Local triathlon coach receives vital funding from the Swimathon Foundation

Authored by Mary

A triathlon coach from Teignmouth has received vital funding from the Swimathon Foundation.

Pete Wilby, founder of PeteWilbyTriathlOn, a triathlon and open water swimming coaching service, applied for the grant as part of Swimathon Foundation’s Covid-19 Relief Fund, announced last month, to fill the void left upon the suspension of coaching and access to open water.


Headway Charity gets a helping hand from The Screwfix Foundation

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Headway, based in Plymouth, is celebrating after being awarded £5,000 worth of funding from The Screwfix Foundation, a charity which supports projects to fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and facilities for those in need.

Amanda Self from Headway comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much-needed funds to support our charity. We have...

Rugby stars support 19240 Shrouds of the Somme gala dinner

Authored by Alexis Bowater

Exeter Chiefs and England Rugby superstar Jack Nowell was among 250 guests at a special gala dinner in aid of a project to remember 19,240 Allied servicemen who lost their lives on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

This year marks 100 years since the bloodiest day in British military history and the 19240 Shrouds of the Somme project aims to bring into sharp focus the true...

Santander mum supports Glen Park Primary with fundraising

Authored by Mary

Staff from Santander Plymouth Branch, led by Sarah Richardson, ran stalls at Glen Park Primary’s Summer fair, raising an amazing £1,710 to help purchase new equipment which will benefit the children who attend the school.

This amount was then matched by the Santander Foundation taking the total to £3,420.

Louise Cutler, Chair of Friends said: "We cannot thank Santander enough...

Dartmoor Zoo awarded Santander Foundation grant

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Dartmoor Zoo has been successful in its application for the Santander Foundation Charity Plus Grant.

Director Benjamin Mee visited the Plymouth Branch of Santander to collect a cheque for £4750.

Benjamin, appearing in the photo with Dawn Young, Helen Retallick & Sara Williams said: "This is a very important donation from the Santander Foundation.

"The money will be...

Devon's best sports awards are open

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Nominations for the prestigious Exeter Foundation Devon Sports Awards are now open.

Active Devon and Exeter Foundation, who jointly stage and promote the event, are expecting this year’s event to be more popular than ever.

The awards celebrate, not just the participants, but the clubs and teams, the coaches, the officials and the volunteers who help performers to succeed....