Charities

Thousands of meals help locals across the South West

Around 52,000 meals have been donated to families and individuals in need across the South West thanks to members of a regional co-operative.

Southern Co-op is saying thank you to its members and customers who have used its food or funeral services and enabled funds to be donated to FareShare South West. The total donated to the charity is currently more than £19,000.

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From Topsham to Tokyo – the BHS Devon committee with a big Olympic goal

The British Horse Society (BHS) are calling for horse riders in Devon to saddle up and take part in a unique fundraising challenge. The “Olympic Rideathon” aims to clock up enough miles to get from Topsham to Tokyo, raising money for safe off-road riding routes for Devon’s equestrians.

As part of the annual Ride Out UK (ROUK) campaign, the BHS Devon committee are encouraging people...

Builders bums needed for charity calendar!

Tradespeople from across the South West are being invited to nominate themselves and their bottoms for inclusion in RGB Building Supplies’ Builders Bums 2022 charity calendar, which will be sold in aid of Cornwall Mind, Devon Mind and Mind in Somerset.

RGB would like to include men and women in the trade from across the region who will be photographed doing their job, but showing a...

Diabetes UK invites Devon residents to sign up to summer steps challenge

People in Devon are being invited to step it up this summer and raise vital funds for Diabetes UK. The One Million Step Challenge is ideal for anyone who rediscovered their love of walking in the great outdoors during the pandemic, or anyone looking for a way to get more active as lockdown restrictions are eased. The challenge is simple – you take one million steps over the course of three...

Devon woman living with a brain tumour planning a swimming floral fundraiser to help find a cure

A woman living with life-changing consequences after being diagnosed with a brain tumour is planning to take part in a charity floral fundraiser while sea swimming.

Heather Turner, 49, from Brixham was 24 when she was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma , a low-grade brain tumour. Following surgery, during which she nearly died and suffered severe nerve damage, she has been left with...

RGB selects Devon Mind as its chosen charity

RGB Building Supplies has selected mental health organisation Devon Mind as its chosen charity. Over the next 12 months, the builders merchant will be organising various fundraising events to raise money for this worthy cause.

Information from Mind indicates that one in four people will experience a mental health problem each year in England, and  one in six people report experiencing...

Anthony Nolan thanks Plymouth student volunteers for their incredible lifesaving year

Leading blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan is saying thank you to students from 40 UK university ‘Marrow’ societies, who have recruited over 1,000 students to its stem cell donor register, and raised £26,293 this academic year, despite the cancellation of almost all events due to the pandemic.

‘Marrow’ is the name given to Anthony Nolan’s network of student volunteer groups. Over the...

Devon Freemasons help Children’s Hospice South West

Children’s hospice South West’s Little Bridge House Hospice has been chosen to receive grants totalling £3620 from the Devonshire Freemasons.

In addition to a grant of £1545, from the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF), there was a grant of £2075 from Torbay’s Courtland Lodge in remembrance of Denise Bibbings, wife of a senior lodge presented at the same time.

The money...

Sharon completes her husband Mike’s 100 mile mission for Devon Air Ambulance

Sharon completes her husband Mike’s 100 mile mission for Devon Air Ambulance

When Mike Clake had a cycle accident that left him paralysed from the chest down, one of the biggest concerns for him and his wife Sharon, was how their then 13-year old son, Max, would take the news. Sharon said, “Knowing his dad would never play football with him again, or be able to run with him, or do any of the things that they used to do… it was so hard.” But, to their surprise and...

Plymouth school raises over £6,000 for South Western Ambulance Charity

Plymouth school raises over £6,000 for South Western Ambulance Charity

Students from OneSchool Global Plymouth have raised £6,088.59 for South Western Ambulance Charity while taking part in a sponsored triathlon fundraising event.

The OSG Plymouth ‘Triathlon for Life’ event took place across two weeks and saw students walk, run, or cycle as far as they could within their local area, covering a collective distance of over 1,450 miles – the equivalent...

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