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Devon Air Ambulance launch 12 Gifts of Christmas

After the most challenging year operationally and financially, Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) needs your help more than ever before.

As part of its Caring This Christmas campaign DAA have launched its ’12 Gifts of Christmas’ video, featuring 12 great ways you can pledge your support this Christmas.

Sally Hilton, Head of Fundraising at Devon Air Ambulance explains: “It’s fair to...

A view of open countryside beside the A30 where a retail development has been refused consent

Campaigners jubilant as Planning Inspectorate dismisses appeal for controversial Whiddon Down ‘farm shop’ development

Countryside campaigners Devon CPRE are celebrating along with local residents after they joined forces to oppose a controversial retail development on greenfield land next to the A30 near Okehampton.

In the final twist in a long-running saga, the Planning Inspectorate today announced that an appeal by the applicant Jack Mann against West Devon Borough Council’s refusal to grant...

Urgent call for 500 Plymouth volunteers to take part in a new Covid-19 vaccine study

Six thousand UK volunteers will from today (Monday 16 November) be called upon to join another leading phase three Covid-19 vaccine study, as researchers around the world continue to work to secure a range of vaccines to help tackle coronavirus.

The latest study, co-funded by the UK government’s Vaccine Taskforce, will test the safety and effectiveness of a new two-dose regimen for a...

Devon Air Ambulance launches 2020 Christmas Appeal

This year charitable income at Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) has been hit hard due to the hundreds of fundraising events cancelled throughout Devon. For the first time, the charity is asking for your help this year in reaching out to the people of Devon to support their Christmas 2020 Appeal, ‘There to Care’.

Small cake sales and fundraisers planned by families and individuals, through...

NSPCC launches urgent fundraising appeal as its Childline service continues to provide vital lifeline to thousands of worried children

Childline can today reveal it has seen large numbers of children getting in touch due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), carrying out over 1,700 counselling sessions about the issue in the last three weeks alone – bringing the new total up to more than 2,200 since the end of January.

Despite Childline having to close the night service for the first time and having a 30% drop in volunteer...

Give disabled Eleanor the best chance to walk

Fourteen-year-old Eleanor Freeman has beaten the odds to survive and defied doctor’s expectations – but now because she has a shared walking frame at school she’s forced to miss out on funding for one at home – and the chance to walk, be more independent and have fun with her friends.

Eleanor, from Eggbuckland in Plymouth, has a genetic condition so rare parents Donella and Mark say...

Circus of Horrors is on the hunt for new blood!

You don't have to be a bottle blond to join the outrageous Circus of Horrors but you may be asked to fit in a bottle.

The Circus of Horrors were looking for a new Pickled Person to join their show for their performances in Exeter Corn Exchange on the 22nd June.

All applicants thinking of auditioning will have to fit into a bottle measuring only 2' tall & 18'' in diameter...

Volunteer opportunities now available at The Box

Would you like to volunteer at The Box? The city’s brand new museum, art gallery and archive is set to open in the spring and people are being invited to get involved.

Volunteering is a great way to contribute to something you’re passionate about and gain industry experience. Three different volunteer opportunities are currently available, all of which involve providing support to...

Thousands of meals provided to needy by Tesco shoppers in Devon

Thousands of meals have been provided to people in need this Christmas thanks to customer donations at Tesco stores in Devon.

Across the UK a total of three million meals worth of food has been donated to charities FareShare and The Trussell Trust thanks to the Food Collection that ran in Tesco stores until December 2.

Supermarket shoppers were asked to donate long-life items...

Police hunt bogus charity collector

Police are hunting for a bogus charity collector who stole money from an elderly blind woman in her Plymouth home.

The 79-year-old woman was visited at home in Leigham by a man claiming to be selling items on behalf of a charity for dyslexia.

He invited himself in and remained at her home for around 45 minutes, insisting that she buy household products which she did not need....

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