Scout troop potting up sunflower seeds

Sunflowers to show support for Ukraine

Scouts from the 1st Ottery St Mary Scout Group have been busy potting up sunflower seeds donated by Otter Garden Centres to grow flowers that will help show support for Ukraine.

The sunflowers will be mixed with blue geraniums in planters around the war memorial to create the colours of the Ukraine flag. Sunflowers have been grown in Ukraine since the 1700s before becoming the country’...

Devon Freemasons donate almost £5m to help UK overcome the pandemic

Devonshire Freemasons together with The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) has awarded more than £4.7m through four Covid-19 relief programmes, focusing on community support, food support, domestic abuse, homelessness and mental health.

Covid-related donations from Devonshire Freemasons began in 2020 and since then they have contributed for a total of £4.7m to help those in need....

Aldi donates 9,350 meals to charities in Devon over Christmas

Aldi has supported local charities, community groups and food banks in Devon by donating 9,350 meals to people in need this Christmas.

The supermarket paired up its stores with local organisations to make the most of unsold fresh and chilled food after stores closed on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, as part of its pledge to donate 1.8 million meals to families experiencing...

Tesco shoppers in Plymouth help to provide £1million boost to health charity partners

People in Plymouth have been thanked for contributing towards the £1million raised for three life-saving charities as part of Tesco’s ‘Helping you to live healthier’ initiative.

Tesco customers reached the landmark total for Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK from 13-26 September by rounding up their shop in store to the nearest £1.

The funds...

Devon Air Ambulance makes a plea for your pre-loved items to support the service

Throughout the pandemic, Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) shops have exceeded the minimum level of Covid-Safe precautions recommended by the Government and have achieved an even higher level of protection to ensure the safety of their staff, volunteers and customers.

Now, following the most recent lifting of restrictions, the charity's 19 shops, although they remain cautious, are fully open...

Making a rescued dog’s journey a little less bumpy in Devon

Making a rescued dog’s journey a little less bumpy in Devon

A bumpy lane in Devon is causing some real problems for dog rescue charity Forever Hounds Trust, which has recently set up a new Homing and Welfare Centre near Cullompton. The only access to the new Centre is via 438 metres of what could be the bumpiest lane in Devon! There are so many potholes, dips and ruts that it is proving a real challenge to get vehicles up and down there and every...

Devon food collection is vital this year as charities face a Covid-19 Christmas

Shoppers in Devon are being asked to donate to a food collection that supports the Trussell Trust and FareShare as they help people in crisis during the Covid-19 pandemic this Christmas.

The Tesco Food Collection takes place every year in Devon, but this year’s collection is more vital than ever. It comes as Trussell Trust food banks and community groups that get food from Fareshare...

People of Plymouth lend a hand at the Big Sort day

More than 40 people including staff from Plymouth City Council, Plymouth Community Homes and members of the public helped sort through the hundreds of bags of donations for families who have been affected by the Clowance Street fire.

The volunteers packed into Stirling House in Honicknowle today to start sorting the bedding, clothes and shoes into sizes before they are moved to The...

Volunteers wanted to help sort donations for fire victims

Around 1,000 bags of donations have been collected and are waiting to be sorted through and distributed to the families affected by the Clowance Street fire.

Since the fire, kind hearted members of the public have literally been flooding Devonport with donations to the families affected, some of whom have lost everything in the blaze.

Devonport based community groups along with...

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...