South West urged to Give Up Clothes for Good

Authored by Mary

THIS September – Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – people in Devon and Cornwall are being called on to clear out their wardrobes to help more children and young people survive cancer.

They are being urged to donate any pre-loved quality clothing, accessories and homeware they no longer need to TK Maxx’s Give Up Clothes for Good campaign, in support of Cancer Research UK for Children...

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

Authored by Mary

People in Devon will be able to give a big boost to three life-saving charities that have been heavily impacted by COVID-19.

Tesco stores across Devon are supporting the Tesco Health Charity Partnership’s appeal to raise money for Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK from 1 to 13 September.

The supermarket chain’s customers can make a donation by...

Diabetes UK is looking for cyclists in Devon

Authored by Mary

Diabetes UK is looking for people from Devon to get on their bikes and take on the UK Wide Cycle Ride this September.

This September take your fitness up a gear and complete our coast to coast virtual challenge. You can pick your distance from one of four routes:

  • Beginners may want to tackle the 120-mile Route One – the equivalent of Dundee to Fort William
  • ...

Determination to tackle child sexual abuse in Plymouth fuels NSPCC workers' month-long fundraiser

Authored by Mary

Children's charity colleagues in Plymouth have walked more than 2,000 kilometres as part of a lengthy challenge to help fund their work in the city keeping children safe from harm.

Inspired by the NSPCC's Run30 fundraising challenge, which encourages people to run, walk or jog 30k in 30 days, the team embarked on an epic fundraiser of their own.

The co-workers have surpassed...

Devon charity ambassador is a Great Mind behind t-shirt campaign to help defeat brain tumours 

Authored by Mary

Yasmin Clapp is backing The Brain Tumour Charity’s Great Minds T-shirt campaign to raise vital funds to help find a cure for brain tumours – the biggest cancer killer of children and under-40s in the UK.

And proceeds will also go towards supporting people living with the physical and emotional impact of a brain tumour on them and their families.

The Brain Tumour Charity has...

New Race for Life date to help beat cancer

Authored by Mary

Fundraisers in Devon are set to unite against cancer by taking part in a special Race for Life day this September.

Organisers Cancer Research UK were forced to cancel all 400 mass participation events in 2020 to protect the country’s health during the COVID-19 outbreak. This included Race for Life events in Exeter, Barnstaple and Plymouth.

The charity is expecting a...

Virtual pub quiz to boost funds for Devon Air Ambulance

Authored by Mary

Air Ambulance UK has teamed up with The Virtual Pub Quiz – the lockdown phenomenon that is bringing together 180,000+ keen quizzers each week, to champion UK Air Ambulance charities.

A partnership between Air Ambulance UK, the organisation that represents 21 UK air ambulance charities, and The Virtual Pub Quiz, is engaging over 180,000 quiz enthusiasts each week to help boost funds...

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Tesco stores in Devon to hold extra food collection

Authored by Mary

Devon’s Tesco stores are holding a special summer food collection to support the Trussell Trust and FareShare charities as they respond to an increased demand for food in the wake of the pandemic.

From August 20 to 22 customers can donate essential items of long-life food to the good causes. Tesco will top up all customer donations with an additional 20% donation in cash to the two...

Submit photo of local area and help fundraise for air ambulance charity

Authored by Devon news

The Devon community is being invited to contribute photographs of the local area to be included in a 2021 calendar which will be sold to raise funds for Devon Air Ambulance and Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust.

RGB Building Supplies is looking to find 12 photographs that celebrate the diverse scenery of the region and are asking people in the area to send in pictures of their favourite...

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Farm rescue raises funds for Devon Air Ambulance

Authored by Mary

Alex Tapp of Awliscombe, near Honiton, needed the Devon Air Ambulance nearly 20 years ago. He now runs a farm machinery sales business and decided to mark the 20-year anniversary with a generous donation. Alex tells the story… “I work in the agricultural industry and 20 years ago this December I had an accident whilst working on a dairy farm near Cullompton. I was 16 years old at the time...