Charities

Christmas at Redlake

Authored by Mary

Over 50 artists, crafters, bakers, wood turners, hobbyists, jewellers and more will be on offer at the launch event of Redlake in the South Hams this weekend.

The Christmas extravaganza takes place between 10am and 4pm on Sunday 13th December and promises to have something for everyone.

This historical building sits between Bittaford and Ivybridge and is seen as a hub for all...

Ditch the drink for Cancer Research UK

Authored by Mary

MEN and women across the South West are being challenged to ban the booze in January to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

The charity is launching Dryathlon for the New Year and urging people the region to sign up now before the festive season gets into full swing.

Dryathlon is Cancer Research UK’s popular fundraising campaign that invites social drinkers to take a month-...

Survival of the Fittest raises £2,800 for Brain Tumour Research

Authored by Mary

A team of seven from Devon Football Association has raised £2800 to support Brain Tumour Research, which has a Research Centre of Excellence at Plymouth University, by taking part in the Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest 10K assault course at Wembley.

They trained for six months for the event, which involved at least 50 obstacles to be tackled on the 10K course. Around 7,500 people...

On #GivingTuesday #GiveMoreLocally

Authored by LauraHew

We should give more locally, is the overwhelming response to #GivingTuesday from supporters of local charity Devon Community Foundation.

On December 1st people are taking a break from the Christmas consumer frenzy to donate their time, money or voice to support a good cause. Devon CF is among 1,300 charities and businesses across the UK backing #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving...

Drake Circus thanks shoppers for donations to charity appeal

Authored by Mary

Drake Circus Shopping Centre would like to say a big thank you to its shoppers for donating to its British Heart Foundation (BHF) Bag It. Beat It. event helping the charity generate over 1 million bags of donated items.

The centre encouraged shoppers to give bags of unwanted items including clothes, CDs, DVDs and bric-à-brac. The items now go on to be sold in local BHF shops helping to...

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...