Charities

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...

Devon Air Ambulance begins work to convert former St Marychurch pub 

The Snooty Fox is being converted into a new charity shop

Life saving charity, Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) has recently taken ownership of a lease for the premises previously trading as The Snooty Fox pub in St. Marychurch. Works are about to commence to convert the property into a new charity shop bringing the total number of DAA high street shops to 19.

Following over a century long...

Staff at Sefton Hall raise hundreds for Comic Relief

Dawlish care home staff raise hundreds for Comic Relief

Members of staff at a Dawlish nursing home have raised over £400 for Comic Relief following a cycling marathon on an exercise bike.

The team at Sefton Hall took it in turns to clock up an impressive 110 miles in 15- or 30-minute stints on Red Nose Day last month.

The home’s senior administrator, Alison Adair, said: “The event was held in the lounge, so that the residents could...

Partner of former patient walks 30 miles to Derriford for Devon Air Ambulance

A freak road traffic incident on the morning of 23rd January 2020 in Heathfield, Newton Abbot changed the life of Karen Barber in an instant.

Now, over a year after the tragic accident, Karen’s partner Steve is taking on his own challenge to raise vital funds for Devon Air Ambulance.

The rapid response of the Devon Air Ambulance crew saved Karen’s life after a quick stop at...

John O Groats to Lands End Bike Relay Challenge in aid of Help for Heroes

It has been a year like no other. The effects of COVID 19 have been devastating and life changing for so many and for the charity sector, lockdown has also prevented volunteers from organising fundraising events, to help support the most vulnerable in the community.

The virus has compounded feelings of loneliness, desperation and fear. However, for a small group of Help for Heroes...