Charities

Plymouth Healthcare Assistant’s proud daughter donating pocket money to help ‘poorly people’

Authored by Mary

A six-year-old girl from Plymouth is donating her pocket money and doing a sponsored silence to raise money for the charity her mum works for.

Ella Moore is the daughter of Jessica Moore, a Maire Curie Senior Healthcare Assistant who is providing frontline care for dying people in their homes throughout the Coronavirus crisis.

Jess said: “My daughter is forever proud to...

The Donkey Sanctuary donates 3,000 Easter Eggs to Sidmouth Foodbank

Authored by Mary

The Donkey Sanctuary has donated 3,000 packs of small chocolate Easter Eggs to the Sid Valley Food Bank in Sidmouth. The donated eggs will now be given to patients and staff at Sidmouth Hospital, local families who are supported by the Food Bank and key workers throughout the community.

Due to The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth being closed to visitors because of the coronaviruses...

Singing your heart out to raise money for Heart Research UK

Authored by News Desk

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 Wednesday the 8th April, live on Facebook.

Ric first became involved with Heart Research UK six...

SeaFit and SmilesAtSea shortlisted for prestigious charity award

Authored by Mary

The SeaFit and SmilesAtSea partnership has been shortlisted in the Third Sector Charity Business Awards as Project of the Year. This prestigious charity award recognises outstanding partnerships between UK businesses and good causes. SmilesAtSea, initiated by Smile Together Dental CIC, is a partner of the SeaFit Programme. Together they have been offering free dental check-ups and emergency...

Housebuilder launches £1million charity giveaway

Authored by Mary

Leading housebuilder Persimmon Homes South West has launched a £1million charity giveaway to support young people across Britain.

The Building Futures scheme aims to support community groups working with under-18s across three categories – education & arts, health and sport.

Robert Hart, director in charge for Persimmon Homes South West, said: “As the country really...

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...