Charities

Everyone is welcome at the Race for Life Exeter

Authored by Sarah Parker

THIS January, everyone is invited to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in Exeter.

The charity’s much-loved events are returning to Westpoint but are no longer restricted to female participants.

This means everybody can be part of the empowering Race for Life movement – and show support for the 34,800 people diagnosed with cancer every year in the South West.

Anyone...

Everyone is welcome at the Race for Life Plymouth

Authored by Mary

This January, everyone is invited to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in Plymouth.

The charity’s much-loved events are returning to the city but are no longer restricted to female participants.

This means everybody can be part of the empowering Race for Life movement – and show support for the 34,800 people diagnosed with cancer every year in the South West.

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Devon charities scoop share of £120,000 festive financial boost

Authored by Mike Page

The charities were nominated to win a share of £120,000 as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical's annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign.

Exmouth Gateway Club, which is a social group for adults with learning disabilities in Exmouth, and the Devon Air Ambulance Trust (see notes for full list1), are among the local charities set to benefit from the money, following...

Make 'Walk All Over Cancer' your New Year resolution

Authored by Mary

People in the South West are being challenged to kick start the New Year by taking steps to support Cancer Research UK.

The charity is encouraging everybody who feels they’ve had too many mince pies or helpings of Christmas pudding to sign up now to Walk All Over Cancer and get sponsored to walk 10,000 steps every day for a month.

In the South West, almost a quarter (22 per...

Drop in cars on the school run in Plymouth as pupils choose to walk, cycle or scoot to school

Authored by Emma Cooke

There has been a significant reduction in cars being used on the school run at schools in Plymouth, following work carried out by walking and cycling charity Sustrans, in partnership with Plymouth City Council, as part of the Plymotion: Bike It Plus programme.

By the end of the last academic year, Plymotion school communities working with Sustrans saw a low of 36% of school journeys...

Another Stirring Success for local adoption charity

Authored by News Desk

The festive season kicked off on Stir Up Sunday on a Saturday this year for local charity Families for Children. Over 30 adopted children were invited to ‘stir up’ some Christmas puddings with charity Patrons, Michael Caines MBE and Judi Spiers.

Stir Up Sunday is traditionally the day for everyone in the family to take a turn at stirring the Christmas pudding, whilst making a wish....

NSPCC's Festival of Trees brings extra Christmas sparkle to Theatre Royal Plymouth

Authored by Mary

The NSPCC’s annual Festival of Trees event in the city is proving quite a Christmas showstopper at the Theatre Royal Plymouth this December.

Visitors and passers-by have been treated to a display of 25 individually decorated Christmas trees and 40 garlands, by local businesses, schools and individuals who have generously sponsored them to help keep local children safe.

It’s...

Christmas appeal will keep Plymouth's rescued pets warm this winter

Authored by Mary

Send your warmest wishes to Plymouth’s unwanted pets and help them to stay cosy this winter by supporting Woodside Animal Welfare Trust’s Christmas Tree Appeal.

This Christmas all of the money raised by the annual appeal will go towards heating costs for the 176 animals currently in the Sanctuary’s care.

In return for a donation of just 50p, supporters will be given a colourful...

Plymouth veterans make designs on festive fundraising for Help or Heroes

Authored by Mary

Veterans Nick Martin and Mark Humphreys from Plymouth have been selected by Help for Heroes to hone their creative skills and help design a new range of products. Funds raised from the sale of the merchandise will enable the charity to support other wounded and sick veterans and their families.

Veteran Nick was a stores accountant with the Royal Navy and spent most of his time at sea...

Watch Out for Santas on a Bike

Authored by Mary

This weekend there will be an influx of Santas on motorbikes in Devon and Cornwall as they travel to Little Harbour children’s hospice for the annual Santas on a Bike fundraising ride.

Riders will meet from 11am on Saturday 7th December at Lee Mill near Plymouth and will depart at 12.15pm, travel through Ivybridge at 12.30pm, Saltash at 1pm, Liskeard at 1.45pm and will be going through...