Aldi donates 6,300 meals to Devon charities over the festive period

Charities in Devon have helped Aldi donate around 6,300 meals to people in need this Christmas Eve.

The supermarket paired up its stores with local charities, community groups and food banks to make the most of unsold fresh and chilled food after stores closed on 24th December.

Around 210 tonnes of food were donated throughout the UK, with more than 500,000 meals donated and...

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

The charities were nominated to win a share of £120,000 as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical's annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign.

Exmouth Gateway Club, which is a social group for adults with learning disabilities in Exmouth, and the Devon Air Ambulance Trust (see notes for full list1), are among the local charities set to benefit from the money, following...

Over £30,000 raised by police force to benefit charities

Over the last three years, officers and staff across Devon & Cornwall Police have participated in and organised fundraising activities which have benefitted both local and national charities.

The funds, now totalling over £30,000, were raised in a wide variety of ways, from the purchase of epaulettes, to charity bake sales and even a ‘guess the weight of the ferret’ competition....

Plymouth gets funding to improve access to domestic abuse services

Plymouth City Council is receiving almost £50,000 from a government grant to enable victims of domestic abuse to get access to the support they need.

The funding will be used in Plymouth to help victims in local Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities – who make up 7% of the local population - to access domestic abuse victim support services. It is part of a wider £3.5m national...

Keepmoat helps all creatures great and small

LEADING national housing and regeneration specialist, Keepmoat, is lending a helping hand to local charities in Plymouth.

Keepmoat is donating over £3,000 of kitchen materials to three local charities; Dartmoor Zoological Park, Gables Farm Dogs and Cats Home and local pony sanctuary Ponderosa, will all benefit.

The donation is a direct result of Keepmoat’s partnership with...

Friends of Devonport Park Dog Day

On Sunday 31 August Devonport Neighbourhood Policing team will be working with The Dogs Trust and the Yellow Ribbon Appeal to raise awareness of dog issues in Devonport Park.

Officers will be attending the Friends of Devonport Park Dog Day, from 12. 30pm, with the canine members of Plymouth Dogs Unit, and will also be offering a range of services to dog owners and the local community...

Shop online and help your favourite Plymouth charities

Shop online in 2014 with this year, and help create a significant new income stream for Plymouth-based local charities such as St Luke’s Hospice, The Eddystone Trust and Tomorrow's People Trust without spending a single extra penny.

Thanks to the revolutionary and rapidly-expanding ethical finance one-stop-shop charity,, shoppers can now buy online with...

Applications open for Coastal Communities Fund

Organisations or businesses in Plymouth with bright ideas about creating long-term jobs may be able to apply for funding under the Coastal Communities Fund.

Round 2 of the Coastal Communities Fund has just been launched with £21.7 million available nationally and the Council is encouraging people to get in touch with them to see if they may be eligible.

Last year, the Council...

Awards for Devon charities

Local charities have won a clutch of awards – mainly for environmental work.

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park was recognised for its environmental sustainability in both the Palm 105.5fm Local Heroes awards and the Herald Express South Devon Tourism & Hospitality Awards. In addition, Living Coasts won the silver award in the Most Effective Marketing category of the Herald Express...

University Students' Union launch poll to pick their RAG charities

The University of Plymouth Students' Union (UPSU) has decided to change the way it selects its annual 2013/14 RAG charities by giving members of the university's website a chance to vote.

UPSU has shortlisted seven charities, three of which will benefit from money raised through its fundraising events.

The charities are Help For Heroes, MacMillan Cancer Support, NSPCC, Oxfam,...