Charities

Bright support for Brain Tumour Research

Authored by Mary

Plymouth law firm Bright Solicitors has chosen Brain Tumour Research as its first Charity of the Year.

Over the coming months, the Bright team will set about raising thousands of pounds to support the charity which funds a Research Centre of Excellence at Plymouth University.

One of their fundraising events will be a sporting challenge which will see some employees cover 100...

Student appeals for ‘Shoes for School’

Authored by News Desk

Adele Paisey-Bruce, 17, is encouraging people in Plymouth to donate pairs of shoes to help children in Gambia go to school.

The City College student was inspired to start this project after visiting a small village in Gambia in February this year as part of a Duke of Edinburgh Award residential trip.

Adele said: “When I was in Bissary Village in Gambia, I taught in the school...

Plymouth puts up a cold front against cancer

Authored by Mary

Plymouth men and women are being urged to help give cancer the cold shoulder by signing up for an exciting new event from Cancer Research UK.

The city has been chosen to host one of just four 10k Snowflake Runs across the UK this winter.

Saltram Estate, a National Trust venue in Plympton is set to be transformed into a winter wonderland when the event takes place for the first...

Glen goes the extra mile – or 200 – for charity

Authored by Paigntonzoo

Glen Bevan’s story of hope and transformation is inspirational. A few years ago he was overweight and a borderline alcoholic, he suffered a collapsed lung and doctors told him to change his lifestyle or die. Now, as an ultra-endurance athlete, he’s taking on a huge physical and mental challenge in aid of a local charity.

Glen is training for a combined run and cycle ride of over 250...

The Family Law Company goes the extra length

Authored by Sue Cade

A spirited team of swimmers from The Family Law Company in Plymouth raised £280 during an evening ‘Swimarathon’.

The legal line-up of Director of Legal Services, David Cobern and his son, Joe, Solicitor Derek Jordan, Associate Chartered Legal Executive, Alexandra Boardman Tim Phillips and between them swam an impressive 92 lengths of the Marjon’s swimming pool, equating to 260 meters...

Barnardo’s volunteer appeal

Authored by Lisa Sandercock

Plymouth Independent Visitor & Advocacy Service (PIVAS)

PIVAS covers the whole of Plymouth, recruits, assesses, trains and manages adult volunteers to provide an advocacy service for children and young people at meetings where decisions are being made about them and independent visitor service for children in care. Independent Visitors regularly visit, befriend and advise a child...

Exeter restaurant helps Heart raise cash for local charity

Authored by Glen King

Independently owned Lloyd’s Kitchen joined forces with Heart to help raise money for Honeylands Children’s Charity. The Global ‘Make Some Noise’ campaign organised by Heart, attracted 50 diners and four competition winners to Lloyd’s Kitchen. Restaurateur Lloyd Gardner hosted the event donating a delicious three-course dinner, prepared by resident Chef Graeme Murfin, for each guest with all...

Cash boost for homeless charity

Authored by Mary

Path has received £5,000 to fund tenancy starter packs for homeless people in Devon.

The donation was provided by the Santander Foundation which offers grants to UK registered charities for projects that help disadvantaged people in local communities.

The grant will enable Path to provide basic & essential items for our clients moving into a new home with nothing.

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Plymouth shoppers help BHF to Bag It. Beat It.

Authored by Mary

Drake Circus Shopping Centre’s customers help the British Heart Foundation to Bag It. Beat It.

Drake Circus Shopping Centre’s 2015 Bag It. Beat It. stock appeal for The British Heart Foundation (BHF) launched on Wednesday 30th September when the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councillor John Mahony, donated the first bag of items. The items will now go on to be sold in BHF shops and help...

Tony climbs Ben Nevis for Chestnut Appeal

Authored by Mary

Tony Tamblin, Post Room Operative at Derriford Hospital, has successfully completed the challenge of climbing the UK’s highest mountain; Ben Nevis, in aid of the Chestnut Appeal and has raised an amazing £669.00.

Tony has always loved a challenge and decided to leave Devon for the very first time in his 40 years, whilst raising funds for a charity very close to his heart.

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