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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...

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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...

Underwater Photographer Kyle makes a Splash with Samaritans

If you think all charity shops are the same, think again - the Samaritans’ store in Sidmouth is not only a successful fund-raising outlet but it’s also a unique showcase for some of the area’s best artistic talents.

The shop, located in a former bank building, reopened from lockdown last month and within three weeks had attracted 700 paying customers, providing much-needed financial...

Devon Air Ambulance proud to remain independent

A parliamentary debate was held recently to discuss a petition presented to Government for air ambulances across the UK to be centrally funded. However, Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) is extremely proud of its independence and wants to remain that way. In recent years our local air ambulance charity has worked incredibly hard to become clinically independent and now operates a fleet of 2 aircraft...

Devon artist creates poster in support of MIND

£1 for every Seas the Day artwork purchased will be donated to mental health charity MIND

A Devon artist, inspired by the presence of cruise ships in Torbay, has created a stunning, motivational quote poster in support of the Mental Health Charity Mind.

Award winning artist Becky Bettesworth says: "Seas the Day was created for two reasons, firstly to capture the stunning cruise ships...

Amazon delivery team in Plymouth donate £2,500 to Jeremiah’s Journey

Plymouth charity welcomes support from Amazon

A Plymouth charity that provides support for children, young people and their families when facing grief has received a donation of £2,500 from the Amazon delivery station team in the city to help it continue to support the local community. Jeremiah’s Journey, a charity that offers free support to children and young people who have experienced or are anticipating a bereavement, received the...

Bensons turns preloved beds into £7.1 million for British Heart Foundation

Free collection service for unwanted beds and furniture helps save lives

Finding new homes for preloved beds and bedroom furniture has helped to save lives by raising more than £7.1 million for the British Heart Foundation thanks to customers of Bensons for Beds.

Bensons customers can donate unwanted bed frames, bases, mattresses and bedroom furniture to the British Heart Foundation...

Drake Circus Extends Support For Local Charities

Drake Circus has announced that its popular giant giving box, originally installed for Christmas, will now be a permanent feature at the centre in a bid to help raise even more funds for its four charity partners, Macmillan Cancer Support, Andy’s Man Club, Plymouth Domestic Abuse Services and Woodside Animal Welfare Trust.

Located at its Cornwall Street entrance, visitors can use...