Housebuilder welcomes charity bids from all community groups

A leading housebuilder which has donated more than £300,000 to groups supporting people over 70 during the pandemic is re-opening its charity fund to all groups.

Persimmon Homes South West launched Community Champions in 2015 with a view to helping a wide range of community causes such as village halls, sports clubs, friendship groups and foodbanks across the region with two...

Local Support Fund for people in financial difficulties as a result of COVID-19

Devon County Council have made available £1 million of funding for Devon Local Authorities to help those who are affected by Coronavirus and who may not be able to access funding or support from elsewhere. The aim of the funding is to address the economic vulnerability and financial hardship being felt and to help rebuild the financial resilience of those affected.

The main focus of...

Council chief praises the dedication of Team Devon

Hundreds of council workers in Devon are operating as another emergency service during the coronavirus crisis according to county council leader John Hart, who has praised their dedication.

"I couldn't be more proud of the way staff have responded to the crisis in so many different ways over the past few weeks," he said.

"Team Devon is on the front line of the battle against...

The Homeless Period Project Plymouth

Most women think of their period as the dreaded time of the month... Well, imagine being homeless and having your period without having access to sanitary items and proper hygiene, forcing you to just go without, with no other option but to use toilet paper, pieces of clothing or anything else absorbent that you can get there hands on.

If these women don't have access to proper...

Increase in animals needing help in the SW

Figures released today (23 March) by the RSPCA reveal that people being convicted for cruelty in many areas of the South West is on the rise, whilst the number of animals being rescued is also increasing across the region.

Courts in the South West have seen an increase in the number of people convicted for crimes relating to animal welfare, particularly in some of the larger counties....

Dying mum releases heartbreaking video in appeal for help

Dying Exeter mum Jo Smith has released an emotional video as part of her desperate attempt to raise funds to go to America for treatment.

In it, her five-year-old son Rudey makes a heart-breaking plea for help.

In it he says: "My mummy needs to go to America to get better."

You can view the video here:

Jo now faces a...

Charity launches appeal to help Devon children in urgent need

Newlife Foundation, the UK’s leading charity provider of equipment for children with disabilities, is urgently appealing for help so children in Devon can receive the equipment they need.

Right now there are 11 children with disabilities or terminal illness in Devon who are at risk of worsening pain, injury or their condition deteriorating – while their families are placed under...

Don't face you troubles alone...

Most people feel worried, low, fearful or distressed at some time in their lives and these feelings often appear heightened at during the festive period.

Money or health worries, loneliness, or family tensions, don’t simply disappear just because it’s Christmas. In fact, these stresses can be worse at this time of year.

The hype associated with Christmas and New Year can make...

Devon Flood Fund launched

Following weeks of terrible weather and high rainfall there are many areas of Devon where people are suffering the consequences of flooding; displaced from their homes, distressed, with damaged property and in need of immediate and longer term support.

Unfortunately the emergency services say they are gearing up to respond to yet another blast of atrocious weather which is predicted to...

Argye Fans' Trust to collect for Plymouth Foodbank before Bury match

The Argyle Fans’ Trust will be holding its annual collection for the Plymouth Foodbank before this Saturday’s game with Bury.

In the past two years Argyle fans have been exceptionally generous, and the AFT hope that spirit can continue on Saturday to allow even more people to benefit from the excellent work done by the Foodbank.

With the current financial climate, Foodbanks all...