Charities

Carrie takes to the skies for Trevi House

Authored by Sue Cade

Carrie Laws from The Family Law Company put aside her trademark heels and donned a flying suit for an exhilarating fundraising skydive.

The daredevil lawyer jumped from 15,000 feet, so far raising £1250 for residential rehabilitation unit, Trevi House in Plymouth.

Carrie, who undertook the jump with friends Anne Shears and Helen Bull from Nash and Co, said: “Anyone that knows...

Garden centre fundraising helps Dementia Friendly Villages

Authored by Sue Cade

The charity team at Otter Garden Centres Plymouth has announced the total raised for its charity of the year 2018.

Over £3,200 pounds was raised for Dementia Friendly Parishes Around the Yealm through raffles, face painting, a visit from woodturners and an animated singing penguin display.

Chair of the charity, Liz Hitchins said: “Everyone at Otter Garden Centres has been...

Former University of Plymouth student becomes charity ambassador

Authored by Mary

A former University of Plymouth marine biologist student has become an ambassador for a charity tackling plastic pollution.

Mae Dorricott, 24, is a member of Plastic Pollution Awareness and Actions Project (PPAAP), which aims to end single plastic use - starting in the takeaway and restaurant industry.

And she was among businesses, scientists, innovators and teachers from...

Record-breaking pub quiz raises £5,000 for Shekinah

Authored by Kaye Rogers

Engineering consultants, Services Design Solution Ltd (SDS) held their 5th annual charity pub quiz last week at the Walkabout Pub in Plymouth and raised a staggering £5,000 for Shekinah, a local charity offering support and training opportunities to those suffering from poverty, homelessness, substance abuse and mental health issues.

John Hamblin, Chief Executive of Shekinah, gave a...

Could you look after a life-changing puppy for a year?

Authored by Francesca Guide Dogs

You may well have heard of Guide Dogs, we’re a national charity working to ensure that people with a visual impairment do not lose their independence. There are around 2 million people in the UK living with sight loss, and all experience a different level of vision and mobility. We offer a range of mobility services to help people keep their independence, and have an amazing number of...

St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth granted £988 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 £988 donated by the Freemasons of Devonshire presented by V. W. Bro Nicholas Ball, Deputy Provincial Grand Master of Devonshire.

This is part of the annual donation made by the Devonshire Freemasons and the Masonic Charitable foundation who this year have given nearly £7,000 to...

Tesco customers deliver Bags of Help for Armed Forces groups in Plymouth

Authored by Sarah Parker

Tesco customers in Plymouth have helped deliver a funding boost to three community groups which support serving personnel, veterans and their families.

The groups seAp (Support, Empower, Advocate and Promote), Scotty's Little Soldiers and Improving Lives Plymouth were all selected as recipients of a grant from the supermarket’s Bags of Help initiative.

The scheme, run in...

Plymouth Pavilions staff raise funds for CRY

Authored by News Desk

For many years, Plymouth Pavilions has supported a selection of charities to raise funds and awareness and in 2016, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) was nominated.

Championed by Stewart Woodruff, House Officer at Plymouth Pavilions, and supported by colleagues throughout the venue, a total of £2452.90 was successfully raised for the charity.

Stewart said: “Following the sudden...

World Cancer Day urges the South West to unite

Authored by Mary

PEOPLE in the South West are being urged to show support on World Cancer Day for everyone affected by the disease.

Cancer Research UK is calling on men, women and children to wear one of the charity’s brightly coloured Unity Bands with pride on Monday, February 4.

Every hour, around four people are diagnosed with cancer in the South West.*

Wearing a Unity Band is a way...

Children's charity launches Dance the Day Away fundraising campaign

Authored by Mary

National children’s charity CHICKS has launched a groovy new dance-themed fundraising campaign called Dance the Day Away.

The campaign invites community groups, businesses, friends, families and schools to fundraise for CHICKS by holding their own dance-themed fundraising event on a day of their choice.

All the money raised will help CHICKS provide free, week-long respite...