entries

Keen Plymouth runner and fundraiser Leesa Pethick is organising a virtual 10k event to raise vital funds for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) in it’s 30th anniversary year.

Leesa is encouraging people to complete 10k however they wish; running, hopping, skipping, walking, even paddle boarding between 7 – 21 March 2021. There is a £7 entry fee for the event, everyone taking part...

Calendar raises over £3,000 for Devon and Cornwall air ambulance charities

The sale of RGB Building Supplies’ ‘Love where you live’ 2021 calendar has raised £3,140.50 for Devon Air Ambulance and Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust.

The calendar features photographs that celebrate the region. All the photos were taken by south west residents, including a picture of Exeter Quay by Kate Coldrick. Everyone who had a photo chosen for inclusion received a £100 voucher...

Tesco Health Charity Partnership fundraising appeal in Plymouth shows a little help can go a long way

Plymouth shoppers will be able to give a big boost this month to three life-changing charities that have been heavily impacted by COVID-19.

Tesco stores across Plymouth are supporting the Tesco Health Charity Partnership’s appeal to raise money for Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK from 26 to 28 February.

Tesco customers can make a donation by...

Devon Air Ambulance launches new March March fundraiser

Supporters are ‘stepping up’ to help raise funds for the lifesaving service this March, just by going about their daily life.

Devon Air Ambulance’s (DAA) latest virtual event invites supporters to complete a 300,000-steps challenge throughout the month of March in aid of the life-savingservice.

300,000 steps are just shy of the recommended 10,000 steps a day for a moderately...