Devon urged to shop to save lives

PEOPLE across Devon are being urged to shop to save lives, as Cancer Research UK stores re-open after three months of devastating closures.

The majority of the charity’s shops are getting back to business to tackle a shortfall in funding caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.





Devon Air Ambulance opens shops next week

Authored by Mary

As Devon Air Ambulance prepares to open their shops next week, they explain the significant changes that have been made to the way you can shop and to their donation of goods process.

The safety of everyone including shop staff, volunteers and supporters is paramount and they must be ‘Covid Secure’ before finally opening their doors.

The Government announced that to ensure...

Builders merchant continues Devon Air Ambulance support

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After raising £3,000 for Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) over the past 12 months, RGB Building Supplies is delighted to continue its support for the charity for a further year.

The money was raised through charity breakfast mornings held in RGB’s branches, the builders merchant’s annual golf day, and staff members taking on individual challenges. This included Richard Betts who, although...

Let’s ride like it’s 77

Authored by Mary

The Chestnut Appeal for Men's Health has teamed up with Rockets & Rascals to bring you the '77' challenge.

The challenge is simple enough; register online and then ride either 77km or 77 miles in one ride during the month of July. You can ride it on the road, you can ride if off road or you can ride a bit of both, you can do multiple laps of your garden or a one way trip....

Devon Air Ambulance welcomes the 150th Community Landing Site into operation

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The launch of the Newton Ferrers community landing site earlier this weekmarked a significant milestone in the development of a County-wide network of sites which enable Devon Air Ambulance to reach patients ‘during the hours of darkness’.

These floodlit surveyed landing sites enable the Charity’s medical teams to land in the heart of communities, until 2am every day, to deliver...

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Devon Air Ambulance launches its first ever Virtual Bike Show fundraiser

Authored by Mary

Following the cancellation of Devon Air Ambulance’s (DAA) annual Motorcycle Ride Out, which sees in the region of 1000 bikers rally together every July to support their Air Ambulance, DAA took the opportunity to launch its first ever Virtual Bike Show fundraiser, supported by Bridge Motorcycles.

There are four categories from which participants can select to enter their bike,...

Elderly support charity receives £5,000 from The Cadbury Foundation

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Local charity Age Concern has been chosen by Crediton-based employees at Ernest Jackson to receive a donation of £5,000.

Dedicated to supporting and improving the quality of life for the elderly in Crediton and its surrounding villages, the charity will be granted a substantial figure from The Cadbury Foundation, as part of its ‘Your Charity Your Choice’ scheme.

Aiming to...

India and Bangladesh super cyclone victims receive £15,000 from Devonshire Freemasons 

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Some of the thousands of people whose lives were devastated when Super Cyclone Amphan hit Bangladesh and India on 20th May, will be given urgently-needed humanitarian assistance, thanks to a grant of £15,000 supported by the Devonshire Freemasons.

More than 100 people have died, despite a mass evacuation in advance, tens of thousands of homes have been destroyed and power has been...

Five-year-old Ollie running a marathon in fancy dress for Plymouth Hospitals Charity

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Five-year-old Ollie Hall is running a marathon in 30 days for Plymouth Hospitals Charity. Taking on a mile every day in fancy dress, Ollie is planning to run 26 miles before he turns six on the 8th of June.

Ollie has now passed mile 20 and is still going strong! Among many others, Ollie's fancy dress costumes have included Harry Potter, a vampire, a pirate, lots of different...

Plymouth’s Kingsman extend excellent support for children’s hospice

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Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is extending its thanks to a men’s social dining club in Plymouth that handed over a £2,500 donation to CHSW earlier this year.

The money was raised by the Kingsman group at their Winter Ball at the city’s New Continental Hotel in January.

Around 130 people attended the event, organised by Kingsman founder David Barrett and his committee...

Westcountry author writes 'Tales From The Lockdown' to raise money for Hospice UK

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A well known Westcountry journalist and writer has used the power of his pen during the lockdown to raise money for a health charity. In doing so, newspaper columnist Martin Hesp believes he is the first person to write a book filled with stories which focus solely on the coronavirus lockdown and to publish the work while the pandemic continues. “I wrote Tales From The Lockdown in the first...