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Builders merchant continues Devon Air Ambulance support

After raising £3,000 for Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) over the past 12 months, RGB Building Supplies is delighted to continue its support for the charity for a further year.

The money was raised through charity breakfast mornings held in RGB’s branches, the builders merchant’s annual golf...

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Cosy Club Plymouth raises over £1,700 for local charity

Authored by News Desk

Cosy Club, the newest addition to the Plymouth food and drink scene, has raised £1,738 for older people’s charity, Independent Age, in its opening month.

Located in The Barcode at Drake Circus, Cosy Club Plymouth opened its doors in October, and for the first month, funds were raised from every coffee and burger sold to donate to a local community organisation.

Independent...

Devon residents urged to 'Get Your Sparkle On' to help keep children safe this Christmas

Authored by Mary

Workplaces, schools, families, and friendship groups across the region are being urged to ‘Get Your Sparkle On’ by the NSPCC this Christmas to help protect children for whom this time of year may not be so joyful.

1 in 5 children in the UK suffer abuse, and every year, specially-trained counsellors from Childline answer calls from children suffering their darkest hour.

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Places still available for charity fire walk

Authored by Mary

There is less than one month to go before Children’s Hospice South West’s (CHSW) Firewalk at Kitley House Hotel near Plymouth.

Over 65 adrenaline junkies have already signed up to walk across hot coals at the Firewalk, all in the name of raising vital funds for the local children’s charity which runs Little Harbour children’s hospice in St Austell.

Participants will be facing...

Spar Stores donate over £5,500 to CHSW

Authored by Mary

SPAR stores across Devon and Cornwall have raised £5544.07 for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) through their in-store collection tins over the past year.

Collection tins were put on the cash desk in SPAR stores across Devon and Cornwall and customers have given their spare change generously to the local children’s charity which has three children’s hospices across the region....

Charity concert raises money for RNIB Ivybridge Transcription Centre

Authored by Paula_D

Last month, a concert was held at Ivybridge Methodist Church to raise funds for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) Transcription Centre in Ivybridge.

Headlining the evening were the The Kingsmen Close Harmony Chorus who have chosen RNIB as their charity of the year. The group consists of over fifty men from South West Devon from anywhere from Torquay to Plymouth, who...

Happy Days Nursery team take on Plymouth 10k for Childrens’ Charity

Authored by Mary

A team of nursery practitioners and nursery management from Happy Days Nursery, Derriford, all took part in the Plymouth 10k on Sunday 6th October.

The course which stretched out across 6.1 miles of Plymouth Centre was undertaken by 2,600 runners and watch by thousands of supporters.

The team from the Derriford nursery ran in aid of the Derriford Children’s Cancer Fund and...

Volunteers Needed to Help Change Lives for People Living with Sight Loss

Authored by Francesca Guide Dogs

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association needs volunteers to help improve the confidence and independence of people with a visual impairment. Some of those hoping for a volunteer have been waiting for several months, so getting involved could really help change someone’s life.

My Guide is a service that Guide Dogs offers whereby a trained, sighted guide, is partnered with someone with...

Superman Steve runs almost 400 miles in aid of NSPCC

Authored by Mary

This summer marks the end of a year-long fundraising push by a Plymouth man who has completed a series of sponsored runs to celebrate his 60th birthday.

Steve Neal has covered over 390 miles since turning 60 in June of last year, raising over £1,300 for the NSPCC by taking part in races dressed as popular superhero Superman.

He first started fundraising for the NSPCC in 2002...

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Hundreds unite against dementia at Plymouth Memory Walk

Authored by Mary

Around 700 people joined forces today (Sunday 1 September) to unite against dementia at Plymouth Memory Walk.

68-year-old Sarah Redford, from Saltash, who volunteered at this year’s event and whose grandmother and mother both had dementia, cut the ribbon to start Alzheimer’s Society’s Plymouth Memory Walk.

Teresa Parsons, Alzheimer’s Society Services Manager for Plymouth, said...

Children's charity appeals for fundraising volunteers in Plymouth

Authored by Mary

The NSPCC relies on donations for around 90% of its income, and the children’s charity is appealing for fundraising volunteers in and around the city of Plymouth to help it protect children from harm.

Every penny raised by its dedicated team of fundraisers and supporters goes towards helping protect more children, and preventing abuse.

Community Fundraising Manager for Devon...