Hospice partners with armed forces charity to care for veterans

Help for Heroes has joined forces with Plymouth’s St Luke’s Hospice to encourage and train fellow veterans to join the Turnchapel charity’s End of Life Military Compassion project as a volunteer.

St Luke’s is piloting a scheme to enhance its end-of-life care for patients who have given service to their country in the armed forces. The project is designed to ensure the community is a...

Help raise some much-needed dough for Marie Curie

The end-of-life charity Marie Curie is calling on people across the South West to throw a Blooming Great Tea Party in June and July to help fund vital care and support for those living with a terminal illness, and their families.

The charity’s fundraising appeal is a piece of cake – simply set a date to host a tea party and invite family, friends, or colleagues to tuck into a...

RGB chooses RNLI as its charity partner

RGB Building Supplies is delighted to announce it has selected the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) as its charity partner for 2022 and will be organising branch-wide fundraising events throughout the next 12 months.

The RNLI has been saving lives at sea for nearly 200 years and relies on volunteers and supporters to operate its lifesaving services.

The volunteer...

New Westbank Trustee James Wood  (photo courtesy of Stewarts Law)

Lawyer James Wood joins Westbank’s Board of Trustees to further the charity’s commercial interests

Devon-wide health and well-being charity Westbank Community Health and Care is delighted to welcome personal injury lawyer James Wood as its newest Trustee. His appointment was confirmed on Wednesday, 27th April.

James, who’s a paraplegic following a motorcycle accident as a young man, lives in Exeter and is a former Managing Director of a unique legal service called Aspire Law. Set up...

South West urged to get into gear to beat cancer

PEOPLE in the South West are being urged to get on their bikes for Cancer Research UK and raise money for a wheelie great cause.

People of all ages and abilities – from seasoned cyclists to recent converts – are being encouraged to sign up now for the Cycle 300 challenge to help the charity continue its life-saving mission.

Taking part needn’t feel like an uphill struggle...

Local charity partnering in pioneering Women's Centre pilot for women in prison

Plymouth based, award-winning women's charity Trevi is pleased to be one of the organisations partnering with The Nelson Trust in delivering an innovative new pilot to establish a Women's Centre in HMP Eastwood Park. The pilot is funded by the Ministry of Justice' Local Leadership and Integration Fund' to improve outcomes for prison leavers.

It is widely acknowledged that women are...

Devon health and well-being charity partners up with Exeter’s Great West Run

A charity that supports Devon residents in their quest for improved health and well-being has become an official partner to Exeter’s Great West Run for the first time. The 10km route and a half marathon through the heart of the city will take place on Sunday 22nd May 2022 .

Exminster-based Westbank Community Health and Care works with people of all ages across Devon to promote and...

Local health and well-being charity appoints new Business Development Manager to grow services for Devon residents

An award-winning, local charity, which promotes and improves the well-being of communities and individuals across Devon, has expanded its leadership team with the appointment of a new Business Development Manager.

Chris Bloye recently joined Westbank Community Health and Care in Exminster, bringing extensive experience in the commercial sector. Chris is responsible for driving growth...

Devon builders merchants supports national campaign to help Ukrainian citizens

RGB Building Supplies is supporting the Builders Merchants Federation’s (BMF) national appeal to help the people of Ukraine by collecting essential items.

RGB’s branches have created donation areas where its staff, customers and those in the local area can drop-off items such as thermal clothing, bedding, sleeping bags, torches, first aid kits, toiletries, baby items, household...

Chagford mum and daughter team swim in memory of gran

A mum and daughter team from Chagford have joined forces to swim a total of 44 miles over 12 weeks for leading charity Diabetes UK as part of their Swim22 fundraiser.

Both experienced wild swimmers, volunteer manager Connie Thomas, 32, and her mum, Tessa, will not be plunging gently into the heated waters of a local swimming pool but, instead, will be powering through the sea, rivers...