Charities

Food Charity appeals for retired volunteers

FoodCycle , the charity that aims to make food poverty, loneliness and food waste a thing of the past for every community, is in urgent need of volunteers. This month, FoodCycle will invest in a national recruitment campaign to try to entice more people to join them.

While volunteer roles are open to anyone who has some time to spare, the current drive will particularly target...

Pointless win for actress Helen Monks and Trevi

English writer, actress and comedian Helen Monks has appeared on BBC's Celebrity Pointless, winning £250 for Plymouth based charity Trevi.

The popular BBC quiz show saw Helen team up with fellow EastEnders Actor Steven Woodcock in a bid to find obscure and pointless answers to general knowledge questions against three other celebrity teams.

Helen, who co-runs the theatre...

Everyone is welcome at Race for Life in Devon

PEOPLE are being invited to kick start the New Year by signing up to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in Devon.

The charity’s much-loved events are returning to  Barnstaple, Exeter and Plymouth  and anyone who joins this January can claim a special 50 per cent off the entry fee as part of the half-price sale by using the code RFL22J50.

Every year around 35,100 people are...

RGB opens Surprise Supplies to all organisations

Since launching its Surprise Supplies initiative in May, RGB Building Supplies has donated building materials to support businesses that had to close for large parts of the pandemic, groups that went above and beyond to support members of their communities in the past 18 months, and charities who had struggled to complete projects without extra help.

For its last giveaway of the...

Devon charities scoop share of £120,000 festive financial boost

Two charities based in Devon have received a £1,000 Christmas gift thanks to Ecclesiastical Insurance.

The charities were nominated to win a share of £120,000 by members of the public as part of the specialist insurer’s annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign.

Fleecehaven, which rescues and rehomes neglected sheep from across the UK into its sanctuary, and 2nd Saltash...

There’s always time for a cuppa with Exeter, Mid & East Devon Samaritans

The local branch of Samaritans is encouraging people across East Devon to reach out to someone they care about for a cuppa and a catch up for Brew Monday, January 17.

Whilst the third Monday in January is sometimes referred to as ‘the most difficult day of the year’, the charity is highlighting that there’s no such thing as ‘Blue Monday’ as people can feel a range of emotions any day...

Aldi donates 9,350 meals to charities in Devon over Christmas

Aldi has supported local charities, community groups and food banks in Devon by donating 9,350 meals to people in need this Christmas.

The supermarket paired up its stores with local organisations to make the most of unsold fresh and chilled food after stores closed on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, as part of its pledge to donate 1.8 million meals to families experiencing...

Generous Plymouth shoppers thanked for donating more than 7,000 meals

Generous Tesco shoppers in Plymouth have been thanked after helping to donate more than 1.5million meals’ worth of food to help charities feed people during Christmas and the winter months.

During the twice-yearly Tesco Food Collection, which ran in Tesco stores from 18-20 November, customers were asked to donate long-life food to support FareShare and the Trussell Trust.

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Leaping into the New Year for charity

Devon Air Ambulance supporters jump at chance to sign up to skydive as charity enters its 30th year

As Devon Air Ambulance enters its 30th year of service in 2022, the charity is inviting supporters who would like to raise funds for the local lifesaving charity to take a leap into the blue with a skydiving fundraising challenge.

Over the Diamond Jubilee bank holiday weekend on...

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10K for Guide Dog pup thanks to Argyle Legends

The Argyle Legends, the Former Players Association of Plymouth Argyle Football Club, have raised £10,000 for the sight loss charity Guide Dogs to name a future guide dog puppy, who they met earlier this month.

Golden Retriever pup Legend will live with a volunteer puppy raiser for the first year of his life and learn all the basic obedience that he needs. After that, he’ll be off to...

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