Charities

St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth Granted £1155 by the Freemasons

Emily Paton of St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth can be seen here receiving a certificate celebrating the grant of £1155 donated by the Freemasons of Devonshire presented by V. W. Bro Nicholas Ball, Deputy Provincial Grand Master.

This is part of the annual donation made by the Devonshire...

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Power company employees get all dressed up for a good cause

Authored by Mary

Staff members at the Plymouth depot of Western Power Distribution (WPD) held a fancy dress day to raise funds for BBC Children in Need 2017.

The hilarious outfits included a Smurf, Spiderman, a bumble bee and even a red hot chilli!

They have raised over £100 and Team Support Danni Skyrme, who was involved in organising the event, said: “It’s been lots of fun and an excuse to...

Plymouth Trio Brave Mongol Rally to Raise Money for Children with Clefts

Authored by Smile Train

On 15th July, three Plymouth locals took part in the 2017 Mongol Rally challenge – a 10,000 mile car rally where participants travel from London, through Mongolia, to Ulan Ude in Russia, in a scrapyard car with no backup or support, to raise money for charity.

George Monk, Toby Hall and Tom Oates decided to take part in the rally and raise money for Smile Train after Tom’s grandmother...

Plymouth house builder turns pink for charity

Authored by News Desk

David Thomas, the chief executive of five star housebuilder Barratt Homes, was on hand this week to lend his support to the company’s fundraising efforts for Wear it Pink Day.

The fundraiser, on Friday October 20, was part of Breast Cancer Now’s fundraising during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

He’s encouraging staff across the region to wear something pink on the day and...

Power company employee gets running for a good cause

Authored by Mary

An employee at Western Power Distribution (WPD) has taken part in the Plymouth 10K to raise cash for Epilepsy Action.

Plymouth-based Finance Assistant Carolyn Everson ran in memory of a friend’s son who passed away following an epilepsy attack in 2017.

The route took runners from the city centre, heading towards Marsh Mills along the embankment, taking advantage of the...

14,000 visitors join The Broadway to raise money for The Stroke Association

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The Broadway in Plymstock excited over 14,000 visitors with a family fun day on Saturday 19th August in aid of The Stroke Association.

The fun day was held to raise money for The Stroke Association, prompted by the Centre Manager’s loss of both parents after suffering strokes in recent years.

Sponsored by Radio Plymouth, MSB Property Services and Concert Sound, the fun day...

Action on Hearing Loss calling on runners for the Royal Parks Half Marathon

Authored by Mary

National charity Action on Hearing Loss is urging people to don their running shoes and sign up for the beautifully scenic Royal Parks Half Marathon in London, which takes place on October 8.

For those who are undecided about who to represent in the big race, keep in mind the 11 million people living with some form of hearing loss in the UK, like two-year-old Leo Miles and his mother,...

Charities to benefit from Bantham Swoosh swim

Authored by Mary

A charity which gives free swimming lessons to children with disabilities could benefit to the tune of around £20,000 from the Bantham Swoosh outdoor swim in the South Hams on June 24th.

The Swoosh takes its name from the tidal surge towards the end, which can carry swimmers along at up to four times their usual speed.The event, organised by the Outdoor Swimming Society, is gaining...

Colleagues cycle to raise funds for local school

Authored by Mary

St. Mellion School in Saltash are celebrating after receiving funds for new gym equipment.

The funds were raised by electricity company Western Power Distribution (WPD) colleagues Darran Witton and Mike Keay after completing Mouth To Mouth, an 80-mile cycle ride from Exmouth to Plymouth.

Darran, whose daughter is a pupil at the school, said: “It was hard work, but we are so...

The Jolly Sign Making Sailor

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On Saturday 17th June, the 2017 Eddystone Charity Sailing Pursuit took place in Plymouth.

Amongst its participants was our very own Chris Reilly, owner of Signs Express (Plymouth) in his boat Sound Venture.

Raising much needed funds for St. Luke’s Hospice – an organisation providing specialist end of life care at home, in Derriford Hospital or at their dedicated unit in...

Freemasons to hold public vote on £3m charity grants

Authored by Mary

The Freemasons are holding an unprecedented public vote to decide how to spend a special three million pounds of charity funding as part of their 300th anniversary celebrations this year.

Freemasons throughout the country have selected 300 local charities to receive a special Community Award, but the decision on the size of grant – ranging from £4,000 to £25,000 – is being decided by...