Sunflowers set to provide positivity for Poltimore House 

Local historic homes supporting one another to preserve Devon’s countryside attractions.

Powderham Castle will be providing everything you need to plant a seed of positivity this spring, to support the resurrection of Poltimore House. Fittingly chosen, Sunflowers are a symbol of positivity, happiness and good fortune, standing tall in adversity.

Volunteers from both historic...

Exeter Pre-Prep pupils run over 100 miles to raise money for Devonwide charity

Pupils at Exeter Pre-Prep School in Exminster have recently run the equivalent of four marathons as part of a sponsored fun run to raise money for Westbank Community Health and Care, a local charity that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people across Devon.

With 72 children under the age of seven, the school hoped that pupils and staff would be able to run a collective...

Team of fundraisers to take on infamous Fan Dance SAS challenge for Dementia UK

A team of more than 30 will attempt to complete the gruelling 15 mile route in under 4.5 hours to raise funds for the charity’s dementia specialist Admiral Nurses

April 2024, Devon. A group of more than 30 fundraisers, including a number from Devon, will take on the infamous Fan Dance SAS selection challenge on Sunday 14th April to raise vital funds for Dementia UK, the specialist...

Guide Dog Mac, Golden Retriever, is sitting down outside on grass and is looking at the camera.

Barnstaple fundraising group reaches £13,000 milestone for Guide Dogs

Local fundraisers in Barnstaple have won recognition this week for raising £13,000, funding a guide dog into a partnership with someone with sight loss. Thanks to these hard-working volunteers, guide dog Mac (pictured) is now fully funded to support someone with sight loss for her working dog career.

It costs around £55,000 to breed, train and support a guide dog throughout their life...

Rugby legends throw weight behind Rowcroft's Big Tackle

Six rugby stars including England international’s Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje, Marcus Smith, Henry Slade, Ellis Genge and Scotland international player Jonny Gray are championing Rowcroft Hospice's fundraising event ‘The Big Tackle’, encouraging the people of South Devon to join the eight-mile walking challenge to score big in support of vital hospice care. The six rugby legends appear in videos...

Mission accomplished – dedicated Delia completes 100 mile walk for ShelterBox  

A fundraiser from Devon has successfully walked 100 miles in August with her very special companion, a teddy named TTT, to raise funds for the international disaster relief charity, ShelterBox.

Delia Kennedy, who is approaching her 80th year, set herself a formidable challenge to walk 100 miles each month for charity, with ShelterBox being her chosen charity for August.


Charity auction raises £5,700

Popular local community pub The Thorverton Arms and the Thorverton Primary Schools parent teacher association (PTA) has raised £5700 towards the school purchasing brand new equipment for the students.

Amanda Plumridge, Licensee of the Thorverton Arms, recently held a charity fundraiser ‘An Auction of Promises’ at the pub alongside the PTA for everyone in the local area to come along...

•	Images show previous RGB Building Supplies’ teams taking part in the Pavestone Rally.

RGB team getting ready to take on charity rally for the third time

An adventurous team from RGB Building Supplies is taking part in September’s Pavestone Rally and is inviting people to a curry and quiz evening at the Ebberley Arms in Barnstaple to support the team’s fundraising.

The Pavestone Rally is a fundraising challenge in aid of four charities – The Rainy Day Trust, Variety, Crash, and British Heart Foundation – and is open to teams that work...

Call goes out to step up to Diabetes UK challenge

A sponsored step challenge which raises vital funds for leading charity Diabetes UK returns this summer – and a call has gone out for people from Devon to sign up.

The One Million Step Challenge, sponsored by Fitbit, runs between 1 July and 30 September and tasks participants with completing a massive one million steps over three months – around 10,000 a day. Participants can take on...

£12,000 to help military families in need

A Honiton based charity, which has helped members of the military and their families to get the funerals they deserve, has been given a donation of £12,000.

The donation to The Bastion Baton Trust, known as ‘The Baton' is thanks to the generosity of families who have funerals at East Devon Crematorium and agree for any metals which remain after cremation to be recycled.