Charities

Devon Accountants pledge year-long support to Rowcroft Hospice 

Authored by Mary

Accountancy firm Andrew Price & Co has announced Rowcroft Hospice as its charity of the year for 2020.

The firm, based in Torquay, is committed to helping their local community and hopes to raise funds for the hospice, which supports more than 2,000 local people every year.

The hospice aims to make every day the best it can be for people with life limiting illnesses and...

Eleanor’s marathon bid to help homeless project

Authored by Mary

It will be a family affair when Plymouth support worker Eleanor Burston runs 26 miles in a bid to help the city’s homeless people.

For Eleanor will be joined by dad Tim and sister Isobel when she takes on the Edinburgh Marathon in May to raise money for the Somewhere Safe to Stay project run by BCHA, a housing charity which has been helping people for more than 50 years.

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Make-A-Wish UK recruits Children’s Board

Authored by Sarah Parker

The children’s charity Make A Wish® UK is putting young people at the beating heart of its activities by setting up a Children and Young People’s Board.

Make-A-Wish is recruiting eight young people from all over the UK who are aged between 11 and 20 and who have granted a wish in the past two years, to form the first STARboard.

The group will each represent a nation or...

Devonshire Freemasons donate £500 to Rowcroft Hospice South Devon

Authored by Mary

This year as part of their annual support of Hospices throughout the country the Assistant Provincial Grand Master of Devonshire W. Bro. Peter Keaty can be seen presenting a certificate denoting the £500 grant given on behalf of the Freemasons of Devonshire and the Masonic Charitable Foundation to Debbi Shotton Community Fundraising Officer for Rowcroft Hospice.

This year the Masonic...

St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth Granted £1155 by the Freemasons

Authored by Mary

Emily Paton of St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth can be seen here receiving a certificate celebrating the grant of £1155 donated by the Freemasons of Devonshire presented by V. W. Bro Nicholas Ball, Deputy Provincial Grand Master.

This is part of the annual donation made by the Devonshire Freemasons and the Masonic Charitable foundation who this year have given £7,635 to seven hospices in...

Nicola’s Journey to the London Marathon

Authored by George Dawson

Nicola Hague has been pounding the streets of Plymouth in training for this year’s Virgin London Marathon on Sunday 26thApril.

Nicola has a very special reason to be taking part in the event and be tirelessly fundraising alongside training and that is all down to her son Ethan.

Ethan was born with an incurable disease called Tay-Sachs which there is no cure or treatment for...

NSPCC launch furry fundraiser as it appeals for Devon businesses to support its Bear Diaries  

Authored by Mary

Businesses in Devon have the chance to recruit a furry helper and raise crucial funds for the NSPCC thanks to its new fundraising initiative.

The children’s charity is launching a unique fundraising opportunity in association with Build-a-Bear in which only a limited number of local businesses will be able to take part.

For a £50 donation, businesses can acquire a temporary...

Exeter Rainbow Run tickets on sale now!

Authored by Mary

Families are being invited to get their tickets for ‘Exeter’s brightest’ 5k charity fun run, taking place at Westpoint this summer.

Registration for Rainbow Run on Saturday, June 20 opened yesterday Thursday (January 30), with a 25 per cent discount available for those who sign up early.

More than 1,000 people walked, jogged or ran through a series of coloured paint stations...

Leading charity Diabetes UK is looking for swimmers in Devon

Authored by Mary

Diabetes UK is looking for people from Devon to take on the swimming challenge of the year, Swim22, between 22 February and 22 May.

Swim22 participants will cover an incredible 22 miles – the equivalent of crossing the English Channel. People taking on the challenge can swim in their local pool alone or, better still, with family, friends or colleagues.

There are an...

Volunteers needed now for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal in Devon

Authored by Mary

Marie Curie, the UK’s leading charity for people living with a terminal illness and their families, is urgently calling for volunteers in Devon to give just two hours of their time to hand out the charity’s iconic daffodil pins, in return for donations.

Volunteers will be supporting the Great Daffodil Appeal – Marie Curie’s biggest fundraising campaign, held every March.

In...