Charities

Singing your heart out to raise money for Heart Research UK

A long term supporter of national charity Heart Research UK is hosting a live Facebook concert to raise funds for the charity and help to raise the spirits of the nation.

Ric Cipriani, from Cheltenham, will be grabbing his guitar and singing his heart out from 19:00 – 20:00 on...

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Prestigious national award for Plymouth health charity

Authored by Mary

A Plymouth charity which specialises in community engagement and health improvement across the South West, has received a prestigious national award.

Well Connected has been presented with the Dean’s Award 2020 from the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK), in honour of more than a decade of community health engagement and improvement across the South West.

The work of...

Children’s Hospice South West given £940 by the Freemasons of Devonshire 

Authored by Mary

Children’s hospice South West’s Little Bridge House hospice has been chosen to receive a grant of £940 from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Devonshire Freemasons.

The grant comes through the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF), and will be used to help provide respite care and support for the children and their families at the hospice in Fremington, Barnstaple, North Devon.

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Jailbirds raise over £10,000 for Children’s Hospice South West

Authored by Mary

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) held its annual Jail and Bail fundraising event at Devonport Guildhall in Plymouth on Friday 13th March which raised an amazing £10,700.38 for the children’s charity.

Seven local businesses took part in the event which involved individuals getting arrested and put on trial for fictitious crimes including telling bad jokes, dad dancing and...

Support for Shekinah Mission

Authored by Sue Cade

Otter Garden Centre in Brixton in Plymouth raised over £3,550 for local charity Shekinah Mission which will help maintain a 365-day service at the charity’s Drop In Centre on Bath Street.

Donations came from a variety of events and initiatives, from the collecting tins at the tills to staff raffles, plus a visit from traditional woodturners who generously donated £350. In addition, the...

Waggle Events Ltd Shares annual profits with local charities

Authored by Mike Page

Waggle Events Ltd is a Newton Abbot based business that was founded with a social enterprise approach. Since its inception in 2016, Waggle has offered subsidised rates to charity clients.

The company is also committed to giving a percentage of annual profits back to those charities, and others nominated by corporate clients.

This month, a total of just over £2,800 will be...

Torquay accountant in preparations to take on Rowcroft Hospice’s Male Trail

Authored by Sarah Parker

Andrew Price is beginning his preparations to take part in The Male Trail – Rowcroft Hospices’ annual charity walk.

Andrew is Managing Director at Andrew Price & Co, an accountancy firm based in Torquay that works with clients across the South West, which is raising money for the hospice as its chosen charity of 2020.

The 8-mile walk on 7 March will see Andrew join...

Take strides in the SW for a Parkinson’s cure

Authored by Mary

People across the South West of England are being asked to sign up to their local Walk for Parkinson’s event and stride towards a Parkinson’s cure by funding groundbreaking research.

This month, charity Parkinson’s UK has launched its annual Walk for Parkinson’s fundraiser. All the money raised from the walks will go towards the charity’s vital work to change the lives of everyone...

Military charity launches mental wellbeing training in Plymouth

Authored by Mary

Families of serving RAF personnel and veterans in Plymouth who are finding life tough will be offered unique training to help them identify, and deal with, the symptoms of poor mental wellbeing.

The Royal Air Forces Association, the charity that supports the welfare of the RAF family, is offering mental wellbeing awareness training at venues across the UK, one of which will be in...

Waggle Events Ltd Shares annual profits with Devon Air Ambulance, Rowcroft Hospice and other local Charities

Authored by Mary

Waggle Events Ltd is a Newton Abbot based business that was founded with a social enterprise approach. Since its inception in 2016, Waggle has offered subsidised rates to charity clients. The company is also committed to giving a percentage of annual profits back to those charities, and others nominated by corporate clients. This month, a total of just over £2800 will be shared between eleven...

South Hams school children raise more than £2,000 for NSPCC with Rock Star fundraiser

Authored by Mary

Primary school children from the South Hams have raised more than £2,000 for the NSPCC by taking part in a special rock star themed fundraising event.

Woodlands Park Primary School in Ivybridge arranged the fundraiser for the children’s charity following a visit by the NSPCC’s Schools Service team, which delivered its ‘Speak out. Stay safe’ programme to the children.

The...