12-year-old Devon boy nominated for JustGiving Young Fundraiser of the Year after raising thousands in friend's memory

A 12-year-old Devon local has been named a finalist for the 2022 Just Giving Awards after raising hundreds of thousands of pounds in memory of his friend.

Max Woosey, who tragically lost his friend and neighbour, Rick, to cancer, has raised over £600,000 for the North Devon Hospice after it provided his friend with end of life care.

His outstanding work has seen him nominated...

Young carer Charley Hockridge presents her cheque for over £1,000 to support young carers in North D

Devon Young Carer Charley reaches new heights to help children who look after family members

A young carer who completed a sponsored skydive to raise money for young carers in North Devon has presented them with a cheque for over one thousand pounds to fund activities, trips and get-togethers.

Charley Hockridge, a former student at Barnstaple’s Pilton Community College, is a volunteer for Devon Young Carers - a service provided by the charity Westbank that’s helped Charley...

Local holiday park’s fundraising is a flying success for Devon Air Ambulance

For the last two years, Hoburne Devon Bay holiday park in Paignton has been supporting Devon Air Ambulance as the park’s nominated charity.

Despite covid measures and restrictions on fundraising events, the popular family holiday park has raised more than £14,000 for the much-needed local charity, which responded to 1,900 incidents across the region last year.

Fundraising at...

Friends take on 70 mile run in aid of Derriford Oncology Ward

Liam Brett and his friends Ryan and Adam Frame have raised a staggering £16,503 for Plymouth Hospitals Charity. The money will be donated to Brent Ward, an Oncology Ward at Derriford Hospital.

Liam’s late fiancé, Tash, sadly lost her life to breast cancer five years ago and Liam says he wanted to do something to say thank you to the ward for the care they provided.

“Tash was...

Enjoy a cream tea and support your local children's hospice while doing so

Enjoy a cream tea to support your local children's hospice

People in Devon are being invited to tuck into a cream tea and raise a few pounds for their local children’s hospice.

The Big South West Cream Tea takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend and organiser Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is asking supporters to join in by holding their own cream tea fundraiser with friends and family.

“Just grab some scones, a spoonful...

Run for donkeys in the world's biggest marathon

The Donkey Sanctuary is inviting people to become part of its intrepid team of runners in this year's London Marathon, which takes place on Sunday 3 October.

With four participants already signed up, the international animal welfare charity has five places still available for the Virgin Money London Marathon, with another five places available in the Virtual Virgin Money London...

Chemohero receive cash boost from the Freemasons

The money donated by the Freemasons is raised through the WAKE Fund

Every Spring and Autumn Freemasons from all parts of Devon would normally meet to give support local charities & organisations throughout the county who are in need of assistance, nominated by their local lodge, this year The Loyal Lodge of Industry in South Molton selected “ChemoHero” to make the donation of £830....

Memory Matters Foundation receive £830 from the Freemasons

Every spring and autumn Freemasons from all parts of Devon would normally meet to give support local charities & organisations throughout the county who are in need of assistance, nominated by their local lodge.

This year The Lodge of Felicity in Plymouth selected “Memory Matters Foundation” to make the donation of £830, this is on top of a donation of £5049 given six months ago...

10k Your Way Open for Entries

Keen Plymouth runner and fundraiser Leesa Pethick is organising a virtual 10k event to raise vital funds for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) in it’s 30th anniversary year.

Leesa is encouraging people to complete 10k however they wish; running, hopping, skipping, walking, even paddle boarding between 7 – 21 March 2021. There is a £7 entry fee for the event, everyone taking part...

Tesco Health Charity Partnership fundraising appeal in Plymouth shows a little help can go a long way

Plymouth shoppers will be able to give a big boost this month to three life-changing charities that have been heavily impacted by COVID-19.

Tesco stores across Plymouth are supporting the Tesco Health Charity Partnership’s appeal to raise money for Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK from 26 to 28 February.

Tesco customers can make a donation by...