Charities

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...

Torquay accountant in preparations to take on Rowcroft Hospice’s Male Trail

Authored by Sarah Parker

Andrew Price is beginning his preparations to take part in The Male Trail – Rowcroft Hospices’ annual charity walk.

Andrew is Managing Director at Andrew Price & Co, an accountancy firm based in Torquay that works with clients across the South West, which is raising money for the hospice as its chosen charity of 2020.

The 8-mile walk on 7 March will see Andrew join...

Take strides in the SW for a Parkinson’s cure

Authored by Mary

People across the South West of England are being asked to sign up to their local Walk for Parkinson’s event and stride towards a Parkinson’s cure by funding groundbreaking research.

This month, charity Parkinson’s UK has launched its annual Walk for Parkinson’s fundraiser. All the money raised from the walks will go towards the charity’s vital work to change the lives of everyone...

Military charity launches mental wellbeing training in Plymouth

Authored by Mary

Families of serving RAF personnel and veterans in Plymouth who are finding life tough will be offered unique training to help them identify, and deal with, the symptoms of poor mental wellbeing.

The Royal Air Forces Association, the charity that supports the welfare of the RAF family, is offering mental wellbeing awareness training at venues across the UK, one of which will be in...

Waggle Events Ltd Shares annual profits with Devon Air Ambulance, Rowcroft Hospice and other local Charities

Authored by Mary

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 £2800 will be shared between eleven...

South Hams school children raise more than £2,000 for NSPCC with Rock Star fundraiser

Authored by Mary

Primary school children from the South Hams have raised more than £2,000 for the NSPCC by taking part in a special rock star themed fundraising event.

Woodlands Park Primary School in Ivybridge arranged the fundraiser for the children’s charity following a visit by the NSPCC’s Schools Service team, which delivered its ‘Speak out. Stay safe’ programme to the children.

The...

Paralympic star urges South West swimmers to go for gold

Authored by Mary

PARALYMPIC swimmer and gold medallist Bethany Firth is calling on people across The South West to take the plunge and sign up for Swimathon 2020.

Bethany is helping to highlight the annual fundraiser which raises money for two charities, Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie.

The swimming star is urging people of all ages and abilities to take part in the sponsored event. It...

Freemasons donate £1,385 to North Devon Hospice

Authored by Mary

This year the Freemasons, as part of their annual support of Hospices throughout the country Assistant Provincial Grand Master of Devonshire W. Bro. Charles Yelland presented a certificate denoting the £1385 given by the Devonshire Freemasons and the Masonic Charitable Foundation to Kate Kilburn of the North Devon Hospice, Barnstaple.

The Masonic Charitable Foundation will give...

Hoburne Devon Bay confirms Devon Air Ambulance as its 2020 nominated charity

Authored by Mary

The team at Hoburne Devon Bay holiday park has chosen to support Devon Air Ambulance as its nominated charity for this year.

The Paignton-based park, overlooking Goodrington Sands, supports a different charity each year as voted for by staff.

Throughout this year, the park will arrange numerous fundraising events and take part initiatives, including a parachute jump and wing...