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Public asked to vote for Surprise Supplies winners

RGB Building Supplies has selected the finalists for its first Surprise Supplies giveaway and it’s now down to the public to choose two winners to receive £1,000 worth of building materials each.

RGB had invited businesses and groups from across the region that had been affected by the pandemic to get in touch and explain how a donation would help.

The finalists are Gourmet...

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Devon Cleaning South Hams signs Devon’s Climate Declaration

In the week in which the world marks Earth Day 2021, a South Devon cleaning company is proud to announce that it's recently become a signatory to Devon’s Climate Declaration to show its commitment to achieving a cleaner, greener Devon.

Devon Cleaning South Hams, based in South Brent, is one of just thirteen local businesses to have endorsed the Declaration so far and hopes that many...

Plans for Devon Air Ambulance community landing sites take off in Torbay

Plans for Devon Air Ambulance community landing sites take off in Torbay

A new partnership project between Devon Air Ambulance and Torbay Council is set to establish six additional ‘community landing sites’ across Torbay which will help patients facing life-changing or life-threatening injuries and illnesses.

These surveyed floodlit sites will enable Devon Air Ambulance to land in the heart of Torbay’s communities during the ‘hours of darkness’ where...

Nominate a community group for their chance of a stake in £20,000 grant fund

Boost drinks, leading functional drinks brand, as created a £20k fund, which is being made available to community groups who are looking for funding to help drive change in their communities.

As part of the brand’s 20th anniversary celebrations, they have launched their ‘Choose Now, Change Live’s initiative – offering grants that benefit the local community and positively impact...

Santas on a Bike will be a little different this year but keep an eye out between 4 - 6 December

Santas swap sleighs for bikes

Over the weekend of 4 – 6 December motorbike lovers across the South West are being asked to don their festive attire and take part in Santas on a Bike to raise vital funds for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) and its children’s hospices; Little Bridge House in north Devon, Charlton Farm in Somerset and Little Harbour in St Austell.

Santas on a Bike is an annual festive fundraiser...

East Devon Coronavirus Community Support Hub

With a national lockdown now in place, East Devon District Council wants to make sure that its most vulnerable residents know where to come for help.

The Government is sending a letter to clinically extremely vulnerable residents where they will get guidance on what to do during lockdown and asking them to register online so they can request support from their local council....

Free wood available from builders merchant

RGB Building Supplies is offering excess wood to the local community and groups for free.

RGB’s branches have a number of damaged wooden pallets, that can be broken down, as well as off-cuts of wood which people are welcome to collect and use to complete projects.

Kevin Fenlon, CEO of RGB, commented:

“The wood is perfectly usable so instead of simply skipping it, we...

Community equipment collected from household waste recyling centres - Barnstaple recycling centres

Donated equipment, including commodes, walking frames, perching and shower stools, is being collected from households across the county following an appeal by Devon County Council for community equipment which is no longer being used.

The call went out last week to avoid potential shortages of such items, which are used by people to remain independent at home during the Coronavirus...

Dartmoor community comes together to establish coronavirus support scheme

The Moretonhampstead Parish Council and Dartmoor charities Wellmoor and Morecare Moretonhampstead have joined forces in order to establish a public Care Line service as part of the local coordinated response to the Coronavirus emergency.

Care Line provides practical and emotional support to anyone who needs it by connecting them with support network of local volunteers or just...

Villagers in South Brent show unrelenting kindness

Villagers in South Brent have come together to support each other in response to the Coronavirus crisis. A month ago, a group of villagers and representatives from local organisations and businesses made a plan to help those self-isolating and experiencing financial hardship in the village and local parishes.

In a matter of days, villagers had volunteered to support community efforts...

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