Charities

Marmalade the Marmoset has a New Mate

Authored by BeckyMorris

Family attraction, Dartmoor Zoo, is calling on members of the public to help name its newest arrival, a six-year old male common marmoset who has arrived from Borth Wild Animal Kingdom last month to become Marmalade the marmoset’s new partner.

The as-yet unnamed marmoset has settled in well with Marmalade, a two-year old female common marmoset who was left searching for a new friend...

New look for St Luke’s Charity Shops

Authored by Mary

Leading local charity, St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth, has a new look for their charity shop portfolio thanks to local sign makers Signs Express (Plymouth). St Luke's who, in the last 12 months, cared for over 3,531 people in the local community with a life-limiting illness, were in need of a local sign maker to help them with their newest re-brand. The task was part of a bigger project to roll...

Babcock Devonport employees win APM Challenge Competition 17/18

Authored by BeckyMorris

A team of Babcock employees from Devonport has been crowned winners of the Association for Project Management (APM) Project Management Challenge 2017/18.

Tom Roden, Adam John, Alistair Ham, Harriet Prior, Ryan Hart and Luke Friend were announced the South Wales and West of England (SWWE) winners at the final in Bristol and saw off tough competition from companies across the region....

100 Easter Eggs for CHICKS

Authored by Mary

Local Health and Safety Training and Consultancy firm has donated 100 Easter Eggs for children’s charity CHICKS.

SSG Training and Consultancy, based in Plymouth, have been collecting eggs for CHICKS for the past four years. This year they contributed an amazing 100 eggs; beating last year’s record of 69.

CHICKS, Country Holidays for Inner City Kids, is a nationwide charity...

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Fundraising quiz success

Authored by Sue Cade

A charity quiz held in Plymouth raised over £1200 for local charities, the Plymouth Parent Advocacy Project and the Felber Foundation.

The event was organised by a fundraising group from a variety of businesses including The Family Law Company, Taurus Clearer Communication, Nash & Co, Wolferstans and GA Solicitors.

It was held at vintage tea parlour and bistro Rumpus Cosy,...

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Argyle player is no match for charity football team in Sport Relief kick about

Authored by Mary

On Wednesday (21st March 2018) local youth football team Plymouth Hope enjoyed a training session with a difference with a visit from Plymouth Argyle’s Gary Miller, for Sport Relief.

Plymouth Hope’s Under 12s took on Gary Miller in a penalty shootout, as the whole nation joins forces to try and beat 1 billion steps a day during Sport Relief this week.

The project, which has...

Plymouth man's 'wheelie' long ride for children with clefts

Authored by Sarah Parker

Julian Woolley, a 25 year-old data analyst from Plymouth, will be undertaking the 252 mile cycle over the Easter weekend, along with his old University friend James De Cothi – which will take approximately 2-3 days to complete.

Julian and James cycled to Paris together last summer over 4 days. Having enjoyed the cycle to Paris, this year they decided to set themselves the new...

Ann Widdecombe raises awareness of the plight of the world’s working animals

Authored by Mike Page

Former politician and long-time SPANA ambassador Ann Widdecombe has been around the globe in recent years, highlighting the troubles faced by some of the world’s 200 million working animals.

Ann has worked with SPANA in countries such as Mauritania and Egypt and has witnessed first-hand the horrific conditions these donkeys, horses and other working animals face on a daily basis....

Swimmers: Make a splash for charity

Authored by Mary

PEOPLE in the South West are being urged to sign up to Swimathon, the world’s biggest annual fundraising swim, to raise money for two great causes, Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie.

Swimmers of all ages and abilities are being invited to take part in the annual sponsored event in pools across the region and help raise money for both charities.

This year, there are lots of...

Jeremiah’s Journey one step on with Otter Garden Centre Plymouth

Authored by Sue Cade

Otter Garden Centres' Plymouth branch has announced the total raised during 2017 for local charity Jeremiah’s Journey.

The garden centre in Brixton raised more than £2,100 through a variety of activities.

These included raffles, collecting tins at till points and customer donations from a visit by wood turners. In December, the branch held a Christmas launch day for...