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Calendar celebrating the region goes on sale in aid of air ambulance charities

Authored by Devon news

Following the launch of RGB Building Supplies’ photography competition, 12 winning photos have now been selected and included in a ‘Love where your live’ charity calendar for 2021.

Being sold to raise funds for RGB’s chosen charities, Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust and Devon Air Ambulance, the calendar features photographs which highlight the region’s diverse history, wildlife and...

Devon County Council volunteers transform Learn to Live courtyard

Authored by Devon news

RGB Building Supplies recently donated painting accessories to a team of volunteers who brightened up a courtyard belonging to Exeter-based Learn to Live 19-25, an organisation which supports young adults who have learning disabilities, physical difficulties or complex needs.

The group of volunteers, made up of apprentices from Devon County Council’s Leadership Support Team, asked the...

9-month-old is Dad’s best running mate for 100-mile charity challenge

Authored by Mary

A Devon dad is running 100-miles over 10 weeks for charity, taking his 9-month-old son Arthur along for the ride in his buggy.

Ian Chown, from Ottery-St-Mary has already travelled 86.9 miles with Arthur in tow and plans to complete the running challenge this weekend with his final run to hit 100 miles. He has already raised over £950 of his £1000 target for Wallace & Gromit’s...

Diabetes UK is looking for cyclists in Devon

Authored by Mary

Diabetes UK is looking for people from Devon to get on their bikes and take on the UK Wide Cycle Ride this September.

This September take your fitness up a gear and complete our coast to coast virtual challenge. You can pick your distance from one of four routes:

  • Beginners may want to tackle the 120-mile Route One – the equivalent of Dundee to Fort William
  • ...
One of the winning paintings 'Mannings Pit' by Graciella Sillence-Dreyer from Barnstaple's Pilton Bl

CPRE Devon inundated with competition entries from children in lockdown who showed they care about the countryside

Authored by sharon goble

Devon’s schoolchildren have shown how much they care about the countryside by entering CPRE Devon’s 2020 Art and Writing competitions in their droves. This year the Devon branch of the countryside charity CPRE received more entries than ever before and from all corners of the county.

In both competitions, held throughout the months of lockdown, primary schoolchildren demonstrated how...

Builders merchant launches campaign in aid of air ambulance trusts

Authored by Devon news

RGB Building Supplies is delighted to launch its latest charity initiative to raise vital funds for Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust and Devon Air Ambulance.

The builders merchant has pledged to donate 25p to the charities from the sale of every promotional ‘bulk bag’, which are used to carry large quantities of aggregates, such as sand, crushed stone and gravel.

Stephanie Bray,...

Jackie’s South West Coastal Trek against Domestic Abuse

Authored by News Desk

Dr Jackie Lighten is setting off on Thursday 16th July for a 150+ mile hike from Westward Ho! to St. Ives to raise awareness of domestic abuse and crucial funds for First Light.

‘’I am from Horndon on the Hill in Essex and moved to Devon in 2018 as a BBSRC Research Fellow at the University of Exeter.

‘’I have grown up with a love for nature, adventure, music, and surfing,...

Devon urged to shop to save lives

Authored by Mary

PEOPLE across Devon are being urged to shop to save lives, as Cancer Research UK stores re-open after three months of devastating closures.

The majority of the charity’s shops are getting back to business to tackle a shortfall in funding caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

With its shops typically contributing more than £25m every year to vital research, Cancer Research UK has...

Elderly support charity receives £5,000 from The Cadbury Foundation

Authored by Mary

Local charity Age Concern has been chosen by Crediton-based employees at Ernest Jackson to receive a donation of £5,000.

Dedicated to supporting and improving the quality of life for the elderly in Crediton and its surrounding villages, the charity will be granted a substantial figure from The Cadbury Foundation, as part of its ‘Your Charity Your Choice’ scheme.

Aiming to...

Plymouth’s Kingsman extend excellent support for children’s hospice

Authored by Mary

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is extending its thanks to a men’s social dining club in Plymouth that handed over a £2,500 donation to CHSW earlier this year.

The money was raised by the Kingsman group at their Winter Ball at the city’s New Continental Hotel in January.

Around 130 people attended the event, organised by Kingsman founder David Barrett and his committee...

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