Charities

Plymouth optometrist heads to Ethiopian road race in aid of eye sight charity

Authored by News Desk

A LOCAL optometrist is gearing up to take part in one of Africa’s biggest road races on 26 November to raise money for Vision Aid Overseas.

Specsavers Marsh Mills optometrist Charlotte Evans, 23, will be running 10 kilometres at an altitude of 8,000 feet above sea level alongside 40,000 international runners in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. She is taking part in the race to help...

Evans Halshaw Plymouth and Saltash aim to hit hole in one at charity golf day

Authored by Mike Page

Local Vauxhall retailers, Evans Halshaw Plymouth and Saltash, are proud to announce they sponsored a charity golf day in an attempt to raise much needed funds for St Luke’s Hospice.

The two retailers held the charity golf day last month at Borringdon Park Golf Club where they also entered a four ball team to part in the 18 hole stableford, and raised a huge £1,700.

St Luke’s...

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

Authored by News Desk

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...